A Liars Autobiography: Graham Chapman Biopic-Animation – Trailer


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Ungefähr vor einem Jahr bloggte ich die Meldung eines kommenden Animations-Episodenfilms über das Leben von Graham Chapman – „the dead Python“. Bis auf Eric Idle sind alle Pythons in Sprechrollen zu hören, die Stimme von Graham Chapman kommt von einem Tonband, das er kurz vor seinem Tod aufgenommen hatte. Ob mir der Trailer gefällt, weiß ich noch nicht – wird nach hinten raus etwas besser. Insgesamt finde ich die Animation aber recht schwach. Muss man aber im Kontext bewerten. Der Film läuft Ende des Jahres in einem limitierten Kinostart in den USA, danach auf dem PayTV-Sender Epix. Wann und ob „A Liars Autobiography“ auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, weiß ich nicht, aber man hat ja alternative Möglichkeiten.

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. Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar’s Autobiography — and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman’s voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.

Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is Chapman’s own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge, bringing Chapman back to life in an ingenious tour de force of animation, told through 17 different animation styles from 14 different animators.

Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True? Who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman “a freeloading bastard”. Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title — the most prolific corpse since Elvis.

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  1. burns

    Ich finde die Animationsstile (im Weiterdenken der Circus-Animationen) in Verbindung mit dem Inhalt als auch per se verdammt überzeugend und den Trailer extremst triggernd! :-)

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