The Resource Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998, Michael Palin

Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998, Michael Palin

Label
Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998
Title
Travelling to work
Title remainder
diaries 1988-1998
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palin
Title variation
Traveling to work
Title variation remainder
diaries 1988-1998
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened-they made their last film Monty Python's Meaning of Life in 1983. For Michael, writing and acting took over much of his life, culminating in his appearances in A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken, and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. Halfway to Hollywood follows Palin's torturous trail through seven movies and ends with his final preparations for the documentary that was to change his life-Around the World in 80 Days. During these years he co-wrote and acted in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits as well as spearing in Gilliam's follow-up success Brazil. Palin co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. In television the decade was memorable for East of Ipswich, inspired his links with Suffolk. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live. He filmed one of the BBC's Great Railway Journeys as well as becoming chairman of the pressure group Transport 2000. His life with Helen and the family remains a constant, as the children enter their teens. Palin's joy of writing is evident once more in Halfway to Hollywood as he demonstrates his continuing sense of wonder at the world in which he finds himself. A world of screens large and small"--
  • "As in Halfway to Hollwyood and The Python Years, Travelling to Work contains a decade's worth of unedited, unabridged diary entries from multi-talented funnyman Michael Palin. In this volume, the last Palin has agreed to publish, the former Python documents his expereince hosting a series of BBC travel documentaries even as he continues to develop new dimensions as a writer and actor. Python faithful will love Palin's candid comments and wry wit even as they are awed by his dogged work ethic and myriad accomplishments. From his work for the BBC to his dramatic portrayal of the headmaster on Alan Bleasdale's award-winning drama GBH, to his success as screenwriter, playwright and novelist, these pages display a true modern-day Renaissance Man. Included as well are behind the scenes stories from the making of Fierce Creatures, the tumoltuous follow-up to A Fish Called Wanda, along with Palin's reflections on dealings with his manager, editors and publishers--enough insider information to please any show business enthusiast. In short, Travelling to Work is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks curiosity, a sense of adventure and unflappable cool demonsrating he is truely 'someone grounded and safe who can be tempted into almost anything.'"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.P27
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998, Michael Palin
Label
Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998, Michael Palin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Who's Who in the Diaries -- Introduction -- 1988 -- 1989 -- 1990 -- 1991 -- 1992 -- 1993 -- 1994 -- 1995 -- 1996 -- 1997 -- 1998 -- Index
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 563 pages, 32 unnummbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250077073
Lccn
2015029774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)898419166

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