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Excalibur (1981)

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Brid Brennan Brid Brennan
Lady in Waiting
Barbara Byrne Barbara Byrne
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Charley Boorman Charley Boorman
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Clive Swift Clive Swift
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Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart
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John Boorman John Boorman
(screenplay)
Rospo Pallenberg Rospo Pallenberg
(adaptation)


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1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 24 13:59
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En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos a favor de dramatizar o idealizar, que de esta manera obtendrán más ganancia. No tengo problema con ello, no me importan tanto las similitudes con el argumento original siempre que se mantenga parte de su escencia, pero hay casos donde se pasan. Ex... read more

A good movie

7 years, 7 months ago at Mar 8 10:35
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Honestly, I find it rather difficult to judge this movie. Indeed, I have always had a weak spot for John Boorman's work and I wanted to watch this flick for many years. Furthermore, it had built up a decent cult following since its release so my expectations were pretty high up. However, I can't say that the whole thing was mind-blowing though. I mean, I did like this movie but there were many thi... read more

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1 month, 3 weeks ago at Sep 3 6:10
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Esta película es una de esas tantas representaciones de los cuentos de Camelot que se suelen ver en el cine o en la animación, veremos qué tal está.
Bien, primero podemos decir que acá, no se manipula la historia original, es decir, sí hay algunas cosas que podemos considerar distintas, pero eso es porque de por sí, el querer adaptar un cuento como este en un medio como el cine, ya ga... read more
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Description: The greatest Arthurian movie ever made. This lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a dark and engrossing tale. Director John Boorman (Deliverance) masterfully handles the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. Arthur pulls the famed sword from a stone and is destined to be crowned king. As the king embarks on a passionate love affair with Guenevere, an illegitimate son, and Merlin's designs on power, threaten Arthur's reign. The film is visually stunning and unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. Feat ... (more)
Release date: 10 April 1981
UPC: 085392201822
Tags: Fantasy (23), Drama (15), Adventure (13), Action (11), Medieval (11), 1981 (10), 1980s (9), Legend (8), Wizard (7), King Arthur (7), Holy Grail (6), Camelot (6), Witch (5), Dragon (5), Sword And Sorcery (4), (3), Romance (2), UK (2), Beautiful Woman (2), Excalibur (2)
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leonismcritic posted a review 1 month, 3 weeks ago

“Esta película es una de esas tantas representaciones de los cuentos de Camelot que se suelen ver en el cine o en la animación, veremos qué tal está.

Bien, primero podemos decir que acá, no se manipula la historia original, es decir, sí hay algunas cosas que podemos considerar distintas, pero eso es porque de por sí, el querer adaptar un cuento como este en un medio como el cine, ya garantiza que este tipo de cosas se darán.

La dirección es muy buena, me gusta cómo se hace uso de los paneos para movilizar o agregar sentimiento a algunas escenas que no serían lo mismo si se mantuvieran tan estáticas o simples sin variar en los usos de los movimientos de la cámara. También se usan en algunas ocasiones tipos específicos de planos en tomas de cerca para poner ” read more

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“En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos ”

JaJlN2 posted a review 1 year, 3 months ago

“En lo que respecta a representar historia, mitologías y leyendas, el cine no ha sido muy correcto. Muchas veces modifican a conveniencia los eventos a favor de dramatizar o idealizar, que de esta manera obtendrán más ganancia. No tengo problema con ello, no me importan tanto las similitudes con el argumento original siempre que se mantenga parte de su escencia, pero hay casos donde se pasan. Excalibur es una excepción, las similitudes con los cuentos de Camelot son lo suficientemente exactas como para decir que se está viendo la misma trama hasta cierto punto.

La representación de la época es maravillosa. Es algo anticuada para hoy en día, no obstante, está bien hecha. Desde castillos, vestimentas y armaduras. Las batallas van por lo mismo, son algo incomodas por los tra” read more

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