Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Jones, Gilliam, 1975)

Not Coming to a Theater Near You is currently running a superb feature called “Blind Spots” where each writer reviews a canonical film that, for whatever reason, the individual has unforgivably never seen.

For a multitude of reasons, I chose Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the end result is part confessional, part analytical essay dealing with the ubiquity of film “quoting”.

Also, the daisy chain publishing structure is really something special, with each review prefaced by a short piece from a different writer who has already seen the film, kind of a personalized introduction to contextualize the work’s iconic status. In a strange twist of fate, my introduction to Chinatown leads the way for one of my good friendo’s, Michael Nordine, whose wonderfully honest and meaty examination of Polanski’s masterpiece represents the themes of this feature perfectly. Make sure to read them all.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Jones, Gilliam, 1975)

  1. It’s ridiculous how often we keep kinda-sorta crossing paths, be it online or at the Mann 6. There’s a good chance that I’ll be covering TCM Fest for Not Coming this April – maybe you could look into doing the same for THND?

  2. Our fates are linked it seems! And I was thinking the exact same thing. I’m just dealing with some rumblings first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s