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File: b4a126976fbc1e5⋯.jpg (352.76 KB, 984x1500, 82:125, Excalibur (1981) - Movie P….jpg)

 No.2052020

>Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Directed by John Boorman (Deliverance, Zardoz) and adapted from the book by Thomas Mallory, this is the best movie about Excalibur, Merlin, and Arthurian Lore ever made. And aside from perhaps Lord of the Rings, it's the best sword and sorcery movie ever made as well. This is a must watch film for fantasy fans and anyone who enjoys European culture.

 No.2052056

File: 0fbf417785a433c⋯.gif (3.83 MB, 720x404, 180:101, hehr.gif)

>armored sex scene


 No.2052063

Watched this so many times growing up in the late 80's also Conan 1 and Beastmaster. Kino.


 No.2052098

>>2052063

Just saw conan 1 the other day. Seemed to capture the charecter better than any of the others and especially the new one.


 No.2052100

>>2052020

shit moovy


 No.2052131

>>2052121

nigger

>>2052020

good moobie. Helen Mirren is meant to be sexy in it which is kind of funny.


 No.2052191

I used to like it as a kid, but it doesn't hold up anywhere near the first Conan (no fantasy does, including LOTR). But I recall that Merlin is a space alien, which was kind of cool.


 No.2052218

>>2052191

>merlin is a space alien

You're thinking of something else. Merlin is meant to represent the ancient pagan druids in this movie.


 No.2052222

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>2052218

I kind of second guessed myself after typing that… Maybe I was reading too much into it, but it was scene about going to other worlds.


 No.2052227

File: 716a1b47c76d2e1⋯.jpg (84.04 KB, 501x752, 501:752, 8582a6a623c2c10c93b64e16f4….jpg)

>>2052222

>there are other worlds

He's talking about the afterlife. Not literally another planet. A big theme of the movie is the transition from a pagan Europe to a Christian one. Merlin is the last druid, while Arthur is the avatar of Christianity. The movie is all about Merlin coming to terms with his era being over, and his attempts to guide the coming era in a good direction. Uther is supposed to represent man without religion, between Paganism and Christianity, he is the savage, the brute. Merlin wont stand for that, so he tricks him and steals away his son to prepare him to lead Europe into the future.

At least, that's what I got from it.


 No.2052232

>>2052227

Ah very cool take, man. I might watch it again.


 No.2052236

>>2052191

Uh, conan is dated as fuck because its so campie. Ex is a good rendition with funny lighting.


 No.2052278

>>2052236

The original writer (Robert Howard) was pulp fiction, so it's going to be somewhat campy on appearance. But there's more going on with it. He took his cheesy job as a lowbrow writer and built a fleshed out world just as rich as Tolkien did. Except in a slightly historical fiction sense. It takes place in a "pre-Atlantean" age (the Hyborian Age) when all of the races we're familiar with now had some counterpart in this previous age. Celts, Mongols, Greeks, Egyptians, Norse all kind of live and mingle in the same world, but by another name. It's kind of fun to see them all pitted against each other (this idea was old now, but new at the time. I think GRRM pretty much does the same thing now). Secondly, Howard was kind of Tolkien's opposite: Tolkien was a Christian and idealist, but Howard pushed primitivism. He thought the truth of man was in some uncivilized state of being, and the whole series is his criticism of the folly of civilization. Conan was kind of his walking commentator on all of the shit man does to try to ascend from his animal nature. I don't buy into it, but it's interesting (besides, Howard's misery eventually made him blow his own brains out btw. It would have been nice if Tolkien got through to him).

As for the film, one other bonus is that John Milius is one of the few conservative filmmakers outside Clint and Mel Gibson. This type of thing will never be made again. Unfortunately, he suffered a stroke (last thing he did was create the Rome HBO series).


 No.2052282

>>2052278

>this idea was old now, but new at the time

Not sure what happened to this sentence. "This idea IS old now, but.."


 No.2052283

>>2052282

Typos happen to everyone.


 No.2052284

>>2052278

>one of the few conservative filmmakers outside Clint

Half of Eastwood's flicks are soy, what are you talking about?


 No.2052288

>>2052284

I guess from some /pol/ or mgtow perspective. In which case, I don't give a fuck. Nobody does. Welcome to the real world.


 No.2052289

>>2052288

I do kid, his movies are centrist soy shit


 No.2052290

>>2052288

>he's a cuckservative

Clint Eastwood makes endless zogtier propaganda, American Sniper, The Mule, etc.


