The Life Of Brian: Screenplay
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The Life Of Brian: Screenplay

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When The Life of Brian was first released in 1979 it was hailed by most as Monty Python's finest parody and denounced by a few as the most blasphemous film of all time. But, with its unforgettable songs and its infinitely quotable script it has gone on to become an enduring cult classic.
Paperback, 101 pages
Published May 15th 2002 by Methuen Publishing (first published 1979)
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May 11, 2012 Paul marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff
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I was standing around at work in the communal pile of dirty dishes and disease-ridden mouldering food called a kitchen and there was a copy of the Sun newspaper open on one table and a woman I knew was looking down the list of BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE MOVIES which The Sun had printed that day between giant photos of almost naked girls and denunciations of foreign clerics.

Life of Brian was No 3.

The woman pointed it out and said "That's hilarious, it's probably my favourite film of all time."

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The film is HILLARIOUS! This is of course the funniest Python film.

The stoning scene, the useless People's Front of Judea (don't confuse it with Judean People's front), Romani Ite Domum, the naked hermit, and the song, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, are just a few of the funny things you're going to see in Life of Brian.
Michael Palin had 3 great parts as Pontius Pilates, the most uncharismatic preacher and the awfully nice guard ("Crucifixion? Good.")

And contrary to popular belief, no,...more
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The Life of Brian’s popularity as one of the best known and loved comedy films is often overshadowed by the controversy it sparked even before it went into production. EMI famously pulled out of the project after been pressurised by Mary Whitehouse’s moral majority organisation and the threat of been charged with breaching the blasphemy laws. The production was saved by George Harrison setting up Handmade Films to finance the venture and bring it to the screen.
The scrapbook was for many the only...more
Oct 11, 2012 Bethanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Python fans
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I have the privilege of writing a paper on this fantastic script, and I can honestly say it's the first time I've been excited to write a paper. First of all, it's hilarious - my roommate thinks I'm a freak because I was chuckling to myself while I was reading it. But I've seen the debate, watched the documentary, read the Pythons' intent; and I love what the film stands for. I saw the film for the first time about a year ago, when I was struggling with some issues of personal faith: bad church...more
 Linda (Miss Greedybooks)
"He is not the Messiah, he is a very naughty boy" - favorite line.
Maybe the funniest movie ever... Blessed are the cheesemakers.
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Graham Chapman was an English comedian, actor, writer, physician and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the title character in Monty Python's Life of Brian.
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