Cinema: Reruns

Two interesting imports derive from British television:

And Now For Something Completely Different is a film extracted from the BBC's madhouse revue Monty Python's Flying Circus, which is descended in turn from the gone-but-not-forgotten Goon Show of Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. From the Goons, the Monty Python crew learned how to raise nonsense to dizzying heights: a filmed cabaret act of two brothers who play tape recorders concealed in their noses; a Hungarian tourist who reads to startled British shopkeepers such sentences as "My Hovercraft is full of eels" from a...

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