Bring out your dead! Ultimate ‘Holy Grail’ guide comes to iPad

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Like any self-respecting geek, I can quote just about any scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”–complete with a pretty spot-on English accent.

Needless to say, it ranks among my all-time favorite films–and that’s why the new Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days app for iPad is such a treat. It’s like a coffee-table book come to life, a mammoth interactive collection of cast-member goodies from the filming of the movie.

This embarrassment of riches features everything from outtakes and on-location photos to scene-specific script pages and a diary kept by Michael Palin during the filming (which, by all accounts, was a miserable experience–one completed in just 28 days).

You can peruse the material two ways: “Day by Day,” which chronicles every day of the shoot; and “Scene by Scene,” which highlights just about every famous scene in the movie.

The latter provides an easy way to look at outtakes, stills, Palin’s diary, and script pages. But it’s the “Day by Day” section where you really get to the meat of the app. For any given day, you’ll get notes and quotes from the Pythons, audio cli… [Read more]

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