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Opening Arguments

New life for Brian

The planet has just gained a little in its supply of common sense:

There was a huge controversy when the silly burghers of Torbay in Devon slapped an X-rating on the Life Of Brian movie.

They accused the Python team of blasphemy and mocking the story of Christ.

But a local film festival asked for permission to show the 1979 classic on Sunday and officials in Torbay — the setting for John Cleese's Fawlty Towers — lifted the restriction.

I think I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating that "Brian" contains one of the greatest lines in all of cinema. Brian (to multitude): "You're all different!" Multitude (as one): "We're all different!" Lone voiice in crowd: "I'm not!"


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