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Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Animation, 1970-1990

The Fading Lightbox

Terry Gilliam and Monty Python

Gilliam was born in Minneapolis and studied political science before finding his way into being a writer and cartoonist. When work dried up in the USA he came to London, worked, or tried to work, at various animation studios (Bob Godfrey’s Movie Emporium turned him away for being ‘too good’!), then through John Cleese got some sketches on the children’s comedy ‘Do Not Adjust your Set’ (1967). Here he met other comedians who would go on to form the team behind ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. Gilliam then got...

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