Last Night Movies 06.01.2016

 

Pretty rubbish start to the near year for me, but after a big of a traumatic hospital visit I tried settling down at the end of the week I relaxed to a couple of classics…

First film of the night…

excalibur

Excalibur (1981)

This has been one of my all time favourites since I was a wee bairn, I had a copy on Betamax on my aged top loader and have been addicted to it since. This dramatic fantasy film is heavily inspired by alternative 70’s culture, this gem from  John Boorman, based on Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory. There is a crystal sharp glare that brings up all the metal and the elaborate sets are incredibly detailed. The feeling like a dream, being slightly over theatrical, this film is a who’s who of british acting. It’s a near perfect translation of the book, and is a seductive for the eyes and ears as it’s one film that managed to use O Fortuna before it became too cliche. Bus King Arthur recognises his destiny and his connection with the physical land that he rules, a new religion is coming into place but his trusted friend and advisor Merlin is his amazing shiny skull cap helps him battle the evil forces that his sister is using against him. Continue reading Last Night Movies 06.01.2016

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