Terry Gilliam

Animator, Python (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) and film-maker, Terry Gilliam, was invited earlier in the year to select favourite films. Given the run of Criterion’s DVD Closet, he excitedly chose: Yojimbo RIFIFI The complete Jaques Tati A box-set of Ingmar Bergman 8 1/2 (which he says is a great truthful insight into being a Director)Continue reading “Terry Gilliam”

Health and Safety Film Night: Global Warming

Professor Mal Archaic:  Ahem, it is my pleasure to introduce, as usual, the Friday Night is Health and Safety Film Night here at ,&.  Tonight, we welcome to the small screen those well known speakers on Global Warming: Professor Steve Martin, Dr Idle and Sir Thomas Hanks.  Which reminds me of my favourite song, “TContinue reading “Health and Safety Film Night: Global Warming”

3 risks for Castle dwellers

Professor Mal Archaic (for it is he): “I take my duties seriously as programmer for the Friday night is Health & Safety Film Nights here at Comma And. Tonight’s film shows the risk to Castle dwellers from 3 sources: Inferior minimalist interior design Lack of surveyors Poorly trained security firms

Comedy writing – Monty Python

As a fully-paid up comedy writing fan, I’m delighted by a Youtube documentary “Life before the Flying Circus” – featuring the background to the Monty Python comedy team. I’ve watched lots of comedy documentaries in my time, and will seek out ones on Monty Python – but this programme seems to have the edge overContinue reading “Comedy writing – Monty Python”

10 film-making tips: Terry Gilliam

He who animated the pictures on the Monty Python shows, who filmed “Brazil”, “Time Bandits”, “The Fisher King”, “the Adventures of Baron Munchausen”…. lo he speaketh. Long story long, there is his autobiography, which he calls his “me-me-me-memoir” and published 4 months ago.  (Judging by which he is beginning to look like Orson Welles…)   OrContinue reading “10 film-making tips: Terry Gilliam”