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FORMER PYTHON DOUBTS LIFE OF BRIAN COULD GET MADE TODAY

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Jones, the Monty Python member who directed The Life of Brian, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding an upcoming BBC drama about the political and religious storm that greeted the 1979 film. While other Pythons have criticized the drama, titled Holy Flying Circus, as inaccurate and “made up,” Jones said that he thought […]

PYTHONS NOT AMUSED BY TV DRAMA ABOUT THEM

October 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The members of Monty Python, the British satirical comedy team of the ’70s and ’80s, are in ill humor over the BBC’s forthcoming Holy Flying Circus, a drama based on the controversy over their 1979 movie, The Life of Brian. The London Independent reported today (Monday) that Python member John Cleese was particularly upset with […]

“HE’S RESTING.” “LOOK MATEY, I KNOW A DEAD PARROT WHEN I SEE ONE.”

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he’s been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI (that “Volume VI” is a lie; there are no other volumes.) As reported by the New York Times, the […]

PYTHON MOVIE TO BECOME SUBJECT OF BBC DRAMA

June 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The BBC plans to produce a drama about the religious controversy that surrounded the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian in 1972. The film, Holy Flying Circus, written by Tony Roche, will describe how the Python film drew outrage from church leaders in the U.S. and the U.K., who claimed that it mocked Christ. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: RED RIDING HOOD

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

What every teenage girl knows about Red Riding Hood is that it is directed by Catherine Hardwicke — she of the first Twilight film. They may also know that they should stay clear of wolves on their way to granny’s house. Especially werewolves. The only question is whether those young’uns will find werewolves as irresistible […]