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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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