Saturday, May 10, 2008

Secret Life of Brian (Monty Python Doc')

A full length (50 mins) doc about Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Eric Idle is apprently missing from this doc for some reason.

Channel 4:
Monty Python's seminal comedy Life of Brian, made in 1979, is one of the most controversial films ever produced. This Channel 4 documentary examines how the movie caused a global furore amongst religious groups, who saw it as blasphemous, disgusting and 'made in hell'.

The Pythons reflect on the concept and making of the film and discuss the obstacles they had to overcome. EMI withdrew funding, local councils in Britain banned cinemas from showing the film and Mary Whitehouse lobbied the British Board of Film Censors to refuse the film a certificate.

Read more about the issues in The Passion: Films, Faith And Fury and Holy Offensive.

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