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    Return of the Pink Panther has an obsessed Dreyfus trying to assassinate Clouseau throughout (although you don't know until the end) to the point of being arrested and committed to an insane asylum. Strikes Again continues the story as stated above with him escaping. They are all extremely funny, but these two are my faves.
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    re: spiders, I'm pretty fascinated by them. My problem with a lot of movies that feature them is that they so often use tarantulas, which IMO aren't scary. They're slow and fuzzy. I used to have one for a pet, and would hold it.

    I find the hairless spiders much scarier and cooler! The worst/best I saw were in summer camp as a kid, in the eaves of one of the camp buildings - big, hairless, beige spiders, with abdomens the size of a grape. Just sitting in their webs over the doorway. They were always there.

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    I saw the new Robinhood last night. Pretty weak but still some semi-interesting action scenes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I saw the new Robinhood last night. Pretty weak but still some semi-interesting action scenes.
    Hadn't heard of this - just watched the trailer. Looks like an attempt to emulate the Assassin's Creed games, which I guess makes sense. Give me Errol Flynn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Give me Errol Flynn...
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    Give me Errol Flynn.... "You keep all your smart modern writers, Give me William Shakespeare. You keep all of your smart modern painters, I'll take Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough."


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    re: Robin Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Give me Errol Flynn...
    Give me Daffy Duck

    Loved the gag in Men In Tights, where the King asks Robin Hood why the people should trust him, and he responds, "Unlike some Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!", and the crowd behind him gasps. Clearly a swipe at Kevin Costner.

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    spellbound wrote:

    >> Give me Errol Flynn.... "You keep all your smart modern writers, Give me William Shakespeare. You keep all of your smart modern painters, I'll take Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough."

    Don't think I understand this. Are you saying you think this new "Robin Hood" movie is better than the 1938 version? If so, that's fine. I just think this new version will pale compared to the 1938 version. Probably compared to Sir Walter Scott's version too. YMMV.
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    I really really wish someone would do a DECENT Robin Hood story. Bring it into this century with some style and grit, not insult the audience's intelligence, and tell a coherent story. There were some aspects of Costner's version that worked but some, especially the lead, that did not. They made Richman's character too cheesy. Imagine if it had been written as someone really malevolent, not "cancel Christmas".
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    My favorite Robin Hood visual version remains the British version from the early 80s, Robin Of Sherwood. I've seen the trailer for the new one, and it looks like an abomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    My favorite Robin Hood visual version remains the British version from the early 80s, Robin Of Sherwood. I've seen the trailer for the new one, and it looks like an abomination.
    Wasn't that the one with Sean Connery's son in the lead?

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    Yeah, it had a great supernatural element
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Wasn't that the one with Sean Connery's son in the lead?
    He was the 2nd RH. The first was much better. I have the complete series on DVD, but can't be bothered to look up the principals. Insert Clannad reference here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    He was the 2nd RH. The first was much better. I have the complete series on DVD, but can't be bothered to look up the principals. Insert Clannad reference here too.
    Gotcha. I've never seen it myself, I only know Jason Connery played Robin Hood because, just like every other actor, director, and technician working in British TV, he has a Doctor Who connection. As such, the Robin Hood thing is mentioned in the production notes and audio commentary on the DVD of whichever story it was that he appeared in (Vengeance On Varos, maybe?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    spellbound wrote:

    >> Give me Errol Flynn.... "You keep all your smart modern writers, Give me William Shakespeare. You keep all of your smart modern painters, I'll take Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough."

    Don't think I understand this. Are you saying you think this new "Robin Hood" movie is better than the 1938 version? If so, that's fine. I just think this new version will pale compared to the 1938 version. Probably compared to Sir Walter Scott's version too. YMMV.
    "Give me Errol Flynn" made me think of the Kinks song "20th Century Man." I wasn't making any comment about the new Robin Hood Movie. I haven't seen it, or heard much about it. With most movies, I prefer the original to a remake. Similar to, but less eloquent than, Ray Davies' POV in the song. If I had an opinion about the new movie, and felt compelled to share it, I would state it directly.

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    Tonight my wife and I watched - and loved, The Gathering Storm, an HBO movie from 2002 that had slipped by me over the years, starring the incredible Albert Finney as Winston Churchill in the days leading up to WWII. What an amazing supporting cast: Derek Jacobi, Vanessa Redgrave, Lena Headey, Jim Broadbent, Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Bonneville, Ronnie Barker... I found it an utterly enchanting watch. Highly recommended!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    "Give me Errol Flynn" made me think of the Kinks song "20th Century Man." I wasn't making any comment about the new Robin Hood Movie. I haven't seen it, or heard much about it. With most movies, I prefer the original to a remake. Similar to, but less eloquent than, Ray Davies' POV in the song. If I had an opinion about the new movie, and felt compelled to share it, I would state it directly.
    I apologize for that - I was too lazy or rushed to listen to the song, but just did and it's pretty excellent. I know you're a straight shooter, so I should have just...listened to the song, I guess.

    I think Roy Harper may have been referencing this on his own song "Twentieth Century Man" (from 1984).

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    No worry. No need to apologize. I sensed no animosity coming from you. You were just asking a question. Fair enough, especially considering my comments are sometimes sideways, like when I veer off into a song I am reminded of. I may or may not have heard the Roy Harper song, but will refresh my memory on it soon. Better there are two '20th century man' songs than a thousand 'robin hood' movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    "Give me Errol Flynn" made me think of the Kinks song "20th Century Man."
    Or Steve Hackett's line about a "young Errol Flynn" in the Genesis song Blood on the Rooftops.

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    Outlaw King. Available on Netflix. Basically, you could call it Braveheart the Sequel. Except that it's about Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots, not William Wallace. It stars Chris Pine and is written & directed by David Mackenzie, the guy who directed Hell or High Water (the western that starred Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster).

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