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Throwback Thursday: Monty Python and the Holy Grail


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“From its opening multi-language titles (that sure look like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern day bobbie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define ‘irreverence’ and become an instant cult classic.” (Rotten Tomatoes) Monty Python and the Holy Grail was released in 1975. It was directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and was created by the legendary comedy team Monty Python. The members of the comedy troupe Monty Python are Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Many of the members of Monty Python, especially John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, would become hugely successful actors, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s co-director Terry Gilliam would go on to build a name as a critically acclaimed director with films such as Brazil and Time Bandits. Fun trivia fact: “The film’s initial budget of approximately £200,000 was raised by convincing 10 separate investors to pitch in £20,000 a piece. Three of those investors were the rock bands Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis.” (15 Facts about Monty Python and The Holy Grail by Sean Hutchinson, June 16, 2015, mentalfloss.com)