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A Liar’s Autobiography: Animation and the Unreliable Biopic

Honess Roe, A (2017) A Liar’s Autobiography: Animation and the Unreliable Biopic In: Python beyond Python: Critical Engagements with Culture. Palgrave Studies in Comedy . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-51384-3

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This chapter analyses the 2013 film adaptation of Graham Chapman’s autobiography and questions its surface interpretation as an unreliable biopic that undermines the conventional goals of the genre. At first glance, the film’s freewheeling narrative and fragmented visual style that uses fourteen different styles of animation could be argued as representing the unknowability of its subject. However, this chapter argues that through rejecting the typical aims and approaches of the biopic, this film in fact works to reveal much about Chapman’s personal life and his creative work with Monty Python.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Film
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Honess Roe, A
Editors :
Reinsch, PN
Whitfield, BL
Weiner, RG
Date : 7 May 2017
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-51385-0
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Feb 2017 10:16
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2019 11:09

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