History Film / ElCid

9th Jun '18 12:37:37 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"In my country, we have a name for a warrior with the vision to be just and the courage to show mercy. We call him... the cid!"''

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->''"In my country, we have a name for a warrior with the vision to be just and the courage to show mercy. We call him... the cid!"''Cid!"''



The 1961 film ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. "El Cid" (The Lord). The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.

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The 1961 film ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. "El Cid" (The (the Lord). The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.
9th Jun '18 12:37:01 PM Mdumas43073
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9th Jun '18 12:32:13 PM Mdumas43073
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The 1961 film ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid. The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.

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The 1961 film ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid."El Cid" (The Lord). The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.
9th Jun '18 12:29:04 PM Mdumas43073
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The movie ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid. The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.

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The movie 1961 film ''El Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid. The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.
15th Jan '18 4:16:05 PM Arkadi
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, as the film is based in admittedly embellished and quite imaginative history sources. To begin with, the real Cid was more a self-serving mercenary than anything, he didn't kill his father-in-law in a duel, and he certainly never made king Alfonso swear that he didn't order to murder his brother.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, as the film is based in admittedly embellished and quite imaginative history sources. To begin with, the real Cid was more a self-serving mercenary than anything, he didn't kill his father-in-law in a duel, and he certainly never made the bit about him making king Alfonso swear that he didn't order to murder his brother.innocence on his brother's death is most likely a fabrication.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: While the idea of Moors and Christians cooperating out of nationalistic fervor is rather overdone to say the least, alliances between Christian and Muslim kingdoms were hardly uncommon during the Spanish Middle Ages, and a charismatic warlord like El Cid could well attract followers from both sides. Furthermore it was also not unknown for Moorish warriors to regard North Africans as interlopers and take the side of Christian princes for that reason. The film makes it LighterAndSofter but it is not completely without foundation.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: While the idea of Moors and Christians cooperating out of nationalistic fervor is rather overdone to say the least, it was hardly unknown for strange alliances to be made across religious frontiers, and a charismatic warlord like El Cid could well attract followers from both sides. Furthermore it was also not unknown for Moorish warriors to regard North Africans as interlopers and take the side of Christian princes for that reason. The film makes it LighterAndSofter but it is not completely without foundation.
22nd Oct '17 6:38:11 PM nombretomado
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* BadassCape: Rodrigo. And CharltonHeston has the shoulders to pull it off, too.

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* BadassCape: Rodrigo. And CharltonHeston Creator/CharltonHeston has the shoulders to pull it off, too.
2nd Jun '17 5:17:02 AM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, as the film is based in admittedly embellished and quite imaginative history sources. To begin with, the real Cid was more a self-serving mercenary than anything, he didn't kill his father-in-law in a duel, and he certainly never made king Alfonso swear that he didn't order to murder his brother.
12th Feb '17 11:29:04 AM JulianLapostat
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The movie ''El Cid'' is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid. The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.

As per the source material Rodrigo Diaz's (Creator/CharltonHeston) life gets complicated after he kills his girlfriend's father in an informal duel. Needless to say Jimena (Creator/SophiaLoren) takes this badly. In accordance with the best medieval ideals of vendetta she makes an earnest effort to have Rodrigo killed. As Rodrigo is now the King's champion, replacing Jimena's dad, his majesty takes exception to this and thinks its a fine idea to make the couple marry after all.

Jimena chooses the wedding night to confess that she was party to an underhanded attempt to murder Rodrigo. Hurt but understanding he makes no attempt to consummate the marriage. This does nothing to help Jimena's state of mind as she is deeply in love with her husband, father killer or no.

Meanwhile King Ferdinand dies leaving his kingdom to be divided between his two sons. The elder, Sancho (Gary Raymond), says to hell with that and attacks his younger sibling Alfonso (John Fraser), who is supported by their slinky blond sister Princess Urracca (Genevieve Page). Rodrigo sides with Sancho, because he is his friend. But Sancho is murdered at the behest of Urracca and the King's Champion publicly forces Alfonso to swear he had NOTHING to do with it. Needless to say this goes over like a ton of bricks with Alfonso and Urracca who promptly exile Rodrigo.

This prompts Jimena to resolve her conflict (to hell with vengeance, Dad- it was a fair fight, and ''you'' started it!) and follow Rodrigo. They are dreaming happily of a humble life together in some remote valley when the appearance of his entire fief and just about every officer who ever served with him puts an end to that. The lot of them then set out to fight the Berber horde on behalf of Rodrigo's friend the Emir Moutamin (Douglas Wilmer).

