Monty Python & The Holy Grail 35mm film print at Anthology movie starts at 9pm


From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of "bring out your dead," offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur's minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped "Knights Who Say Ni!" A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent's kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as "I fart in your general direction" and "I wave my private parts at your aunties." Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the "killer bunny" that decapitates one of the knights. Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, whileGilliam and Jones served as co-directors.

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  • steve

    Ugh, the person I was going to switch schedules with, now can't do it....I may not be able to make this one myself.....but I will leave it up for any Python fans, who may not know this is happening.

    September 20, 2013

  • Sheila C.

    Can't make this one; I will be at the Met. Will see you guys for Excalibur.

    September 20, 2013

  • Brooke

    My heart is broken because I can't come. Stupid opening night!

    September 19, 2013

    • steve

      Brooke, it's also playing tomorrow night (FRiday) at 9:30...I can't go because I have to work the bar

      September 19, 2013

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