Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Terry Gilliam is the greatest film director in the history of cinema. I’m glad I got that of my chest so early in my /Filming career. Now we’ve covered it, we can move on… to a Gilliam-centric news piece.
iTunes are now offering the Monty Python back catalogue, including Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life and Live at the Hollywood Bowl, alongside the entire run of Flying Circus. The movies can be purchased for a cent under $10 or rented for a cent under $3, the shows purchased for a cent under $2. Grab the lot and put the saved cent in a jar each time and by the time you’re over-Pythoned you’ll have enough for a second hand DVD copy of Gilliam’s first non-Python work, Jabberwocky. Too tight for even that? Then you’re in luck: there’s a link to something free after the break.
If you are something of a Python sceptic, or have perhaps lived in a Duncan Jones movie for the last 30 years, iTunes are offering a free first hit in order to get you hooked. Why I Love Monty Python features Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd and Parker & Stone all talking about why they love… er… you get the idea. It seems likely that this just excerpts from the 50-some minutes long documentary, Monty Python Conquers America which is included in it’s entirety in the recent A&E Python Megaset mk 2 – yet another reason why DVDs are still better than downloads.
A better merging of Python and online video is their YouTube Channel. As well as quite boldly telling visitors to buy Python stuff and make the Pythons wealthy, it includes a number of new clips. Principally, these are bits of interview but, should the channel be a success and shout the Pythons have something they really want to hawk, they may start trying harder.