Cinema: Bright Side

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN

Directed by Terry Jones

Screenplay by Graham Chapman,

John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle,

Terry Jones, Michael Palin

On the faraway hillside, Christ is delivering the Beatitudes. At the fringe of the crowd, where they couldn't hear properly even if they weren't wrangling among themselves, are the Monty Python troupe, misunderstanding. Blessed are the cheesemakers? The Greek shall inherit the earth? "I wonder which one?" someone asks, planning already to ingratiate himself with this fortunate fellow.

That's the way things go in Monty Python's Life of Brian. The film is a send-up biblical epic recounting the biography of...

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