Fight Scene Friday — “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”

It’s important to be reminded of both this scene and this movie every once in a while, and there’s no better time than on the verge of Spring. You…you don’t really want me to analyze this from a choreography perspective, do you? (Actually, in some ways it’s a better representation of medieval sword fighting than a lot of movies, which is kind of sad.)

Since there’s not a whole lot to talk about choreographically this week, if you’re looking for a good breakdown of the struggles and triumphs behind the scenes of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, there’s an in-depth write-up on it over at Fog’s Movie Reviews. He focuses on how the film’s complete lack of budget led to some of its best jokes.

And if you haven’t seen this movie? You really should.

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2 thoughts on “Fight Scene Friday — “Monty Python and The Holy Grail””

  1. The BK’s refusal to accept his defeat actually fits into a very sophisticated theme of characters being in the wrong genre. Nearly everyone who appears on-screen misunderstands what story they’re in, including the historian and the audience.

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    1. I think you just defined the key component of most of Monty Python’s comedy. I suppose I’ve thought around it that way before in individual skits, but I hadn’t married it all together like that.

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