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Wednesday, October 14th, Cinemark is showing Monty Python’s Holy Grail in a “Quote-along” format. This film relates to Mythology, as we are already discussing epic heroes, leadership, and the ways in which a culture’s values and morals are encoded into their myths and legends; in addition, we will spend the month of January studying King Arthur.
This film takes a satirical look at myth and legend, yet, like any great satire, it contains a great deal of “truth” about the story. It is also a great demonstration of how stories are changed, updated, and passed down from one generation to the next in a continuous game of “Telephone.”
To get extra credit for seeing this film, you must do the following:
- Keep your ticket stub
- Write a paragraph (up to 2 pages) reviewing the film. This must include a thesis statement with a rating (use any system you like—stars, points, thumbs, etc.), details from the film to support your rating, and connections to the themes of Mythology class (see above).
- Staple your ticket stub to your review, and turn it in to the basket no later than Friday 10/23.