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Idle, Eric

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Most widely held works by Eric Idle
Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

84 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion
Casper by Brad Silberling( Visual )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a haunted house is inherited by evil Carrigan Critenden, she hires Dr. Harvey to rid the house of the ghosts. However, he and his daughter grow to love one of the ghosts, Casper
Monty Python's Life of Brian by Monty Python (Comedy troupe)( Visual )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view
Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Recording )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gates of Mr. Willy Wonka's fabulous chocolate factory are opening at last and only five lucky children are allowed to enter
Monty Python's The meaning of life by Monty Python (Comedy troupe)( Visual )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty Python presents a glimpse into the true meaning of life (and fish)
The adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan
Monty Python's Spamalot original Broadway cast recording by John Du Prez( Recording )

15 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical of the highest Excalibur! SPAMALOT is a new Broadway show 'lovingly ripped-off' from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. The show opened on Broadway on March 17and stars Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as King Arthur, David Hyde-Pierce (Frasier) as Sir Robin and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons) as Sir Lancelot. Currently playing sold-out shows to packed houses at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, SPAMALOT captures the distinct brand of Python humour that appeals to audiences of all ages. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail, with the aid of hilarious, highly choreographed production numbers. The show has more than a few lusty maidens, a gaggle of beautiful ladies in diaphanous gowns, a small army of dancing knights, and a killer rabbit. Directed by legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Mike Nichols (Angels in America, The Graduate, The Birdcage), SPAMALOT was written by founding Python member Eric Idle. In addition to many new songs written by Idle and composer John Du Prez (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Meaning of Life), fans will instantly recognize the songs from the "Holy Grail" film as well as the classic Python tune "Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life"
The road to Mars : a post-modem novel by Eric Idle( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a tour of planets in the 24th century, two comedians are caught in a terrorist plot to sabotage a spaceship. They are rescued by their robot, the third member of their act
The secret of NIMH 2 Timmy to the rescue by Robert C O'Brien( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timmy, son of the hero who saved his community from scientific experimentation at NIMH, must learn to be a hero himself when he attempts to rescue a friend's parents from NIMH
Charlie and the great glass elevator by Roald Dahl( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket is back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world's first space hotel, battling the dreaded vermicious knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride
George Harrison living in the material world by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using unseen photos and footage, ... director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials and interviews with his family and friends"--Container
Life of Brian by Terry Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean
Wheelhouse by Brad Paisley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheelhouse features ''Southern Comfort Zone,'' Paisley's latest single which has climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard country airplay chart. There are guest appearances by Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Charlie Daniels, LL Cool J, singer-songwriter Mat Kearney and British actor-comedian Eric Idle. The CD features 17 songs written or co-written by Paisley
102 Dalmatians by Walt Disney( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oddball is the newest puppy. She is searching for her spots. Waddlesworth is a macaw who thinks he's a rottweiler. After a spot of therapy Cruella De Vil is released from prison and is a changed woman who is devoted to dogs and good causes. She is delighted that her parole officer, Chloe, has a dalmatian family and big connections with a dog charity. But the sound of Big Ben can reverse the treatment so it is only a matter of time before Cruella is back to her incredibly ghastly ways, using her new-found connections with Chloe and friends to get at the dalmatians
Mr. Toad's wild ride( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live action version based on Kenneth Grahame's classic tale about a Badger, Mole, and Rat
Dudley Do-Right( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the hilarious exploits of the dedicated but hapless young Mountie as he struggles to outwit the evil Snidely Whiplash
European vacation by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The all-American Clark family wins a deluxe European vacation tour. Ecstatic Mr. Clark (who seems to have O.D.'d on "Father Knows Best" reruns) plans a getaway jammed with forced family togetherness, two weeks sure to become a treasure trove of golden Griswald memories. For the Griswalds, it's typical holiday road havoc
The Tale of the frog prince( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Williams is the frog who needs a kiss from a princess to return to human form, and Teri Garr is the beautiful but royally selfish princess who'll do anything to get rid of him
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Monty Python live!( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What you are about to read--or have read to you--is a new book that is the first active collaboration of the Monty Python chaps for many, many years. In fact, the first book written and produced by the Pythons, themselves, since 1979. No, they are not all dead. Okay, some of them have been a bit quiet recently, and one or two have DNR notes by their bedsides, but the point is five of them are still technically alive and that, if not exactly cause for rejoicing, may well be cause for a new book. And this is it!
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Idle, Eric

Idleberg, Eric C. 1943-

Lied, Rice 1943-

Monty Python's Life of BrianCharlie and the chocolate factoryMonty Python's The meaning of lifeThe adventures of Baron MunchausenThe road to Mars : a post-modem novelCharlie and the great glass elevatorLife of BrianDudley Do-Right