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Monty Python: The Case Against Paperback – 17 Sep 1981

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Reissued to mark the 20th anniversary of the birth of "Monty Python's Flying Circus", this case study in censorship describes the barrage of hostility provoked by the Python film "The Life of Brian". It traces the editorial pressures exerted on the Python team by the BBC, their lawsuit with ABC Television in the USA concerning American censorship of their television programmes, and the international ramifications of "The Life of Brian" affair. The author also provides a detailed analysis of the Pythons at work.

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HASH(0x9ebf1b7c) out of 5 stars An important and interesting book 3 April 2005
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This book chronicles all the legal trouble of the Monty Python group, from the beginning to Life of Brian. It could be boring, but it is actually very funny. It contains a lot of material that was edited out by the Python's themselves becaues even they thought it too offensive!

When you read about the aggression and legal wranglings of conservative "christians" you start wonder if Python parodied reality or if reality parodied the Python's!

We can read about the attacks on Life of Brian as a blue-print for the new "crusade" against everything the evangelicals don't like.
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