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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:52 PM

Great Sword Fights Movie Montage

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Prisoner_Number_Six Aug 2015 OP
Wounded Bear Aug 2015 #1
malthaussen Aug 2015 #2
MosheFeingold Aug 2015 #3
sarge43 Aug 2015 #4

Response to Prisoner_Number_Six (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 11:01 PM

1. Cool! Thanks! nt

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Response to Prisoner_Number_Six (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:18 PM

2. The real thing

Actual fencing is much less flashy than the movies:



Although Leon Blum was a little more flamboyant than most:



Although how you can do sword fights in movies without having Errol Flynn is a mystery...



(Of course, Rathbone was the better fencer, but Flynn was the hero, after all)
(Seriously, if you want to see some good sword fights in flicks, watch Rathbone, Tyrone Power, or Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. I'd also recommend you watch the Three Musketeers cycle that had Michael York. Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Frank Finlay for some fun-choreographed fights)

-- Mal

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Response to Prisoner_Number_Six (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:33 PM

3. Shoulds have ended with

Either:

1. the black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail ("It's only a flesh wound."

or

2. Indiana Jones shooting the Arab swordsman.

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Response to Prisoner_Number_Six (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:15 PM

4. Nothing suits a good movie sword fight like flamenco style music - the deadly dance. n/t

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