Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay by Graham ChapmanThe first feature film by the Monty Python team is a mock heroic tale set in medieval Britain with lots of silly things going on besides. In a series of sketches and animations, the Pythons recount scenes from the Grail legend in which the knights forsake their chorus line can-can dancing in Camelot for a higher aim. Typically, the Pythons set-up a historical tale which is really a take on the modern world. Memorable scenes, like Graham Chapmans King Arthur battling with John Cleeses Black Knight until the latter is reduced limb by limb down to a speaking stump of a torso, capture both the hilarity and grotesque nature of brutality. In scene after scene King Arthurs men are led a merry chase through the countryside, encountering life on many different social levels. This screenplay edition contains just the script and is supplemented by stills from the film.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
In contrast to the group's first film, And Now for Something Completely Different , a compilation of sketches from the first two television series, Holy Grail draws on new material, parodying the legend of King Arthur 's quest for the Holy Grail. Thirty years later, Idle used the film as the basis for the musical Spamalot. In the UK, readers of Total Film magazine in ranked it the fifth-greatest comedy film of all time;  a similar poll of Channel 4 viewers in placed it sixth. The movie opens with the projectionist accidentally putting the wrong film in the projector before correcting his mistake. Arthur leads the men to Camelot , but upon further consideration thanks to a musical number he decides not to go there because it is "a silly place". As they turn away, God an image of W.
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Back to Review Index. Back to Quick Reviews. Review by Mark Bourne. With some half-dozen editions released just in Region 1, a new DVD of Monty Python and the Holy Grail isn't exactly something completely different any longer. If you're a longtime fan, you're shouting "My brain hurts! Or perhaps rather unlikely, to be sure, but still you're one of those Upper Class Twits of the Year who still have not yet added this title to your DVD shelves at all. Either way, I'll bet one dead parrot against your box of Whizzo Chocolates that the absurdly redundant yet enticingly thickened "Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition" is something not even the Spanish Inquisition would expect.