Screen captures of George Harrison’s cameo in The Life of Brian (the brief clip is also on YouTube, x :)).
Paul Cashmere: “I’m going to start off by talking about movies. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian,’ in which you have a cameo. I’ve search for your part, even on freeze frame. The problem with that movie is that everyone in it looks like George Harrison. Put me out of my misery. Where are you in it?”
George Harrison: “Well, if you’re looking for me, then everybody’s going to look like that. There’s just one little shot, it’s probably about 12 frames. Do you know the scene where he comes out of the room and there’s crowds of people in the house and John Cleese is there saying, ‘Those people with gifts form a queue on the left. Thse possessed by demons over to the right,’ and then he comes out and he says, ‘Brian, Mister Papadopolous has promised to loan us the mount for Monday.’ You have to go through it again and see that scene and it cuts across and I’m in the crowd. And I just say, 'Eh, hello, thank you or something… hello!’ That’s all it is!”
PC: “And you never got an Oscar for that, George?”
GH: “No, no, but I’m still hoping. Well, actually they wanted me to do the part of Christ in there, you know, at the beginning where he’s doing the sermon on the mount. That’s what they tried to get me to do, but I thoguht that’s a bit too controversial.”
PC: “Yes, for someone from Liverpool, England, that is a bit over the top, isn’t it!”
GH: [laughing] Yes, it is.“ - Undercover, 1996
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“It marked the beginning and end of George Harrison’s film career. George had been persuaded to appear in a short cameo and was given the little-sought-after role of 314th Jewish Man in Kitchen during the scene in which Brian returns home and finds a huge Messiah-expectant crowd lying in waiting for him. For George, the shock of finding himself in a crowd mobbing someone else was too much and he took early retirement and went back to his previous career as a musician.” - From Michael Palin’s speech given at the tenth anniversary of HandMade films, quoted in Very Naught Boys: The Amazing True Story of HandMade Films
“These are the Steampunk costumes I made for my kids at my son’s request. The clothes and all the accessories were made by me, out of both new and upcycled materials. My son is wearing wool knickerbockers with brass accents, a cotton vest with steampunk style buttons and accents, a “flame thrower” backpack, a leather eye patch with watch parts, a handmade tie, and a newspaper boy cap with handmade optical attachment. The shoulder armor was made from a brass pot.My Daughter is wearing a Victorian style gown made from wool with an ostrich pleather waist cincher and vintage lace chest ruffle. She has leather wrist-lets that are fastened by vintage keys, and a tiny top hat that has watch parts attached to the net. (The jacket has a little bustle on the back too.) Her little robot dog was hand painted to look steampunk.”
6/28 meN-meN’s birthday party live held at Ebisu club aim. SOLD OUT ! !
Celebration summary: All stuff like costumes for members and setlist - all was up to our honoured meN. Theme for the looks: “ROCK BAND”.
Chamu:“If Codomo Dragon weren’t into VK, we’d definitely go for this theme.” “It’s already 29th, but still, Wish him all the best again. I’ve spent with this guy 2/3 of my life. Moreover our birthdays are close (23th & 28th), we’re childhood friends and neighbors, we’ve been celebrating our birthdays together like all the time, he’s like a family to me. I hope we will stay together forever from now on. It’s a buddy-love after all. If he hadn’t been around me all this time, I’d have never become such a splendid entertainer. Well, maybe not exactly splendid. But still. Thank you, buddy.“
Kana:“One of Menmen’s presents: 6 boxes of jagariko potato sticks lol. Also handmade cap by me (Seems like Kana doesn’t really want to spend money on his mates. All handmade, and he’s not even good at it XD) I tried to make a cap of “Menmen’s image”. And I think I did a great job lol. Pretty original.”
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