Brian ends up being crucified. A group of guards shows up with orders to release Brian, but then everyone claims to be Brian, and they end up releasing the wrong man. Then Brian's resistance group (along with his girlfriend) shows up, and they announce that Brian will become a martyr. Finally, a Crack Suicide Squad shows up, but they merely kill themselves, not doing much good. We fade out as all the crucified people sing "Always look on the bright side of life".
Question: When Brian is about to be crucified, soldiers arrive with news of his release. The soldiers ask for Brian, and everybody shouts "I'm Brian." Is this a parody of the "I'm Spartacus" episode in the Kirk Douglas/Stanley Kubrick film of "Spartacus"? If so, would this support my feeling that Life Of Brian is primarily a parody of classical/biblical 'epic' films?Rob Halliday
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