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Encyclopedia > List of films based on Arthurian legend

Films based on the Arthurian legend are many and varied. They can be divided into several broad categories: The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ...

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Close adaptations

Relatively straightforward adaptations of the legends, reconstructed history, or modern Arthurian material.

  • Parsifal (1904)
  • Launcelot and Elaine (1909)
  • Il Re Artù e i cavalieri della tavola rotonda (1910)
  • Parsifal (1912)
  • The Quest of the Holy Grail (1915)
  • The Adventures of Sir Galahad (serial) (1950)
  • Knights of the Round Table (1953)
  • Parsifal (1953)
  • The Black Knight (1954)
  • Prince Valiant (1954)

Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 historical film made by MGM. Directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman, it was the first film in Cinemascope made by that studio. ... Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is a comic strip created by Hal Foster. ... Lancelot and Guinevere is a 1963 film starring Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace. ... Camelot is the 1967 film version of the successful musical of the same name. ... Arthur of the Britons was a short-lived (1972–1973) but fondly remembered British television show about the historical King Arthur. ... Lancelot du Lac is a stylistic 1974 French film of the fall of Camelot directed and written by Robert Bresson. ... Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a comedy film released in 1975. ... Perceval le Gallois Eric Rohmer 1978 / 138 min inspired by the 12th century work Perceval, the Story of the Grail by Chrétien de Troyes with Fabrice Luchini, André Dussolier, Pascale de Boysson ...brought up in total ignorance of knighthood, Perceval meets one day five kights and he takes them... Excalibur is a 1981 film which retells the legend of King Arthur. ... The musical, Camelot, was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and is loosely based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King. ... Guinevere is a TV movie, a take off on the usual Arthurian cycle, but from Guineveres point of view, presenting her as the driving force behind the success of Camelot. ... First Knight is a 1995 film based on Arthurian legend. ... Dragonheart was a 1996 film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer and the voice of Sean Connery. ... Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is a comic strip created by Hal Foster. ... DVD Cover Merlin is a 3 hour made-for-television movie released in 1998 that retells the famous legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. ... The Mists of Avalon DVD cover The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ... King Arthur is a film first released in the United States on June 28, 2004, dubbed as The Untold True Story That Inspired The Legend by Touchstone Pictures. ... Merlins Apprentice is a 2006 sequel to the hit TV miniseries Merlin (1998), featuring Miranda Richardson and Sam Neill reprising their roles as the Lady of the Lake and Merlin respectively. ...

Modernization

Films whose plot "updates" or otherwise moves the legend to modern times.

This article is actively undergoing a major edit. ... Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, River Phoenix and John Rhys-Davies. ... The Fisher King is a movie from 1991 written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Merlins Shop of Mystical Wonders is a 1996 film starring Ernest Borgnine. ... Avalon (アヴァロン, avaron) is a Japanese/Polish Science Fiction movie by Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Oshii. ...

Films based on the Tristan legend

  • Tristan et Yseut (1909)
  • Tristan et Yseut (1911)
  • Tristan et Yseut (1920)
  • The Eternal Return (1943)
  • Tristana (1970)
  • Tristan et Yseut (1972)
  • Tristan and Isolt aka Lovespell (1979)
  • Fire and Sword (1981)
  • The Woman Next Door (1981)
  • Isolde (1989)
  • In the Shadow of the Raven (1988)
  • Connemara (1989)
  • Pardes (1997)
  • Tristan et Yseut (2002)
  • Tristan and Isolde (2006)

For information about the knight from Arthurian folklore, see Tristan For the Richard Wagner opera, see Tristan und Isolde For the 2006 movie, see Tristan and Isolde (film) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... La Femme dà côté (The Woman Next Door) is a 1981 film directed by François Truffaut. ... Pardes is a Bollywood movie directed by Subhash Ghai, it was released on 8th August 1997. ... Tristan + Isolde is a 2006 American film based on the medieval romantic legend of the same name. ...

Connecticut Yankee

Films based on Mark Twain's novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, about a modern man/woman who travels in time to Arthur's period. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. ...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)[1]
  • A Connecticut Yankee (1931)[2]
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949 musical film)[3]
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1952)
  • A Connecticut Yankee (1954)
  • A Connecticut Yankee (1955 TV movie)[4]
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970)[5]
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1978)
  • The Spaceman and King Arthur (1979)
  • Novye prikluchenia janke pri dvore Korola Artura (1987)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV movie)[6]
  • A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1995)[7]
  • A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
  • A Knight in Camelot (1998)[8]

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) is Disneys movie adaptation of Mark Twains A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. ... A Kid in King Arthurs Court is a 1995 film directed by Michael Gottlieb, and produced by Walt Disney Studio Entertainment. ...

Animation

This article is about the animated film. ... Quest for Camelot is an animated feature from Warner Bros. ...

Humor

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a comedy film released in 1975. ...

See also

These are lists of movie source material: List of movies based on Arthurian legend List of movies based on the Bible List of movies based on classical operas List of movies based on comic books List of movies based on comic strips List of movies based on Greco-Roman mythology...

External links

  • Arthurian Film by Kevin J. Harty
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