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Python Influences

Terry Gilliam Introduces Ernie Kovacs

Terry Gilliam discusses one of his inspirations, American comic Ernie Kovacs.

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Clip compilation + discussion
Total runtime c.100min

Ernie Kovacs was a mercurial American comedy talent whose brilliant, sometimes surreal, visual gags proved to be a strong influence on the young Terry Gilliam. In a timely tribute (it’s Kovacs’ centenary year) join Gilliam as he introduces a bespoke compilation featuring highlights from Kovacs’ career, one that was cut tragically short due to his death in a road accident in 1962.


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