15 June 2010

Life of Brian

The song "Always look on the bright side of life" helped me regroup a little after feeling grumpy. It's late and I don't have a lot to say about this film, except that it's clearly the best Monty Python film -- a charming and semi-linear story, jokes playing on many levels at once, attention to detail, and a bit of thematic message and social commentary while they're at it. Holy Grail is fun but overrated; Life of Brian is absolutely the best feature-length bit of work from the amazing team. I wish I had the series on DVD. Put that on my Christmas List, eh?

Soon my bedroom will get properly set-up and internet will be installed at home; in the meantime, my notes on films I see will probably continue to be sparser and blander. So it goes!

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