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Francesco is the 1989 docudrama directed by Liliana Cavani relating, in flashbacks, St. Francis of Assisi's transformation and awakening from privileged son to religious humanitarian and full-fledged saint. The film is based on Hermann Hesse's…

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), directed by Franco Zeffirelli, is based on the early life of St. Francis of Assisi (played by Graham Faulkner), starting with his conversion and leading up to his audience with Pope Innocent III (played by Alec…

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“The legend you know. The story you don’t.” Robin Hood (2018) is not a retelling of the traditional legend but rather a origin story for the man beneath the hood. In the film, Lord Robin of Loxley must leave his lover Marian to fight in the…

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The film Robin and Marian was released in 1976 to decent fanfare. According to IMDb, the film made $8,720,000 in the U.S. on a $5,000,000 budget. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%, indicating that the majority of critics felt it was a…

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The 1938 film, Alexander Nevsky, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, is a war propaganda film that glamorized the Russians and condemned the Nazis. The film centers on the exploits of the thirteenth-century Russian hero, Prince Alexander Nevsky, and…

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Ironclad (2011) tells the story of the siege of Rochester Castle by King John in 1215. King John, played by the dependable character actor Paul Giamatti, furious from his failed wars in France and being forced to sign the Magna Carta by a group of…

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The Sorceress, or Le Moine et la Sorcière (“The Monk and the Sorceress”), is a French film released in 1987. It was written by historian Pamela Berger and directed by Suzanne Schiffman. The film takes place in thirteenth-century France and…

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The Virgin Spring (in Swedish, Jungfrukällan) is a black-and-white Swedish film from 1960 directed by Ingmar Bergman, and is based on the thirteenth-century Swedish ballad Töres döttrar i Wänge, which translates to "Töre's daughters in…

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Pilgrimage, written by Jamie Hannigan and directed by Brendan Muldowney, is an Irish medieval thriller that packs a much bigger punch than its $5.8 million budget. With its majestic landscapes of Connemara, Ireland shot by cinematographer Tom…

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One can see why Braveheart was such a success when it was released in the summer of 1995. First, it was directed by, and starred, at the time one of Hollywood’s bankable action heroes, Mel Gibson, who was famous for his work in the Lethal Weapon…
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