Monty Python and the Holy Grail

This afternoon, Origin took all of us who work here out to the Alamo Drafthouse, a fun movie theater in Austin that has comfy seats and waiters that will bring you the food and drinks of your choice while you’re watching a movie. Today’s feature was Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I have, of course, seen innumerable times, but never on the big screen. It came as a surprise to me how many little things I noticed that never came across on the television – cats being beaten, gorilla paws suddenly pulling away the feminine hand turning the pages of a book, just how cute the little bunny was. In spite of the fact that I’d voted to see A.I. instead, I was pleased to find myself enjoying the film all over again. (The enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that for 15 minutes preceeding the movie, they played drive-in movie theater intermission reels from 1959 with psychedelic music behind it. It felt like a scene from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Snack Bar.)