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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Book): Mnti Pythn Ik Den Hlie Grailen… (original 1977; edition 1977)

by Monty Python

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Title:Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Book): Mnti Pythn Ik Den Hlie Grailen (Bk)
Authors:Monty Python
Info:Methuen (1977), Paperback
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The Monty Python troupe was highly successful on TV with their zany sketches so it was not surprising that they would work on a motion picture. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the result. To tie into that success, the group published the script of the movie; the catch is that it is done in typical Python style. The first draft is typed on “second” sheets with mistakes, cross-outs, changes, etc. (Well, this is the age before computers! Remember the only way to make corrections was erasure, strike through paper or later wite-out on originals and all copies. It was that or re-type.) After a letter about the censor board and other decisions, the group rewrote the script contained in the last section of the book. This is also hand typed or hand written, and is full of corrections, including whole sections crayoned out! The book also contains ink sketches on many of the pages as well as color photographs from the film. The film’s accountants provide a “spreadsheet” and there is a listing of the film credits.

The usual suspects are all there: King Arthur, Launcelot, Gawain, Galahad and the Green Knight as well as Sir Robin-the-not-quite-so-pure-as-Sir-Lancelot, the Trojan Bunny, Prince Herbert, the Knights who say Ni and God. Oh, and the quest itself!

Certainly this book cannot totally replace the experience of watching the film but, if you are a Monty Python fan, the book will give you a pleasant afternoon of revisiting their world. ( )
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Monty Pythonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chapman, Grahammain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cleese, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilliam, Terrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Idle, Ericmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Terrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Palin, Michaelmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the complete director's shooting script of the film of the same name, produced in facsimile from Terry Jones' copy, plus Terry Gilliam's storyboard drawings, correspondence concerning the naughty bits, the accounts for the film and other material.

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