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Monty Python's The life of Brian (of…

Monty Python's The life of Brian (of Nazareth) / Monty Pythons Scrapbook (1979)

by Graham Chapman

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Contains the full script for the hilarious movie and a lot else, but watching the movie is a lot more fun. ( )
  datrappert | Oct 18, 2016 |
No subject is too sacred for the Monty Python gang as shown by their previous movie on King Arthur and the grail. So doing a film on the Messiah was the next logical step. We follow the life of Brian Cohen, who is constantly mistaken for Jesus of Nazareth. This book includes the script and still shots from the movie. The other half of the book (in tete-e-beche style) is a mishmash of zany Python humor with illustrations by Terry Gilliam along with scenes cut from the movie. The section about the author of the book is in Latin. And it’s all downhill from there, with sections on how to accept a Granny, excerpts from Brian’s sermons, and sections of the diaries of Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The section about Michael sharing a caravan with John Cleese is hysterical!

If you are easily offended, this book is not for you. Also, seeing the movie first as well as the DVD of the oratorio, Not the Messiah, he’s a naughty boy, makes the book more enjoyable. Then you can sing “The bright side of life” along with the Python gang! ( )
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Pack your picnic for
A Friday crucifixion:
The bright side of life.

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The classic piece of cinematic blasphemy from 1979.

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