Monty Python and the Holy Grail script
Synopsis: Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British slapstick comedy film concerning the Arthurian legend, written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television series Monty Python's Flying Circus.

This is the official 'Unoffical' Monty Python And The Holy Grail screenplay.

This file contains the script as it was on March 20 1974, before filming took

place. There are many minor differences from what appears here and what

ended up on the screen.

This file also contains cut scenes and lines from the film.

I tried to preserve as much of the screenplay as possible but it isn't

easy to cross out a section and pencil in new dialogue, in ASCII.

Any Scene or dialogue that was crossed out begins with a "" before it.

Anything Penciled in has a "", I also put cut information before penciled in.

What is interesting about a screenplay is to see what they threw out and

what "Catch Phrases" were literally penciled in. The reason I keyed in

this file was caused by me downloading current transcript going

around internet. It was an amazing job... I wouldn't want to have attempted

what he did... But it wasn't in a good script format and I didn't like how

direction was written in. Since I HAD the real screenplay I thought...

What the hell!

After This I plan to key in "Monty Python's Second Film" it is the 1st draft

of the Holy Grail. It is the script that eventually got canabalized into

sketches for the 4th season of Python. It Is sill quite different and well

worth a read. is anybody interested in it?????

Oh yes... I will STRESS this fact once more... THIS IS A SCREENPLAY... So

don't yell at me if a line is paraphrased in the film... This is what was

written before filming took place and it is still quite accurate.

Enough of this...

-Grue (09-Aug-92)

P.S. TO AHH:
DON'T YOU KNOW WHO CONNIE BOOTH OR CAROL CLEVELAND IS?!?!?!

AND DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT GRAHAM CHAPMAN SOUNDS LIKE?!?!?! Sorry I just had to

say that... As the complete and total bastard that I am.

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"MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL"Reel 1 (1A) Page 1

00.01 is the first action frame

which is 391.00 before the first

Clear Cut, which is Scene 4

ScSpot

No. Complete DIALOGUENo.Start End Ftge.

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1FADE IN:

Starts

00.01 TITLES ON BLACK B.G.

PYTHON (MONTY) PICTURES LTD

in association with

MICHAEL WHITE:

presents

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:
MUSIC STARTS

MONTY PYTHON:

and

THE HOLY GRAIL:

then:

M0nti Pyth0n ik den H0lie Gralen

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

Written and preformed by:

GRAHAM CHAPMAN:

JOHN CLEESE:

ERIC IDLE:

TERRY GILLIAM:

TERRY JONES:

MICHAEL PALIN:

then:

R0tern nik Akten Di

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

with

CONNIE BOOTH:

CAROL CLEVELAND:

NEIL INNES:

BEE DUFFELL:

JOHN YOUNG:

RITA DAVES:

then:

Wik

TITLE OUT:

TITLE IN:

Also appearing

AVRIL STEWART:

SALLY KINGHORN:

then:

Als0 wik

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

Also also appearing

MARK ZYCOONELSPETH CAMERON

MITSUKO FORSTATER SALLY JOHNSON

SANDY ROSEROMILLY SQUIE

JONI FLNNALISON WALKER

LORAINE WARD ANNA LANSKI

SALLY COOMBE VIVIENNE MACDONALD

YVONNE DICKDAPHNE DARLING

FIONA GORDON GLORIA GRAHAM

JUDY LAMSTRACY SNEDDON

SYLVIA TAYLOR JOYCE POLLNER

MARY ALLEN:

then:

Als0 als0 wik

TITLE OUT:

TITLE IN:

Camera OperatorHOWARD ATHERTON

Camera FocusJOHN WELLARD

Camera AssistantROGER PRATT

Camera GripRAY HALL

Chargehand ElectricianTERRY HUNT

LightingTELEFILM LIGHTING SERVICE LTD

ANDREW RICHIE AND SON LTD

TECHNICOLOR:

Rosturm CameramanKENT HOUSTON

then:

Wi n0t trei a h0liday in Sweden thi yer?

TITLE OUT:

TITLE IN:

Sound RecordistGARTH MARSHALL

Sound MixerHUGH STRAIN

Boom SwingerGODFREY KIRBY

Sound MaintenancePHILIP CHUBB

Sound AssistantROBERT DOYLE

Dubbing EditorJOHN FOSTER

Assistant EditorsJOHN MISTER, NICK GASTER,

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL ASKEW,

BRIAN PEACHEY, DANIELLE KOCHAVI

Sound EffectsIAN CRAFFORD

then:

See the l0veli lakes

TITLE OUT:

TITLE IN:

ContinuityPENNY EYLES

AccountantBRIAN BROCKWELL

Production SecretaryCHRISTINE WATT

Property BuyerBRIAN WINTERBORN

Property MasterTOM RAEBURN

Property MenROY CANNON, CHARLIE TORBETT,

MIKE KENNEDY:

CateringRON HELLARD LTD

VehiclesBUDGET RENT-A-CAR

then:

The W0nderful teleph0ne system

TITLE OUT:

TITLE IN:

Assistant Art DirectorPHILIP COWLAM

Construction ManagerBILL HARMAN

CarpentersNOBBY CLARK, BOB DEVINE

PainterGRAHAM BULLOCK

StagehandJIM N. SAVERY

RiggerED SULLIVAN

then:

And mani interesting furry animals

TITLE IN:

TITLE OUT:

With special extra thanks to

Charlie Knode, Brian McNully, John Gledhill, Peter

Thompson, Sue Cable, Valerie Charlton, Drew Mara,

Sue Smith, Charlie Coulter, Iain Monaghan, Steve

Bennell, Bernard Belenger, Alpini McAlpine, Hugh

Boyle, Dave Taylor, Garry Cooper, Peter Saunders, Less

Sheppard, Vaughn Millard, Mamish MacInnes, Terry Mosaic,

Bawn O'Beirne Ranelagh.

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Monty Python

Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The Pythons' influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music. The Orlando Sentinel referred to their sketch show as "not only one of the more enduring icons of 1970s British popular culture, but also an important moment in the evolution of television comedy." more…

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