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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones / UK 1975 / 91’
subtitles: Polish and English


Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Neil Innes, Sandy Johnson, Carol Cleveland

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Monty Python’s first full-length film may have never seen the light of day if not for financial backing from rock groups Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, as well as singer Elton John. The film’s small budget and lack of resources only spurred the Pythons’ creativity, producing some of the film’s most memorable scenes and self-referential humour. After a short period of directorial conflict, Gilliam and Jones divided their tasks, so that Gilliam was responsible for visual effects and cinematography, while Jones directed the actors. At the outset, the subject of the film was much easier to agree on, since both Gilliam and Jones had a deep interest in medieval history and they both insisted on realistic settings, which paid-off brilliantly by contrasting with the script’s absurd humour. Both were also inspired by Borowczyk and Pasolini, which is discernable in the detailed sets and epic narrative. Gilliam was unmistakably painstaking: on one shot, he made the actors change places countless times so that their helmets would reflect light at the right angle – given the Pythons’ brand of humour, perhaps it is not coincidental that four of the characters Gilliam plays in the movie meet their end on screen.

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