Monty Python and the Holy Grail
I can't believe one of my
co-workers hasn't already recommended this! This movie is a brilliant addition
to the Monty Python troupe's long list of irreverent and bawdy humor output.
Holy Grail is both a parody of film-making, and a hilarious poke at the whole
King Arthur mythos, which gives each of the Pythons plenty of moments to shine.
Graham Chapman is perfect as the stuffy, heroic Arthur, who assembles an
eclectic group of knights from across the realm, in a quest to locate the
mythical Holy Grail of Christian legend. I can't count the number of times I've
seen this movie -- and every time makes me laugh even harder. The unforgettable
comedic moments from this film just keep coming: The Black Knight, the Knights
Who Say Ni, the Holy Hand Grenade, the Killer Rabbit, What's Your Favorite
Color, I'm Being Persecuted, She's a Witch, Brave Sir Robin, I'm Not Dead, and
so on. This film, and its marvelous "The Knights of the Round Table" musical
number, served as the inspiration for the Tony-Award-winning musical Spamalot. A
true masterpiece of subversive comedy film-making! [If you enjoy this, you may
also wish to try Spamalot, or, frankly, any other Monty Python
production.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available as The
Album of the Soundtrack of the Movie of Monty Python and the Holy
[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Pythonline web site ]
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