Welcome to the start of the Medieval Film Club’s long and undistinguished programme!
This Friday we congregate in convivial conditions to concatenate: swallows, coconuts, the Book of Armaments, killer rabbits, moistened bints lying around in ponds distributing swords (no basis for a system of government), women who weigh the same as ducks, Robin’s minstrels, peril, flesh wounds, swamps, Ni, your dead and 142 Mexican Whooping llamas.
If you don’t recognise these marvellous components, then come along this Friday evening at 6pm to the first Medieval Film Night of the year – you are in for un cadeau [‘a present’].
Suggested reading: Donald L. Hoffman, ‘Not Dead Yet: Monty Python and the Holy Grain in the Twenty-first Century’, in Harty, Cinema Arthuriana (NY: McFarland, 2002), pp.136-48
Alsø wik: Wine and other beverages (BYOB)
Alsø alsø wik: Kanelbullar (Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals)
Autumn 2014 Knight School
17 October – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975) Come and see the violence inherent in the system! For ever a classic.
31 October – First Knight (Zucker, 1995) I dub thee, Sir Lancelot du LA.
14 November – Time Line (Donner, 2003) 111 minutes of your life you’re never getting back.
28 November – Braveheart (Gibson, 1995) The Medieval St Andrew’s Day Film! or the Medieval Horror Film!
5 December – The Lion in Winter (Harvey, 1968) The Medieval Christmas Film!