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Monty Python's 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).
I think I'm going to change my name to Incontinentia Buttocks.
One of the funniest films ever made.
The creation of religion in a nut-shell ;D
I completely understand why people banned this; why people find it an outrage if they're Christian. But really, they're going too far to claim this as blasphemy. The Pythons are a simply making a movie on how the outside world views religious beliefs. They are not claiming these events to be true, nor false. Rather an idea that shows how stupid religion looks.
One person mishears a word, such as the "meek" for the "cheese makers". Another time they misunderstand Brian completely and follow him, proclaiming he's the messiah. There are no grounds, and what they follow is idiocy. But they are not proclaiming Christ to be false. Actually, he's the only character of the film portrayed in good light.…
Monty Python's Life of Brian must be one of the funniest, if not the funniest film I've ever seen. The great mix of silly and ridiculous humor and satire on religion is what makes this one of the funniest movies ever made.
And thank you for the suggestion Monty Python, maybe I'll go see La Notte.
Why is this such a great film? It's Monty Python's take on religion.........nuff said.
To this day, it is one of the funniest films ever made.
Incessantly funny as you would expect from the Monty Python troupe. John Cleese for me was the best thing, hilarious. Now I know why this remains one of the most famous comedies of all time:quotable, with more jokes than running time and terrific acting. Now I don't see the store by controversies surrounding movies but boy, this must have been hell of a fiery movie in its time.
This is a very good and very funny movie. However it is still confusing to me that the jokes in the German language version are funnier than those in the English original. Usually it is the other way round. Usually the original jokes are witty and the German ones are just one racist or homophobic stereotype after another. Not so here. Many of the jokes that are unique to the German version are really good and rightfully became almost proverbial. It is a bit like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" where there is different jokes in all three versions that Beckett wrote himself (English, French, German).
It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Still pretty damned funny after all these years. My kid wanted to watch it because of the George Harrison cameo (he's in it for a bout 15 seconds in a group shot).
"What've the Romans ever done for us?"
I'd laugh at the silly people of 1979 who had a religious conniption over this not-really-a-tale-of-the-Christ, save that today there'd probably bombings and House resolutions involved ...
"Life of Brian" tells the tale of an extremely reluctant Messiah, Brian of Nazareth, whose life parallels (to his ignorant dismay) that of Jesus, from birth in a manger just down the block to, ultimately, crucifixion outside Jerusalem (albeit to the jaunty closing tune of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life").
In between we get humanistic philosophy contending with mindless followers, silly Romans contending with insane freedom fighters, and humor both goofy and biting. Oh, and some male frontal nudity.
It's a funny, satirical, even arguably uplifting comedy, in some way one of the most coherent tales Monty Python ever managed. And it still holds up well, thirty-five years later.
I find this the weakest point in the Holy Trinity. Not to say this is a bad film. It's like having to say which part of chocolate you like the least.
Never approaches the anarchy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It has its moments but sort of drags at times as well. Great animated opening credits sequence.
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