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    Theme of Monty Python the Holy Grail

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Leaka, Jan 10, 2009.

    What would you say the theme of Monty Python the Holy Grail is?
    And by theme I mean Harry Potter theme is courage and bravery to face your enemies blah blah blah.
    I can't seem to find anything on Wikipedia or Google. If I put in theme I get topics about the theme music of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And if I put in moral of Monty Python, I am directed to searches of Christian sites.
    So yeah.
    Need some help.
     
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    The theme is whatever you make it too be. I personally find no unified theme in The Holy Grail. It seems like a completely random them and each scene could be said to have a different theme. I say that with media you take from it what you find.
     
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    Does slapstick count as a theme? Slap-stick British gibber-humor? heh.


    Out of curiosity, why are you hunting out a theme to The Holy Grail?
     
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    A quest, surely--and a chance for the Python team to display their comic sketches on a theme (peasant/lord in messy Arthurian-legend land).
     
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    Agreed. It's just a bit of silly fun. You'll be hard pressed to find a unifying theme.
     
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    Except for: Listen to warnings about Rabbits.
     
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    The theme is nothing more than a humerous take on King Arthur and the quest for the holy grail.
     
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    It's about the catapulting (or more correctly, the trebucheting) of French cows!

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    And a chap that was turned into a Newt but got better.
     
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    And I have read at least two essays which mention a shrubbery sub-context.
     
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    Knights who say Ni!
     
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    Let us not forget to jump out of the wooden rabbit.
     
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    I believe it is a lesson in how to chop limbs off a knight.
     
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    Let us all remember the unifying unbeatable logic of how to find a WITCH!
     
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    With a DUCK!
     
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    Be kind to your shrubberies. That's the theme.
     
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    BURN HER! XD My favorite scenes in the movie are the Trojan Rabbit, the Witch, and The Black Knight.
     
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    "You silly english k-nnniggits!"

    I do love the "RUN AWAY!" bits as well.
     
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    I was looking for a little reference to the theme or someone else's opinion of the theme so that way I could have something to think about.
    In film class I'm suppose to write an essay about a movie I choose. And I have to incorporate theme.
    For me, there is no theme.
    Maybe one of the only things I can think of is, to exploit our modern views on the medieval world, that we glorify it or something along those lines.
    [But now I have decided to go for Pitch Black as a movie to write the essay so yeah...Monty Python is way to hard cause it doesn't follow any of the forms of film that I was learning about]
     
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    The theme is a quest.
    The form is comedy/satire.
    The theme is fairly incidental in this case, the form is the dominant element of the film.
     
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    It's definitely only about Sir Robin, and his bard of course.
     

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