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Thursday, February 10th, 2005
11:08 am
[guen_the_cat]
Would like your input
Hello everybody. I have started a book discussion group called pages_of_avalon Starting Monday we will begin reading Mists of Avalon and work our way together through that book and all of the prequels, in the order that they were written. Posts will be limited only to the discussion of content we are currently reading or have already read. I am hoping to drum up some of you guys who have studied the history behind the acual legend as well as plenty of readers. I welcome all discussion on history and theory behind the legends the book was based on.

Please come join us if you like.

~:)

X-Posted to all Arthurian and Marion Zimmer Bradley communities
Monday, June 14th, 2004
7:10 am
[a_bornhorst]
Hey!!! Interesting community idea, although the community seems somewhat not active, but I hope we can liven up things a bit. ;-P

My favorite book and movie about King Arthur would have to be The Mists of Avalon. I loved this oh so much. I loved the whole religion thing in it, like Christianity vs. Paganism or was it more Paganism vs. Christianity? But that made it extrememly interesting especially with Gwenhyfar as overly pious Catholic and Morgaine as former Priestess of Avalon. Their relationship was rather interesting, first almost as sisters and then enemies.

My favorite charecter would have to Morgan Le Fay. Anything on Morgan I have to get my hands on. That and she's so mysterious, dark, and yet I can't help but believe there's a light side to her or more of motive to the supposed "terrible" things she has done.

Well that's my two cents.

--Alyssa--
Monday, February 9th, 2004
5:16 pm
[thena]
King Arthur - the 2004 movie
Well, we would have talked about it sooner or later, and it might as well be now since this community needs to be revived with a new topic. A King Arthur movie has been made, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Carribean, Pearl Harbour, and a bunch of other big budget movies/tv). The movie is not so much an adaption of the mythology, but more based on the original story itself. Basically the whole fighting with Picts, Anglos, Saxons, etc. that happened in the British Isles after the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century BCE. I had a lot of mixed feelings about this movie when I first heard about it being greenlighted (same with Troy) since my views of the mythology will always be distorted on screen, but I decided to see it for Ioan Gruffudd who plays Lancelot (see icon). Upon further knowledge of this movie project I have found out:

-Merlin is not about magic, and he's against Arthur (Clive Owen) and his Knights, with a group of Picts (?)
-Guinevere (Keira Knightley) plays the role of warrior princess too, since in Celtic culture, women fought much more.
-It's a complete war movie
-The movie is going to be Rated R
-But there are no major love scenes
-Only a few "touching" moments between Arthur and Guinevere
-Yes, this should please sydney_lynne: There is no triangle. Lancelot and Guinevere argue a bit, but there is no affair.

For more information on this movie, go here.

What do you all think? To see or not to see? For the record, some people are already trashing the trailer, and the press don't know what to do with it yet.

I know it's ridiculous I'm posting this now, when the movie isn't set to come out until July, but I just wanted an excuse to get in contact with Sydney (months, my dear), and bring a topic up on this community.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, December 8th, 2003
5:56 pm
[sydney_lynne]
*pokes community*
Posting a topic in case anyone decides to join...
Introduce yourself, then tell me about your favorite characters in Arthurian legend and your personal favorite movie and/or novel adaptations of the mythology (and why).

Example: I'm Sydney Lynne, 23 year old PhD student studying biochem (for now) in the Northeastern United States. Arthur is my favorite character because, hello, none of the legends would exist without him, plus I have the impression that he's this very golden, perfect, kingly personage who just inspires awe and devotion (at least when he's young). My favorite Arthurian novel is The Mists of Avalon because the intricacy of the writing is awesome and I love the idea of the priestesses of Avalon, even I don't totally agree with the interpretation of the characters. I tend to hate most Camelot movies becauase they're so incongrous with how I imagine the legends, especially the ones with old!Arthur and young!Guinevere, because that's just a lazy and false "reason" for Guinevere to fawn over Lancelot. *rolls eyes*

So, anyone out there?
*listens to crickets chirp*

Current Mood: nervous
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