I am not a Geek, I am a Level 22 Warrior!
- Apr 29, 2011
Peter Postlethwaite is possibly the best piece of casting of an actor to play a role from a book. He not only encompassed the character that Bernard Cornwell had envisaged, he expanded it to such an extent that the author wrote Hawkeswill's character in later novels based on Postlethwaite's characterisation of the villain.
I only saw Excalibur once, in the theatre, in 1981. I remember being fond of The Sword in the Stone. Of course Monty Python and The Holy Grail cracks me up. I did enjoy Camelot because I love Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet.
On the other hand, even though I have a soft spot for Sean Connery, I cannot stand First Knight. I understand a need to go with current scientific knowledge, but even that could not save King Arthur with Clive Owen and Kiera Knightley. I know I saw The Lost Legion with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley, but it was so memorable that I cannot remember it.
But my favorite Arthurian movie is..... Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness (this is the name of the video that I viewed).
Which scientific knowledge?
If memory serves - we have "Britons' covered in woad paint centuries after that practice died out, we have Romans dressed in armour and equipment 500 years out of date not to mention the word" Knjght"being used centuries early.
We have trebuchets being used again centuries early.
And that's the basics!!