The Adventures of Robin Hood #FilmReview #BriFri — 8 Comments

  1. I love Robin Hood! I thought he was only a legend until my husband and I went to the UK in 1996 on an almost-honeymoon trip. We visited Sheffield because we knew a guy there who would let us stay with him, and he took us to Haworth Parsonage, where the Brontes once lived. Little John is buried in the churchyard, apparently. O.o There’s a modern stone, and a very old stone is invisible under a yew that has gotten very large. There used to be relics in the church too. I was very surprised. Who knows what the real story is, but I thought it was completely made up.

    My favorite RH book is Roger Lancelyn Green’s. He did a wonderful job, IMO.

    Here in my town, the Errol Flynn movie is a very big deal! It’s shown regularly in the park and there’s a mural downtown and a street named Warner, because our park was Sherwood Forest. That giant tree the Merry Men frolic in was a historic landmark before it died, and my kids play in the creek where Robin and Little John have their battle. So everybody here loves that movie. 🙂

    I did another Fairie Queene post. Just about halfway!

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  3. I’ve seen this version too and I can say, I like it better than the Kevin Costner film too. I didn’t mind the one starring Russell Crowe but, I am a fan of Crowe.

    When we visited England I was educated that it is indeed a legend and not a creation of an author. This makes me want to get the movie again, I haven’t seen it in a while.

  4. One of my favorite movies! Little John was played by Alan Hale Sr., whose son Alan Hale Jr. played the skipper on Gilligan’s Island. Despite being a twisted and treasonous person, Errol Flynn is one of my favorite all-time actors as well.

  5. I have a book of my mothers, given to her in 1938 by her Aunt Glad. Robin Hood and His Merry Men “Retold by Sara Hawks Sterling” It’s a wonderful sturdy old book with a thick cover and nice big yellow-with-age pages and several lovely full color illustrations throughout. My mother would have been 13 at the time; it makes me smile to know that Robin Hood wasn’t meant just for boys.

    As far as Robin Hood films go, I want to see the Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett version. Diana Scrivener, who also did the choreography for Downton Abbey, War & Peace with Lily James and James Norton, Hugo etc, choreographed a very sexy looking dance number for Robin & his lady!

  6. Well, I was going to give you a link to something completely different…but having read your post, I thought maybe you’d like to see a bit about Robin Hood country. Errol Flynn, surely, is most people’s ideal picture of Robin; alas and alac, the reality may have been somewhat different. I wonder if the ‘real’ Robin had the same appetites as Errol? 🙂 All the best.

  7. Oh, I love that movie! And I really *love* the soundtrack. I also really love the Disney film. I think the Disney film and the Errol Flynn film go great together 😉

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