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'Life of Brian,' 'South Park' Take on Gibson's 'Passion'

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'Life of Brian,' 'South Park' Take on Gibson's 'Passion'

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'Life of Brian,' 'South Park' Take on Gibson's 'Passion'

'Life of Brian,' 'South Park' Take on Gibson's 'Passion'

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Before there was "the Passion," there was "the Life" — The Life of Brian. The Monty Python classic is being re-released on its 25th anniversary; its producers say the film offers an alternative to Mel Gibson's epic. The Passion of the Christ phenomenon is also being poked fun at by the TV series South Park. David D'Arcy reports.