Monty Python and the Holy Grail : Screenplay Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 8 pages of b&w stills
- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 11/04/2002
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780413741202