Religion: A Film for Bible Purists

With a scriptwriter named Luke and a cast of thousands

At Warner Bros., the left hand apparently careth not what the right hand doeth. The studio is distributing Monty Python's Life of Brian, the British comedy troupe's send-up of the Gospels that is widely condemned as blasphemous by Christians and Jews alike. But almost simultaneously, it is releasing another movie that will please the pious. This film, titled simply Jesus, is calculated to appeal to the most ardent biblical purists: all the action and virtually all the words spoken by the actors and off-screen...

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