I just saw a strange version of Lancelot & King Arthur - it was a French Italian co-production & even if some of the knights were blonde they didn't look in the least british (anglesaxonic)- these actors better would be the right choice for a mediteranian drama like 'Romeo & Juliet' etc. -
all the actors, mainly totally clad in knight armour were talking with emotionless strange recitating voices - sounding like pupils reading some Shakespeare's dramas -
it was a film with real trees etc. in it, but seemed to be a theatre play.
In the end all the 'good' guys just died in a disastrious way by being shot from Mordreds wicked archers sitting on tree branches, building a big heap of iron knights armours with dead King Arthur, Lancelot & all the other good guys in 'em.
& all this vain dying just for a stupid little vain queen called Geneva!
In my minds eye the 2 best of those millions of imaginary stories about King Arthur are definetly the 'Once and future King' - plus 'Merlin' by T.H.White (it was the most sensible & fantastic one) & of course Mark Twain's: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" -
They made some films, one with Whoopy Goldberg (one of my fave actresses) & other guys, relating to Mark Twains Connecticut Yankee, but why didn't they make a film fitting to the origin Twain's story? -
But maybe such a film should come from Europe. New american Hollywood film industry apparently doesn't quite understand the theme. Maybe another french-italian co-production or some british Monty Python company would make it perfect.. (I still miss the situation where in the end the Connecticutian Yankee kills all those iron clad knights with
electricity & then the stench of the rotting dead knights gets a problem somehow) - I want to see literature filmed like the original, not just cheap, changed & deranged copies..