The Bespoke Process, as presented by Orson Welles

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  1. F. Corbera

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    The segment, Tailors, the last scene from Orson Welles’s surreal and hilarious One Man Band (a.k.a. London), made between 1968 and 1971. (Click the photograph to be taken to the start of the scene.) The comedic approach of One Man Band presaged Monty Python, among others.

    (Click screen cap to be taken to the start of the segment.)
     
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    Things, of course, evolved over the decades...
     


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    He really mangled that proverb. It should be:
    Beware of three things:
    The hooves of a horse,
    the horns of a bull,
    and the smile of an Englishman.
     


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    BTW. this old saying is referenced in the Dublin Bay swimming scene in Joyce's Ulysses, a book which I believe is still unavailable in your place of residence. The Welles videos are priceless. So sad what became of him.
     
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    Hey, that's Ernst Blofeld as one of the tailors! Shoot him, Orson!

    No wait, it's the Criminologist from Rocky Horror. Never mind, he's just boring.
     


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    Perhaps, but keep in mind that what became of him will become of all of us.
     


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    The tailor was the inimitable Charles Gray

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gray_(actor)
     


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    Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Single Stitched Pants Scene:

     


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    Very funny, but I disagree with your assertion that the Pythons expropriated One Man Band's approach. Most of the Pythons were involved in Do Not Adjust Your Set which started in 1967, a kids' programme, in which most of the elements of the adult Monty Python's Flying Circus were already present. And of course, the biggest influence on the Pythons was probably British radio comedy, The Goon Show, made in the 50s.
     


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    I changed my wording to mollify you.

    And now, the President of the United States of America:


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