Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monty Python's The Holy Grail
If you like to laugh, I have a film for you. Clever, silly and contradictory, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the defining film of British humor. From the writers and actors of Flying Circus, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life comes a series of skits that happen to add up to the story of King Richard’s great crusade. If you aren’t already quoting the banter, open your ears and await the French insults: “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.” Or the Black Knight’s famous, “It's just a flesh wound.” And Sir Bedevere’s surprising exchange with a peasant: “What makes you think she's a witch? Well, she turned me into a newt! A newt? …I got better.” Regardless of your friends irritating and incessant quotation of this film, it is a must see.