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Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by sanna75 on 17 March 2008 6:21pm
 
Look at this! I'm so pleased to see this. This version we see Michael talk too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU19euwEe3k
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by Lady April on 17 March 2008 7:38pm
 
I have a version just shorter than this one. Thanks for posting sanna. It would be really kick ass to see the whole memorial service though.
RIP GC
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by Katia on 17 March 2008 7:49pm
 
I have played this bit of Life of Python numerous times (and yes cried many times - especially seeing tears in John's eyes). Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful people.

I was thinking, could the little boy behind Gilliam's shoulder (at 0:50) be his son? A real spitting image of young Gilliam! I do not know much of his family, sadly. Does anyone know?

Sanna, and you wanted to see Helen - she is sitting next to him, on the right. I saw her three months ago in the flesh and I can say, she has not changed much really )) I hope she did not think me too cheeky when I told her she was very, very beautiful ))) Oh boy, I blame that champagne!..
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by sanna75 on 17 March 2008 8:04pm
 
Oh, I have seen her, but no pics of her and Michael. I know how she looks like. She's also in the beginning if Around the world in 80 days
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by Revolution12 on 17 March 2008 8:13pm
 
It's nice to see part of Michael's speech in this version, but I wish we could have heard his joke about Graham always being late. Eric sounds like he is close to tears at the beginning of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life', and John of course does too (during his speech).

The little boy at 0:50 does look like Gilliam. I know he has a son and two daughters, but I have no idea when any of them were born, so I'm not sure how old his son would have been in 1989.
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by sanna75 on 17 March 2008 8:29pm
 
Yeah, when John says "he rests in piece" it definatly sounds like he's trying to to cry. And when Eric starts to sing and says and "Cheer up, you know what they say" you can hear him trying not to cry too

And yesh, I think that little biy is Terry's son because I think it's the sane biy who's at the station with Terry when Mike's leaving in Around the world in 80 days
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by Katia on 18 March 2008 7:49am
 
(In Gumby voice) Hello! Sorryyyy!
Having inspired the impression, did a simple google search for Gilliam's family and found out that his son was two years old at the time of filming the service. So it is not him)))

But again, I have got many pictures of Terry G as a boy and that little one in the film looks exactly like Terry!
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by mrsthing on 18 March 2008 4:03pm
 
The child behind Terry G. really does look like Terry, but his son was born in 1988, so he would have been an infant at Graham's memorial service.

[Gumby voice] Soooooreeee....didn't see the other comment about Terry's son.

It did seem that John choked up briefly. Because he's so good at portraying mean, insensitive characters, it's sometimes it's hard to remember that underneath that physically imposing exterior there beats an agile and capable heart.

Eric looks heartachingly sweet there at the beginning, doesn't he? He did say in "Greedy Bastard Tour" that singing the song at the end was one of the hardest things he ever had to do.

And I wish the clip had Michael saying, "It feels as if Graham is with us here today, somehow--or will be, in about 20 minutes."

Nice little clip of Tim Brooke-Taylor in the audience.

Thanks, Sanna!
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by geordiegirl on 19 March 2008 4:59pm
 
I can't access the wonders of youtube but i have seen film clips from the funeral (years ago, but they stuck in the mind) - I also seem to remember Alan Bennett in the audience raising his hand in a 'fist' salute and calling 'God bless you, Gra!' at the end.
I expect the next volume of Michael's Diaries will cover it fully & movingly.
 
Re: Graham Chapman's funeral(Most complete version) by sanna75 on 19 March 2008 5:54pm
 
No, that's Eric who says "God bless you, Graham" and waves then it freezes on him there and then the end :-)

Yes, I'm also very curious how Mike will write about Graham's death. Especially the day he died
 
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