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Animations of Mortality Paperback – 1 Oct 1978

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Mandarin; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0413393801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0413393807
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 22.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 837,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars How to animate Monty Python style 5 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Terry Gilliam is a wonderful animator, the success of Monty Pythons Flying Circus was to a large part because of his graphic abilities. Everyone who has seen the opening titles with the big foot squash will know what to expect from this book. In this book, he goes to great lengths, to help you make graphics that can be funny. Even more importantly he shows you how to make animation with very little effort. This book was a lifesaver for me when I made my first Hollywood animation back in the early 1980's. Absolute essential reading for every cut-out animator or pixilator, and recommended to all who aspire to amuse others. Suitable for all ages, as my three children loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...large pneumatic ladies exploding... 13 Oct. 2001
By Raye Schwarz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I acquired this book when I was in high school, having just discovered Monty Python. I was fascinated by the strange cutout animations that joined the skits, and that's what drew me to the book originally. Now, it is a rare, classic treasure. Mainly, it is a book overviewing cutout animation. The fun part is the documenting of a body of work that Gilliam has now moved away from as a film director. There are a few political cartoons, not used for Python, and some pages of raw sketches that show the darker side of animation. Plus, as a bonus, you get a running gag about a black spot and a badger that keep trying to hijack the actual book as you read it.... Technically beneficial to animators, a Holy Grail of acquisitions to Gilliam fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terry Gilliam, a contemporary genius. 10 Sept. 2004
By Man of la Mancha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There's not doubt that Terry Gilliam is a contemporary genius and a master of the cut-out animation.

Throught this wonderfully created book, you can discover the complete process of making one of this amazing animations, that appeareds between some python sketches and other popular tv shows.

From the finest political humour to kinda simple kiddie humour!

Terry Gilliam at his very, very best!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book! 10 April 2014
By Richard Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was hoping for a few more hints on how he actually did his animation. It's worth reading and the pictures are great.
5.0 out of 5 stars one great hell of a book 11 Feb. 2011
By Dominique Gantois - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
enormously funny and absurd as the whole Monty Pythons gang is,
a big lesson in cut-out and in animation in general!!
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