- Hosting Teacher: Mr. Streit
- Rating: PG
- Year: 1975
- From: United Kingdom
Description: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
Discussion Topics: Discuss the following themes in the movie: chivalry/heroism, reality/fantasy including the absurd, religion/Christianity, monarchy, communism (the anarcho-syndicalist commune), nationalism/patriotism, Medieval realities, Black Plague, Inquisition, arranged marriages, science and magic. Discuss the following questions: Who was the real King Arthur? Why no horses? What is the Holy Grail? Can anyone own a grail [according to the French and the seductresses at castle Anthrax]? “None shall pass”, why not?Who let the French in? Is the movie King Arthur the great hero of myth and legend or is he just a “homicidal loony”? What have we learned about in 6th and 7th grade History classes? Where do I get a killer rabbit?
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