Sep 15, 2018
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.
In this episode, Scott is joined by Stephen, who has selected the John Boorman directed ‘Excalibur’ from 1981…overblown mess or British movie classic? Listen to hear what we think.
The magical sword of Excalibur starts off in the hands of British lord Uther Pendragon (Gabriel Byrne) and then, years later, finds its way to his bastard son, Arthur (Nigel Terry), the knave destined to become king. Aided by the sorcerer Merlin (Nicol Williamson), Arthur fulfills his fate by bringing together the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot and unifying the country. However, this flawed monarch faces greater tests ahead in pursuit of love, the Holy Grail and his nation's survival.
Also featuring this week, a brief history of some of the other cinematic retellings of the Arthur legend throughout the years.
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Scott and Stephen