Sadly, up until recently, my daughter’s geekdom had a massive gap. Although a big fan of all things Monty Python, she had not seen Monty Python and The Holy Grail yet.
Aside: For a change, I like the German title of the film much better. It is called Die Ritter der Kokosnuss (The Knights of the Coconut). This deplorable lack of education had to be rectified. After all I don’t want her French cousins to taunt her on her parents’ negligence – go to 1.48 and you know what I mean.
As we were watching this highlight of visual art, my thoughts wandered to the other cinematic representation of the middle ages that I had recently watched. Look, feel, setting, cinematography were strangely familiar. And suddenly it came to me – was The Holy Grail the blueprint for Pilgrimage? The gory, violent fight scenes in the latter – straight taken from The Holy Grail.
Gorillas Knights appearing out of the mist.
The latest in French helmet couture…
But the clincher is the unmistakable styling, taken straight from Monty Python…
There we have it. Brendan Muldowney’s bow to Monty Python.