Did you happen to record Monty Python’s Flying Circus
when it was shown on PBS back in the 1970s?
Do you still have the tapes?
Is there a
If so, please write to me. Thank you!
THE WORKS OF TINTO BRASS
(14 July 2000)
In the conservative land of Great Britain, where seemingly nothing can get by the censors, Channel 4 somehow manages to broadcast this half-hour titillation program(me) every Friday night, apparently without incident. On tonight’s episode, five minutes are devoted to an absurd interview with Tinto Brass, who offers a disquisition on why bottoms are more expressive than faces, and who illustrates the difference between a “physical ass and a “metaphysical ass. If a program like this were to be broadcast on American television, there would be another civil war, but the Brits take all this nudity and sex in their stride. Or maybe they like Antoine De Caunes’s work as master of ceremonies so much that they forgive all else.
Once upon a time I recommended that people check out http://www.planetrapido.com/peep/index.html, but it’s gone now. I archived it, but then I lost the disc. If anyone else out there archived the page, please write to me! Thanks! Fortunately, I did archive the free movie, which had been deleted from the broadcast episode. Unfortunately, I don’t have the rights and dare not make that available on this site, as much as I would love to. Still, though, you can check out the new press-release site at http://www.rapidotv.net/shows/shw.10.php. There were also more clips, which one had to pay for, and which I never paid for, which were once available at http://shop.planetrapido.com/cgi-bin/shop1.storefront/EN/catalog/1001 — but that site is gone as well. Fiddlesticks! If you downloaded these and still have copies, please write to me! Thanks!
It occurs to me that this brief insight into Tinto’s