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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

In the opening scene of Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1], a grassy hill is shown with the sound of horse’s hooves—only for a skipping King Arthur, and coconut-clomping…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

This iconic scene fully exemplifies the film’s absurdist representation of the violence of the crusades, particularly the disproportionate violence of the Western invaders. It explores this using the similarly lopsided…

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