Friday, December 19, 2008

The nativity scene from Life of Brian

My favourite scene in my favourite film, it seems apt as Christmas approaches to relive it again. I have found the full script on this website

I think my favourite part is this

Mandy: What star sign is he?
WM2: Capricorn.
Mandy: Capricorn eh, what are they like?
WM2: He is the son of God, our Messiah.
WM1: King of the Jews.
Mandy: And that's Capricorn, is it?
WM3: No, no, that's just him
Mandy: Oh, I was going to say, otherwise there'd be a lot of them.

and the glorious

King: We are three wise men.
Mandy: Well, what are you doing creeping around a cow shed at two o'clock in the morning? That doesn't sound very wise to me.

You can see a clip of the scene here - go to the theatrical trailers section

Anyway, you know what they say, enjoy, and don't worry too much about the myrrh next time.


scouseboy said...

How does the blasphemy element of this film square with your christian views? (Dont post if you dont want to, its just an observation, I am not prying)

Dave Williams said...

Great film, one of my favourites.
Thanks for reminding me about it.

Singing: "Always look on the bright side of life . . . "

Have a great Christmas, Louise.

Love from Dave & the guys at Q.D.

Louise Baldock said...

Hi guys, thanks for the posts.

Scouseboy: I dont think it is blasphemous. It is faithful to the story of Jesus, Brian is merely someone who passes through the same time. Jesus himself is never disrespectfully portrayed.
And you have to be familiar with the new testament to understand many of the jokes.

Dave: Thanks for the good wishes. Give my love to all the Rev Cons, is Eddie still working with you?