Dreams: March 1998 News BulletinEdited by Phil Stubbs. Release 9. Last updated 24 March 1998.
Gilliam puts on automata exhibition: Devious Devices
During post-production of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam has found time to put on an exhibition of automata. It is running until June 4 at Croydon Clocktower, and then goes to Wolverhampton and Manchester. For more details, here's a link to a Dreams page featuring an interview about Devious Devices. In the interview, Gilliam talks about the background of this exhibition and his love for automata.
Fear and Loathing release date announced
Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing
Fear and Loathing at Universal website
Gilliam to join other Pythons for live shows?
The five Pythons managed to get together in Aspen following an appearance by them all on Saturday 7 March at the Aspen Comedy Festival. They took part in a Q&A session on stage which lasted about 2 hours - it was filmed and has been edited and broadcast by HBO in the States as a one hour show. The five Pythons appeared on stage with an urn supposedly containing the ashes of Graham Chapman. Terry Gilliam accidentally kicked over the urn during the course of the show, causing its contents to be spilled over the stage.
The six Pythons reunited in Aspen in March (pictured in PythOnline...)
John Cleese spoke to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 9 March 1998...
"One of the reasons we decided to do this little thing for HBO up in Aspen was that it actually gave us a chance to get together to discuss some other matters. What we found this time was that there was a lot of enthusiasm for the idea of doing something next year, because it is after all our 30th anniversary. Everyone seemed to think that doing the stage show or at least a new version of the stage show would be a lot of fun. So we're going to pursue those possibilities, but I guess we would certainly do it in London and New York. How long it would be and whether we go to other cities we'll just have to figure out over the next few months.
"The problem is it's the fans who want the old stuff and we're the ones who like to introduce something a little bit new. This may seem surprising, but I can assure you this is the case. It's a question of striking a balance between our desire to do a show that's new in quite a few ways and the fans' desire to see the dear old golden oldies trotted out yet one more time. We'll have to see whether we can still do it at our age. I guess energy's going to be the main problem.
"It'll probably be timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary. I think the first show went out back in 1969 at the beginning of October so we'll probably do September/October/ November - that sort of period, but as I say the details are simply not worked out at all. We've only just reached a decision that we would love to do something together and it felt like fun and it felt appropriate. I confidently expect this to be a fairly resounding failure."
Gilliam gains cash and shares for disposal of CFC
The Eyes Have It
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