A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Life of Brian
He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.
A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed film from 1979 that has since gained cult status. What many fans don't know is that this movie might never have happened if not for the financial assistance of George Harrison (of The Beatles).
Almost every cinema lover has his/her Christmas favourite that he/she likes to revisit on an annual basis as if it's part of a tradition. Preferred choice for most is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, for some it's John McTiernan's Die Hard & for few it's Chris Columbus' Home Alone but the one I keep going back to on this festive day is Monty Python's Life of Brian.
One of the funniest, silliest & craziest films of all time, Life of Brian is slapstick & satirical humour at its finest, zaniest & sharpest. The film tells the story of Brian Cohen, a jewish man born on the same day & next door to Jesus Christ, who spends his life being mistaken for a prophet & becomes…
The creation of religion in a nut-shell ;D
I think I'm going to change my name to Incontinentia Buttocks.
One of the funniest films ever made.
Well, at least now I can tell people that I've tried. Silly people doing silly things, it's really not for me. A film made from a few sketches here and there is just too messy for my taste. I know, I know. I must be fun at parties. Yeah, I guess Life of Brian has the merit of being original, and brave enough to parody such a controversial subject. The film also does not resort to penis and fart jokes which seems to be an obsession of modern comedies. For that, I truly think the Monty Python series deserves all the praise it got.
2 stars for incontinentia buttocks. Off I go to bed now, had been struggling to stay awake through this.
How shall we fuck off, O Lord?
Almost 40 years later and it's as relevant today as it ever was. It's not just that it's hysterically funny in typical Monty Python fashion, but probably has a more intelligent view on religion than most people. Then again maybe it's just blasphemous... but if you're going to hell you might as well be entertained on your way there.
I have a very close relationship to this film, being one of the favorite films of both of my parents. My mother found it funny much because of the religious components in it, being a teacher in that subject and all. While my dad was just in it for the silliness. With this said I saw this very early on in my life. I found it extremely funny as a kid, even more funny as a teenager, and just hilarious as an adult. I don't know how many times I've seen it, but I know it was many years ago I saw the whole thing. So today I did when I had some spare time. Even thought of plugin in…
This movie just gets better and better with each viewing.
Possibly the funniest laugh-out-loud movie ever made, Monty Python delivers once again with this great satirical, yet still absurd and bizarre, look at religion. Nothing is sacred as we follow Brian's extraordinary experiences in the latter days of his life.
One of Monty Python's best pieces. A movie about Brian of Nazareth.
It is one of the funniest movies that have ever existed.
Always look on the bright side of life.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, fits perfectly into the Monty Python catalog. I enjoyed the religious element of the story. Still, nothing breathtaking to report, just an enjoyable, funny movie.
Monty Python "fans" who have only scene Holy Grail need to get educated. Their show really was earth shattering in terms of comedy when it was released. Though it was introduced in 1969, it didn't come to the states till 1974, when it was broadcast on PBS. As it gained popularity, Holy Grail was released, which makes me still believe why it's the most popular of their movies here. However, in their native home of England, Life of Brian is a fan favorite. And it's clear why.
Brian isn't just a movie with a bunch of gags lined together (though there are a lot that are memorable.) But's more than a comedy. The cinematography is BEAUTIFUL. The FORST SHOT of…
Imagine this movie without those two shots of Jesus. The Pythons were really hedging their bets there, weren't they? Protecting themselves against accusations that they were saying the real Jesus was a ruse. Smart.
I usually love Monty Python's work, and while this did make me laugh in a few parts, each scene was either hit or miss. I thought it was good, but not as good as I really wanted it to be. Kind of a let down.
This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…