Thursday, September 12, 2013

Holy Grail: alternative trailers

The web has been passing around what calls itself a "modern trailer" for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Actually, depicting it as a serious action movie has been done before, and done better. This one came, I think, from a fad a few years back for misleading trailers: Mary Poppins as a horror movie, or The Ten Commandments as a teen comedy, or whatever. Anyway, this one of Holy Grail as an action movie is less technically accomplished than the "modern trailer", but I think it's far superior in its choice and juxtaposition of clips, and more effective as an example of the trailer-making art.

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