Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay

Entertainment , Film, TV & Radio, Films & Cinema, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/04/2002
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Synopsis

The 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 Chapman's King Arthur battling with John Cleese's 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 Arthur's 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.

  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780413741202
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 7 mm

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay
Curtains!
I bought my copy of the screenplay in the Historic Scotland shop at Doune Castle, where Terry Jones gives a good audio commentary for visitors that include... READ MORE
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay
Great fun
A very good script from the Monty python team. I love the movie although I did find the end a bit daft. This is a nice book and if you like the movie you'... READ MORE
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