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Video: A serious look at … The Holy Grail

posted at 6:06 pm on September 12, 2013 by

Amusing for Monty Python fans, and a pretty good indictment of the stultifying sameness of film trailers these days. Imagine Monty Python and the Holy Grail as produced by Jerry Bruckheimer as a tent-pole film for American summer audiences.  Cue the overblown dramatic score and the quick cuts and fades, and you get … Lethal Grail 3, or something:

Kudos to Stefane Bouley for putting this gem together and for nearly resisting the temptation to include any humor. We saw that quick clip of a knight holding up a fish, sorry, a herring. If you like what you see — and we imagine you will — Bouley has hinted that he might make a trailer for “The Life of Brian” next. Ni! (Approval!)

My favorite in the recut-trailer genre was the one for The Shining that made it look like a heartwarming family comedy, but this comes close.

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These are very clever.

SailorMark on September 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM

The recut trailers are just about my favorite thing on the internet these days!

2nd Ammendment Mother on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Those are really clever.

Here’s another one. THE PRODUCERS (2005) recut as a GODFATHER-style drama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CAgqVyu97k

SagebrushPuppet on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Now all we need on YouTube is “Hitler Discovers That ‘Shining’ Isn’t Family Fare After All.”

de rigueur on September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM

“Shining” trailer = GENIUS lol

inviolet on September 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

RUNS FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!1111

At 0:55 it says ‘hope will rise again’.

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

RUNS FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!1111

At 0:55 it says ‘hope will rise again’.

faraway on September 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

LOL.

Sadly prescient …

ShainS on September 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Top Gun 2: Brokeback Squadron

Kind of just confirms what you really suspected all along.

Hayabusa on September 12, 2013 at 10:28 PM

unwritten rules for soundtrack selection:
Solsbury Hill for uplifting scenes. Adagio for Strings for sorrowful ones.

hurricain on September 12, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Braveheart as a comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7fOpTll1Vg

Use these two examples to show how narratives are created and driven.

It is the edit!

Ponderosa on September 13, 2013 at 2:12 AM

FAKE! FAKE!

I spotted it first!

FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU HEAR ME??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!?!!????

Shy Guy on September 13, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Braveheart as a comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7fOpTll1Vg

Ponderosa on September 13, 2013 at 2:12 AM

I posted this elsewhere a few days ago:

Konan, The Musical

A YouTube classic!

Shy Guy on September 13, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Sorry, it just cannot be complete without:

“And after the spanking, there will be the oral sex!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtcSYPjJbgg

Shaughnessy on September 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Great satire

workingclass artist on September 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM