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A Book about the Film Monty Python’s Life of Brian

A Book about the Film Monty Python’s Life of Brian: All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli
by Darl Larsen
496 pages
2018

Three years ago, I wrote about Monty Python’s Life of Jesus – connecting academically with the Monty Python film. So, in some way, this post is a Throwback-Thursday. It is very worthwhile to go back to that post.

About this book, Patricia D. Lothrop wrote:

Larsen…explicates allusions to the 1979 film Monty Python’s Life of Brian with the same exhaustive, erudite attention and unstuffy style as in his similar A Book About the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Proceeding sequentially through the film’s 31 scenes, and bolstered by copious endnotes and a lengthy bibliography, the author’s detailed analysis unearths abundant connections to literature, art, history, religion, economics, sociology, sports, politics, and entertainment and pop culture.

Darl Larsen is a Mormon – this does not appear to colour the scholarship of this hefty tome. He is Professor of Theatre & Media Arts and the Center for Animation at Brigham Young University, with emphases in film genres and history, animation, and screenwriting.

I love the movie. I’m loving the book.

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