Amph How do you prefer your historical movies from the Midle Ages?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_Arapsis, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Darth_Arapsis Jedi Knight

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    Romanticized or dirty?

    I personally like the real thing, i stopped idolising almostanyone from that period a long time ago. I Ilike the real gruesome reality of it and cutthroatness of the politics (people literally get their throats cut). I think there are so many antiheroes on TV today that there is no reason to idolise these folks. I would prefer not to see the rape scenes after conquest, but everything else. Bring it on, i don't need sympathetic characters from the Mdle Ages.
  2. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    Im not sure what this thread is about, I kind of got caught up in the bad subject spelling, all I can think is I want the "d".
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  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I prefer them speaking earlier versions of languages that would be (near-)incomprehensible to modern speakers. With no subtitles.
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  4. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

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    I think if we stick to historical accuracy, we will find some good people popping up here and there to balance the more brutal, hard-scrabble nature of the time. I'd love to see a long-form mini-series based on the Hundred Years War (maybe adapting large chunks of A Distant Mirror).
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  5. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  6. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Talk about something from the middle ages... :p
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  7. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

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    Whippersnappery? That's a banning.

    (Seriously, the peasants should be dirty, but you should be able to determine gender.)
  8. tom Chosen One

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    movies from the middle ages?

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  9. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
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  10. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Hwæt! Wé Gárdena in géardagum þéodcyninga þrym gefrúnonhú ðá æþelingas ellen fremedon.

    (I wish I could find a translation of "English, mother****er! Do you speak it?!")
  11. Lugija Force Ghost

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    More dragons, please.
  12. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    No classical music.
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  13. LostOnHoth Chosen One

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    I used to object to the word **** being used, but then I looked **** in the dictionary and apparently **** has been used as a vulgarity since the 13th century.
  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  15. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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  16. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Glowy swords and Patrick Stewart, you can't go wrong.
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  17. Saintheart Chosen One

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    And Liam Neeson, and Gabriel Byrne!
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  18. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    What about Dennis the Peasant?
  19. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Kinda like Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, somewhat brutally realistic but with some out-of-place things like a black Muslim person in 12th century England.
  20. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Patrick Stewart makes everything better...
  21. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I came in here specifically to use that as an example of my pet peeve, preachy politically correct insertions that take you out of the story.
    I don't even really mind that movie for fun overall but the soapbox moments (and there are a few) are annoying.
  22. Darth_Arapsis Jedi Knight

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    I could eaily see Freeman burned for whichcraft because he was black and folks weren't ued to the idea.
  23. squir1y Force Ghost

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    With a lot of silliness, a la Robin Hood Men in Tights
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  24. Sarge Chosen One

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    I'm usually not impressed by Hollywood's idea of "realism" in medieval movies. I was very active as a medieval re-enactor for more than 10 years and I have a pretty good grasp of what is actually historical and what is just extra gritty and dirty in the name of looking historical. So when I watch a movie, I'd rather it be more escapist fantasy and less misguided "realism." I want my Middle Ages romanticized, idealized, and fantasized as far as they'll go without turning into a fairy tale.

    Now I'm in the mood to watch A Knight's Tale.
  25. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    While black people certainly would've been rare, it wasn't inconceivable. There was trade with the Muslim world, and Moorish Spain and North Africa weren't an insurmountable distance away. Also, while a Muslim may have been difficult to accept (though far from impossible), prejudice based on skin color wasn't really a thing yet.

    That said, I haven't seen the movie. But it sounds far less annoying than the many secular humanists in Kingdom of Heaven.
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