I’ve been hanging to see footage on this one for about 2 years now! Monty Python are pretty much the reason why I have a sense of humour (I think) and this animated documentary talks anecdotally about the first member of the comedy troupe to fall off the perch – Graham Chapman. Armed with a wall of animation studios A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY looks to be just as off kilter as the famed Pythons are – check it out!
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar’s Autobiography. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).
Featuring recordings of Chapman that he made of his book in 1982 and matched with recorded sound from present, the film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life in a tour de force of animation through 17 different animation styles from 15 different animators.
Also, for the best ever eulogy check out John Cleese below at Chapman’s Funeral below: