Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Capri Theatre Montgomery, AL


Dr. Mark Smith

Mosley Environmental Associate Professor/Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Monty Python and the Holy Grail— Taming a python, one killer rabbit at a time

A discussion of the scientific method and how it is portrayed — often with humorous effect — in the film.

Capri Theatre Montgomery, AL

Film Synopsis

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

With his sidekick Patsy (Terry Gilliam) and a dependable pair of coconuts, King Arthur (Graham Chapman) gathers together some of England’s finest (or least most available) knights to join him on a God-given quest to find the Holy Grail, including brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle), chaste Sir Galahad (Michael Palin), heroic Sir Lancelot (John Cleese), and good Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones). Whether banded together or left to wander alone, they brave killer rabbits, Bridges of Death, Knights who say “Ni!,” and, most dauntingly of all, the French.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mark Smith is the Mosley Environmental Associate Professor/Extension Specialist at Alabama Cooperative Extension System, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. His areas of interest include forestry, wildlife, and natural resource management, in particular, wild pig damage management, game and non-game population, and habitat management. He received his BS from Michigan State University and an MS and PhD from Mississippi State University.