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Graham Chapman (1941–1989)

Author of The Pythons' Autobiography

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Works by Graham Chapman

The Pythons' Autobiography (2003) 1,324 copies, 11 reviews
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter/Actor — 1,324 copies, 10 reviews
Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (1979) — Screenwriter & Actor — 644 copies, 8 reviews
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter & Actor — 478 copies, 5 reviews
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Book) (1977) 458 copies, 2 reviews
The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok (1974) 420 copies, 2 reviews
Monty Python's Big Red Book (1971) 356 copies, 2 reviews
A Liar's Autobiography Volume VI (1980) 342 copies, 2 reviews
Monty Python's Life Of Brian (1979) 311 copies, 3 reviews
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Box Set (1999) — Writer & Actor — 213 copies, 2 reviews
Monty Python Live! (2001) 168 copies
And Now for Something Completely Different [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter and Actor — 153 copies, 2 reviews
The life of Python (2000) 16 copies
Yellowbeard [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter/Actor — 9 copies, 1 review
Passion: Men on Men {audio} — Contributor — 1 copy
Dotterbart (2009) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (2002) — Contributor, some editions — 6,609 copies, 68 reviews
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Contributor — 46 copies, 1 review
The Very Best of Monty Python (2006) — Author — 38 copies, 1 review
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins [1971 Videorecording] (1971) — Screenwriter — 2 copies

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A companion book of some sort to Monty Python's Flying Circus, published in 1971. There's a lot of familiar stuff in here: the Upper-Class Twit of the Year competition, silly walks (in the form of a series of still photos), Dinsdale and his hedgehog, etc. There are also lots of very silly ads, naughty pictures, a bunch of forewords consisting entirely of people complaining about not being invited to write the foreword... Basically lot of the kind of silliness you expect from Python. The result is random, surreal, and ridiculous. So, pretty much exactly like the experience of watching an episode of the show, only without having the actual Pythons to watch, so not quite as good.

Still. I paid 50 cents for this at my local library sale, and I got at least a dollar's worth of laughs out of it, so I'm happy.
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bragan | 1 other review | Jan 8, 2024 |
I have absolutely no idea if any of this book is true (it is called a "Liar's Autobiography after all). I find that I didn't care in the least while reading it and enjoyed it immensely.
 
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boredwillow | 1 other review | Mar 4, 2023 |

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Bob McCabe Editor
Bernard McKenna Screenwriter
David Muir Director of Photography
Aubrey Powell director
Peter Cook Screenwriter/Actor
Paul Weitz Director
Joel Coen Director
Ethan Coen Director
John Ritter Contributor
Alan Steinberg Contributor
David Pallone Contributor
James Joyce Contributor
Gabriel Byrne Contributor
Michael York Contributor
Andrei Codrescu Contributor
Hazel Pethig costume design
Michael White Producer
Terry Bedford Cinematographer
Neil Innes Composer
John Du Prez Composer
Tim Hampton Producer
John Goldstone Production.
Arthur Wicks Props Department
John Case Actor
Peter Biziou Cinematographer
George Harrison Actor & Producer
Roger Christian Art Direction
William Pierce Costume Department
Denis O'Brien Producer
Jim Yoakum Editor
Gary Marsh Illustrator
John Hurst Illustrator

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Works
94
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9
Members
9,605
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Rating
4.0
Reviews
67
ISBNs
274
Languages
11
Favorited
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