A Third of Your Monthly Penance

While searching for a blog entry that might reveal the name of the typeset that was used in The Apartment's main title sequence, I stumbled upon a lovely, stream-of-consciousness post by Janielle Kastner, a writer and podcaster out of Texas.  She, like me, drilled down into the finances of C.C. "Bud" Baxter, since he is so … Continue reading A Third of Your Monthly Penance

Lest(er) I Forget…

While The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film did not seem to me to be a direct visual antecedent to Monty Python's Flying Circus, I have found direct evidence to the contrary: Terry Gilliam cites the film as inspiration for his animation storytelling methodology in FilmCraft: Directing (2012).  And on Spike Milligan's death on 27 February 2002, he … Continue reading Lest(er) I Forget…

For Whom the Liberty Bell March Tolls…

Nathan and I spent some time talking about the theme for the show. He was largely content with it being a copyright-free version of Sousa's "Liberty Bell March", because he, quite rightly, felt that the music most associated with Python and, specifically, the Flying Circus should bring people into the show. We also knew, like … Continue reading For Whom the Liberty Bell March Tolls…