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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

For "The Meaning of Life" afficionados: 29 August 2012


I went up in the loft today & came across a dusty brown envelope with "One More M. Python Film" written across it in dad's handwriting.  In it I found several original scripts (dated 1980) for various The Meaning of Life sketches, including one of my favourites - Mr. Creosote...





Thursday, 23 August 2012

Share of the day: 23 August 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts recently.  Here's some of what I have been dusting off and organising over the last couple of weeks -  Original Monty Python's Flying Circus scripts from 1969 to 1974 (some with dad's notes & doodles on):
Script for film insert - "International Musical Chairs"

Rehearsal Script -
"Monty Python's Flying Circus - Ep. 7" - 1969
Script - "Circus" - Episode Four - 1970
Script -
"Monty Python's Flying Circus With Very Few Naughty Words"
 - Episode 13 - 1972

Running Order - "Monty Python 5." - 1970
Script - "Owl Stretching Time -
Episode One - 'Sex & Violence'" - 1970
Script -
"Roger Learns All About Mr. Sidcups 'Tantrums'" -
Episode 9 - 1972
Script - "The Golden Age of Ballooning" - Show 1 - 1974

Monday, 6 August 2012

Today's offering: 6 August 2012

I spent the day sorting through dad's original storyboards for Time Bandits... So many good pieces it was hard to choose what to share but here's a sprinkling of what I found...

"Napoleon"
"The Ogre & his wife"
"The Time Bandits & Kevin caged"
"Spinning cowboys"

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

First of the month: 1 August 2012

I love this page of dad's handwritten ideas & doodles for short animation sequences (circa 1969), some of which made it into Monty Python's Flying Circus:


 ... and here's some close-ups of this page & another: