History Trivia / KingArthur

19th Jan '18 6:17:22 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorInspiredElement: Ray Winstone had boxed in his youth, so boxing was incorporated into Bors's character.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Shot in Ireland.
* CreatorBacklash: Keira Knightley said she wasn't a



* DeletedRole: Horton had a bigger part in the original film but most of his scenes ended up trimmed or cut, and [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse he abruptly disappears from the film]].



* DyeingForYourArt: Ioan Gruffud had to grow a beard for his role as Lancelot. But as the beard came out reddish, he had to have it painted black every day.



* FakeBrit:
** Irish Pat Kinevane as Horton.
** Australian Joel Edgerton as Gawain.
** Downplayed by the Welsh Ioan Gruffud, who puts on an English accent to play Lancelot.



* ThrowItIn: Producers worried that there wasn't enough humor in the film, so they added the scene where Bors reveals that his bastard children have numbers instead of names.



*** Of course there was no truth to the love triangle aspect of the story. [[SadlyMythtaken Lancelot didn't even exist in the "original" myth]].

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*** Of course there was no truth to ** Stellan Skarsgaard turned down the love triangle aspect role of the story. [[SadlyMythtaken Lancelot Cerdic about three times before finally accepting. Antoine Fuqua didn't even exist in consider any other actor for the "original" myth]].part.
28th Oct '17 5:15:22 PM BatmanKalEl
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* RecycledScript: The tale of Sir La Cote Male Taile is pretty much the exact same story as the tale of Sir Beaumains; a lowly servant becomes a knight and is given an insulting nickname by Sir Kay, they go on a quest with a damsel who mocks and degrades them endlessly, they wind up proving their worth and changing the damsel's view on them, and their true names are eventually revealed (Sir Beaumains = Sir Gareth and Sir La Cote Male Taile = Sir Breunor.) Both of these stories are told in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', so a sense of Deja Vu is inevitable upon reading them one after the other.
8th Jul '17 2:16:04 PM Malysano
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** In David Franzoni's original script, the love triangle so central to the original myth between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot was a major part of the plot, as it is in most filmic adaptations of the Arthurian legend. However, during his research for the film, Fuqua came to believe that there was no truth to the love triangle aspect of the story and had Franzoni rewrite the script without it.

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** In David Franzoni's original script, the love triangle so central to the original myth between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot was a major part of the plot, as it is in most filmic adaptations of the Arthurian legend. However, during his research for the film, Fuqua came to believe that there was no truth to the love triangle aspect of the story and had Franzoni rewrite the script without it.it.
***Of course there was no truth to the love triangle aspect of the story. [[SadlyMythtaken Lancelot didn't even exist in the "original" myth]].
24th May '17 5:26:08 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Made after ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' made SwordAndSandal films big again and the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' film trilogy popularized MedievalEuropeanFantasy-style films. The film, set in 467 AD, straddles the two genres since it take place just a few years before the fall of Rome in 476 AD, which is usually considered the beginning of the MiddleAges.

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* FollowTheLeader: Made after ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' made SwordAndSandal films big again and the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' film trilogy popularized MedievalEuropeanFantasy-style films. The film, set in 467 AD, straddles the two genres since it take place just a few years before the fall of Rome in 476 AD, which is usually considered the beginning of the MiddleAges. The connections with the first of those films extends to them even sharing a writer and the same composer.
24th May '17 5:13:13 PM Darthman616
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* DuelingMovies: Came out within a year of three other historical battle epics that were following-up on the success of ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. Its competitors being ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/{{Alexander}}'', and ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''.
14th May '17 10:22:16 AM Eagal
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'''The myth:'''
* NamesTheSame: The Black Knight is a common epithet throughout fiction.
9th Jan '17 5:53:41 PM jameygamer
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** Antoine Fuqa wanted Creator/DanielCraig for the lead role, but he was vetoed by Creator/JerryBruckheimer, because he was convinced that Creator/CliveOwen would be the next Franchise/JamesBond. Creator/RusselCrowe, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/HughJackman also passed on it.

