The dadaist comedy group making a movie which is actually a double episode collection of sketches from the first two seasons of their TV series. So it’s a joke from the get-go. It’s not different, it’s not new, and there’s hardly anything that would justify calling it a movie (except that it’s 90 minutes long), but it’s fucking hilarious and fun. The Flying Circus was and is one of the greatest comedy shows ever.
I understand this was an attempt to introduce Americans to Monty Python back in the day, but its an absolute failure. Mainly because, the performances are nowhere near as perfect as the Pythons' sublime Flying Circus. It also suffers from Americanization which kills this film's credibility.
Loved every single sketch. Monty Python confirm themselves to have created some of the greatest comedy moments in history. Some scenes are so subtle and rich in storytelling mastery that might not be immediately and fully captured on a first viewing; many of the themes they touch upon are still so effectively contemporary. Although originally thought for TV, a few images feel very powerful on a cinematic level too.
It was always last week we heard news Terry Jones has Alzeimer's disease. One cannot but help thinking How possible could men as vibrant and explosive as these lot, ever age, let alone extinguish themselves. Quite possibly not their best material this one however, its not the gags that fascinate me year after year, but the impeccable performances, the timing, the spontaneity. Five stars through and through!
Humour permanently verging on sillyness, rather more transgressive than sophisticated. The Pythons shook the foundations of the conservative British Establishment in the 70s through irreverent comedy and the charisma of every single one of them. These little sketches feel like dull aperitifs before a glorious meal, perhaps because of overdosing. They work better and with fewer side effects in small quantities.
Un ensemble forcément assez décousu mais qui permettait déjà à l'époque de se faire une idée de l'humour dévastateur et iconoclaste de la troupe des Monty Python. Quelques gags hilarants mais souvent aussi grosses ficelles et lourdeur ridicule ..... www.cinefiches.com
Film zaten başlı başına saçmalıklardan ibaret ama bu saçmalıklar komik olsun diye değil komikliğin nasıl komik olduğunu tartışmak için yapılmış saçmalıklar. Filmde bolca ironi yer almakta ve İngiliz yaşamının, siyasi durumunun parodisi yer almakta. Alakasız şeylerin fotografik ve sinema karşılığı bulunuyor. Hikaye içinden hikaye üretilmekte, bölümler arası geçişler güldürüye sahip bir dizi skeçler yer alıyor. Güzel!!