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King Arthur
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King Arthur
This post refers to the film featuring Clive "deep voice" Owen as the King.

For me the movie is most aggravating, yet i will re-watch it for a few reasons. First, the criticisms.

The film is said to be derived from some archeological evidence that King Arthur would have been a Commander of some conscripted Sarmatian horsemen.
That Rome conscripted some Sarmatians is true, that archeaological evidence points to them being the knights of the Round? Not so much.
I read the actual research about this. The research states that the MYTH of King Arthur may have been brought from the east to Britain by these conscripts, nothing more.

For further historical problems, these two sites sum them up well.

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My other issue is the rank christophobia. But I guess, what can be expected from hollywood? Every christian except Arthur is the nastiest piece of work one can dream up. Amusingly, this portrayal is built on a few of the historical inaccuracies detailed int he links above.

So why do I watch it? Really it's because of Keira Knightley's face paint. it's awesome and invokes some Sidhe nerve in me for a reason i cannot pin down.
2011-10-18 2:54
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... I haven't exactly noticed a lot of christophobia in Hollywood movies.

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2011-10-18 13:13
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I've only ever seen that movie once, and there's a reason. It irritated me on numerous levels. Sadly, I can't remember exactly why since it was released in the US in 2004, but I remember really disliking it. And at the top of the list was Kiera Knightly. Despite the rockin' body paint (huzzah for woad!) her portrayal and character pissed me off. But that rant is for another thread...

Since the movie is about King Arthur, albeit a version not traditionally supported, I may need to get it again on Netflix in the future to refresh my memory. But I can see how any period movie (and to a lesser extent some fantasy/sci-fi movies) would remind Otherkin of times long past.

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