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I loved all his animations! It makes me wish I could draw!


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I think Terry Gilliams anamations are so funny and <u><b>very</b></u> original.


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I think Terry's visuals are a huge part of what Python was and still is. I cauldn't imagine the shows without them.

I'm sure I've seen an interview with him where he said they were delibearte transitional pieces to join 2 totally separate sketches.

I'm suprised that there isn't a DVD of just the animations. Any marketing men reading this? :lol: He must have inside contacts considering all the films he's done since Python.


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the closest thing that you could find to that (that i know of) would probably be terry gilliam's personal best. all animations, except the opening bit.

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have you seen "Hoodwinked"? during the whole film I had the felling that the Extreme Granny looked like most of Gilliam's characters. I don't know who animated it but the resemblance of that character to so many Python cartoons was amazing!

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He wasn't my favourite Python, but I do think that without his animations, things might not have worked for some of the TV show and stuff (if you get my meaning).

And he was good for the comic relief parts of the comedy!! (???!! :shock: )

I also thought that he did a great job with his directing too, and obviously it turned out to be a big passion for him, seeing as his made a life out of it now!!

We didn't really get to see as many sides of Gilliam as we did of the other Pythons until later on, I admit I haven't seen all of his movies, but he's produced some fantastic ones over the years.

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the closest thing that you could find to that (that i know of) would probably be terry gilliam's personal best. all animations, except the opening bit.


I missed TG's Personal Best when it was shown on TV here last year or so, but it was only 30 mins (are the '...Best' DVD's longer? How much length-wise)?

I want a whole DVD of every still piece or animation he did, including pre and post python. :-)

I've never analyzed it, but I wonder if TG's creations influence real-life MP sketches or vice-versa.


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when i taped and watched it, it was about an hour. maybe 55 minutes or so.

and last year? it wasn't out yet...

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when i taped and watched it, it was about an hour. maybe 55 minutes or so.

and last year? it wasn't out yet...


Like I say I missed it but I don't recall the one's I did see being that long. I was pretty dissapointed at them having seen and got everything they shown from previous TV airings.

"wasn't out yet"? It was on UK TV last year.


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Stoat_Gobbler wrote:
I've never analyzed it, but I wonder if TG's creations influence real-life MP sketches or vice-versa.


Maybe there wasn't a real creative "influence". I think that the Circus without Gilliam's animations would not have been the same.
Cleese, if I remember well, said that he gave a "continuity" to the sketches. He gave the exact visual representation of the flux of the mind they wanted to represent.

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Maybe there wasn't a real creative "influence". I think that the Circus without Gilliam's animations would not have been the same.
Cleese, if I remember well, said that he gave a "continuity" to the sketches. He gave the exact visual representation of the flux of the mind they wanted to represent.


I'll rephrase what I said as it didn't come out correct judging by your reply.

Are there any sketches that TG later animated as a follow up or vice-versa or partly merged live / animation? (relating to influence of subject of a sketch).


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