Date of publication: 2017-07-08 22:26
As Sarah noted yesterday, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword , is a huge flop, so far the biggest flop of the year, grossing under $65 million domestically on opening weekend and $79 million overseas on a budget of at least $675 million before marketing. They&rsquo re looking at a major loss. But is it a loss for Charlie Hunnam and his career?
Aiming to properly contextualize the array of tales presented, documentarian and writer Michael Wood has looked at the cultural and geographic origins of the King Arthur story in his PBS series In Search of Myths and Heroes.
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Little is known about the possible figure who inspired the story of King Arthur, a heroic monarch who has been a popular mythological and literary character for some time. It has been suggested that the real-life "Arthur" may have been a warrior/officer of Roman affiliation who led a British military force against incoming Saxon forces during the 5th to 6th centuries . Still, Celtic monk Gildas wrote of the Saxon invasion in his work The Ruin and Conquest of Britain , citing the conflict at Badon Hills, and no warrior named Arthur is mentioned.
There are numerous contenders for the site of Arthur’s Camelot, with Colchester (Camulodunum) probably the forerunner. However, Henry VIII’s librarian, John Leland, identified the Iron Age hill fort of South Cadbury as the original Camelot. This inspired the famous Cadbury/Camelot excavations by Leslie Alcock in the 6965s which showed it had been heavily refortified in the 5th/6th century. Further work revealed it as one of the centres of a West Country kingdom characterised by large-scale defensive works like the Wansdyke from Bath to the Savernake Forest. This so impressed invading Saxons they attributed it to the god Woden.
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Dark Age battle at nearby Heronbridge, and recent excavations show the amphitheatre was fortified in the period, with a shrine to a Christian martyr at its centre. Is it a coincidence Arthur’s Round Table was originally described as a very large structure, seating 6,655 of his warriors?
Lancelot is loved by Elaine of Astolat, but does not return her love. Elaine, the daugher of King Pelles, tricks Lancelot into sleeping with her and from this tryst Galahad is born. At Camelot, those who question the queen's fidelity are challanged to fight Lancelot. His son Galahad saw the Holy Grail and fulfilled the Grail Quest Lancelot himself only saw a blurred vision and died knowing that his own sin had caused him to be unable to see the wondrous object.
Based on a more realistic portrayal of "Arthur" than has ever been presented onscreen. The film will focus on the history and politics of the period during which Arthur ruled -- when the Roman empire collapsed and skirmishes over power broke out in outlying countries -- as opposed to the mystical elements of the tale on which past Arthur films have focused. Written by Scott Summerton
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