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Life of Brian

Posted by Web Manager on January 15, 2009

Terry Jones 1979

So smart! The Pythons’ did top-notch research, nailing (ha ha) – and finding a lot of humor in – nearly all of the sociopolitical issues that dominated Judea at the time of Christ: the infighting, the messiah-madness, the Hebes’ colossal stupidity in fighting the Romans in the first place, and political martyrdom. I also noticed that the costuming was fantastic – interesting interpretation of how people might have actually dressed at the time, combined with a kind of hippy Jew look that you can still find in certain places in Israel today, like my friend Abby’s facebook page. I watched the making-of afterwards and learned that art direction was the work of Terry Gilliam, whom I had totally forgotten was the animator of all the Monty Python cartoons (he later went on to direct BRAZIL and TWELVE MONKEYS among others). ¬†Gilliam also vied within the group for the job of directing BRIAN but he was outvoted by the Pythons, who felt that Terry Jones was the better comedy director (duh).

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