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John Cleese is an amazing writer and performer. He has been wonderful in everything he has done, both with and without Monty Python. A Fish Called Wanda is one of my favorite movies but wait…it’s being turned into a musical?

This news is courtesy of telegraph.co.uk: 

John Cleese reportedly agreed to waive his full royalties when he was approached by Eric Idle about turning their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical because he had no idea that it would be such a money-spinner…

Cleese, 68, tells Mandrake that he is turning his 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda, in which he starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, right, into a musical. “I’ve been working on it with my daughter Camilla, who’s 24 and 6ft 2in,” he says. “She’s much funnier and quicker than I am, so I limp along after her.

Cleese could certainly do with the money. He faces a divorce from his third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, which could see him hand over two houses, half his earnings and maintenance of almost £1 million a year.

Oh man, how’s that for depressing? I am still rather skeptical about Eric Idle’s Spamalot since it is “lovingly ripped” a carbon copy of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail except without the original Pythoners. But if anyone could pull this off, John Cleese could. Dare I say I am looking forward to it!?

 

 

I saw the movie “Get Smart” last night. It was very good. I remember watching the show as a kid because I loved the opening sequence. After the first 10-15 minutes of the show, I usually ended up changing the channel. But my reaction to this movie was much better than what I thought of the television show as a kid. I really liked the casting of it. Steve Carell and Alan Arkin were by far my favorite characters. The whole cast as a whole though worked really well together. 

Here’s a little spoiler (otherwise known as my favorite quotes from the movie)

Agent 23: If we don’t follow the rules than what are we?

The chief: We’re not people who jam staplers into other people’s heads! That’s CIA crap!

…AND…

The chief: SWORDFISH!!! 

Agent 86: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Chief: Were you thinking holy shit! holy shit! the swordfish almost went through my head? If so, yes!

 


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