History Film / Excalibur

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.
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.
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* 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.
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