"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is the first original film created by the legendary Pythons. The movie is one of the best comedies ever made, with humor that is as fresh as it was 45 years ago.
To achieve their very modest budget, the Pythons raised £20,000 ($24,781) from 10 investors, three of whom were the rock bands Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin and Genesis.
"There was no studio interference because there was no studio. None of them would give us any money," Terry Gilliam told The Guardian in 2002. "This was at the time income tax was running as high as 90 percent, so we turned to rock stars for finance. Elton John, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, they all had money, they knew our work and we seemed a good tax write-off. Except, of course, we weren't. It was like 'The Producers.'"
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