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Redux of Excalibur [1981 film] Trailer
youtube ^ | 2011 | HD Films

Posted on 06/21/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa

same link here


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Turn up the volume! Hard to believe this film is almost 35 years old. Some may disagree, but what Boorman did is still way, way up there in my book. Helen Mirren is just out of control in this movie.

This redone trailer makes you want to go out and joust.

1 posted on 06/21/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

It’s one of my all time favorite movies and extremely well done and holds up very well!


2 posted on 06/21/2014 2:23:44 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: FlJoePa
I always enjoyed the end. Hard to beat Wagner
3 posted on 06/21/2014 2:26:15 PM PDT by kabar
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To: FlJoePa

Love the original. Semi-recently found it for a buck at a thrift store. Yup. It holds up.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FlJoePa

I didn’t see anything new in the trailer. I used to think that movie was the actual story of King Arthur. It’s not even close, however. It takes some of the stories and changes the characters as well as the context to create something entirely different. Still, it’s one of my favorite movies.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 2:32:31 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

There wasn’t anything new - it was just another guy’s view on how he’d do the trailer - using original scenes.

I don’t think Boorman set out to make a documentary.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 2:35:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Where I learned my love for Wagner and Carl Orff as a 10 year old. And still love to this day..


7 posted on 06/21/2014 2:36:07 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

There are many different versions of the King Arthur legend. Some details very from account to account.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: FlJoePa

Oh, a trailer, not a film redux. Duh. It’s obviously not a documentary, just a lot of artistic license. On the CD jacket one reviewer says “one lush, enraptured scene after another”. It’s true.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 2:43:53 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I think it was shot entirely in Ireland. Lush is an understatement.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: kabar
Kabar Excaliber Display
11 posted on 06/21/2014 2:46:40 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: crazydad

I have the CD with the orchestral version of Wagner’s ‘The Ring’ music used in the movie. And by my favorite conductor no less, Klaus Tennstedt. It has some amazing stuff that’s not in the movie, such as Wotan’s Farewell.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 2:48:08 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Especially when you go into some of the celtic myths and legends that form some of the foundations for the story.

CC


13 posted on 06/21/2014 2:50:31 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: kabar

Yes, Sigfrieds Funeral march still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Wagner was a anti-semetic dick, but god could he make music. And Orffs O-Fortuna amazing also.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 3:02:42 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I think Python was closest ;)

EXC had a lot to do with my ongoing love of fantasy novels/movies. Inspired a few video games as well IIRC. Not the movie tie in kind or the ‘based on’, but just in general to the genre.


15 posted on 06/21/2014 3:03:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Oh one of the best. One of my Favorite from the Ring is Brunhildes Immolation. And of Course Ride of the Valkries and Magic fire music. Like I said a total D=-= was Wagner but he was a true Genius.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 3:04:35 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: FlJoePa

Still one of my all time favorites.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 3:05:35 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: FlJoePa

It works better with the original soundtrack, which is the work of Richard Wagner.

All the chorus, upbeat music, may appeal to those born, not to relish the original mythos, and why Waqner was chosen.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 3:08:32 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: FlJoePa

Highly recommend this movie — for the music alone if nothing else.

The score’s use of Wagner is ingenious.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 3:08:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: FlJoePa

I would Hit Helen Mirren...even today


20 posted on 06/21/2014 3:09:08 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Terry L Smith; All
Just for reference, here's the youtube link to the original trailer.

I see why the fanboy redid it. The voice - and even USE of a voice - in the original trailer makes me want to turn it off.

21 posted on 06/21/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Yorlik803

She sure wasn’t shy about putting them on display in this movie.


22 posted on 06/21/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

My all-time favorite movie! For me, everything about it is perfect.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 3:35:29 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: real saxophonist
What? Knife NOT included? The KA-BAR® has been drawn!!
24 posted on 06/21/2014 3:35:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: crazydad
Wagner was a anti-semetic dick, but god could he make music.

I recall a music teacher commenting that despite some inclinations of that sort, Wagner had a number of life-long Jewish friends. He mustn't have been too hard-core in that regard (but sufficient to later draw the attention of Hitler and the boys).

There's an interesting documentary called "Wagner and Me" on Netflix, narrated and hosted by Stephen Fry.

25 posted on 06/21/2014 3:48:07 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: FlJoePa

26 posted on 06/21/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Charles Martel

It doesn’t help his (non-musical) reputation that Hitler loved Wagner.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 4:15:15 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Indeed, that’s pretty much the topic of the documentary that I mentioned.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 5:21:43 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: FlJoePa

Love this film. It takes you in a trance for 2+ hours and doesn’t let go.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 5:32:04 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

I agree. I think it has been under appreciated.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Charles Martel

Oh my god I am watching it now. This is amazing. Thank you!


31 posted on 06/21/2014 6:38:21 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: nopardons
Read the book.by T.H.White

The Once and Future King.

A definitive work combining Tenneyson Poem and Mallory's Morte Del Tore'

32 posted on 06/21/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: crazydad

Glad you like it - I clicked on it totally on a whim, but was very pleasantly surprised.


33 posted on 06/21/2014 9:30:32 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I didn’t see anything new in the trailer. I used to think that movie was the actual story of King Arthur. It’s not even close, however. It takes some of the stories and changes the characters as well as the context to create something entirely different. Still, it’s one of my favorite movies.

To be fair, people have been doing that since the 12th Century.

And it's closer than "The True Story Behind the Legend"

34 posted on 06/22/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. who knew?)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Obviously there’s no “actual” story of King Arthur in an historical sense. I was simply a bit surprised later to find out how much the movie rearranged the existing legends into something more closely resembling an overall, if somewhat simplified theme.


35 posted on 06/23/2014 2:07:03 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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