A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian: All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli by Darl Larsen
English | February 15th, 2018 | ASIN: B078T53QZ8, ISBN: 1538103656 | 752 pages | EPUB | 2.44 MB
As a follow-up to their first true feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the comic troupe next decided to tackle a “shadow” version of the Christ story. Shot in the Middle East and produced during Margaret Thatcher’s ascendant years, the film satirized—among other matters—authoritarianism and religious zealotry. Upon its release, Monty Python’s Life of Brian was both a critical and commercial success, and has been since hailed as one of the greatest comedies of all time. But the film also faced backlash from religious groups for its blasphemy, perceived or otherwise.