Aristotle And The Holy Grail Essay

1610 Words Sep 12th, 2016 7 Pages
In modern times, no film can be produced without being scrutinized by a number of paid movie critics who are chosen to tell the public what movies implement factors that constitute it as an acceptable film to watch. In Ancient Greece, this idea of a movie critic was nonexistent, due to the fact that the closest form of entertainment that they possessed were plays. However, Greek philosopher Aristotle was, among countless other professions, the first individual to become the ancient version of modern-day movie critics. Aristotle developed six main elements of a tragedy play. These six elements include plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle or scenic effect, and song or music. One theatrical phenomenon released in 1975 which implements all of these elements is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As described by Page and Brin, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is “A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.” In the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, these six elements are used flawlessly to create a long-lasting cinematic masterpiece that would…

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