History Film / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

1st Dec '17 8:22:02 AM LavonPapillon1
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The film bares more than a few resemblances to ''Film/{{Jabberwocky}}''; a Monty Python-illumni film directed by Terry Gilliam about a man who is unwittingly swept up in the politics of the ignorant or insane people around him, repeatably victimized, lionized and all-around abused by the absurd world that they live in.
1st Dec '17 8:21:09 AM LavonPapillon1
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The film bares more than a few resemblances to ''Film/{{Jabberwocky}}''; a Monty Python-illumni film directed by Terry Gilliam about a man who is unwittingly swept up in the politics of the ignorant or insane people around him, repeatably victimized, lionized and all-around abused by the absurd world that they live in.
17th Nov '17 11:50:25 AM Twoeyesshort
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* LiteralDisarming: King Arthur cuts off both of the Black Knight's arms and both of his legs, and the Black Knight still refuses to surrender.
-->'''King Arthur''': Let's call it a draw.
13th Nov '17 5:00:01 AM StarTropes
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* MomentKiller: An epically funny one when Sir Lancelot shows up at Castle Anthrax to save Sir Galahad from almost certain temptation.
2nd Nov '17 11:33:57 AM xcountryguy
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%%* DynamicEntry: Sir Lancelot does this in "The Tale Of Sir Lancelot". See StormingTheCastle below.

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%%* * DynamicEntry: Sir Lancelot does this in "The Tale Of Sir Lancelot". See StormingTheCastle below.After running at the entrance of the castle (in various repeated clips) he storms the front door, kills pretty much everyone and then attempts a Dynamic Exit. Except he fails and needs a push.



* FocalLength: The shot of Lancelot running toward the swamp castle is extended into {{Parody}} by zooming in and out...and repeating footage.

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* FocalLength: The shot of Lancelot running toward the swamp castle is extended into {{Parody}} by zooming in and out... and repeating footage.



* GainaxEnding: Also could qualify as a PlayedForLaughs DownerEnding, [[spoiler: as Arthur gets arrested by (modern-day) police officers in connection with a trans-temporal murder committed by an entirely different person earlier in the film. The climactic battle with the French never happens]].

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* GainaxEnding: Also could qualify as a PlayedForLaughs DownerEnding, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as Arthur gets arrested by (modern-day) police officers in connection with a trans-temporal murder committed by an entirely different person earlier in the film. The climactic battle with the French never happens]].



* ImpossibleTask: "You must chop down the mightiest tree in the forest...[[WithThisHerring wiiiiiiiiith...a herring]]!"

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* ImpossibleTask: "You must chop down the mightiest tree in the forest... [[WithThisHerring wiiiiiiiiith...wiiiiiiiiith... a herring]]!"



%%** In a deleted scene with Zoot (which does still appear in several versions of the movie) and within several other scenes throughout the film. Note of course that in most instances, the Overly-Long Gag is itself an intentional RunningGag and a LampshadeHanging.



%%* PaintingTheMedium: Done literally with the title card in Sir Lancelot's segment.

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%%* * PaintingTheMedium: Done literally with the title card in Sir Lancelot's segment.segment as an animated cartoonist is painting the title card itself.



%% * ShownTheirWork: See above.

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%% * ShownTheirWork: See above.Terry Jones is an Arthurian scholar and added details not commonly seen in different King Arthur adaptations such as Lancelot being a total berserker in combat.



%%* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: The ChekhovsGun Arthur overhears.
%%--> '''Bedevere:''' How do you know so much about swallows?

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%%* * SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: The ChekhovsGun conversation about swallows Arthur overhears.
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overhears at the beginning of the film comes in handy much, much later.
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'''Bedevere:''' How do you know so much about swallows?



** The ending, where everyone gets arrested instead of finishing the story. [[spoiler: It's a cop-out.]]

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** The ending, where everyone gets arrested instead of finishing the story. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's a cop-out.]]
11th Oct '17 10:48:07 PM TroperMan
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-->'''Sir Robin's minstrel:''' Brave Sir Robin ran away./Bravely ran away away./When danger reared it's ugly head,/He bravely turned his tail and fled./Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about/And gallantly he chickened out./Bravely taking to his feet,/He beat a very brave retreat.

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-->'''Sir Robin's minstrel:''' Brave Sir Robin ran away./Bravely ran away away./When danger reared it's its ugly head,/He bravely turned his tail and fled./Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about/And gallantly he chickened out./Bravely taking to his feet,/He beat a very brave retreat.
25th Sep '17 9:36:59 AM Saveelich
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After the success of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in the UK and US, the six Ambassadors of Anarchy got the right to make films. This 1974 effort was their second go-round (after 1972's ''And Now for Something Completely Different'', which featured redone versions of several sketches from ''Circus'') and one of their most famous and oft-quoted.

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After the success of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in the UK and US, [[Creator/MontyPython the six Ambassadors of Anarchy Anarchy]] got the right to make films. This 1974 effort was their second go-round (after 1972's ''And Now for Something Completely Different'', which featured redone versions of several sketches from ''Circus'') and one of their most famous and oft-quoted.
21st Aug '17 2:08:48 PM Josef5678
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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film. You'll also be hard-pressed to find any mention of Patsy, Castle Anthrax, killer rabbits, Tim the Enchanter, or Knights who say Ni in the original literature (though as for Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Lai, who knows?)

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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film. You'll also be hard-pressed to find any mention of Patsy, Castle Anthrax, killer rabbits, Tim the Enchanter, or Knights who say Ni in the original literature (though as for Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Lai, Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film, who knows?)
20th Aug '17 10:08:14 PM MadAnthony94
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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film. You'll also be hard-pressed to find any mention of Patsy, Castle Anthrax, or Knights who say Ni in the original literature (though as for Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Lai, who knows?)

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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film. You'll also be hard-pressed to find any mention of Patsy, Castle Anthrax, killer rabbits, Tim the Enchanter, or Knights who say Ni in the original literature (though as for Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Lai, who knows?)
20th Aug '17 10:06:43 PM MadAnthony94
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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film.

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* CanonForeigner: Of all the named knights of the Round Table, only Sir Robin is created for the film. You'll also be hard-pressed to find any mention of Patsy, Castle Anthrax, or Knights who say Ni in the original literature (though as for Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Lai, who knows?)
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