All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
When people discuss the greatest movies ever made, it is my view that they must either state that they are excluding comedies, or mention this film somewhere within the discussion. That's how important to the history of film I think this controversial, irreverent laugh-a-minute film truly.
The Monty Python comedy troupe tell the story of a young lad in Nazereth named Brian. Born under a bright star in a manger, Brian is visited at birth by Three Wise Men, bearing gifts of gold, frankenscence and myrhh, which are happily accepted by Brian's mother (although no-one quite knew what the myrhh was). Then, the Wise Men realize the Messiah was born next door. Hence begins the life of Brian. We follow…
The creation of religion in a nut-shell ;D
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.
I think I'm going to change my name to Incontinentia Buttocks.
One of the funniest films ever made.
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…
Not as good as the first
Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Meaning of Life are some of my favorite comedies and I always regretted missing out on this film. While I love a good parody of organized religion and the bible, and the film does have some great laugh out loud lines of dialogue. It didn't make me laugh as consistently as some of their other work. Maybe it needs a rewatch.
This was Monty Python's most professional big screen venture, in that it brought the usual wit and preposterousness while striving to be a more-or-less cohesive movie. Its acerbic send-up of religion and Roman society is unparalleled.
It's easy to be controversial. Being funny and unexpected is another thing. Life of Brian manages to be a caustic satire of religious tropes and a laugh-out loud comedy simply because its heart is in the right place.
Task #3: A film that HAS been banned, by any country, past or present! --> "The film that is so funny that it was banned in Norway (and Ireland)!"
Terry Jones' creation, "Life of Brian," tells the tale of young Brian (Graham Chapman), a man who not only was mistaken for the Messiah on his date of birth, receiving and shortly afterward forcibly returning gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but who continues to be mistaken as the Messiah for the remainder of his life even amidst his strongest attempts to deter these misconceptions.
Graham Chapman, John Clesse, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Johns, and Michael Palin once again put their brains together to write…
Controversial opinion: while I love 'Holy Grail' and consider it worthy of the adulation it's received, I think 'Life of Brian' may very well be a funnier, more complete film. For all the controversy the film engendered due its religious subject matter, and as amusing as those bits and pieces poking fun at organized religion are, there's a lot of just plain goofy humor that carries the movie. Nobody writes a ridiculous back and forth exchange like the Pythons do. Sure, it's an amusing satire of religion in certain ways, but more than that, it's a satire of organized groups and hero-worship of all stripes, and all that baggage aside, just a damn funny film.
While this had some great bits and laughs.. It's not as funny as holy grail.
«Okay, sir, my final offer: half a shekel for an old ex-leper?»
My least favorite from Monty Python, but still quite good.
Not my favorite Python film but it's still funny.
"Now, fuck off!!" XD
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 190/768 (25%)…