With a huge wealth of 13.1 billion dollars, Elon Musk is considered one of the most successful technology entrepreneurs today. However, few people know that he is a big fan of Monty Python. The British comedy group was his great inspiration.
The billionaire introduced a list of 5 inspirational songs to work for him. Monty Python’s song ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ suddenly appears on this list. Elon Musk shared that this song appeared in the movie Monty Python’s Life of Brian and it was obviously a very unhappy song because at that time characters were nailed to the cross. He said that this song will remind us to always remember that we should not pay attention to bad things in life. According to Elon Musk’s concept, he would rather choose optimism and wrong than pessimism and right.
Apart from that, Elon Musk also shocked people by posting tweets about recruitment for Boring Company in a joke style in Monty Python. This is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by this billionaire in 2016.
Not only that, Elon Musk has also shocked the world when using rockets to bring cheese to space. Most of the first test spacecraft launches often did not carry excess goods, because they wanted to ensure safety and did not increase the load at launch. But Elon Musk brought very large cheeses of more than 35 kg onto the first Dragon spacecraft. He revealed that this was inspired by his friends and Monty Python comedy group.
Moreover, Elon Musk built WATCHTOWER outside the Bored Company factory. It should be noted that this is a Monty Python style watchtower outside the office of Musk’s rocket company SpaceX. The billionaire referred to the 1975 comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In it, a French guard insulted King Arthur and his soldiers from a castle wall. Therefore, he built this tower in that style.
Many people do not know that British genius scientist Stephen William Hawking is not only involved in the film but also music. In 2015, Stephen Hawking collaborated with Monty Python to recreate the song Galaxy Song.
Stephen William Hawking is Britain’s famous physicist, cosmologist, and well-known science book author. Throughout his life, he had many important scientific works for mankind such as the fascinating singular theory in the framework of general relativity or predicting the theory of black holes. He died in 2018 because of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Stephen Hawking’s meaningful life inspired many movies and music.
In 2015, Stephen William Hawking collaborated with comedian Monty Python to recreate the song Galaxy Song. The song is likened to a brief and simple presentation about space science.
The original version of Galaxy Song was composed and sung by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. This song was chosen as the theme song in the movie The Meaning of Life (1983). Later, Monty Python invited Stephen William Hawking to re-write the lyrics based on light and fun pop music. The voice of the brilliant British genius is distributed through the computer.
In addition, Stephen William Hawking also appeared in the music video and has a funny screen with scientist Brian Cox. The record label also released the record as a CD. Galaxy Song music video has many meaningful scenes. In particular, the scene of Stephen Hawking and his wheelchair moving out into space symbolizes his great scientific and cosmic works. Galaxy Song is Step William Hawking’s effort to popularize simple and memorable knowledge of space science to a mass audience.
The lyrics contain brief and memorable scientific information about basic scientific knowledge such as the sun as the source of energy, the earth rotating 900 miles an hour or the sky star moving at speed 1 million miles per day.
John Cleese, the star of the legendary Monty Python comedy group, once used to want to write a speech for Barack Obama if he won the Democratic nomination to run for president.
In the presidential election, Barack Obama received a lot of support from all over the country and even many people around the world. Prominent among his supporters was John Cleese, a playwright and comedian under the famous Monty Phyton group in England. John Cleese has declared support for the black American presidential candidate Barack Obama. He said that Obama was the most suitable candidate for the position of US President at that time.
During Obama’s election, Mr. Cleese lived in the United States. He told a local newspaper that his funny stories could help the Illinois Senator fulfill the White House dream. He said he intended to go to Europe in November but he could postpone the plan if Obama won the Democratic nomination ticket. Monty Phyton’s comedy wants to help Barack Obama as a speechwriter because Obama is an outstanding person.
At that time, John Cleese was living in California and only returned to England in May or June when his personal assistant said it was time for him to return. The 68-year-old comedian came to America for health reasons. He had severe pneumonia because the winter in England was too cold.
John Cleese became famous in the 1970s when he was a member of the Monty Python comedy group. The influence of this group on comedy is often compared to the influence of the Beatles in music. One of his famous works in particular and Monty Python is generally the 1979 satirical comedy called “Life Of Brain”. The comedy group criticized the badness of the Roman Empire. In 1987, John Cleese appeared in an advertisement for the Liberal Democrats. This is the 3rd largest party in the UK.
Monty Python had a great performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. Specifically, Eric Idle performed the song Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
The 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony gathers many famous British artists such as George Michael, Muse, Ed Sheeran and more. Among them, the two most expected groups are Monty Python and Spice Girls. The Spice Girls were in full attendance, of course, Victoria Adams – David Beckham’s wife also appeared.
Art director Kim Gavin shared that Monty Python and Spice Girls will bring unique British musical colors. According to music director David Amold, they will bring to the London Olympic Games a spirit both extreme and humorous. In addition, the atmosphere will also be a bit romantic and emotional.
Eric Idle from Monty Python has brought a humorous British atmosphere. In the opening, he wanted to be shot out of a cannon. However, it does not work. Eric Idle conducted a performance among a crowd of nuns. The song Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life is very attractive. This is a familiar melody from Life Of Brian – a famous comedy troupe’s film.
During his performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, Monty Python comedy team member still kept the lyrics “Life’s a piece of shit when you look at it”. The audience heard this sentence when watching live and lived-stream of NBC. However, NBC Television cut this sentence before broadcasting to audiences.
Not only performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony but Always Look on the Bright Side of Life also resounded in the 2014 World Cup. Recognizing the lack of optimism around England’s chances of going deeper into the next round, Monty Python added a piece from the Life of Brian soundtrack to this song. It was originally composed to encourage a young man who was mistaken for the Messiah when he was suspended on a cross but now has become a famous song that everyone in a large stadium must sing along.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has said they will award the Academy Fellowship to actor Michael Palin, member of the popular comedy group Monty Python.
According to Bingham’s president John Wallis, the award recognizes Palin’s tireless contributions to the British film and television industry over the past five decades.
Michael Palin became famous when he wrote the script and acted as the main character for the comedy group Monty Python. This comedy filmed a series of TV series with various themes spanning from 1969-1983. Monty Python (commonly known as The Pythons) is a comedy group that created Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a BBC television program that first aired on the BBC on October 5, 1969. 45 episodes were recorded with more than 4 series.
The British comedy Monty Python has a lot of “parody” that really makes sound, they have touched the subject sacred related to sensitive topic such as Jesus or King Arthur.
Monty’s Life of Brian (1979) is an example. This film revolves around the story of Brian, a Jewish boy born at the right time and place like Jesus, believing himself to be the prophet sent by God, but the problem is that he cannot convince people to believe this truth.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a film about the time of King Arthur. Born in 1975 with limited budget and little film-making experience by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, The Holy Grail has brought the success beyond expectations and has become a must-have movie in Monty’s history. The film lasted more than an hour and a half with strange details, monstrous, a little crazy but that was the reason made the film and become one of the best comedy of all time. The film’s simplicity, its simple content and the way it is filmed when it comes to combining animated images and virtual characters is “clumsy”. All that thought was not good, but added humor to a very special Holy Grail, very special and impressive than ever.
In 2000, readers of Total Film voted Monty Python and the Holy Grail was one of the five best comedies of all time.
In the late 1980s, Palin had a new interest in documenting travel. One of his most famous works is Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole or Brazil with Michael Palin. …
Speaking of the BAFTA’s honors, the 70s approaching humble, said, “I am very aware that all my successes are based on teamwork. I was very fortunate during my career with the support of my colleagues. ”