Friday, July 13, 2012

Now Watching: Adventures of Robin Hood

Since we are heading to the Pennsic War in 2 weeks I am warming up with some period films starting with this, maybe the best swashbuckler ever made. The cast is awesome including Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, and Olivia de Havilland, all at their best. With awesome sets, a witty script, one of the best sword fights ever, all in glorious Technicolor. Almost 75 years old it looks new. The 13 year old watching with me noted similarities to The Princess Bride, and upon hearing Flynn get off a snotty comment said he was a 13th century Will Smith.

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