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The Judas Priest “Breaking the Law” Video

Earlier, confessing to my love of King of the Hill, I mentioned the video for the Judas Priest song “Breaking the Law” – which Beavis and Butthead watch.

On a recent episode of one of my favorite podcast, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews on the BBC, the filmmaker Julian Temple confirmed that he directed that rock video, along with others from Judas Priest of that era. Good to know. He says he “saw them as a comedy band.”  He also worked with the Sex Pistols.

I don’t actually care much about Judas Priest, but Julian Temple is pretty interesting – he also makes some fun comments on The Kinks (another subject I wrote about a while back) during the course of the program. But really this was just an excuse to share my love of Mark Kermode with you. You can download an MP3 of the podcast, but you should just subscribe and listen to all of them, over and over, on the bus – so that you can laugh out loud and disturb the people sitting near you.

BBC – Podcasts – Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews.

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Oh - and hello to Jason Isaacs.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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