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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, considering the weirdo that I am, the one I keep revisiting 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…
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.
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…
My dad didn't laugh once.
This distresses me.
An hour and a half of Python and not a single grin, snigger, giggle etc.
I don't even know who I'm living with anymore.
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Review In A Nutshell:
Comedy is a tricky thing to achieve, as each individual develops their own brand and sensitivities of humour. From the age of 9, I was mainly introduced by the slapstick and childish humour of Adam Sandler and friends, which is why I cannot completely dismiss those films as complete garbage due to the nostalgia factor. As I grew, my comedic tastes have becomes more fine-tuned and become more appreciative of the intelligent and artistic intentions of the writers and actors behind their craft; but in saying that, I am still anchored by the sensibilities of my foundations.
Many consider Life of Brian to be a risky and offensive film,…
There is some brilliantly clever writing and acting going on here, but Life of Brian spends more time pushing the envelope than it does ensuring a cohesive narrative.
Θα έπρεπε να παίζεται στην τηλεόραση κάθε Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα. Κάθε μέρα της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας. Σε όλα τα κανάλια.
Και στα προγραμματισμένα διαλείμματα για διαφημίσεις να παίζει στη θέση τους αυτό: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6IMmSL_i_I
The greatest comedy of all time.
Cínica, delirante, surrealista y por sobre todas las cosas, desternillante
One of the definitive British comedies of all time....HE'S NOT THE MESSIAH HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!!!
This is one of my favourite Monty Python's movies because they managed to successfully make fun of religious attitudes without making fun of the religion itself telling the story of Brian Cohen (played by Graham Chapman), a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah. A film which is relevant today as it was 30+ years ago or it could be 2000- years ago... why? Just ask a question : "What have the Romans ever done for us?" replacing the name Romans with one of your choice! Or just watch the events in the movie replacing the characters with people from your surroundings...
Stands the time-test really well. Still funny in all the right places. Glad they weleased it.
It's not the Messiah, but it's a very good film.
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
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I don't know why I did this.
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