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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Cast: Monty Python Cast, Kenneth Colley, Graham Chapman, Gwen Taylor, Terence Bayler, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Charles McKeown

Director(s): Terry Jones

Language: English

Genre: Comedy


Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second--and tightest--full-length film. The setting is the Holy Land in 33 A.D., a time of poverty and chaos, with no shortage of messiahs, followers willing to believe in them, and exasperated Romans trying to impose some order. At the center of it all is Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd... [Get complete synopsis]


Deril wrote on June 13, 2005, 12:54 pm
Great Python comedy.
"I'm Brian, and so is my wife"
"Hey Big nose....!"

The final scene (singinng on the crosses) is one of my favorite endings to any movie.

motleymitch wrote on June 16, 2005, 1:14 am
Hmmm.... I could've swore we'd reviewed this one by now....anyways, the proper title is 'Monty Python's Life of Brian', if anyone wants to change it....
Great send-up of a parallel to the life of Christ, tons of classic Python material....
the stoning scene, Pilate and Biggus Dickus, the haggler, the stutterer and the mad deaf mute, the spaceship scene, "Follow the gourd!"....there's so much.

"I'm a Jew, mother! I'm a kike, a Yid, a Hebe, a hooknose! I'm a red sea pedestrian, and proud of it!"
motleymitch wrote on April 18, 2006, 1:42 pm
Hey big nose! Where are you from, nose city?

motleymitch wrote on September 10, 2006, 1:18 pm
"I think he said 'Blessed are the cheesemakers!'"

"'Blessed are the cheesemakers'....??"

"Well it's not to be taken literally. It can refer to the manufactureres of any dairy products."
motleymitch wrote on November 6, 2006, 11:05 am
Mikey hasn't seen this film, and as such, he is a BLASHPHEMER and must be stoned to death!
Deril wrote on November 6, 2006, 7:51 pm
don't be too hard on him..."he's had a hell of a time"
motleymitch wrote on December 14, 2006, 1:31 pm
Not that MIKEY would know this....

...but there's a small, fleeting cameo in one scene by George Harrison, who supplied the Pythons with much-needed funds at the time of production.
Kinda neat. You have to know where and when to look for him (it's fast, and uncredited), like when the stormtrooper bumped his head in Star Wars.

motleymitch wrote on March 17, 2007, 5:23 pm
Deril, check it out!
There is an actual novel called "Blessed Are The Cheesemakers" by Sarah-Kate Lynch. I stumbled upon it accidentally, and thought there's NO WAY the title is a coincidence. Sure enough, there's a citation in the book for Monty Python's Life Of Brian. The book itself seems to be a romantic-shmaltzy thing along the lines of 'Chocolat'.

P.S. - MIKEY! Next time we're together we WILL watch Life Of Brian! Come on, already!

Deril wrote on March 17, 2007, 10:37 pm
that's nice, cause they've had a hell of a time

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