Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian (1979): “Who threw that stone?”

Once banned in several American states, Ireland and Norway – and subsequently marketed in Sweden with the tagline, “The film so funny it was banned in Norway” – Life Of Brian is Monty Python at their wittiest, ballsiest best. Taking aim at the fake piety of many religious folk, its genius is perhaps best exemplified by this lapidation set-piece, which riffs on the Gospel of John, Chapter 8.