Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monty Python-The Black Knight

The Monty Python group has made many movies, films and skits most of which could be described as anarchic comedy.  One of the most recognizable examples is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the black knight scene:

In this clip alone they have purposeful continuity errors for comedy, as well as the more obvious immortal black knight who wants to keep fighting.  If you watch the green knight, before King Arthur introduces himself, you will see he keeps pulling different weapons out of thin air.  This continuity "error" makes for a pretty entertaining fight scene.  As for the immortal warrior, the audience generally expects to see someone die when they get all their limbs cut off.  But instead we see Monty Python ignoring this general rule to have the feisty knight try and continue to fight, despite being severely outmatched. 

-Travis Cantwell 

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