History Film / MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail

24th Mar '17 8:28:19 AM Audobonible
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*HistoricalInJoke:
**Alfred, King of the English, actually built a stronghold in a swamp, for his guerilla war against the Danish invaders.
21st Mar '17 4:35:50 PM eroock
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* OminousFog: The fellowship encounters heavy fog in the woods which creeps them out.
15th Mar '17 8:08:41 AM Kalaong
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** The cow and large wooden rabbit the French fling at the English knights. Catapulting real animals--which the French ''also'' do--was a legitimate strategy for fending off invaders back then, but they were usually dead animals meant to spread disease, not ''living'' livestock.

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** The cow and large wooden rabbit the French fling at the English knights. Catapulting real animals--which the French ''also'' do--was a legitimate strategy for fending off invaders back then, in sieges, but they were usually dead animals meant to spread disease, not ''living'' livestock.livestock. Oh, and it was an ''attack'' strategy --the animals flung into a besieged castle-- as defenders had more trouble getting rid of the corpses without letting the attackers in.
18th Feb '17 2:56:25 PM MatthewGuy6131994
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7th Feb '17 2:33:03 PM LondonKdS
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* WhenPropsAttack: In the frames where it attacks people, the Killer Rabbit is quite obviously a cuddly toy.
29th Jan '17 5:17:27 PM DustSnitch
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* EpisodeDiscussionScene: There's a scene that has a historian begin to deliver a short lecture explaining the historical context of the plot, until the trope was subverted when one of the story's knights killed the historian in the middle of a sentence.
22nd Jan '17 7:46:44 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** RuleOfFunny applies here, since in the legends the Lady of the Lake gave Excalibur to Arthur when he was already king. He became king by [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield drawing a sword from a stone]] (sometimes Excalibur, sometimes a different one), which the film doesn't mention.
19th Jan '17 4:59:52 PM TheTropingGopher
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** Prince Herbert fires an arrow with a message tied to it out of the window, ''without looking'', and it travels a considerable distance before striking Lancelot's servant square in the chest.

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** Prince Herbert fires an arrow with a message tied to it out of the window, ''without looking'', and it travels a considerable distance before striking Lancelot's servant square in the chest.
19th Jan '17 4:57:33 PM TheTropingGopher
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: The Black Knight throws his sword right through the eye-slot of the Green Knight's helmet.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: ImprobableAimingSkills:
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The Black Knight throws throwing his sword right through the eye-slot of the Green Knight's helmet.helmet.
** Prince Herbert fires an arrow with a message tied to it out of the window, ''without looking'', and it travels a considerable distance before striking Lancelot's servant square in the chest.
19th Jan '17 4:51:15 PM TheTropingGopher
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* CloudCuckooLander: Almost very character in the film counts as this, with the exception of the Historian, his Wife, and the Police, whose presence only reinforces the theory that all of the characters are merely away with the fairies.

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* CloudCuckooLander: *CloudCuckooLander: Almost very every character in the film counts as this, with the exception of the Historian, his Wife, and the Police, whose presence only reinforces the theory that all of the main characters are merely away with the fairies.
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