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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Your favorite armored movie?         Reply with quote

One of my most favorite movies is A Knights Tale. I really enjoy watching that movie for the clear reasons of the armour and the sword bashing armour and on and on.

I was wondering what everyone's favorite Armoured movies are. I really dont know any foregin films but would be interested to check some out if any on wouldn't mind sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

monty python's holy grail= arguably the greatest medieval movie ever made

kingdom of heaven= historically inaccurate but still great

i was also a fan of the mini series Merlin
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The best full armor bashing movie?

Two that I enjoy:

1) Excalibur
2) The Messenger: not a great movie, but great armored combat and castle seige.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

None are perfect, but my top three in order are:

1.) Excalibur - An oldie but a goodie
2.) Gladiator - Filled with inaccuracies, but had some of the most stiring battle scenes ever filmed.
3.) Monty Pythons Search for the Holy Grail - Its only a flesh wound !! Happy Enough said.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excalibur, where King Arther's knights wore their late Medieval plate armor all the time, even to bed.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Belair wrote:


i was also a fan of the mini series Merlin


The one from 98 or the one from 2008?

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
How about "The 13th Warrior"? I love that movie:-)
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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The Crusades

directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

When Richard and Saladin compare swords, not at all historical but great non the less.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Your favorite armored movie?         Reply with quote

Christopher VaughnStrever wrote:
One of my most favorite movies is A Knights Tale. I really enjoy watching that movie for the clear reasons of the armour and the sword bashing armour and on and on.


This is also one of my favorites. The opening scenes of jousting contain some footage in which there were real injuries (knocked unconsious despite use of balsa tipped lances.) There is mixing of armour periods, but this is pointed out as part of the movie plot (Ulrich has outdated armour compared to opponents, Chaucer's time was earlier than the style of plate armour shown, and later than the time of the real Ulrich Von Lichtenstein, etc. Overall, it is at least average for content and realism compared to most other movies... and certainly entertaining.)

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My favorite "Plate Armour" movies are...
1) "Excalibur (1988)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082348/movieconnections
2) "Prince Valiant (1997)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119947/
3) "Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084750/
4) "A Knight's Tale (2001)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183790/

"A Knights Tale" is called "Rock You" in Japan. (Japanese title)

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Mr. Roger Hooper wrote:
Excalibur, where King Arther's knights wore their late Medieval plate armor all the time, even to bed.

I thought of the same thing!!! Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud

I look for the movie to appear of a plate armor.

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The follows are... the movie which I watched recently on DVD.

"I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa (2001)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240659/
English title is "The Knights of the Quest".
Good "chain-mail" and story.
The Japanese edition is 500yen(about $5), but it is cut for 20 minutes.
So I bought an Original Italian edition with about $35.

"De leeuw van Vlaanderen (1985)" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085829/
This movie is about "Battle of Courtrai (Battle of the Golden Spurs)".
"Goedendag" based on a historical fact appears in this movie.

I'm interested in Medieval Arms and Armor.
But... My English is very poor ><;


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Karl Knisley wrote:
Hello
How about "The 13th Warrior"? I love that movie:-)


As historically crazy as this film is I love it too, and there is some very nice armour in it.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My favorite Armor movie is "Alatriste" with Viggo Mortenson. Excellent attention to historic accuracy (as far as I know) and to realistic sword fights. It's a foreign movie but is subtitled. My whole family loved it!

My two other favorites are :
1. "Brave Heart" Not very accurate but an entertaining movie.
2. " A knight's Tale"

I want to recommend "Alatriste" to all of you. Viggo Mortenson is an accomplished fencer- very good with a Rapier.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My youngest son and I both enjoyed Alatriste and it's a definite must-add to the collection.

Faves:
The Warlord
Excalibur
Knights of the Roundtable
Ivanhoe(1952)
Robin and Marian
The Three/Four Musketeers
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some of my favourites:

Kingdom of Heaven - The Directors Cut; a superior film to the orginal cut. It has plenty of the usual inaccuracies but Ridley Scott paints some very compelling pictures and I think it makes a reasonable stab at historical accuracy where it can. It has very good cast with some excellent performances, although I think Orlando Bloom is a little out of his depth; he tries hard though. Another thing which I like is that its one of the few medieval films that gives you the impression that knights were skilled and deadly warriors not just clumbsy thugs clanking about in armour.

Henry V - (both versions). The Kenneth Branagh vesion has a great atmosphere although the battle is a little silly. The Lawrence Olivier film has always been a favourite of mine, its a classic. Okay I know its got the silly knight mounting a horse via crane, but I just ignore that bit. Happy The costumes and look of the film are excellent and put many modern films to shame, given that it was made in 1944 (many of the extras were AWOL British and US soldiers!). It really gives a good impresion of the colour and slendour of the medieval age, I can't stand this adsurd notion that because its Medieval everything has to be dirty and/or crudely made.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There was a movie, a few years ago, that was pretty boring as entertainment goes. I believe it was called the "Westlander", and it was about the age of King Arthur, specifically the main subject was Lancelot ( a hero from the West). The movie did a much better than average job of showing late Roman era style armor appropriate period gear paired to the believed origins of the legend, with medieval (later than migration era swords) armament. I rented and watched it twice strictly for appreciation of the fact that the armour and military action seemed so much more authentic to the period than in a film such as "Excalibur."
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like "Lancelot du Lac (1974, director: Robert Bresson)", English title is "Lancelot of the Lake"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071737/
http://www.mastersofcinema.org/bresson/Words/...sbook.html
http://www.mastersofcinema.org/bresson/Poster...DuLac.html

This movie is different from "Excalibur" or "A Knight's Tale "...
Arthur's knights were not able to find the Holy Grail... And they do plunder and killing each other...
I think that the real Medieval knight is played.
I feel that this poster symbolizes the contents of the movie...



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I'm interested in Medieval Arms and Armor.
But... My English is very poor ><;
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Two flicks that I have favored are Henry V with Laurence Olivier (1944) and Joan of Arc (1948) with Ingrid Bergman. In spite of the idiotic scene where Henry is hoisted onto his horse, the armour appeared to fairly authentic. Although Bergman's harness was made by armorers at the Metropolitan, to me it appeared to be a wee bit "out of style"......perhaps by 15 years.

Must confess that I just recently rented both of these oldies just to view the armour and weapons.

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Dan
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mine would have to be, in no particular order,
1. Kingdom of Heaven
2. Chronicles on Narnia: Prince Caspian
3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
4. The Last Samurai.
5. The HBO series "Rome"
6. Elizabeth: the Golden Age
Just to name a few. I can probably think of more, but not now.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Prince Caspian had a great armored duel. I was not expecting to be so impressed. I second this choice.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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My youngest son and I both enjoyed Alatriste and it's a definite must-add to the collection.


Agreed, outstanding movie. Patrick, get a copy of 1612, I think you'll like it as well.

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