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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The approaching hoofbeats of Robin of Locksley -that's Robin Hood to you

The original 1938 Robin Hood film,
The Adventures of Robin Hood,
starring
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland,
Claude Raines and Basil Rathbone,
remain one of my all-time favorite films,
one I've seen and enjoyed at least thirty
separate times.



The thing to consider when you see this film
is that
although Olivia de Havilland was
only 25 years-old when she filmed this,
and three
years younger than Vivian Leigh
with
whom she starred in Gone With the Wind
the following year, yet she was cast to play
Melanie, Scarlett's older sister, and was superb.

She is the only star of either film that's
still alive, and remains movie royalty.




Of the upcoming remake of the gritty swashbuckler,
due out in May, we now finally have a film trailer
to analyze
for great portent.

Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett,
William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Max von Sydow
and Oscar Isaac,
directed by Ridley Scott.
Opening May 14, 2010.




For film synopsis and images see:
http://www.robinhoodthemovie.com

For a historical perspective, see
Robin Hood and his Historical Context
By Dr Mike Ibeji
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/robin_01.shtml

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