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PostSubject: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:19 am

I really enjoyed the "Gunfight " thread so that got me thinking about my favorite
sword fight. Mine would have to be the climatic scene in Rob Roy, a great movie with an amazing ending...

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:30 am

Excellent Sword fight in Rob Roy and a beautiful rendering of the legend of Rob Roy, versus the historical Rob Roy.

A completely different take and maybe Tom Cruise's finest work, brilliant sword play throughout, a moving story. This film really gave Tom a dramatic workout, not his usual 'pretty boy' role at all, about an absolute monster of a man, made so by circumstance; deeply conflicted, coming to terms with who he really is.



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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:37 am

When I think "Hollywood swordfight," I immediately think The Princess Bride.



And of course, that style of swordplay owes a hue debt to all the Errol Flynn swashbucklers of 30s and 40s... Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk are two of the best.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:22 am

Doc Manhattan wrote:
When I think "Hollywood swordfight," I immediately think The Princess Bride.

That's the one I immediately thought of for this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:57 pm

More great movies! I always liked the sword fight seens in "Highlander".

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:37 pm

Errol Flynn vs. Basil Rathbone in "Robin Hood" was pretty darn good!! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:57 pm

HIGHLANDER, great sword fights in those movies and series
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:47 pm

So if we combine this "favorite sword fight scene" with the similar thread that I think started this one, "favorite gun fight movies" we come up with Raiders of the Lost Ark?


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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:53 pm

Natch wrote:
So if we combine this "favorite sword fight scene" with the similar thread that I think started this one, "favorite gun fight movies" we come up with Raiders of the Lost Ark?
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:46 pm

Natch wrote:
So if we combine this "favorite sword fight scene" with the similar thread that I think started this one, "favorite gun fight movies" we come up with Raiders of the Lost Ark?
Natch

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:28 pm

I haven't seen some of these you guys posted. But I always did like the Conan series.


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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:04 am

I loved the swordplay in the movie "Gladiator",so many good scenes.The
end scene where Maximus kills the evil emperor was excellent.Thanks for posting all the good swordplay.
Basil Rathbone was quite the swordsman,here's a quote from the web;

He is considered the greatest swordsman in Hollywood history, superior even to on-screen foes Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power. However, because he was so frequently cast as the villain, he won only one on-screen duel in his career - as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1936) - for which he earned an Oscar nomination. His last, filmed when the actor was 63, was with _Danny Kaye_ in The Court Jester (1955). It is considered by some the best sword fight ever filmed.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:42 pm

Troy with Brad Pitt had a bunch of great scenes but the first one was the best. You can hardly call it a sword fight because it's so quick but I just love the scene.


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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:33 pm

Very cool Cool Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:49 pm

"It's only a flesh wound."
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:25 pm

Al in Canada wrote:
"It's only a flesh wound."

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

You mean this of course:

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:51 pm

yup, that's what I meant.
Being on dial up I don't do utube, I can go and rent the movie and watch half of it or maybe all of it sooner that i can download that little 4 minute clip.

Oh for affordable high-speed (just outside of the range of anything but a satellite hook-up, until they build a slightly higher tower around here, then wireless hoorah).

Most of my favourite sword fights are send ups, one way or another. Like Cyrano dueling while composing a poem about the death of his young opponent.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:55 am

Would the Jedis' "sword fights" with their metal weapons that issue the lethal rays be considered part of this thread? Many engrossing "sword fights" in the Star Wars series.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:31 pm

I think they would count seeing as how the are still a "sabre"

I happened to enjoy the sword fights in Lord of the Rings the two towers at helm's deep. I feel however that the axe work by Gimli left something to be desired.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:21 pm

Wasn't there a sword fight between Catherine Zetta Jones and some one else that was a touch erotic Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:23 pm

With Antonio Banderas in Mask of Zorro.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:19 pm

For me, it's the Stewart Granger vs. Mel Ferrer duel in the 1953 version of Scaramouche. For realism in depicting how most sword duels actually played out, that would be the Romeo vs. Tybalt duel in Zefirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968).
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:24 pm

Kind of a bad movie, if I remember correctly, but it has some entertaining fight scenes.

I'm sure I can think of more if I give it some thought...

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:38 pm

babysinister wrote:
For me, it's the Stewart Granger vs. Mel Ferrer duel in the 1953 version of Scaramouche. For realism in depicting how most sword duels actually played out, that would be the Romeo vs. Tybalt duel in Zefirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968).

Make that 1952 for Scaramouche. One of the longest uninterrupted duels in film history, according to You Tube.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Movie Sword Fight   Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:37 am

Slow Puffs wrote:
Wasn't there a sword fight between Catherine Zetta Jones and some one else that was a touch erotic Wink
Gotta love those Welsh women!
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