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MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE
1983, Universal, 107 min, UK, Dir: Terry Jones

This Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival includes a look at Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL, 12 MONKEYS)’s innovative directorial style with the gorgeously surreal opening short “Crimson Permanent Assurance.” Pushing comedy boundaries to the extreme, the cast of Monty Python sing, dance and vomit their way into retirement. Featuring, without a doubt, the greatest musical number about birth control in film history.


MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
1975, Rainbow Releasing, 91 min, UK, Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Python's $250,000 epic features Graham Chapman as King Arthur, John Cleese as Sir Lancelot the Brave and Eric Idle as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot. From the limb-impaired Black Knight, to the immortal Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, the Black Beast of Aarrgghh and the extremely rude Frenchman, HOLY GRAIL is one of the most beloved and quoted cult classics.


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