 No.2052293

It's a disjointed mess of scenes.


 No.2052294

>>2052288

>I guess from some /pol/ or mgtow perspective. I don't give a fuck.

>Welcome to the real world.

If you are trying to imply America is the real world concerning conservative politics, you are dead wrong buddy. He's a fence-sitter at best, a race baiter and amerimutt propagandist at worst.


 No.2052296

>>2052294

Are you telling me that scene with the nice black couple in The Mule wasn't based? What about the wholesome Mexican DEA agent? You didn't like that?


 No.2052308

>>2052296

No, because it doesn't happen like that, it's trying to soften or subvert real situations and their own little customs (mexican-american agents are well known to be the most evil SOBs around)


 No.2052368

>>2052227

>Arthur is the avatar of Christianity

No wonder he's a cuck


 No.2052460

File: 2246ad2810e34db⋯.jpg (326.21 KB, 1200x1778, 600:889, Excalibur.jpg)

>>2052020

>This is a must watch film

Absolutely.


 No.2052609

File: 4f922283b22c15c⋯.jpg (44.45 KB, 341x219, 341:219, 1438994438374.jpg)

Bump for a fine topic.


 No.2052610

File: 9a7ba60de119915⋯.jpg (158.21 KB, 641x750, 641:750, 1424839754912.jpg)


 No.2052622

File: ebe07cef8a881b1⋯.jpg (19.7 KB, 371x253, 371:253, merlin041960632456.jpg)

MERLIN WAS BETTER

YE SHITS OF POOR FAITH, CHECK MINE DUBS


 No.2052627

File: 673112e082906f2⋯.jpg (24.14 KB, 687x438, 229:146, a8088a3a88396f8db5b457fbec….jpg)

>>2052622

Aye, my liege!


 No.2052650

File: 4555a302a4e081a⋯.jpg (62.99 KB, 550x684, 275:342, 67bd47e7f307c9a7946187c6fd….jpg)

File: a48f9f6ed8db429⋯.jpg (73.8 KB, 640x960, 2:3, young-helen-mirren-4.jpg)

>>2052131

>Helen Mirren is meant to be sexy in it which is kind of funny.

Why?, she was pretty when younger.


 No.2052652

File: e963572165a68a2⋯.jpg (192.27 KB, 600x338, 300:169, helen-mirren-6.jpg)

File: 3a99ad139410c1e⋯.jpg (142.53 KB, 800x837, 800:837, helen-mirren-7.jpg)

>>2052650

I agree.


 No.2052751

>>2052652

>>2052650

>Why?, she was pretty when younger.

she was, it's just memetier to think about that today.


 No.2052754

>>2052063

Beastmaster was TNT's go to film. You could tell when they had open slots in their line up because you see Beastmaster running a couple of times a month.


 No.2052793

>>2052652

Looks like JLaw lol


 No.2057182

>>2052793

Way better looking.


 No.2062897

File: 82ba941aa889652⋯.mp4 (7.52 MB, 480x360, 4:3, Excalibur (1981) - Trailer.mp4)

As movies get worse and worse, and culture continues to decline, it's important to revisit the things that were great, so you don't forget what we are losing.


 No.2062915

>>2052278

John Milius is one of the few good Hollywood Hebes.


 No.2062964

>>2052020

>Directed by John Boorman (Deliverance, Zardoz)

Exorcist II is unironically a pretty good movie

also Bruce Wayne was watching Excalibur before his parents got shot in BvS, what did Znyder mean by this?


 No.2062976

>>2062964

A bunch of the scenes in Batman v Superman are visual homages to Excalibur. It's one of Snyder's favorite films.


 No.2063001

>>2052191

Conan is a very rough movie. A lot of the "classics" of the 70's and 80's are very rough. It's a bit excusable considering the era, but it's comparable to playing ps1 era video games. There is value in them, but it's really hard to get past the presentation issues. The only movies that hold up from that era are mostly Carpenter movies and Blade Runner. Other movies have terrible choreography, terrible framing, spazzy cuts (especially Conan during any fight scene), and stilted dialogue. These films are still great because they paced themselves well and kept themselves grounded, utilizing panoramics and long shots to create a mood, and the use of distinctive, beautiful soundtracks.

I have to go back and watch Excalibur. It's one of the few movies I don't own for some reason. I remember watching parts of it and being reminded of Legend but without the glitter.


 No.2063009

>>2062976

The very ending scene, where super spears Doomsday and is stabbed himself, is identical to the scene at the end of Excalibur with Arthur and Mordred.




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