Alfonso, back in Castille, busies himself by doing everything possible to make Rodrigo's life harder, including capturing and imprisoning Jimena and their twin daughters. Ordonez (Raf Vallone), Jimena's old admirer and Rodrigo's bitter enemy and attempted murderer, atones by helping Jimena and her children escape. Alfonso sees the light and throws off Urracca's evil influence and rides to join the Cid, dying of his wounds, for the final battle against the Berbers.

The movie ends with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in which Rodrigo's dead body, tied onto his horse, leads the victorious charge and then gallops off into the sunset (literally).

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The movie ''El Cid'' Cid'', directed by Creator/AnthonyMann, is an adaptation of the medieval legend of Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, a.k.a. El Cid. The real Rodrigo Diaz seems to have been a very successful soldier of fortune who served both Christian and Muslim kings without distinction in eleventh century Spain, eventually leveraging his military skill into a fiefdom in the then-mostly Arab/Berber city of Valencia. After centuries of multiple authors retelling the tale he became the Muslim slaying hero of the Reconquista. In this version Rodrigo is a multi-culturalist, working for a union of Christians and Spanish Moors against an invasion by ferocious Berbers.

As per the source material Rodrigo Diaz's (Creator/CharltonHeston) life gets complicated after he kills his girlfriend's father in an informal duel. Needless to say Jimena (Creator/SophiaLoren) takes this badly. In accordance with the best medieval ideals of vendetta she makes an earnest effort to have Rodrigo killed. As Rodrigo is now the King's champion, replacing Jimena's dad, his majesty takes exception to this and thinks its a fine idea to make the couple marry after all.

all. Jimena chooses the wedding night to confess that she was party to an underhanded attempt to murder Rodrigo. Hurt but understanding he makes no attempt to consummate the marriage. This does nothing to help Jimena's state of mind as she is deeply in love with her husband, father killer or no.

no. Meanwhile King Ferdinand dies leaving his kingdom to be divided between his two sons. The elder, Sancho (Gary Raymond), says to hell with that and attacks his younger sibling Alfonso (John Fraser), who is supported by their slinky blond sister Princess Urracca (Genevieve Page). Rodrigo sides with Sancho, because he is his friend. But Sancho is murdered at the behest of Urracca and the King's Champion publicly forces Alfonso to swear he had NOTHING to do with it. Needless to say this goes over like a ton of bricks with Alfonso and Urracca who promptly exile Rodrigo.

Rodrigo. This prompts Jimena to resolve her conflict (to hell with vengeance, Dad- it was a fair fight, and ''you'' started it!) and follow Rodrigo. They are dreaming happily of a humble life together in some remote valley when the appearance of his entire fief and just about every officer who ever served with him puts an end to that. The lot of them then set out to fight the Berber horde on behalf of Rodrigo's friend the Emir Moutamin (Douglas Wilmer).

Wilmer). Alfonso, back in Castille, busies himself by doing everything possible to make Rodrigo's life harder, including capturing and imprisoning Jimena and their twin daughters. Ordonez (Raf Vallone), Jimena's old admirer and Rodrigo's bitter enemy and attempted murderer, atones by helping Jimena and her children escape. Alfonso sees the light and throws off Urracca's evil influence and rides to join the Cid, dying of his wounds, for the final battle against the Berbers.

The movie ends with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome DyingMomentOfAwesome in which Rodrigo's dead body, tied onto his horse, leads the victorious charge and then gallops off into the sunset (literally).
30th Dec '16 12:13:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ben Yusuf [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCG5-7E7Ao takes the emirs of Spain to task]] for cultivating a peaceful, artistic culture instead of being {{Badass}}es going out to conquer the world.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ben Yusuf [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCG5-7E7Ao takes the emirs of Spain to task]] for cultivating a peaceful, artistic culture instead of being {{Badass}}es badasses going out to conquer the world.
12th Jul '16 2:23:31 PM erforce
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* KnifeNight: At their father's wake, Prince Alfonso attempts kill his brother Sancho for the control of all of Spain. His initial attack fails, and the two end up fighting each other with knives.

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* KnifeNight: KnifeFight: At their father's wake, Prince Alfonso attempts kill his brother Sancho for the control of all of Spain. His initial attack fails, and the two end up fighting each other with knives.
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