Monday, September 17, 2007
Python's Terry Jones meets The Seventh Python
The Seventh Python, the nonfiction musical film in production by our pals at Frozen Pictures, is getting better by the day.
Word comes from London this afternoon that the Frozen team filmed today with Terry Jones, the Monty Python genius who's also known as an historian, director, author, political writer, screenwriter, documentary host and naked piano player-- and for dressing up as middle-aged women.
At his home in the posh Highgate section, Jones spoke about the mystery of the man he's known for forty years-- since their days on the legendary TV show, Do Not Adjust Your Set.
"It's one of the great enigmas. Neil is brilliant! He writes some of the best songs I've ever heard. He's a magnetic personality when he's performing... He's had lots of success. but why hasn't he become a huge star? Why isn't he Paul Simon? It's an enigma! I have no idea... I think one of the things is that Neil is always trying to do something new, do something different. He has an intellectual appetite that has to be satsified... a quirky take on things that's not always mainstream. He's always stepping away from what he could do so easily."
Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin also appear in The Seventh Python. The Frozen gang is trying to track down Terry Gilliam, who's on the loose somewhere in the world.
Stay tuned here for the latest Seventh Python news.