Saturday, June 6, 2020

HISTORIC MOVIE STUDIO SAVED FROM WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Britain’s famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham — where such films as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII, Alfie, The Italian Job (1969), Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda, An American Werewolf in London, Interview with the Vampire […]

PYTHONS NOT AMUSED BY TV DRAMA ABOUT THEM

October 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The members of Monty Python, the British satirical comedy team of the ’70s and ’80s, are in ill humor over the BBC’s forthcoming Holy Flying Circus, a drama based on the controversy over their 1979 movie, The Life of Brian. The London Independent reported today (Monday) that Python member John Cleese was particularly upset with […]

“HE’S RESTING.” “LOOK MATEY, I KNOW A DEAD PARROT WHEN I SEE ONE.”

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he’s been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI (that “Volume VI” is a lie; there are no other volumes.) As reported by the New York Times, the […]

GILLIAM’S LATEST DON QUIXOTE PLANS SHOT DOWN

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reminiscent of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who continues to fight King Arthur despite losing both arms (“It’s just a flesh wound!”), Terry Gilliam has told Daily Variety that he still intends to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote despite the fact that “the financing collapsed about a month […]

GILLIAM TO RESUSCITATE “DON QUIXOTE” FILM WITH EWAN MCGREGOR

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Gilliam’s seemingly quixotic effort to retell the story of Don Quixote has taken a new turn with the revelation that Ewan McGregor has agreed to star in the film, replacing Johnny Depp, who appeared in Gilliam’s original 1999 production until it was halted by illness and weather. In an interview with Britain’s Empire magazine […]