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Title:
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Author:
Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989, screenwriter, actor.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.?] : Criterion Collection, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 1979 motion picture.

Special features: theatrical trailer, commentaries by members of the troupe, 5 deleted scenes, 4 radio ads, documentary film The Pythons.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
Added Title:
The Pythons.
ISBN:
9781559409018
UPC:
715515010320
Format :
DVD

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Summary

On a midnight clear 2,000 years ago, three wise men enter a manger where a babe is wrapped in swaddling clothes. It is an infant called Brian...and the three wise men are in the wrong manger. For the rest of his life, Brian (Graham Chapman) finds himself regarded as something of a messiah -- yet he's always in the shadow of this other guy from Galilee. Brian is witness to the Sermon of the Mount, but his seat is in such a bad location that he can't hear any of it ("Blessed are the cheesemakers?"). Ultimately, he is brought before Pontius Pilate and sentenced to crucifixion, which takes place at that crowded, nonexclusive execution site a few blocks shy of Calvary. Rather than utter the Last Six Words, Brian leads his fellow crucifixees in a spirited rendition of a British music-hall cheer-up song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The whole Monty Python gang (Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam) are on hand in multiple roles, playing such sacred characters as Stan Called Loretta, Biggus Dickus, Deadly Dirk, Casts the First Stone, and Intensely Dull Youth; also showing up are Goon Show veteran Spike Milligan and a Liverpool musician named George Harrison. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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