Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

  • 1975 film

The Monty Python team put their own spin on the Arthurian legends. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and more.

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Spamalot film to go into production

A film based on the musical Monty Python's Spamalot is to be made by Paramount Pictures. Eric Idle has created a complete movie script.

British Comedy Guide, 7th January 2021

Holy Grail shares punchline with C15th manuscript

British Library curators have unearthed a 600-year-old version of the punchline seen in the 'Black Knight' scene in the Holy Grail film.

Dominic Penna, The Telegraph, 29th November 2020

Favourite film aged 12: Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Monty Python's chivalric sketch show served up epic amounts of daftness - and any adult reservations about it prove mere flesh wounds.

Alfie Packham, The Guardian, 23rd June 2020

Cleese mocks Fox News for covering Python joke in news

John Cleese has mocked Fox News for quoting a Reddit joke that referenced Monty Python and The Holy Grail live on air as part of a report on Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). The reporter failed to realise that the user was quoting a scene from Cleese's famous 1975 comedy when reading a post that said: "I thought we had an autonomous collective", and the moment quickly went viral online.

Louise Hall, The Independent, 15th June 2020

How Monty Python and the Holy Grail changed comedy

There has never been a movie with quite the combination of silliness and influence as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and there may never be again.

Tyler Sage, Ultimate Classic Rock, 3rd April 2020

Potty-mouthed letter about censor's Holy Grail decision

We're grateful to the fabulous @LettersofNote for sharing this brilliant letter sent by film producer Mark Forstater back in the day about cuts that were required by the BBFC if Monty Python And The Holy Grail was to be given an A certificate. The dialogue he outlines will be familiar to anyone who's seen the film (everyone, then). It's a potty-mouthed delight.

The Poke, 19th September 2019

Monty Python's 50th anniversary details

A range of new and re-released products have been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus; plus a world record attempt; BFI and BBC Two seasons, an HD-restored box set, and more.

British Comedy Guide, 26th June 2019

Unseen Monty Python material published

Scripts and ideas for unmade Monty Python sketches are to go on display at the British Library as they process a recently acquired archive from Michael Palin. Some material has been published today.

British Comedy Guide, 1st August 2018

The Not Very Holy Grail

It is the most famous anti-climax in cinematic history. Probably. King Arthur leads his army to the water's edge to do final battle with the enemy. Smoke drifts across what must soon become a scene of medieval slaughter. And then a police car and a black maria appear. King Arthur is arrested for an earlier offence and unarmed police move the whole army on. Thus ends Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

The Times, 1st August 2018

Unrestrained swearing by some very naughty boys

The most memorable insults in Monty Python And The Holy Grail featured no swearwords, although King Arthur and his knights had to endure threats of a "fart in your general direction" as well as the suggestion that their mothers were hamsters and their fathers smelt of elderberries.

Jack Malvern, The Times, 1st August 2018

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