Posts Tagged ‘Terry Gilliam’

RPS Meets Monty Python: Reprise

By John Walker on November 24th, 2011.

Still can't quite believe this happened.

A few people have spotted that our video interview with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam has fallen off the internet. They have asked for it back. Well, I’m very happy to help. Because, well, if you’d met Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, you’d want to bring that up in public every now and then. Have I mentioned that I met Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam? It was in the context of their promoting “their” Facebook game, about which they clearly cared not a jot, so I took the chance to ask them about things I hoped were important to them. Silliness, imagination, conflict, and education. You can see it once again below.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Meets Monty Python

By John Walker on December 9th, 2010.

Gosh, it's really them.

Last week I was fortunate to sit down with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, at an event within the towers of London’s Tower Bridge, to preview the forthcoming Facebook release, The Ministry Of Silly Games. It seemed too obvious to talk with the director and historian about Monty Python, or even the game they were promoting, so instead we discussed the serious importance of silliness, and the reasons to cling onto it. There’s thoughts on the role of imagination in Gilliam’s films, and in both their lives. The two Terrys lament the poor state of history education in both the UK and America. And they talk about the challenge of getting films made when your company is called Poo Poo Pictures. Plus, learn how to see a table completely differently.

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