Saturday, 28 March 2009

Arthurian Films

Films based on the Arthurian legend are many and varied. They can be divided into several broad categories:AdaptationsRelatively straightforward adaptations of the legends, reconstructed history, or modern Arthurian material.
Parsifal (1904)

Launcelot and Elaine (1909)

Il Re Artù e i cavalieri della tavola rotonda (1910) Parsifal (1912)

The Quest of the Holy Grail (1915)

The Adventures of Sir Galahad (serial) (1950)

Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Parsifal (1953)

The Black Knight (1954)

Prince Valiant (1954)

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (serial) (1956)

Lancelot and Guinevere (1963)

Camelot (1967)

Arthur of the Britons (1972)

Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

Lancelot du Lac (1974)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Perceval le Gallois (1979)

Parzival (1980)

Excalibur (1981)

Parsifal (1982) (a film version of the performance of the Wagner opera by H.J.Syberberg) Camelot (a videotaped stage performance of the musical, presented on HBO) (1982)

Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

Les Chevaliers de la table ronde (1990)

Ginevra (1992)

Guinevere (1994)

First Knight (1995)

Prince Valiant (1997)

Merlin (1998)

The Mists of Avalon (2001)

King Arthur (2004)

Merlin's Apprentice (2006)

The Last Legion (2007)

Pendragon Sword of his Father (in production 2008)

Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)

Merlin (BBC TV series, 2008)


Modernization

Films whose plot "updates" or otherwise moves the legend to modern times.
Knights of the Square Table (1917)

King Arthur Was a Gentleman (1942)

Knightriders (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

The Fisher King (1991)

Seaview Knights (1994)

Four Diamonds (1995)

Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)

Lancelot, Guardian of Time (1997)

Arthur's Quest (1999)

Avalon (2001)

Fate/stay night (2004)

Stargate SG1 Season 9 to 10 (2006 - 2007)


Films based on the Tristan legend

Tristan et Yseut (1909) Tristan et Yseut (1911)

Tristan et Yseut (1920)

The Eternal Return (1943)

Tristana (1970)

Tristan et Yseut (1972)

Tristan and Isolt aka Lovespell (1979)

Fire and Sword (1981)

The Woman Next Door (1981)

Isolde (1989)

In the Shadow of the Raven (1988)

Connemara (1989)

Pardes (1997)

Tristan et Yseut (2002)

Tristan and Isolde (2006)


Connecticut Yankee

Films based on Mark Twain's novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, about a modern man/woman who travels in time to Arthur's period.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), a musical film starring Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming

A Connecticut Yankee (1955 TV movie)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1970)

Unidentified Flying Oddball, also known as The Spaceman and King Arthur (1979)

Novye prikluchenia janke pri dvore Korola Artura (1987)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV movie)

A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1995)

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

A Knight in Camelot (1998)

Black Knight (2001)


Animation



The Sword in the Stone (1963) A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978) The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991-1994) Quest for Camelot (1998) Tristan et Yseut (2002) An scene in No Time for Nuts (2007)


Humour

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Kaamelott (2005)