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Re: Monty Python Thread

Post: # 10467Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:58 pm

Rare Monty Python footage, much of it not on the Blu-Ray. I'd wondered why the "It's Man" segment at the beginning here (with the character off-camera and caught off guard like the other two announcers) wasn't on the Blu-Ray extras since the segment had been remastered and seemed to still exist as film, but the audio presumably doesn't exist which makes the segment a little pointless.

Just before 15 minutes in, Carol Cleveland is pursued by an amorous tricycling robot probe on the Planet Algon. A model of the robot is briefly visible in the episode itself. Both the bits mentioned are held in higher quality by the Pythons but didn't make it to the Blu-Ray. Some of this raw footage isn't held there though.

https://www.huntleyarchives.com/preview ... 9I5QAw3qz8

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... lTo=157817

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... ost?page=2

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... der?page=6

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Re: Monty Python Thread

Post: # 10476Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:58 am

I'd like to say something out loud in the hope that I won't have to do it myself.

To an extent, the style transfer program EBSynth is capable of matching the look and quality of an image when switching from one source to another.

It's not what it's designed for, but it can certainly buy you a second or two when switching sources.

I have also been using it for colorization, as explained at my Youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_GTAM8um8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMIoHwOA8jQ&t=21s

The Conquistador Coffee and Bus Conductor sections on the Python Blu-Rays are included only as extras in lower quality, along with other stuff that's floating around.

If EBSynth is given a sequence of the lower quality shot, and a matching frame of the higher quality version at the same size (the frame where it cuts off, on either side), it can attempt to generate the frames.

It will smear after too much motion, but it will start out well, giving you time to dissolve to the lower quality source if needed, and match the coloring also.

Here's a quick example from "Little Shop of Horrors." I considered this unfinished, as I could have done a lot more with stabilization and cropping and making sure the sources matched. But I've reinstated a deleted line here from various lower quality sources, while retaining the basic look of the shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMwTds5w9G4



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Re: Monty Python Thread

Post: # 10526Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:38 pm

Tim Brooke-Taylor has passed at age 79 from Covid-19. The British comedy legend was best known for 70s TV series The Goodies, and long-running radio show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. He was a contemporary of Monty Python (and Marty Feldman), appearing on related series like At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Set, Broaden Your Mind, Marty, and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... agent-says
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ut-repeats



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Re: Monty Python Thread

Post: # 10705Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri May 29, 2020 11:50 pm

I accidentally found the SETH GREEN CUT - Mars Needs Moms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zekp-cJC11I

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Re: Monty Python Thread

Post: # 10857Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:57 am

We're at the very sad point where Eric is somehow the best Python left. Michael being very retired, and John and Terry G being the way they are.
https://twitter.com/EricIdle/status/1279186752289165312

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