The Pythons

Autobiography

Author: John Cleese,Graham Chapman,Terry Gilliam,Michael Palin,Eric Idle,Terry Jones

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312311452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 359

Personal anecdotes, humorous reminiscences, and more than one thousand photographs and illustrations celebrate the popular comedy troupe that began in 1969.

The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons

Author: Graham Chapman (Estate),John Cleese,Terry Gilliam,Eric Idle,Terry Jones,Michael Palin,Bob McCabe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409156788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7314

This is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before Pythons' autobiography, reissued to coincide with the eagerly-anticipated live shows. Over forty years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact has been felt on the world ever since. From its humble beginnings, it blossomed into the most influential movement in modern comedy. THE PYTHONS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY THE PYTHONS is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, with 64 pages of photographs, many culled from the team's own personal collections, many more seen for the first time. This is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque.

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures

Author: Adrian Besley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853759741

Category: Comedy sketches

Page: 96

View: 9714

This is the story of Monty Python, one the most popular and influential forces in modern comedy--and of their TV show--told in words and images. This celebratory book includes 22 removable facsimiles of rare memorabilia from their official archives, including hand-scribbled scripts, cue sheets, character lists, posters, and animation artwork. Written with active input from the Pythons themselves, the book recounts the adventures of all six members and their TV show, from early days in the Cambridge Footlights through early appearances on the BBC, global stardom, the inevitable fights, and their triumphant reunions.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814336519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 1070

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Invasive Pythons in the United States

Ecology of an Introduced Predator

Author: Michael E. Dorcas,John D. Willson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820338354

Category: Nature

Page: 156

View: 8698

"Dorcas and Willson provide a much needed examination of the growing impact of Burmese pythons as an invasiue spcies in the United States By highlighting The many dangers and detrimental effects the introduction of nonnative pythons has caused in the Everglades this book documents the mounting threat that invasives pose to ecosystems everywhere. The first book to focus solely on this issue, Invasive Pythons in the United States is well researched, well illustrated, and well timed" --Book Jacket.

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429918330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 6250

The amazingly insightful, funny and brilliant record of Michael Palin's prime years as a member of the famed comedic group, Monty Python. Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys---Jones and Gilliam---and Eric Idle came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, which grows as he buys the house next door and then a second at the bottom of the garden; here, too, is his solo effort---as an actor, in Three Men in a Boat, his writing endeavours (often in partnership with Terry Jones) that produces Ripping Yarns and even a pantomime. Meanwhile Monty Python refuses to go away: the hugely successful movies that follow the TV (his account of the making of both The Holy Grail and the Life of Brian movies are page-turners), the at times extraordinary goings-on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team, the fight to prevent an American TV network from bleeping out the best jokes on U.S. transmission, and much more---all this makes for funny and riveting reading. The birth and childhood of his three children, his father's growing disability, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his friendship with George Harrison, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these diaries. A perceptive and funny chronicle, the diaries are a rich portrait of a fascinating period. "A wealth of fascinating stuff about Monty Python." ---The Independent (UK)

The Very Best of Monty Python

Author: John Cleese,Monty Python,Terry Gilliam,Eric Idle,Terry Jones,Michael Palin

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780413776150

Category: Humor

Page: 328

View: 1690

A celebration of the silly and enduring genius of the Monty Python team, including their very best visual and verbal gags In October 1969, the BBC broadcast the first program in a new series: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, written and conceived by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Through the years the six of them followed this with another 44 extremely silly programs, a German TV special, five full-length feature films, seven books, nine long-playing records, and live stage shows that toured the UK, Canada, and America. This pocket series features the very best of Monty Python: a collection of favorite sketches, gags, words, and lyrics, chosen by the members of Monty Python who have picked some of their prized bits from across the whole range of Python books, scripts, and films. Included are such memorable moments as "The French Taunt King Arthur," "The Lumberjack Song," "What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?," "The Court Martial of Sapper Walters," "Every Sperm is Sacred," "The Man Who Talks Entirely in Anagrams," and other priceless pieces of Python humor. Accompanying these words are some two hundred images that have become synonymous with Python through three decades.

Monty Python and Philosophy

Nudge Nudge, Think Think!