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** Antoine Fuqa wanted Creator/DanielCraig for the lead role, but he was vetoed by Creator/JerryBruckheimer, because he was convinced that Creator/CliveOwen would be the next Franchise/JamesBond. Creator/RusselCrowe, Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/HughJackman also passed on it.
6th Nov '16 5:14:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally envisioned and shot as an R-rated film with corresponding graphic violence. However, after the picture had been edited, Disney executives demanded it be changed to a PG-13, hence necessitating a lot of effects work to remove the blood from the battle scenes. Antoine Fuqua and Creator/JerryBruckheimer were not at all pleased with this decision and fought against it, but were ultimately overruled. They were both disappointed with the theatrical release and later released a much more violent Director's Cut on DVD. However, according to Fuqua's commentary track, even the Director's Cut version is considerably less violent than his ideal version. Ironically, when the film was released, one of the biggest criticisms was that the battles were mysteriously bloodless, hence undermining any sense of realism.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending of the film was replaced after test audiences thought it was too depressing. Instead of Arthur and Guinevere getting married and the knights who died getting reincarnated as horses, it shows the graves of the knights and a boy trying to pull out the sword from one's grave like Arthur once did. Arthur tells him that his time will come.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The original ending of the film was replaced after test audiences thought it was too depressing. Instead of Arthur and Guinevere getting married and the knights who died getting reincarnated as horses, it shows the graves of the knights and a boy trying to pull out the sword from one's grave like Arthur once did. Arthur tells him that his time will come.come.
** Antoine Fuqa wanted Creator/DanielCraig for the lead role, but he was vetoed by Creator/JerryBruckheimer, because he was convinced that Creator/CliveOwen would be the next Franchise/JamesBond. Creator/RusselCrowe, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/HughJackman also passed on it.
** Creator/MichaelBay was originally set to direct, but left the project due to budget concerns. Bay had developed the project for over 5 years.
** In David Franzoni's original script, the love triangle so central to the original myth between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot was a major part of the plot, as it is in most filmic adaptations of the Arthurian legend. However, during his research for the film, Fuqua came to believe that there was no truth to the love triangle aspect of the story and had Franzoni rewrite the script without it.
22nd Apr '16 3:39:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending of the film was replaced after test audiences thought it was too depressing. Instead of Arthur and Guinevere getting married and the knights who died getting reincarnated as horses, it shows the graves of the knights and a boy trying to pull out the sword from one's grave like Arthur once did. Arthur tells him that his time will come.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' meets ''Film/TearsOfTheSun'' (written by Franzoni and directed by Fuqua respectively).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending of the film was replaced after test audiences thought it was too depressing. Instead of Arthur and Guinevere getting married and the knights who died getting reincarnated as horses, it shows the graves of the knights and a boy trying to pull out the sword from one's grave like Arthur once did. Arthur tells him that his time will come.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' meets ''Film/TearsOfTheSun'' (written by Franzoni and directed by Fuqua respectively).
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22nd Apr '16 3:39:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/HoratioHornblower Horatio]] [[Creator/IoanGruffudd Hornblower]] is Lancelot...
** ... and [[Series/HoratioHornblower Styles]] shows up as Jols, too!
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Stannis]] [[Creator/StephenDillane Baratheon]], who is also [[Series/JohnAdams Thomas Jefferson]] is Merlin.
*** And [[Series/GameOfThrones Alliser Thorne]] is Pelagius.
** [[Film/TheHobbit Balin]] is a mean Roman nobleman.
** You forgot [[{{Series/Rome}} Titus Pullo]], [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Le Chiffre]] and [[Film/TheGreatGatsby Tom Buchanan]] who served as Arthur's knights.
** [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Hannigram]] shippers are sure to be interested in Tristan and Galahad as well.
** Anyone else thinks that [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Elizabeth Swann]]/[[{{Film/PrideAndPrejudice}} Bennett]] is descended from Woads? Badassery must run in her family.
** [[{{Film/Thor}} Dr. Erik Selvig]] is leading an army of Saxons. [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Hugo Stiglitz]] is his son.
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