Created for the opening of the British Film Institute’s IMAX Cinema, this short features John Cleese directed by Monty Python colleague Terry Jones. The film gives a humorous explanation of the giant screen technology. Cleese uses his physical comedic skills to demonstrate the virtues of the format: walking around and then following off the top of the screen; detonating a bomb to show the power of the sound system, thereby blowing himself into space and past a surprised space station.

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1999
  • Date Released:
    May 1999
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
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  • Formats: 15/70
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  • Producer: John Goldstone
  • Director:  Terry Jones
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  • Writer:  Terry Jones
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  • Other Credits: Starring John Cleese and Terry Jones
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  • Comedy
  • Short
  • Signature



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