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Life of Brian


Special Guest: Roger Christian, Will Yapp & Owen Harris

Guest Co-Host: Ken Stanley

 

(Bloody) Roman Month continues with the 1979 film Life of Brian – the second feature film from the legendary British comedy troupe – Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The film finds the lads in Roman occupied Judea circa 33 AD – a time when the Jews are being oppressed and a messiah is wanted. No, it’s not Brian. He was born in the manger down the alley from Jesus. Life of Brian tells the tale of Brian of Nazareth, a regular chap, who through a few twists and turns, ends up as sort of a fun house mirror version of the messiah.

Causing a scandal upon its initial release, Life of Brian is considered one of the finest comedies to come out of U.K.

 

Music:

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python

“Jesus” – Ken Stanley

“Pretentious” – Ken’s Loud Band

Links:

Buy Life of Brian on DVD

Buy Holy Flying Circus on DVD

Buy Not the Messiah on DVD

Get your own Brian action figure

Buy Monty Python’s Tunisian Holiday – My Life with Brian by Kim Howard Johnson & the Pythons

See the Pythons on tour

Listen to tracks from Ken Stanley and Ken’s Loud Band

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The Secret Life Of Brian from WILL YAPP on Vimeo.

About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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