History Film / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

22nd Nov '16 12:34:47 AM NWolfman
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* AnachronismStew: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]].
** The [[spoiler:modern-day police officers coming to arrest Arthur and his mob]] at the end of the movie.
** A subtle one: everyone's teeth are yellowed, either slightly or grossly, to show how grimy the dark ages were. However, as Terry Jones pointed out, this would not be so common in an era before the sugar industry. This was one of Jones' deliberate appeals to PopCultureOsmosis (ie, what most people ''think'' the Dark Ages were like).
22nd Nov '16 12:27:37 AM NWolfman
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Just a side note--because Creator/TerryJones is, in fact, an Arthurian scholar, this happens to be not just the funniest but the [[ShownTheirWork most accurate film adaptation]] of Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'' [[HilariousInHindsight ever made]]. Some of the humor, in fact, is derived from typical Pythonian spins on events and characterizations from the original tales.

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Just a side note--because Creator/TerryJones is, in fact, an Arthurian scholar, this happens to be not just the funniest but the [[ShownTheirWork most accurate film adaptation]] of Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'' [[HilariousInHindsight ever made]]. Some of the humor, in fact, is derived from typical Pythonian spins on events and characterizations from the original tales.
tales. It also meant that Jones knew ''how'' to caricature a story already muddied by PopCultureOsmosis.
22nd Nov '16 12:25:21 AM NWolfman
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* NoEnding: Mainly because they couldn't think of one and didn't have the budget and time to film it if they had. [[spoiler:Arthur and his knights prepare to storm the French castle, and are then promptly arrested by the police for the murder of a historian killed by Lancelot halfway through the film]].

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* NoEnding: Mainly because they couldn't think Due to a combination of one writer's block, NoBudget and didn't have everyone getting fed up with the budget and time to film it if they had.film's TroubledProduction. [[spoiler:Arthur and his knights prepare to storm the French castle, and are then promptly arrested by the police for the murder of a historian killed by Lancelot halfway through the film]].
16th Nov '16 12:32:43 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Well, ''creator'' name, but the principle is the same.
13th Nov '16 7:25:23 PM ToxtethOGrady
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* OverlyLongGag: It takes an inordinately long time and many patient repetitions for the King of Swamp Castle to get his guards to understand that he wants them to stay in the room and not let Prince Herbert leave. And just when the King thinks they've got it, the guards start to follow him out of the room (i.e., the exact opposite of what the King told them to do), and the he has to explain his orders ''again.''

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* OverlyLongGag: It takes an inordinately long time and many patient repetitions for the King of Swamp Castle to get his guards to understand that he wants them to stay in the room and not let Prince Herbert leave. And just when the King thinks they've got it, the guards start to follow him out of the room (i.e., the exact opposite of what the King told them to do), and the he has to explain his orders yet ''again.''
13th Nov '16 7:23:47 PM ToxtethOGrady
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* OverlyLongGag: It takes an inordinately long time and many patient repetitions for the King of Swamp Castle to get his guards to understand his order to stay in the room and not let Prince Herbert leave. And just when the King thinks they've got it, the guards start to follow him out of the room - In other words, the ''exact opposite'' of what he ordered.

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* OverlyLongGag: It takes an inordinately long time and many patient repetitions for the King of Swamp Castle to get his guards to understand his order that he wants them to stay in the room and not let Prince Herbert leave. And just when the King thinks they've got it, the guards start to follow him out of the room - In other words, (i.e., the ''exact opposite'' exact opposite of what the King told them to do), and the he ordered.has to explain his orders ''again.''
8th Nov '16 8:16:22 PM ToxtethOGrady
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* OverlyLongGag: It takes an inordinately long time and many patient repetitions for the King of Swamp Castle scene.to get his guards to understand his order to stay in the room and not let Prince Herbert leave. And just when the King thinks they've got it, the guards start to follow him out of the room - In other words, the ''exact opposite'' of what he ordered.
21st Sep '16 6:16:59 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges: Note that in the DVD commentary, the Pythons admit that AnachronismStew is at work: It is said to be set in Dark Ages Britain, but the costumes are based on fashions from the 1300s, not to mention the castles.
7th Sep '16 5:43:16 PM shinykittie
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Intentionally averted when King Arthur comes across an anarcho-syndicalist commune of literal mud farmers. They are decidedly non-violent, particularly when compared to Arthur himself, but they are extremely irritating, screaming "repression" when... Arthur grabs one of them in annoyance. It may be an example of the Pythons having [[ShownTheirWork shown their knowledge about left-wing politics]] and a subtle TakeThat at the many leftists who espoused such views in TheSeventies UK.

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* AnarchyIsChaos: Intentionally averted when King Arthur comes across an anarcho-syndicalist commune of literal mud farmers. They are decidedly non-violent, particularly when compared to Arthur himself, but they are extremely irritating, screaming "repression" when... Arthur grabs one of them in annoyance. It may be an example of the Pythons having [[ShownTheirWork shown their knowledge about left-wing politics]] and a subtle TakeThat at the many leftists who espoused such views in TheSeventies UK.himself.
4th Sep '16 7:35:46 PM ChrisX
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** King Arthur gets another atypical question, and yet he survives because...
-->'''Bridge Keeper:''' What is the airspeed velocity of an unladden swallow?
-->'''Arthur''': What do you mean, an African or European swallow?
-->'''Bridge Keeper:''' Huh, uh, I don't know that... ''*Tossed into the chasm below*''
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