Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay

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Methuen, 2002 - Performing Arts - 92 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Katie Varga - Goodreads

This was hilarious. Almost as great as the movie. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I didn't read this book - clicked on it accidentally! Not my type of book - haha! Read full review

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Cleese is known the world over for the roles he has created and played in Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures.

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