History Film / FirstKnight

18th May '17 11:16:48 AM brian8871
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Arthur says that the round table has no head nor foot, but he takes action against the advice of the knights. He makes Lancelot a knight, and later he has Lancelot and Guinevere face a public trial. Both actions end up working against him, becoming LaserGuidedKarma.
10th Apr '17 12:15:35 PM nombretomado
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KingArthur (SeanConnery) has spent his entire life bringing justice to the land and wants more than anything else to marry Guinevere and enjoy a peaceful retirement. Despite genuinely caring for him, Guinevere (Julia Ormond) feels it to be her duty to marry him, and its clear that she has a problem with letting obligation make her decisions for her, instead of her heart. Lancelot (Creator/RichardGere) is a wandering swordsman, making as few ties as possible because his family and village were destroyed in the wars. When these three collide, will they save Camelot from its latest threat or doom it?

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KingArthur (SeanConnery) (Creator/SeanConnery) has spent his entire life bringing justice to the land and wants more than anything else to marry Guinevere and enjoy a peaceful retirement. Despite genuinely caring for him, Guinevere (Julia Ormond) feels it to be her duty to marry him, and its clear that she has a problem with letting obligation make her decisions for her, instead of her heart. Lancelot (Creator/RichardGere) is a wandering swordsman, making as few ties as possible because his family and village were destroyed in the wars. When these three collide, will they save Camelot from its latest threat or doom it?



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Should go without saying for SeanConnery, but this totally applies to Richard Gere.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Should go without saying for SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, but this totally applies to Richard Gere.
16th Feb '17 11:53:57 AM GothicProphet
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** definitely magnesium as I was an extra in that scene. They were linked with fishing wire which was set off simultaneously. No in universe explanation was given for this.

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** definitely Definitely magnesium as I was an extra in that scene. They were linked with fishing wire which was set off simultaneously. No in universe explanation was given for this.



* FollowTheLeader: After ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' brought medieval epics back in a big way.
8th Feb '17 5:37:00 PM JustRichard
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** definitely magnesium as I was an extra in that scene. They were linked with fishing wire which was set off simultaneously. No in universe explanation was given for this.
4th Feb '17 4:13:15 AM morenohijazo
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* TheSocialDarwinist: Malagant constantly gives speeches about how "the strong rule the weak".


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* SkyCell: As Guinevere is led across a hanging bridge to a small ledge over a bottomless pit...
-->'''Maligant:''' This is called an oubliette. That's French for "a place of forgetting." Your quarters, My Lady. No gates, no bars, no locks. Just walls of air.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Malagant constantly gives speeches about how "the strong rule the weak".
6th Oct '16 9:07:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* DeathCourse: Lancelot runs through a gauntlet (without the provided protective gear) to win a kiss from Guinevere.

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* DeathCourse: Lancelot runs through a gauntlet (without the provided protective gear) to win a kiss from Guinevere. In fact he probably beat it ''because'' of the lack of gear; it's incredibly bulky and limits mobility.
6th Oct '16 9:03:33 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ArrowsOnFire: King Arthur's troops make use of these. Interestingly, the arrows appeared to use something like magnesium as the flammable agent, which, at least, [[RuleOfCool looked cool]].

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* ArrowsOnFire: King Arthur's troops make use of these. Interestingly, the arrows appeared to use something like magnesium as the flammable agent, which, at least, [[RuleOfCool looked cool]]. Unlike many examples it's fully justified as part of a trap, having previously baited the enemy into a very dry field of grass.
6th Oct '16 9:01:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* LimitedAdvancementOpportunities: Apparently the round table doesn't promote from within; Lancelot gets the top spot for no other reason than it's the only opening they have for a new knight, despite the others having served for decades.
15th Mar '16 7:52:18 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* BowAndSwordInAccord: Several of Malagant's men carry hand crossbows that they fire before charging. They hit and kill someone with every shot, too; after a while you wonder why they use swords at all. Maybe they're hard to reload.
21st Aug '15 12:47:54 AM Fireblood
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* NiceToTheWaiter: At the beginning of the film, as Guinevere greets the villagers routed from their homes during a attack, she refuses their attempt at kneeling to her in deference, citing the terrible ordeal they've been through. Later, during the first attempt at kidnapping her, she urges her maids to leave her behind, knowing that it's her the attackers want and not wanting to place them in danger. When she's rescued, her first query is as to their safety.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: At the beginning of the film, as Guinevere greets the villagers routed from their homes during a an attack, she refuses their attempt at kneeling to her in deference, citing the terrible ordeal they've been through. Later, during the first attempt at kidnapping her, she urges her maids to leave her behind, knowing that it's her the attackers want and not wanting to place them in danger. When she's rescued, her first query is as to their safety.



* RapunzelHair: Guinevere

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* RapunzelHair: GuinevereGuinevere.



* RejectionAffection: Guinevere repeatedly rebuffs Lancelot's advances, which he dismisses. . .only for her to finally admit to her feelings just as he's preparing to leave.

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* RejectionAffection: Guinevere repeatedly rebuffs Lancelot's advances, which he dismisses. . .dismisses... only for her to finally admit to her feelings just as he's preparing to leave.



* UnusualEuphemism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . .given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Arthur asks Guinevere "have you. . ."Have you... given yourself to him?" regarding Lancelot. This was probably the term used in those days, but the long pause makes it seems seem as though he's using the words to substitute for something else.
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