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  • However, as one might want to know the earlier depictions of the legend, there is one movie title that you should watch

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      The legend of King Arthur and his knights have managed to be portrayed in various versions. However, as one might want to know the earlier depictions of the legend, there is one movie title that you should watch. Excalibur is the title of the movie, that has been produced ten years earlier. It may be an old school type of film but it still relives the glory days of excellent acting, cinematography and screenplay. It is a film that one should watch

      in order to understand the literature.

      The film introduces many mythical characters. There is King Arthur, the one true king who was once a stable boy who knew nothing about nobles and knights. But when he was given the chance to pull the magical sword Excalibur from the stone, he was deigned to be the king of the land. There is Merlin, the famous warlock who can be seen through various other stories and myths. But one thing is common among them, that is the fact that Merlin is the strongest warlock in the world, even able to command over life and death, and even have power over creation. He is the most trusted friend of Arthur, always looking after the king and the land. There is also Lancelot, the strongest knight in the lands; even stronger than Arthur himself. He is portrayed as the perfect knight, being just, benevolent and loyal. However, just as the stories would tell, he had one flaw and that ...

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      was when he fell in love with the Lady Guenivere who is Arthur’s wife. Through that betrayal, his relationship with Arthur was strained and he fled from Avalon. Lastly, there is Morgana the witch; the one who is said to be the best student of Merlin whom he thought even the greatest magic there is. She used her knowledge for evil as opposed to Merlin and wrecked havoc to the land of Avalon. But in the end, Merlin was able to aide
      Arthur in conquering against Morgana’s attacks.

      The movie runs for almost two hours, and in that time frame, the story is well developed and clearly delivered to the audience. This is a reason why our Literature teacher chose to have an educational film showing event for the students using this film. But as I said, Excalibur is only one of the many depictions of the legend of King Arthur. There are more films with the same story, but only Excalibur holds the closest resemblance to the original myth.

Andrew Leaither says :

The Legend of King Arthur. Excalibur is a great movie. I’ve seen it at least several times and you cannot go wrong with great director who influences the characters in a moving powerful way.
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