History Film / MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian

11th Nov '17 12:49:37 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** ''Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)'', a comic oratorio written by Creator/EricIdle and John du Prez (the same team of ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''). Besides many original compositions are Python mainstays "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" and "The Lumberjack Song".

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** ''Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)'', a comic oratorio written by Creator/EricIdle and John du Prez (the same team of ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''). Besides many original compositions are Python mainstays "Always Look On The on the Bright Side of Life" and "The Lumberjack Song".



* PopCulturalOsmosis: "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" has become such a popular standard that some first time viewers will laugh when the characters sing this song in the film, because they assume the Pythons are simply covering a well known song. In reality it was completely written by Python member Eric Idle.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: "Always Look On The the Bright Side Of Life" has become such a popular standard that some first time viewers will laugh when the characters sing this song in the film, because they assume the Pythons are simply covering a well known song. In reality it was completely written by Python member Eric Idle.
8th Nov '17 8:30:08 PM Cheapsunglasses
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** In addition, while the film does bring up the fact that it would be unfair to dismiss the Romans as little more than [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]], they were perfectly capable of being so on their worst days, and sometimes even on their best. Some of the largest rebellions against them, including the UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts, were directly caused by a high-ranking Roman (or a group of them) grabbing the VillainBall with both hands[[note]]The Jewish Revolts were kicked off by a centurion ordering the slaughter of a bunch of Jews ''for no reason whatsoever!''[[/note]] - a common cause for revolt would be the installation of an asshole tax collector who would make demands he ''knew'' could not be met until the locals got tired of him and retaliated; or [[TheStarscream they would betray a loyal ally]] [[KickTheDog for no good reason]], then [[WrittenByTheWinners make up a story]] [[NeverMyFault about how the rebels started it]]. But what more often than not broke their necks was the total disregard for local customs - this was particularly evident in their treatment of Judaism, which they never quite fully understood until ''after'' they fought three devastating wars against Jewish rebels, ending with the destruction of Jerusalem and the diaspora. So, overall, while the Romans certainly did a lot, many people, including the Jews, had every reason to despise them.

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** In addition, while the film does bring up the fact that it would be unfair to dismiss the Romans as little more than [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]], they were perfectly capable of being so on their worst days, and sometimes even on their best. Some of the largest rebellions against them, including the UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts, were directly caused by a high-ranking Roman (or a group of them) grabbing the VillainBall with both hands[[note]]The Jewish Revolts were kicked off by a centurion ordering the slaughter of a bunch of Jews ''for no reason whatsoever!''[[/note]] - a common cause for revolt would be the installation of an asshole tax collector who would make demands he ''knew'' could not be met until the locals got tired of him and retaliated; or [[TheStarscream [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder they would betray a loyal ally]] [[KickTheDog for no good reason]], then [[WrittenByTheWinners make up a story]] [[NeverMyFault about how the rebels started it]]. But what more often than not broke their necks was the total disregard for local customs - this was particularly evident in their treatment of Judaism, which they never quite fully understood until ''after'' they fought three devastating wars against Jewish rebels, ending with the destruction of Jerusalem and the diaspora. So, overall, while the Romans certainly did a lot, many people, including the Jews, had every reason to despise them.
1st Nov '17 6:05:01 PM Josef5678
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* TheCameo: The man who rents out the mountain for sermons is Music/GeorgeHarrison.[[note]]He was essential in funding the film.[[/note]]
** The Pythons ran into SpikeMilligan (who had been visiting some of the places he had fought with the British Army in WWII) and gave him a brief role as a prophet.

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The man who rents out the mountain for sermons is Music/GeorgeHarrison.[[note]]He was essential in funding the film.[[/note]]
** The Pythons ran into SpikeMilligan Creator/SpikeMilligan (who had been visiting some of the places he had fought with the British Army in WWII) and gave him a brief role as a prophet.
1st Nov '17 7:43:21 AM Kalmbach
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** The Pythons ran into SpikeMilligan (who had been visiting some of the places he had fought with the British Army in WWII) and gave him a brief role as a prophet.
13th Sep '17 2:54:58 AM rufusluciusivan
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** The Judean People's Front, for reasons unknown.

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** The Judean People's Front, for reasons unknown. [[UnreliableNarrator At least, that's how they're perceived by others]].
2nd Sep '17 2:39:03 PM Anorgil
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%%* SonOfAWhore: Brian.

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%%* * SonOfAWhore: Brian.Mandy provides... services... to the Roman guards, and she tells Brian that one of them resulted in his conception.
2nd Sep '17 2:35:50 PM Anorgil
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** The disparate Jewish sects agitating against the Romans really were as divided in real life as they were depicted in this film, and actually did more infighting than fighting against the Romans. Ultimately this meant that all three Jewish uprisings against the Romans failed precisely because of that WeAreStrugglingTogether, though the immense military strength of the Roman Empire didn't help either.. John Cleese, a former Latin teacher, most likely knew enough about Roman history to know this.

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** The disparate Jewish sects agitating against the Romans really were as divided in real life as they were depicted in this film, and actually did more infighting than fighting against the Romans. Ultimately this meant that all three Jewish uprisings against the Romans failed precisely because of that WeAreStrugglingTogether, though the immense military strength of the Roman Empire didn't help either..either. John Cleese, a former Latin teacher, most likely knew enough about Roman history to know this.
2nd Sep '17 2:35:08 PM Anorgil
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** The disparate Jewish sects agitating against the Romans really were as divided in real life as they were depicted in this film. John Cleese, a former Latin teacher, most likely knew enough about Roman history to know this.

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** The disparate Jewish sects agitating against the Romans really were as divided in real life as they were depicted in this film.film, and actually did more infighting than fighting against the Romans. Ultimately this meant that all three Jewish uprisings against the Romans failed precisely because of that WeAreStrugglingTogether, though the immense military strength of the Roman Empire didn't help either.. John Cleese, a former Latin teacher, most likely knew enough about Roman history to know this.
13th Jul '17 7:40:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Judith, who really doesn't seem to have a problem defending a nice Jewish boy's integrity to his own mother even when she herself is stark naked and very obviously someone that the boy has recently had sex with. You do wonder what flavour of Jewish Judith herself could possibly be. (People's Front of Judea, obviously.)

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Judith, who really doesn't seem to have a problem defending a nice Jewish boy's NiceJewishBoy's integrity to his own mother even when she herself is stark naked and very obviously someone that the boy has recently had sex with. You do wonder what flavour of Jewish Judith herself could possibly be. (People's Front of Judea, obviously.)
14th Jun '17 8:37:24 AM Mdumas43073
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