Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of "bring out your dead," offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur's minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped "Knights Who Say Ni!" A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent's kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as "I fart in your general direction" and "I wave my private parts at your aunties." Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the "killer bunny" that decapitates one of the knights. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, while Gilliam and Jones served as co-directors. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2 Bedford, Terry,, Booth, Connie,, Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989,, Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989., Cleese, John,, Cleese, John., Cleveland, Carol, 1942-, Davies, Rita, Duffell, Bee, 1914-1974,, Forstater, Mark,, Forstater, Mark., Gilliam, Terry,, Gilliam, Terry., Goldstone, John, 1943-, Idle, Eric,, Idle, Eric., Innes, Neil, 1944-, Jones, Terry, 1942-, Palin, Michael,, Palin, Michael., White, Michael, 1936-2016,, Young, John, 1916-1996,
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display_description In this spoof of the legend of King Arthur, the king recruits the Knights of the Round Table. He is soon joined by Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Chaste and the Pure, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir- Lancelot, and Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film. God sends them on a quest to find the Holy Grail. Along the way they encounter a plague-ridden community, the Knights who say Ni, a killer rabbit, and more.
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subject_facet Action and adventure films, Arthur, -- King -- Drama, Arthur, -- King -- Legends -- Drama, Arthurian romances -- Drama, Comedy films, Drama, Fantasy films, Feature films, Feature films -- Great Britain, Films for the hearing impaired, Foreign films, Grail -- Drama, Grail -- Legends -- Drama, Legends, Quests (Expeditions) -- Drama, United Kingdom -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Drama
title_display Monty Python and the Holy Grail
title_full Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; producer, Mark Forstater ; written ... by Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; written ... by Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; executive producer, John Goldstone ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White presents ; written ... by Graham Chapman ... [and others] ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail [videorecording] / Python Pictures
title_short Monty Python and the Holy Grail
topic_facet Arthur, Arthurian romances, Grail, History, Quests (Expeditions)
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