Posts Tagged ‘The Meaning of Life’

I Don’t Discuss My Process – The Making of the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Judging by the astronomical visitor figures of the last four weeks and the unprecedented poll participation, many people have enjoyed reading the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender (Trademark pending). And if DVD extras are any indication, what people like even more than being entertained, is a view behind the scenes, at how the film (or the Adventskalender) was made. So here are ten things you might not have known about the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender – my personal trade secrets, so to speak. And they are certainly good advice for anyone undertaking such a great venture. (weiterlesen …)

Adventskalender 7

Montag, Dezember 7th, 2009

Klick auf den Link, um das siebte Türchen zu öffnen. Click the link to open the seventh door.

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Minute Movie Review – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Mittwoch, Januar 7th, 2009


Like every intelligent person with a good sense of humour, I adore everything Monty Python. Sadly, The Meaning of Life does not quite live up to that expectation. The film is a collection of sketches somehow tied together, rather haphazardly, by the title theme. The sketches in themselves go from brilliant satire to plain silly and are entertaining enough, but two hours of sketch comedy is just too much. Still, even sub-standard Monty Python is much funnier than pretty much everything else.

Random Observations:

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The movie’s title sequence features a lighning stroke adding the last line to the “E” in life, thus changing the title from “The Meaning of Liff”. Douglas Adams published his book “The Meaning of Liff” in the very same year. Both parties found out that the other had made the same joke when it was already to late to do anything about it.

Apparently, there are quite a few people who consider the infamous “Mr. Creosote” sketch to be in bad taste. Has it ever occured to them that it is meant to be offensive?

People also might consider this eulogy for Graham Chapman to be in bad taste. I personally think it is hilarious. (And so should you!)