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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:50 am 
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I saw a couple of pages further the topic on least favourite scenes from Holy Grail, and well, quite frankly, what is your LEAST favourite scene from Meaning of Life?

MIne's definitely the Christmas in Heaven. I truly HATE that scene. Although theoretically I should love it, because it is possibly meant to be a warning that heaven, if it exists, is a truly horrible bland place. Well at least there are some girls with bare breasts. But I just can't stand it.


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I dont like mr creosote. its icky. although john is in one of his finest moments there.

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I think Mr Creosote is the spiritual father of unfunny stuff like Jackass and Tom Greene...


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probably live organ donation.

just a bit too disgusting for me.

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I normally skip the Terry G film.

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I agree..it is a little bit too long...but it has a funny story, if you have seen the extra material on the new DVD

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hakrista wrote:
I agree..it is a little bit too long...but it has a funny story, if you have seen the extra material on the new DVD
I like some Gilliam movies and not others.I have seen the DVD extras but only once so I can't remember what was on it.

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Personally I like the Crimson Permanent Assurance, but it's style is closer to Gilliam's own films (unsurprisingly, as it was a solo effort) than to Python itself, so it's not as 'laugh out loud' funny.

I think the weakest scene is the 'dungeon room' philosophy conversation. It starts quite well, with Terry G. as Bo Peep etc, but it goes on too long and while I think there can never be enough references to Schopenhauer in comedy, the scene isn't particularly clever or witty. I know that's probably the point to some extent, in that it's about vacuous tourists, but it's still a rather dull moment in a film of outrageous ones.


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Harry Snapper-Organs wrote:
I think the weakest scene is the 'dungeon room' philosophy conversation. It starts quite well, with Terry G. as Bo Peep etc, but it goes on too long and while I think there can never be enough references to Schopenhauer in comedy, the scene isn't particularly clever or witty. I know that's probably the point to some extent, in that it's about vacuous tourists, but it's still a rather dull moment in a film of outrageous ones.
Nah that's a great bit.Where people actually need a waiter to start them off in conversation,and when they do talk no-one has a clue what the other one is saying.

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That's because Terry G made it indepentent of the other Python's, in another studio. No pythons were otherwise involved, except in the scene later in the film where the CPA breaks into the main film. I think it's quite great, this bit, typically Gilliam. Incidentally, the music used throughout most of this bit also occurs somewhere in the beginning of Brazil, when the employees are watching TV, eh, working.


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well, I like all skecths of meaning of life. And it's a few dificult answer which scene I liked least.


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how can you not like the organ donor scean?
sure it may be bloody and morbid, but we all love a little gora now and then.
oh, and i too, would have to say that christmas in heaven would be my least facorite, i mean, come on, it kinda makes you think about all the asses that your gonna have to spend the rest of eternity with.
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