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LIFE OF BRIAN
1979, Rainbow Releasing, 94 min, UK, Dir: Terry Jones

Directed by Monty Python’s naked piano player, Terry Jones, on the remains of the sets from Zeffirelli's JESUS OF NAZARETH. Graham Chapman stars as Brian, Jesus' next-door neighbor, in one of the most hilariously dangerous comedies ever. A combination of Mel Brooks, the Marx Brothers and Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason. Blessed are the Cheesemakers?


ERIK THE VIKING
1989, Park Circus/MGM, 107 min, UK, Dir: Terry Jones

Told by village wise woman Freya (Eartha Kitt) that Fenrir the wolf has swallowed the sun and plunged the world into the dark age of Ragnarok, Erik (Tim Robbins) gathers warriors from his village to petition the gods to end the darkness. This film has been described as a “Python-esque satire of Viking life,” and also stars Mickey Rooney as Erik’s grandfather. As a favor to his friend and director Jones, John Cleese agreed to replace Jack Lemmon as Hafdan the Black on short notice. “Be there … or beheaded!”


A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY - THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON’S GRAHAM CHAPMAN
2012, Brainstorm Media, 85 min, UK, Dir: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett

Before Monty Python alum Graham Chapman’s death in 1989, he recorded himself reading his book, 'A Liar's Autobiography.' These recordings, both wildly hilarious and poignant, and covering everything from Chapman’s WWII upbringing and his open homosexuality to his years as a Python member and his battle with alcoholism, have ingeniously been used to provide his voice for this 3-D animated feature. Featuring fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam playing themselves as well as other characters, A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is Chapman's own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with his Python cohorts for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title - “the most prolific corpse since Elvis.”


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