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Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia diagnosis is "painful"

26 September 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Palin posts on Facebook about his friend of fifty years.

Monty Python star Michael Palin took to Facebook over the weekend to write an emotional post about his longtime friend and Python co-star, Terry Jones, following the latter’s diagnosis with dementia.

Jones, 74, who directed Monty Python’s Life Of Brian [pictured] and The Meaning Of Life, and co-directed Monty Python And The Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia, which affects his ability to communicate.

Palin and Jones have been friends and workmates for over fifty years. Palin said: “The progress of his dementia has been painful to watch and the news announced yesterday that he has a type of aphasia which is gradually depriving him of the ability to speak is about the cruellest thing that could befall someone to whom words, ideas, arguments, jokes and stories were once the stuff of life.”

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Monty Python's Terry Jones Diagnosed with a Rare Form of Dementia

23 September 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Terry Jones, who co-directed and co-wrote Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is known for his founding part in British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced in a statement Friday. Jones, 74, is being awarded with the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television for his contributions to the film and television industries. A representative for Jones released the following statement on behalf of the BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and director: "Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. »

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Monty Python's Terry Jones Diagnosed with a Rare Form of Dementia

23 September 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Terry Jones, who co-directed and co-wrote Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is known for his founding part in British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced in a statement Friday. Jones, 74, is being awarded with the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television for his contributions to the film and television industries. A representative for Jones released the following statement on behalf of the BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and director: "Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. »

- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Monty Python’s Terry Jones Diagnosed With Dementia

23 September 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director and Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia, a statement on the BAFTA Cymru website confirmed.

A representative for Jones, whose most recent film work was as a co-writer on the 2105 picture “Absolutely Anything,” said the actor has primary progressive aphasia, a variant of frontotemporal dementia.

“This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews,” the representative said.

Born in Wales, Jones is one of the five living members of iconic British comedy group Monty Python, whose first big success was the surreal and irreverent TV show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” which ran from 1969 to 1974.

The Pythons went on to make several films including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a farcical medieval romp based on the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table, and “Monty Python’s The Life of Brian,”a story »

- Will Thorne

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Monty Python Star Terry Jones Receives Dementia Diagnosis

23 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Terry Jones, the Monty Python star and legendary director of classic comedies including “The Life Of Brian” and “The Meaning Of Life,” has been diagnosed with dementia, according to a statement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. BAFTA is presenting the 74-year-old Jones with the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television at the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards on October 2.

Read More: Watch: 14 Minutes Of Deleted Animations For ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ Narrated By Terry Gilliam

“Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia,” one of Jones’ representatives said in the statement. “This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews. Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations.”

Jones is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, director, historian and author »

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‘Monty Python’ Star Terry Jones Diagnosed With Dementia

23 September 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Monty Python and the Holy Grail” co-director Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia. Jones’ diagnosis was revealed by a representative in a comment on Jones being chosen to receive the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television from BAFTA Cymru, the Welsh arm of the organization. “Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia,” the representative said in a BAFTA blog post. “This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews. Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking. »

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Don't throw 'fake geek' stones from glass Jedi Temples - She Said/She Said

31 August 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

She Said/She Said is a (sporadically) daily video featuring HitFix Harpy Donna Dickens and HitFix Weekend Editor Jill Pantozzi discussing current events in geek news. ******************* Fandom can be a great and terrible thing. It helps people find like-minded individuals to nerd out with. It gives us the never-ending gift that is fan fiction. But it can also be a gauntlet of gatekeepers constantly making you pass Monty Python and the Holy Grail-style questions to prove your worthiness. Is your favorite color blue or yellow? Choose wisely or risk the disdain of of those who feel there is only one true way to be a fan. To the surprise of no one, women are often on the receiving end of this insidious insidery nonsense. Wear a Batman shirt? You better know precisely what year Batman last used a gun in the main continuity and be able to recite Martha Wayne’s favorite charities. »

- Donna Dickens

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Jeremy Renner Takes on Animated Family Movie Arctic Justice

24 August 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Academy Award nominee&#160Jeremy Renner&#160(The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) has signed on to voice the lead character (Swifty) in the epic 3D, CGI animated family film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad from&#160Andrea Iervolino&#160and&#160Monika Bacardi's&#160Ambi&#160Group.

Renner will lead an ensemble voice cast for Arctic Justice that includes Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Blue Jasmine, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation),&#160Heidi Klum (The Devil Wears Prada, Project Runway),&#160John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian), James Franco (The Interview, 127 Hours, Spider-Man), Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Addams Family), and Omar Sy (Jurassic World,&#160Inferno).

When the sinister Doc Walrus (voiced by John Cleese) hatches a secret plot to accelerate global warming and melt the arctic circle, a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes (voiced by Renner, Franco, Baldwin, Huston, Klum and Sy »

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Monty Python’s John Cleese Launches His Own YouTube Channel

29 July 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

A man with more than 50 years of comedy experience is taking his crack at YouTube. John Cleese, who is best known as one of the co-founders of the British comedy troupe Monty Python, has launched a personal channel on which he will share sketches, stories, and other videos.

Cleese co-founde Monty Python in 1969 and went on to engineer some of the group’s most popular sketches, including “Dead Parrot” and the “Ministry of Silly Walks.” He also served up several memorable roles in the group’s films, including his portrayal of the indefatigable Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Beyond Python, Cleese has also appeared in several films, including the James Bond franchise (where he played Bond’s gadget man, Q) and Harry Potter (which featured him as the jovial ghost Nearly-Headless Nick).

