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This, I reckon, will be my favourite film of 2010. I'm so easy, really. But still... this features one of my favourite directors, and favourite actors, and actresses, and now with added Mark Strong (fast becoming a favourite character actor - he was the baddy in Stardust and Sherlock Holmes) coupled with period setting, horses and armour? Yeah. Bring it!

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Date: 2010-01-15 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] panda-pitt.livejournal.com
Yusss! Looks awesome! :)

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Date: 2010-01-15 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
Doesn't it? I'm not usually a fan of the rock music in medieval trailers, but this got my heart pounding this time around.

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Date: 2010-01-15 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skonen-blades.livejournal.com
I am dubious. But my hopes are high. Mark Strong totally leaves me cold, though. I get no real sense of malice from him as a bad guy. I'm glad that you like him. I was all like "Is it just me?" and apparently it is. So that's good.

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Date: 2010-01-15 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
Mark Strong looks remarkably like my boyfriend's brother. So I think I'm pre-disposed to like him. I adored his bratty performance as Septimus in Stardust so very much.

I'll freely admit I really turn my brain off for Mr. Scott's movies and just enjoy them as I should probably try to enjoy all movies: with a pure suspension of disbelief and a willingness to go along with the ride.

PS. I submitted something to 365 about 4 weeks ago. What's the general turnaround time on the yay or nay? Do you know?

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Date: 2010-01-15 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skonen-blades.livejournal.com
I was disappointed by Gladiator and for me, Ridley Scott ruined Blade Runner with his revisionist re-release just as much as George Lucas ruined Star Wars. But I know that I am WAAAAAY down in the minority on that one. But it's sort of soured me on the guy. Obviously a great director my dislike is entirely personal.

And I think Mark Strong does what he's told to do. I can't fault his acting skills. He was great in Stardust. I just don't think he suits bad guy roles. I'd love to see him switch it up and play a romantic lead.

Turnaround time with 365 had been known to take longer than 4 weeks. There's basically just one or two editors working their way through the huge amount of submissions so be patient. You'll get an acceptance or a rejection notice soon.

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Date: 2010-01-15 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
vc bbbbbgbgvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv says my cat who just walked across the keyboard.

I say: I'll freely admit my taste in movies is devolving. As a teenager I liked thoughtful, slow-paced arthouse films. Now, I like big stupid movies that are pretty. Well, to a degree.

Thanks re: 365. I imagined the holiday period would slow things down considerably. I'm not in a rush. :)

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Date: 2010-01-15 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stephanie-pegg.livejournal.com
Ooh. Looks like they're swinging back to gritty again.

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Date: 2010-01-15 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
It does look nice and gritty!

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Date: 2010-01-15 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarratt-gray.livejournal.com
Whenever something says "the story behind the legend" I just groan. Like you know the actual story and here you are telling it.

Robin Hood is one of my favourite stories. Retelling it is fine. This doesn't look like Robin Hood, just like more Kingdom of Heaven.

Of course all I know so far is from the trailer.

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Date: 2010-01-15 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
Interesting. It IS the story behind the legend, isn't it? I, myself, don't know the story of Robin Hood. I know Robin Hood "stole from the rich and gave to the poor." I know there's a Maid Marion in there somewhere. And a Friar Tuck. And a Sheriff of Nottingham.

I'd therefore say I know the legend, and am interested in the story.

I do recall seeing the Disney version as a kid. Robin Hood was a fox, I think? And the Bugs Bunny version, but all I remember is Daffy Duck doing fancy spins with his staff and that Porky was Friar Tuck.

Amusingly, I just saw Kingdom of Heaven for the first time recently and quite enjoyed it! And I didn't even know it was Ridley Scott. So, see? I'm pre-disposed to like his version of swordy costumey movies it seems!

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Date: 2010-01-16 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarratt-gray.livejournal.com
I'm not sure what you mean by "it is the story behind the legend."

The Robin Hood hood story is the legend, or the story has become legend. If you are telling the story of Robin Hood before his battles with the Sheriff of Nottingham it's not really the Robin Hood story.

Saying the story behind the legend is just another way of pretending that this story is actually true and real. Robin Hood might have been a real character in history but we can't know his story outside of the stories so we shouldn't pretend like we do.

It's like that completely crappy King Arthur from way back.

I actually like Kingdom of Heaven until the siege where the film lost me because the battle had no story. Still it was pretty enjoyable overall.

But the Robin Hood story isn't Kingdom of Heaven. I think you can reinterpret it in awesome ways like Robin of Sherwood.

The film could be something else, but I'm not sure I want a Russell Crowe dirty gritty Robin Hood film.

It's really the story and what they do with it that is important though, and I can't get a sense of that from this trailer other than the text inserts, which, as you can probably tell, fill me with much fear. :D

I do agree that I generally like Ridley Scott's work. Gladiator didn't get me the first time but the second watching a year or so later was much better.

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Date: 2010-01-16 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
Hah! Do you mean the King Arthur version with Captain Piccard? I was just craving that today. Granted, I have real foggy memories of it, but I seem to recall Merlin was pretty neat.

I saw Gladiator about 6 times in the theater. Granted, part of the reason was that I was unemployed and living in New Mexico and it was a zillion degrees and the theater had air conditioning. :D

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Date: 2010-01-16 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarratt-gray.livejournal.com
It had Clive Owen as Arthur before he could act. Didn't actually have Merlin, it was a non-magic Arthur story. The truth behind the legend sort of thing. What really happened. It was just poo.

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Date: 2010-01-17 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigori.livejournal.com
Aha, not the one I'm thinking of then. :)

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