Archive for tag: Excalibur

Excalibur Blu-ray and A Film Unfinished – DVDs of the Week

9 March, 2011 (18:15) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, Documentary, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Excalibur (Warner) The myth and legend of King Arthur has long been a favorite fascination of popular culture, the source of countless novels and movies and the inspiration for an iconic Broadway musical that became the nickname for John F. Kennedy’s too-short inspirational time as American President: “Camelot.” Forget the real-life history, the very mention […]

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8 March, 2011 (03:28) | Blu-ray, by Kathleen Murphy, Essays, Film Reviews | By: Kathleen Murphy

[First published in 1982, in “This Sceptr’d Isle” Autumn Quarter Film Series, Office of Cinema Studies, University of Washington.] The Quarry, a 75-minute film for the BBC (early 1960s): A sculptor named Arthur quests for a very particular kind of stone, amid many references to King Arthur, Merlin, and magic. Point Blank (1967): On some […]

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