History Film / MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian

22nd Sep '16 1:46:22 PM Awesomekid42
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-->'''Brian:''' You mean you were... raped?!\\

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-->'''Brian:''' You mean mean... you were... were raped?!\\
15th Sep '16 2:47:50 PM Demetrios
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** In one specific example, the beginning of the movie features a ceremony where a man who used the Lord's name in vain is about to be stoned to death ("All I said was 'that bit of halibut is good enough for Jehovah'!"). However, except for Brian all of the people attending the stoning are women... who, in that women are not permitted to participate in the stoning, are breaking the Jewish religious law just as much as the poor sod they're about to stone to death.
*** [[DeathByIrony Ironically, it's the priest that's running the execution who ends up getting stoned to death]].

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** In one specific example, the beginning of the movie features a ceremony where a man who used the Lord's name in vain is about to be stoned to death ("All I said was 'that bit of halibut is good enough for Jehovah'!"). However, except for Brian all of the people attending the stoning are women... who, in that women are not permitted to participate in the stoning, are breaking the Jewish religious law just as much as the poor sod they're about to stone to death.
*** [[DeathByIrony Ironically, it's
death.[[note]][[DeathByIrony It's actually the priest that's running the execution who ends up getting stoned to death]].[[/note]]
27th Jun '16 11:11:08 AM Demetrios
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*** [[DeathByIrony Ironically, it's the priest that's running the execution who ends up getting stoned to death]].
10th Jun '16 7:44:27 AM TheWanderer
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* OverwhelmingException: One of the more well known instances of this trope. When Reg and company are trying to stir people up against the Romans, he [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder asks what the Romans have ever done for them]]. He soon winds up with a very long list indeed, but keeps trying to get people going.
-->All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
15th May '16 8:18:22 PM PresidentStalkeyes
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* {{Cyclops}}: The aliens have one eye on a stalk.

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* {{Cyclops}}: The aliens have one eye on a stalk.EyeOnAStalk.
29th Apr '16 10:20:09 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: RuleOfFunny applies full stop here, but a number of things the Romans supposedly did for the Jews (see WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately) were actually already present prior to Roman conquest (such as wine, which had been around since the time of the Old Testament) or had been established by previous rulers (such as Greece or Persia).

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: RuleOfFunny applies full stop here, but a number of things the Romans supposedly did for the Jews (see WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately) were actually already present prior to Roman conquest (such as wine, which had been around since the time of the Old Testament) or had Testament), some of them even having been established by previous rulers (such as Greece or Persia).Persia).
** On the topic of Roman wine, it was actually more of a curse than a blessing: the Romans loaded their wine with lead to make it taste sweeter, causing many of Rome's citizens (up to and including the emperors) to become susceptible to lead poisoning and all the problems that came with it.
25th Apr '16 12:37:26 PM Gerryfromderry
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: The opening song says that teenage Brian "started to shave and have one off the wrist."



* RagingStiffie: Brian has an erection when he is at the window naked. Well, he had just woken up.
20th Apr '16 3:28:48 PM Gerryfromderry
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* RagingStiffie: Brian has an erection when he is at the window naked. Well, he had just woken up.
3rd Apr '16 7:33:26 AM Wanderwolf
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** Lampshaded in the scene where a centurion catches Brian writing "Romanes eunt domus" on a wall and upbraids him for his poor grasp of Latin and forces him to correct his mistakes.

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** Lampshaded in the scene where a centurion catches Brian writing "Romanes eunt domus" on a wall and upbraids him for his poor grasp of Latin and forces him to correct his mistakes. [[spoiler: If you're wondering, "Romanes eunt domus" is very bad Latin for "Romans go home"... it pluralizes the adjective for "Roman" and uses the incorrect tenses for "go" and "home". The corrected version, "Romani ite domum", is much more accurate.]]
2nd Apr '16 5:18:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Upon its release, this film drew a lot of controversy, mainly in the form of criticism from various religious groups and orders due to what was perceived as a disrespectful mockery of JesusChrist (which in turn was frequently based on the erroneous belief that Brian was intended to be / actually was Jesus, rather than just someone whose life paralleled him in several ways). Rather than mocking Jesus, however, the film actually treats the source material with a lot of respect. It just points out that UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} may have missed the point on some of what Jesus taught. It is not unheard of for the movie to be regarded as an AffectionateParody by actual ministers.

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Upon its release, this film drew a lot of controversy, mainly in the form of criticism from various religious groups and orders due to what was perceived as a disrespectful mockery of JesusChrist (which in turn was frequently based on the erroneous belief that Brian was intended to be / actually be/actually was Jesus, rather than just someone whose life paralleled him in several ways). Rather than mocking Jesus, however, the film actually treats the source material with a lot of respect. It just points out that UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} may have missed the point on some of what Jesus taught. It is not unheard of for the movie to be regarded as an AffectionateParody by actual ministers.
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