IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The First 20 Years of Monty Python de Kim…
S'està carregant…

The First 20 Years of Monty Python (edició 1989)

de Kim "Howard" Johnson (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
313262,695 (4.02)No n'hi ha cap
In this exhaustive celebration of the Python Phenomenon, Kim 'Howard' Johnson offers insights into their careers and working methods through outlines, plots, anecdotes, interviews and individual profiles, drawing on his own experience as a devoted and persistent Python fan.
Membre:KatriLeikola
Títol:The First 20 Years of Monty Python
Autors:Kim "Howard" Johnson (Autor)
Informació:St. Martin's Griffin (1989), Edition: 1st, 288 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

The First 20 Years of Monty Python de Kim "Howard" Johnson

No n'hi ha cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren totes 2
I don't remember a lot about this one, beyond the fact that I definitely read it as a teenager.
( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
One of the best lines ever in the “Summarize Proust Competition” sketch, one of my all-time favourites:
Mee: “Harry Bagot, you're from Luton?”
Harry: “Yes, Arthur, yeah.”
Mee: “Now Harry what made you first want to try and start summarizing Proust?”
Harry: “Well, I first entered a seaside Summarizing Proust Competition when I was on holiday in Bournemouth, and my doctor encouraged me with it.”
Mee: “And Harry, what are your hobbies outside summarizing?”
Harry: “Well, strangling animals, golf and masturbating.”
Mee: “Well, thank you Harry Bagot!”
Harry walks off-stage. Music and applause.
Voice Over: “Well there he goes. Harry Bagot. He must have let himself down a bit on the hobbies, golf's not very popular around here...”

In the 80's Portuguese TV had only two channels, and on weekdays non-children programs began only at 7pm. The public broadcaster did news, sports, etc., the other eighty percent of the slots was filled by broadcasting organization representing protestants, Catholics, conservatives, liberals, social democrats and so on, all preaching to their own parishes.

For a young progressive minded schoolboy that was a recipe for total boredom in the evenings, there was however RTP2 that did offer three, four hours a week of progressive, creative, avant-garde, even risky programming. They brought Monty Python to Portugal and I was immediately hooked, it was such a difference from the smug, conformist type of comedy that ruled over here. My problem was however that the one TV set in the house was monopolized by my sister and my grandmother, plus my grandmother strongly disapproved of me watching 'subversive' material. I had to sneak after 23 pm or midnight to watch the programme after everybody else had gone to bed. I had to turn the sound down and sit as close to the TV as possible so as not to wake my grandmother and sister. The next day at school I was only able to discuss the episode with an increasingly smaller number of fellow fans who were either doing the same or who had more lenient parents. It's no wonder the viewing figures were so low. The potential audience was getting smaller and smaller as the broadcast time got later and later plus they weren't talking to the people who were actually watching the show.

I have it all on my hard disc now, it was never easier, but it was never better to watch that unique British comedy than as that 14-year old schoolboy knowing parents and teachers would be disgusted and more than ready to end the practice. Monty Python also introduced me to the English mindset more than anything else and it has prepared me more than anything else for the absurdities we are now the witnesses of. I also learned more about philosophy (e.g., “Germany vs Greece - Philosophers Football Match”: Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside…; to this day every time I hear a serious reference to Immanuel Kant I start to hum to myself 'was a real pissant...'), political theory and English verb conjugation from Monty Python than I ever learned from school!

The demands of making a sketch series inevitably means there are going to be duds. Cleese has admitted that a good deal of the material wasn't great, but I think that would stand for any sketch comedy series. But the glorious bits are sublime. They were the Mozarts of comedy. The films were a good deal better. Even the somewhat scattershot “Meaning Of Life” was glorious. When they had to compress an entire concept down into 90 minutes, and within some sort of plot structure, it greatly benefited their brand of humour. “Life of Brian” is probably one of the most timeless comedy films ever made, and for sheer silliness nothing beats the opening credits of “Holy Grail”; for me, the incredible thing about “Life Of Brian” is that virtually every one of its lines are endlessly quotable: "Oh, it's the meek blessed are the meek, it's nice that they're getting something cos they have a hell of a time", "One more word out of you, and I'll take you to the fucking cleaners"…

Netflix has all the MP series and I watched them again. Some great bits of course. Some is half-baked and under-rehearsed. I much prefer the albums which, to me, are much funnier and sometimes even weirder than the TV shows. All hail Python anyway, my teenage years would have been much less exciting without them.

Bottom-line: Bloody university types going around belittling the rest of us with references to long-winded French novelists, not to mention making up songs about obscure foreigners with names like Heidegger and Descartes. I mean, how can you call it comedy when a joke is predicated on the audiences' knowledge of a painting by Leonardo or of their grasp of Latin grammar? Thank God for the inclusive lowest-common-denominatorism of a real comic genius like John Cleese! This book does not do full justice to the Monty Python Series. ( )
  antao | Dec 16, 2019 |
Es mostren totes 2
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
By 1969, the six men-who-would-be-Pythons had been writing and performing for the BBC in various capacities.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

In this exhaustive celebration of the Python Phenomenon, Kim 'Howard' Johnson offers insights into their careers and working methods through outlines, plots, anecdotes, interviews and individual profiles, drawing on his own experience as a devoted and persistent Python fan.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.02)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 8
3.5 3
4 22
4.5 1
5 14

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 156,920,820 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible