August 12th, 2017

Let’s talk about it-

A scene from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian (1979,” one of my favorite movies:

12 Responses to “Let’s talk about it-”

  1. om Says:

    Blessed are the cheese makers. Waiting in vain for the sequel, “Life of Mustaffa.”

  2. Llwddythlw Says:

    A fine movie. John Cleese mentioned in an interview that the PFJ was modelled on the mentality of a small-minded British bureaucracy like a trade union, rather than a terrorist organization like the PLO or PFLP.

    My favourite scenes are the stoning (“Are there any women here today?”) and the Latin lesson (“People called Romans they go the house?”)

  3. Artfldgr Says:

    yes, and…

    besides, another illustrating video is the one about how to hurt people while pretending to be clumsy or helpful

  4. blert Says:

    The pre-Blog era, no doubt.

  5. Richard Saunders Says:

    Funniest non-Mel Brooks movie ever.

    “What ‘ave the Romans done for us?”

  6. steve walsh Says:

    Always loved MP and that movie in particular. I wonder if it could be made today and, if so, be successful.

  7. NoBorg Says:

    “I wonder if it could be made today and, if so, be successful.” It almost couldn’t be made back then. The production company, EMI, dropped it part of the way through because they thought the subject matter would be too controversial. Another EMI employee who was a big Monty Python fan decided to fund it himself. (You might have heard of him…guy by the name of George Harrison).

    Apologies if everyone already knows this story 🙂

  8. David Drake Says:

    Brian’s Mom: “He’s not a messiah. He’s a naughty boy


    “He’s gone, vanished.” “He’s been taken up.” (brief pause): “Oh – no, there he is.”

  9. blert Says:

    But it ends on a happy note.

  10. billm99uk Says:

    I believe the lady bursting in in that video is Sue Jones-Davies, playing Brian’s girlfriend Judith Iscariot. She later went on to become the mayor of Aberystwyth, my current town of residence here in Wales. In a bizarre twist she found out that, outraged at the heresy therein, the local politicos had actually had in banned in 1979 and had never got around to lifting it. So she ceremonially unbanned it, arranged a showing at the local cinema and had Michael Palin and Terry Jones turn up to the screening!

  11. Llwddythlw Says:

    billm99uk, I seem to remember it was banned in Liverpool and was also banned in Norway, leading the Swedes to say that “it was so funny that it was banned in Norway.”

  12. Matt_SE Says:

    This is often the feeling I get when discussing issues online.

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