History Film / Excalibur

7th Sep '16 2:27:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* TwentyFourHourArmor: To an almost crazy degree; the suits of full plate mail are worn during feasts and even during sex.

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* TwentyFourHourArmor: To an almost crazy degree; the suits of full plate mail are worn during feasts and even during sex.
15th Aug '16 11:48:32 PM Silverblade2
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-> "''It is the '''doom''' of men that they forget."''
-->-- Merlin



* [[spoiler:LeapOfFaith: The path to the Holy Grail requires that you take off all your gear and armor.]]

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* [[spoiler:LeapOfFaith: The LeapOfFaith: [[spoiler:The path to the Holy Grail requires that you take off all your gear and armor.]]



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Morgana

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBastard: Morgana



** Arguably Arthur as well, redeeming himself from incest.
* [[RightThroughHisPants Right Through His Armour]]: Justified, as Uther had to keep his armor on to maintain the illusion.
* RoyalBlood

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** Arguably Arthur as well, redeeming himself from incest.
* [[RightThroughHisPants Right Through His Armour]]: RightThroughHisPants: Justified, as Uther had to keep his armor on to maintain the illusion.
* %%* RoyalBlood



* ShapeshiftingSeducer

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* %%* ShapeshiftingSeducer



** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: "Lancelot with us!"]]
2nd Aug '16 12:00:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* PopculturalOsmosis: ''Excalibur'' is to ''O Fortuna'' what ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' is to ''Thus Spoke Zarustrutha''.

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* PopculturalOsmosis: ''Excalibur'' is to ''O Fortuna'' what ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' is to ''Thus Spoke Zarustrutha''.
12th Jul '16 11:11:01 PM rmctagg09
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* TheDragon: Mordred is The Dragon in the classic sense, while ''The Dragon'' is, in the movie, a never seen but omnipresent NatureSpirit.

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* TheDragon: TheDragon:
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Mordred is The Dragon in the classic sense, while ''The Dragon'' is, in the movie, a never seen but omnipresent NatureSpirit.


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* DragonsAreDivine: The film makes multiple references to the Dragon, who is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwcNNbxUE-w described by Merlin]] as some kind of divine NatureSpirit. It is also the source of Merlin's and Morgana's magic.
30th Jun '16 6:11:24 AM Willbyr
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A 1981 HeroicFantasy film directed by Creator/JohnBoorman, an epic, CultClassic retelling of the [[KingArthur Arthurian myths]]. Notable at least for two aspects:

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A 1981 HeroicFantasy film directed by Creator/JohnBoorman, an epic, CultClassic retelling of the [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian myths]]. Notable at least for two aspects:






* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Mordred runs Arthur through with his spear, but Arthur kills him with his sword. In fact, this is the reverse of what happens in ''Le Morte D'Arthur'', so that Arthur strikes his last blow with Excalibur.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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Mordred runs Arthur through with his spear, but Arthur kills him with his sword. In fact, this is the reverse of what happens in ''Le Morte D'Arthur'', so that Arthur strikes his last blow with Excalibur.



* MsFanservice: Some of Creator/HelenMirren's outfits -- of course, she might qualify as Ms. Fanservice wearing a burlap sack...

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* MsFanservice: MsFanservice:
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Some of Creator/HelenMirren's outfits -- of course, she might qualify as Ms. Fanservice wearing a burlap sack...



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Guinevere is accused of adultery with Lancelot (at that point she was faithful, in body if not mind), Arthur puts her on trial to demonstrate that no one in the land is above the law. Guinevere, upset at Arthur's willingness to put his duty as a king above his love for her, is humiliated in front of the entire court when no one (sans Perceval) will fight for her honour, and then watches as Lancelot comes to her rescue and is badly injured in her defense. Naturally, the whole thing results in nothing but Guinevere falling (more) in love with Lancelot and deciding to consummate her relationship with him. Arthur's sense of duty might have been unimpeachable, but it would have saved them all a lot of hardship if he'd just stood up for his wife in the first place.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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When Guinevere is accused of adultery with Lancelot (at that point she was faithful, in body if not mind), Arthur puts her on trial to demonstrate that no one in the land is above the law. Guinevere, upset at Arthur's willingness to put his duty as a king above his love for her, is humiliated in front of the entire court when no one (sans Perceval) will fight for her honour, and then watches as Lancelot comes to her rescue and is badly injured in her defense. Naturally, the whole thing results in nothing but Guinevere falling (more) in love with Lancelot and deciding to consummate her relationship with him. Arthur's sense of duty might have been unimpeachable, but it would have saved them all a lot of hardship if he'd just stood up for his wife in the first place.


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* PullYourselfDownTheSpear: After Mordred spears Arthur, Arthur rams the spear further into him to get within striking distance of Mordred.
19th Jun '16 6:55:29 AM alchixinren
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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future and can be just a man... that we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.''"

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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future and can be just a man... that we might may meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, and know that I am your husband. It is a dream dream, I have.''"
19th Jun '16 6:54:34 AM alchixinren
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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owed no more to the future and being a part of future memory... I can be just a man... and we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.''"

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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owed owe no more to the future and being a part of future memory... I can be just a man... and that we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.''"



* SpecialEffectFailure: Lancelot's lance doesn't exactly cleave in half where Arthur strikes it with Excalibur.
19th Jun '16 6:53:10 AM alchixinren
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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future and being a part of future memory... I can be just a man... and we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.''"

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-> "''I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe owed no more to the future and being a part of future memory... I can be just a man... and we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.''"


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* SpecialEffectFailure: Lancelot's lance doesn't exactly cleave in half where Arthur strikes it with Excalibur.
5th Jun '16 11:12:13 AM Gideoncrawle
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* KilledOffForReal: Surprisingly often.
* KingArthur: Duh
* KnightInShiningArmor: Played with. The state of the knights' armor [[TheFisherKing tends to reflect the state of the realm]], and shines brightest when Arthur is at the height of his power.

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* KilledOffForReal: Surprisingly often.
* KingArthur: Duh
* KnightInShiningArmor: Played with. The state of the knights' armor [[TheFisherKing [[FisherKing tends to reflect the state of the realm]], and shines brightest when Arthur is at the height of his power.
5th Jun '16 11:02:50 AM Gideoncrawle
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* ArmorIsUseless: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], at least some of the time; fully armored knights in the movie often have to really pound the hell out of each other to have any effect.



* KnightInShiningArmor: Averted at the beginning of the movie, where the armors are more dark and matte than shiny, then played straight after the first encounter with Lancelot, but they do get rusty later.
** Another facet of the FisherKing aspect. The better Arthur's doing, the shinier the armor.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Averted Played with. The state of the knights' armor [[TheFisherKing tends to reflect the state of the realm]], and shines brightest when Arthur is at the beginning height of the movie, where the armors are more dark and matte than shiny, then played straight after the first encounter with Lancelot, but they do get rusty later.
** Another facet of the FisherKing aspect. The better Arthur's doing, the shinier the armor.
his power.



** But there's no bigger ham than Merlin.
*** Except Uther Pendragon. You have to think of the ham-to-line ratio.



* StormingTheCastle: Averted, subverted, then averted again!
** The subversion happens when Arthur storms into a castle which is already being stormed, precisely in order to stop said storming.

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* StormingTheCastle: Averted, subverted, then averted again!
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The subversion happens when Arthur storms into a knights who oppose Arthur's kingship because of his youth and their distrust of Merlin lay siege to and subsequently attempt to storm the castle which is already being stormed, precisely in order to stop said storming.of Arthur's ally, Leondegrance.
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