Early Monty Python InterviewPosted by Jim Newman on June 20th, 2012 – 2 Comments – Posted in Uncategorized
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This early video of John Cleese and Michael Palin being grilled for their movie Life of Brian is hilarious for the two other interviewers who well represent the old and oft parodied English style.
John’s point is to view the movie critically. It’s not that it’s a criticism of Jesus but rather than one should decide for themselves after looking more closely.
For me, when I saw Life of Brian, I felt relief that finally someone was pointing out the absurd aspects of the story. I really didn’t feel I could come out and say the story of Jesus is fundamentally ridiculous. Otherwise it was really sacred text which I was supposed to hear gratis but not criticize in turn or even comment. The only thing Catholic kids giggled about was the virgin birth and I think that’s just because my friends, then, were becoming sexual.
Jim Newman, bright and well