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  • Secrets of Beowulf revealed: Relics discovered at Danish feasting hall which featured in...

    08/31/2013 8:24:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2013 | Hugo Gye
    Although the story of Beowulf centres around the heroic exploits of the Scandinavians, it found fame in the epic poem written in Old English by an Anglo-Saxon bard. The poem, which is 3,000 lines long, is testimony to the historic links between the Norse and the Anglo-Saxons, some of whom emigrated from southern Scandinavia. It tells the tale of Beowulf, a Geat warrior from modern-day Scandinavia, who travels to Denmark to help King Hrothgar defend his magnificent hall of Heorot. Beowulf kills the monster Grendel, saving the Danes from his murderous attacks, then defeats the fiend's mother and is later...
  • Olde English meets new technology in 'Beowulf' (Fake muscles on actors)

    11/11/2007 7:25:28 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 48,158+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 11, 2007 | Joe Strike
    Olde English meets new technology in 'Beowulf' BY JOE STRIKESunday, November 11th 2007, 4:00 AM Beowulf, voiced and motion-capture-acted by Ray Winstone Beowulf faces down Grendel's mother, Angelina Jolie (also below). When Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf" opens Friday, it'll be moviegoers' first opportunity since last spring's "300" to ogle well-muscled, barely clothed men of war. Like that earlier film, "Beowulf" is set long ago and far away, when men were men and uniforms were skimpy. Thanks to modern technology, "Beowulf's" bare-chested hot bods are buffed to the max without the benefit of steroids. The cast of "300" had to endure...