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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

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

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
Contributor
Actor
Animator
Film director
Film producer
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
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
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Biziou; editor, Julian Doyle; music, Geoffrey Burgon
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Can be viewed subtitled in English or Portuguese
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M668 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
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Pseudo-Messiahs
  • Romans
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Politics and government
  • Pseudo-Messiahs
  • Romans
  • Portuguese subtitles
  • Middle East
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Judaea (Region)
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
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."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Feature film -- [Disc 2]: Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Immaculate edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781424884025
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396225923
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22592
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1715835
  • (OCoLC)173221556
  • (OCoLC)ocn173221556
  • 1715835
System details
DVD; NTSC format, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
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
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."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1]: Feature film -- [Disc 2]: Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Immaculate edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781424884025
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396225923
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22592
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1715835
  • (OCoLC)173221556
  • (OCoLC)ocn173221556
  • 1715835
System details
DVD; NTSC format, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
Video recording format
DVD

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