Monty Python's Life of Brian (DVD) - £3.47 @ Amazon & Play
Monty Python's Life of Brian (DVD) - £3.47 @ Amazon & Play

Monty Python's Life of Brian (DVD) - £3.47 @ Amazon & Play

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There is not a single joke, sight-gag or one-liner in Monty Python's Life of Brian that will not forever burn itself into the viewer's memory as being just as funny as it is possible to be, but--extraordinarily--almost every indestructibly hilarious scene also serves a dual purpose, making this one of the most consistently sustained film satires ever made. Like all great satire, the Pythons not only attack and vilify their targets (the bigotry and hypocrisy of organised religion and politics) supremely well, they also propose an alternative: be an individual, think for yourself, don't be led by others. "You've all got to work it out for yourselves", cries Brian in a key moment. "Yes, we've all got to work it our for ourselves", the crowd reply en masse. Two thousand years later, in a world still blighted by religious zealots, Brian's is still a lone voice crying in the wilderness. Aside from being a neat spoof on the Hollywood epic, it's also almost incidentally one of the most realistic on-screen depictions of the ancient world--instead of treating their characters as posturing historical stereotypes, the Pythons realised what no sword 'n' sandal epic ever has: that people are all the same, no matter what period of history they live in. People always have and always will bicker, lie, cheat, swear, conceal cowardice with bravado (like Reg, leader of the People's Front of Judea), abuse power (like Pontius Pilate), blindly follow the latest fads and giggle at silly things ("Biggus Dickus"). In the end, Life of Brian teaches us that the only way for a despairing individual to cope in a world of idiocy and hypocrisy is to always look on the bright side of life.


Always look on the bright side of life
and of course...
I'm Brian and so's my wife!


so many quotes........

Has to be one of the greatest films of all time - sure you would not be allowed to make it nowadays.

Stwike him wuffly thenturion!
And fwow him to the fwoor, sir?
Yes, and fwow him to the fwoor.

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy

Now go away!

I have a fwiend you know. Do you know what hwis name is?

....he vvanks as high as any in wome!

I think it was 'Blessed are the cheese-makers'
What's so special about the cheese-makers?
Well obviously it's not meant to be taken literally, it refers to any
manufacturers of dairy products.!

"Two points, ah, two flats, and a packet of gravel"
"There is a animal called a balm... or did I dream it"
gotta love Terry Jones!

oh and hot deal big nose!
Edited by: "bushmaster80" 14th Mar 2011

I'm surprised at you centurion wattled by a wabble of wowdy webels ! .......

great film, i just got the bluray for £4 and loved it, the bonus features are top too.
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