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Subject: Robin Hood

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/01/10 at 10:08 am

The first Robin Hood film, since Robin Hood: Men In Tights, is in theaters soon, and apparently Russell "I was in the film, Gladiator" Crowe, has "strong feelings", about other past Robin Hood films.

Crowe particularly disliked Kevin Costner's 1991 Prince Of Thieves, describing the film as being "like a Jon Bon Jovi video". Gladiator director Ridley Scott, he said, will "take a fresh look" at the story.

Moving onto Errol Flynn's 1938 classic, he said: "The practicality of going through an English forest, with all its coarse bushes and bramble and all that, in green tights? Not very practical now, is it?"

He then described Mel Brooks's 1993 parody Robin Hood: Men In Tights as "the most entertaining" version, but added: "Again, it examines the same exact clich├ęs as all the other films that wrap the legend up and throw it away. And once Mel Brooks has had a go at it, it's time to wipe the slate clean."

Speaking more generally, Crowe said that: "Past filmmakers and studios have "supposed" things about Robin Hood."

His version, however, "depicts the origins, where he might actually have come from".

I wonder what he thinks about the 1973 animated Disney version?

;D

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a217639/crowe-past-robin-hoods-unrealistic.html?imdb


Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/01/10 at 10:12 am

My favorite Robin Hood film quote....

"Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent."

;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: whistledog on 05/01/10 at 4:19 pm

^ That is my favourite quote as well.  For me, 'Men in Tights', though it was a spoof was the best Robin Hood because of the way Sherwood Forest was depicted.  It actually looked like a fantasy world.


I will pass on this Russell Crowe version.  I've seen enough Robin Hood movies to not want to see the same story with different actors. 

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/01/10 at 4:29 pm

I think that was Russell Crowe's whole point though, Jason.  His version wont be anything like those past portrayals.  Personally, I think Crowe is typically a bloviated ass, so I'll skip his version.  As for the others, I've only ever seen "Men In Tights" and I found it amusing.

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: whistledog on 05/01/10 at 4:31 pm


I think that was Russell Crowe's whole point though, Jason. 


I know, but even still.  Robin Hood has been done.  Hollywood needs to do things that have not been done yet, instead of all these remakes and new versions. 

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/01/10 at 5:55 pm

I was getting a Brave Gladiator Rob Hood vibe, from the new trailer from the film!

;D

But will he be as great as Daffy Duck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMNnZ5TRHsM

or  Ren Hoek?

;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/01/10 at 6:18 pm

Never worry, never fear. Robin Hood will soon be here.


Of course no one can match the Error Flynn movie. My favorite by far.

The Disney one is cute.

I like everything about Prince of Thieves except one thing-Kevin Costner. Whoever told Kevin Costner that he could act is beyond me.  8-P  Everyone else in that movie was outstanding IMO. Morgan Freeman & Alan Rickman are just amazing actors.  And of course, I love Bryan Adams' "Anything You Do".

I did like Men in Tights. Gotta love Mel Brooks. Of course the movie was no match to his History of the World but that is my opinion.


My favorite Robin Hood film quote....

"Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent."

;D



Love that line, too.



There was another movie not mentioned: Robin and Marian with Sean Connery & Audrey Hepburn. Robin had returned from the Crusades. I didn't like it very much.

I started watching the BBC's Robin Hood last year (or was it the year before). I thought it was really good but we kind of lost it only because they kept changing the times they aired.

I probably will see the new one in a few years after Netflix gets it.



Cat

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: whistledog on 05/01/10 at 6:27 pm

And we mustn't forget this 60s classic.  Robin Hood meets 1930s Gangsters in the classic 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' ...

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/144092.1020.A.jpg

Frank Sinatra as Robbo, Dean Martin as Little John and Sammy Davis Jr. as Will. 

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: Howard on 05/02/10 at 6:38 am


I was getting a Brave Gladiator Rob Hood vibe, from the new trailer from the film!

;D

But will he be as great as Daffy Duck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMNnZ5TRHsM

or  Ren Hoek?

;D



HA! I love that parody.  ;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/10 at 12:32 am

The best variation on the Robin Hood theme is Monty Python's "Dennis Moore."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkhx0eqK5w&feature=related

Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore,
Riding through the land,
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore,
Without a Merry Band,
He steals from the poor,
and he gives to the rich.
Stupid bitch...

WOT?


:D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: robby76 on 05/10/10 at 3:57 am

There's only one Robin Hood for me. He even comes with a mullet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4scjQZDbf4

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5eZDZgRT0J4/SaNcQGUuwMI/AAAAAAAAAoI/0uGeOPxPggM/s400/Robin+of+Sherwood-Michael+Praed+(3).jpg

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: Howard on 05/10/10 at 6:13 am

I always wondered why Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor?

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: lola669 on 05/10/10 at 9:38 am


I always wondered why Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor?


Really?  The poor were being forced to pay taxes they could hardly afford.  His enemies were the rich and corrupt, especially the Sheriff of Nottingham

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/10/10 at 2:53 pm

I love the Disney version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37bbj8HbM5I

I have a confession to make, I thought that Marian, looked hot, even for a fox!

:-[    ;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/10/10 at 4:53 pm


I was getting a Brave Gladiator Rob Hood vibe, from the new trailer from the film!

;D

But will he be as great as Daffy Duck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMNnZ5TRHsM

or  Ren Hoek?

;D


I would give my right ball to see Russell Crowe do an exact recreation of this scene.  ;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: Howard on 05/10/10 at 6:04 pm


Really?  The poor were being forced to pay taxes they could hardly afford.  His enemies were the rich and corrupt, especially the Sheriff of Nottingham


I would always give to the much less fortunate myself.

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/10 at 10:52 pm

John Cleese as Robin Hood ("Time Bandits").

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avNSz8MxlGo

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Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: Paul on 05/14/10 at 6:59 am


My favorite Robin Hood film quote....

"Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent."

;D


There still seems to be something of a 'problem' with this...

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/14/10 at 8:51 am

But it is as dodgy, as Costner's?

;D

Subject: Re: Robin Hood

Written By: Howard on 05/14/10 at 11:04 am

Didn't Sesame Street do a Robin Hood segment?  ???

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