Author: Gary L. Hardcastle,George A. Reisch

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812695933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

View: 803

Fifteen experts in the fields of mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and philosophy evaluate the ways in which the British comedy troupe's films and sketches are representative of universal themes and wisdom, in a volume that cites the philosophical concepts reflected by such popular skits as the Argument Clinic and the Dead Parrot routine. Original.

Monty Python's Big Red Book

Author: Graham Chapman

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780413774200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 89

View: 332

Not that big...or particularly red. Pages of silliness based on the original television series.

The Life of Python

Author: George Perry

Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909815452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8980

Monty Python rides again. Those malicious rumours that they were washed up, pooped out, time expired (usually started by them) simply aren't true. With the launch of the sell-out show 'Monty Python Live (mostly)’, the great, hugely influential comedy group geared up anew, surprising even more generations. This revised and updated edition charts the course of a revolution in British comedy and will appeal to die-hard fans and new recruits alike. The world of Python, its ear finely tuned to the absurd, was that rare beast: absolute originality. This tribute to the inspired collective genius of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman, is based on personal reminiscences and exclusive interviews with each of them. It recounts, with many illustrations from the archives, their pre-Pythonic lives, their meeting, it's impact and the aftermath. They have come a long way over the years since then. Today, Gwen Dibley would hardly know them (were she still alive). The book is a faithful chronicle of the people and events who engendered a revolution in comedy.

Monty Python

A Chronology, 1969-2012, 2d ed.

Author: Douglas McCall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 8550


Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134693906

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1533

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3

A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian

All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli

Author: Darl Larsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103664

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 7629

This book identifies the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references in the film Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The author cites and explains virtually every allusion—from first-century Jerusalem through 1970s Great Britain, from terror groups ancient to modern, from Pontius Pilate to Margaret Thatcher—that appears in the film.

Monty Python Live!

Author: Graham Chapman,John Cleese,Eric Idle,Terry Gilliam,Terry Jones,Michael Palin

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401323677

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 6985

Marking the fortieth anniversary of the comedy team, one of its members describes the wild comedy tours the troupe made during the seventies, with original material from the surviving Pythons recounting the inside scoop, plus a chronological oral history, material from their routines, and over one hundred full-color never-before-seen images and memorabilia. 50,000 first printing.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

Best Practices for Development

Author: Kenneth Reitz,Tanya Schlusser

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491933224

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 3260

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution. This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429918330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 6651

The amazingly insightful, funny and brilliant record of Michael Palin's prime years as a member of the famed comedic group, Monty Python. Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys---Jones and Gilliam---and Eric Idle came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, which grows as he buys the house next door and then a second at the bottom of the garden; here, too, is his solo effort---as an actor, in Three Men in a Boat, his writing endeavours (often in partnership with Terry Jones) that produces Ripping Yarns and even a pantomime. Meanwhile Monty Python refuses to go away: the hugely successful movies that follow the TV (his account of the making of both The Holy Grail and the Life of Brian movies are page-turners), the at times extraordinary goings-on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team, the fight to prevent an American TV network from bleeping out the best jokes on U.S. transmission, and much more---all this makes for funny and riveting reading. The birth and childhood of his three children, his father's growing disability, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his friendship with George Harrison, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these diaries. A perceptive and funny chronicle, the diaries are a rich portrait of a fascinating period. "A wealth of fascinating stuff about Monty Python." ---The Independent (UK)

Monty Python Speaks

The Complete Oral History of Monty Python, as Told by the Founding Members and a Few of Their Many Friends and Collaborators

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006229220X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 5970

Monty Python, the genius comedy troupe from Britain, single-handedly revolutionized sketch comedy and paved the way for everything from Saturday Night Live to Austin Powers. Now, in their official oral history, founding members John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin take readers behind the scenes in this no-holds-barred look at their lives and unforgettable comic works like "The Spanish Inquisition," "Dead Parrot," Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot), and many, many more, with never-before-seen photos and rare interviews from friends and collaborators.

Pythons of the World: Australia

Author: David G. Barker,Tracy M. Barker

Publisher: Advanced Vivarium Systems

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 3419

This book is the first of a series by python experts David and Tracy Barker. It is a written and photographic reference on Australian pythons, containing a wealth of information never before assembled in a single volume.