With his YouTube channel, Cleese will continue his legendary career. “On my YouTube, channel, »

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Terry Gilliam on finally filming Don Quixote: 'Adam Driver is bankable! Thank God for Star Wars!'

19 May 2016 10:25 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director speaks in Cannes about the ‘disease’ of trying to shoot Cervantes’s book, casting man-of-the-moment Driver, and the guilt he feels about the shoot for Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It is, according to its director, “the Sisyphean rock that keeps rolling back”. A film, more than 20 years in the making, that’s been stalled by vanishing funds, flash floods and disease. Yet Terry Gilliam is again pushing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote up the hill.

The director’s treasured adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’s book has seen years of false starts. A who’s-who of acting talent have been attached to play the arrogant, dreamy Don (Jean Roquefort, Robert Duvall, John Hurt) and an approximation of his staunch squire Sancho Panza (Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Jack O’Connell). All departed, for reasons ranging from the dull (Depp’s been too busy making films for »

- Henry Barnes

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The 10 Best Opening Title Sequences in Film

5 April 2016 6:09 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Title sequences don’t have to be boring. They can be just as exciting, creative, or innovative as the films they introduce. These are our picks for the 10 best opening title sequences of feature films.

Spring is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of brighter days than to celebrate the best film beginnings of all time! Check back all month long as we look at the films with the best beginnings.

The title sequence for a film is more than a bunch of letters spelling words on a screen. A title sequence is an opportunity for a filmmaker to grab the attention of his or her audience. It’s an ideal spot to introduce musical themes, set a stylistic tone, or establish a directorial style. During the opening titles a filmmaker has the opportunity to explain a backstory, show a flashback, or even dictate the setting to the audience. »

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In Focus: Director Terry Gilliam and His Long, Strange Career

18 March 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Terry Gilliam Age: 75 Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota Best Known For: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys Nobody makes movies quite like Terry Gilliam. His flair for off-kilter comedy and big, bold visuals has made for some truly iconic movies over the years. And while there are certainly more famous entries in his filmography, we're celebrating one of his lesser known and underappreciated movies that was released this very week back...

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Michael White Dies: ‘Rocky Horror,’ Monty Python Producer Was 80

13 March 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Michael White, the Scottish producer whose long list of largely U.K. stage and film credits includes Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, has died. He was 80. The producer died March 8 of heart failure in Ojai, CA. White was the subject of the 2013 documentary The Last Impressario. Watch the trailer above. White, who received a 2014 special lifetime achievement Olivier Award, produced his first play on the West End in 1961 but made his… »

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Michael White, ‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘Monty Python’ Producer, Dies at 80

8 March 2016 7:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael White, the British film and theater producer best known for his work on “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” has died. He was 80. White passed away Monday night in Ojai, California, at the home of ex-wife Louise White. However, his death was confirmed to Reuters by his former girlfriend, filmmaker Lyndall Hobbs. “It would seem he died of heart failure having been told about eight weeks ago that he needed open heart surgery but he was too weak for surgery,” Hobbs said, explaining that his ex-wife and son had cared for him as his “health deteriorated rapidly. »

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Michael White, Rocky Horror movie producer, dies aged 80

8 March 2016 7:12 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British impresario moved from West End to the big screen with hits including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Hound of the Baskervilles

The British film and theatre producer Michael White, best known for producing the Rocky Horror movie and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has died aged 80, his ex-girlfriend said on Tuesday.

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Kevin Hart's Snowball Kicks Bunny Butt in New 'The Secret Life of Pets' Trailer

18 January 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As any "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" fan could warn you, you don't want to mess with a rabbit. They may look cute, but just watch what happens when two guards underestimate Kevin Hart's widdle white Snowball in this new character-focused trailer for "The Secret Life of Pets."

"Liberated forever! Domesticated never! Yeaaaaah!"

The cat toying with the poop is the best part.

The animated comedy, which hits theaters July 8, also stars the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks.

The story is set in a Manhattan apartment building, as a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) sees his life as a favorite pet turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). But they have to put their differences aside they find out that Snowball the bunny is building an »

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The WGA Names the 101 Funniest Screenplays of All Time

31 December 2015 5:13 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let’s end the year with a celebration of the funniest comedy scripts ever written. The Writer’s Guild of America has chosen the 101 best laugh-getting screenplays. Keep in mind that this is all about the writing, not the cast or the director.

1.Annie Hall (1977)

2. Some Like it Hot (1959)

3. Groundhog Day (1993)

4. Airplane! (1980)

5. Tootsie (1982)

6. Young Frankenstein (1974)

7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8. Blazing Saddles (1974)

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

10. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

12. The Producers (1967)

13. The Big Lebowski (1998)

14. Ghostbusters (1984)

15. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

16. Bridesmaids (2011)

17. Duck Soup (1933)

18. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

19. The Jerk (1979)

20. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

21. His Girl Friday (1940)

22. The Princess Bride (1987)

23. Raising Arizona (1987)

24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

25. Caddyshack (1980)

26. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

27. The Graduate (1967)

28. The Apartment (1960)

29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

30. The Hangover (2009)

31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

32. The Lady Eve »

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