History Film / Excalibur

16th Feb '17 11:57:30 PM RoyFlowers
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Uther is ''bad'' about this. The guy really can't make up his mind between being a selfish BloodKnight or TheGoodKing. It gets especially bad toward the end of his arc.
-->'''Uther:''' Take him! Take the devil child!
-->''(like, a minute later)''
-->'''Uther:''' Merlin! I want my son!
21st Jan '17 9:57:12 PM SnakeRambo
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* StealthHiBye: Both played straight and subverted with Merlin. In one scene the audience sees Merlin approaching but the characters don't, and when Arthur says, "Who is Merlin?", previously-unnoticed Merlin steps up and says, "I am Merlin." In a later scene Merlin says, "The time has come for me to go," then turns to leave. Normally one would expect Merlin to just vanish, but Arthur instead starts following him and asks where he's going.

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* StealthHiBye: Both played straight and subverted with Merlin. In one scene the audience sees Merlin approaching but the characters don't, and when Arthur says, "Who is Merlin?", previously-unnoticed Merlin steps up and says, "I am Merlin." In a later scene Merlin says, "The time has come for me to go," then turns to leave. Normally one would expect Merlin to just vanish, but Arthur Morgana instead starts following him and asks where he's going.
21st Jan '17 9:46:53 PM SnakeRambo
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* GoodOldWays: [[spoiler: Arthur's plan to win the final battle, since they have the aid of the Dragon's breath for one last time: "Back to the old ways! Speed of horse!"]]

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* GoodOldWays: [[spoiler: Arthur's plan to win the final battle, since they have the aid of the Dragon's breath for one last time: "Back to "We'll use the old ways! Speed of horse!"]]
21st Jan '17 9:43:24 PM SnakeRambo
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-->'''Arthur:''' Are you a dream, Merlin?

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-->'''Arthur:''' Are you just a dream, Merlin?
24th Dec '16 7:52:34 AM strejda
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** That is, if you don't consider Uther's death LaserGuidedKarma.
25th Nov '16 9:43:35 PM SnakeRambo
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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 may meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, and 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 may meet. You'd You'll come to me, claim me yours, and know that I am your husband. It is a dream, dream I have.''"



Being based on the Malory tale, the film is an chivalric romance and has major elements of later Romanticism; it understandably and unashamedly yearns for the nobility and virtue of Arthur's court, and explicitly states that Arthur serves as an example from the past to future memory; though it leaves open the chance that one day humanity may once again return to Camelot's height.

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Being based on the Malory tale, the film is an a chivalric romance and has major elements of later Romanticism; it understandably and unashamedly yearns for the nobility and virtue of Arthur's court, and explicitly states that Arthur serves as an example from the past to future memory; though it leaves open the chance that one day humanity may once again return to Camelot's height.



** The sword in the stone/Excalibur (in ''Morte d'Arthur'', the two were different swords)

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** The sword in the stone/Excalibur (in ''Morte ''Le Morte d'Arthur'', the two were different swords)



* CoolSword: "The swooooooord! Tana knows at once that her fathhe king's swooooord!"

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* CoolSword: "The swooooooord! Tana knows at once that her fathhe king's swooooord!"swooooooord!"



* CreepyChild: Young Morger is dead. Then she watches, silently, as her mother and not-father have sex.

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* CreepyChild: Young Morger is dead. Then she Morgana watches, silently, as her mother and not-father have sex.
29th Oct '16 3:56:26 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Morgana, a FemmeFatale sorceress seeking to destroy Camelot.


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19th Oct '16 9:11:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoolSword: "The swooooooord! The king's swooooord!"

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* CoolSword: "The swooooooord! The Tana knows at once that her fathhe king's swooooord!"



* CreepyChild: Young Morgana knows at once that her father is dead. Then she watches, silently, as her mother and not-father have sex.

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* CreepyChild: Young Morgana knows at once that her father Morger is dead. Then she watches, silently, as her mother and not-father have sex.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A consequence of having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in a two-hours movie. Igraine is a notable example of this, since you could at least assume that many of the knights that go missing were slain in battle. The last we see of Igraine however, is her screaming: "I want my baby!" and urging Uther to go after Merlin. (Though she disappears at that point in the legends too.)

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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A consequence of having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in a two-hours movie. Igraine is a notable example of this, since you could at least assume that many of the knights that go missing were slain in battle. The last we see of Igraine however, is her screaming: "I want my baby!" and urging Uther to go after Merlin. (Though she disappears at that point in the legends too.)
4th Oct '16 1:11:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: The original cut was three hours long. Creator/JohnBoorman has confirmed that the original cut exists, but he has no plans to release it.
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.
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