Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
[DVD Monty]

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 Grail

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Pythonline web site ]

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