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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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Based on the Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid, and the anonymous Latin prose Historia Roderici, this film explores the life of the Castilian legend, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, during a period of violent and divisive conflicts between Christians…

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First Knight, released in 1995, is certainly still an interesting movie despite its poor reviews. From its unique focus on a side plot of Arthurian legend stems a broader conversation on how modern society perceives notions of medieval harmony, love,…

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The life and times of St. Francis of Assisi, including his founding of the Franciscan Order, friendship with St. Clare, travels to Egypt, receiving the stigmata, and death in 1226.

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Franklin J. Schaffner’s all-but-forgotten Lionheart (1987) is a perfect example of medieval pseudo-history gone wrong.   Lionheart follows a young knight named Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he leads a band of orphans to join Richard’s Crusade,…

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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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In this animated classic, King Richard is away on Crusade and in his absence, rules his tyrannical brother John. Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor and all while wooing his maiden fair.

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Robin Hood (2010) is a film adaptation, directed by Ridley Scott, of the classic Robin Hood folklore. The film falls under many genres: action, adventure, history, romance, and drama, and carries a darker tone compared to other film adaptations of…

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights at its simplest is a low-brow comedy attempting to parody the Robin Hood tales, mostly focusing on the two popular films The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Frequent criticisms…

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, released in 1991 and directed by Kevin Reynolds, was a box office hit generating nearly $400 million worldwide and about $165 million domestically. The film, not overly concerned with staying faithful to the Robin Hood…
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