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The Resource Monty Python's Life of Brian, Handmade Films presents ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; produced by John Goldstone ; design and animation by Terry Gilliam ; directed by Terry Jones, (videorecording)

Monty Python's Life of Brian, Handmade Films presents ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; produced by John Goldstone ; design and animation by Terry Gilliam ; directed by Terry Jones, (videorecording)

Label
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Title
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Statement of responsibility
Handmade Films presents ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; produced by John Goldstone ; design and animation by Terry Gilliam ; directed by Terry Jones
Title variation
Life of Brian
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Life of Brian.
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Biziou; editor, Julian Doyle; music, Geoffrey Burgon
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English dialogue, English or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.P32
LC item number
M6689 2007
PerformerNote
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-1989
  • 1942-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chapman, Graham
  • Cleese, John
  • Gilliam, Terry
  • Idle, Eric
  • Jones, Terry
  • Palin, Michael
  • Goldstone, John
  • Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
  • Handmade Films
  • Python (Monty) Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pseudo-Messiahs
  • Romans
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christianity
  • Pseudo-Messiahs
  • Romans
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christianity
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Monty Python's Life of Brian, Handmade Films presents ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; produced by John Goldstone ; design and animation by Terry Gilliam ; directed by Terry Jones, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • "Copyright ©1979 Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd."--End credits
  • Special features: An all-new hour-long revelation "The story of Brian" from Monty Python; an original illustrated 110-minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress; commentary by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones; commentary by John Cleese & Michael Palin; original radio ads by Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam & Michael Palin's dentist; deleted scenes: "Shepherds" (digitally enhanced), "Pilate's wife," "Otto," "The sign that is the sign," "The souvenir salesman."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
[Disc 1]: Feature film -- [Disc 2]: Special features
Control code
ocn173221556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Immaculate ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 93 min.)
Isbn
9781424884025
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396225923
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22592
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173221556
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
Terms governing use
These discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Monty Python's Life of Brian, Handmade Films presents ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; produced by John Goldstone ; design and animation by Terry Gilliam ; directed by Terry Jones, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • "Copyright ©1979 Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd."--End credits
  • Special features: An all-new hour-long revelation "The story of Brian" from Monty Python; an original illustrated 110-minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress; commentary by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones; commentary by John Cleese & Michael Palin; original radio ads by Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam & Michael Palin's dentist; deleted scenes: "Shepherds" (digitally enhanced), "Pilate's wife," "Otto," "The sign that is the sign," "The souvenir salesman."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
[Disc 1]: Feature film -- [Disc 2]: Special features
Control code
ocn173221556
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Immaculate ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 93 min.)
Isbn
9781424884025
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396225923
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22592
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173221556
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
Terms governing use
These discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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