Life of Brian

Official Monty Python Youtube Page
Features seven high quality clips of the film:

Life of Brian: IMDb Page
IMDb’s entry on Life of Brian featuring full cast, crew etc.

Bible Films Blog: Life of Brian
Posts on Matt Page’s Bible Films Blog about Life of Brian.

NT Blog: Life of Brian
Posts on my blog about Life of Brian.

Jesus and Brian Conference (KIng’s College, London, 2014)
In June 2014, King’s College London hosted a conference on the Life of Brian.  It includes Richard Burridge interviewing John Cleese and Terry Jones.  You can watch the entire conference on Youtube here:

Steven A. Benko, “Ironic Faith in Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 16: Iss. 1, Article 6.

James G. Crossley, “Life of Brian or Life of Jesus? Uses of Critical Biblical Scholarship and Non-orthodox Views of Jesus in Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” Relegere 1/1 (2011)

Tim Noble, ‘”He’s not the Messiah!”: Two negative film Christologies Life of Brian and The Passion of the Christ,’ Communio Viatorum 51/1 (2009), pp.89-105

Sarah Prime, “And now for something completely different: Brianology Comes of Age; or, What Have the Pythons Done for Us?”, Marginalia Review of Books November 11 2014

New York Times Review 
By Vincent Canby (1979)

Where can I get hold of Life of Brian?

  • The film is not currently available on any of the streaming video services.
  • The film occasionally turns up on TV.  In the UK, you probably need to keep an eye on Channel 4.
  • Recommended version: Monty Python’s Life Of Brian – The Immaculate Edition: two disc DVD choc-full of special features and pretty cheap (ignore the note on Amazon that says “Special Features: None” — it is wrong).
  • There are many clips from the film available on Youtube, including seven on the official Monty Python Youtube channel (see above).
  • It is pretty straightforward to get hold of unofficial versions.

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