Readings: Marie de France, The Lay of Sir Launfal and The Lay of the Honeysuckl
Readings: Marie de France, The Lay of Sir Launfal and The Lay of the Honeysuckle (312-321 in British Literature)
Start with the snarky and a bit cheeky 15 King Arthur Movies, Ranked by Insufferableness at SYFY.com: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/15-king-arthur-movies-ranked-by-insufferableness . Then check out some of them:
Camelot (2:27:26): https://digital-films-com.ncc.idm.oclc.org/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=168594&tScript=0
1982 Broadway stage revival of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Directed by Marty Callner. With Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham. Excalibur (2:20:44): https://tubitv.com/movies/591341/excalibur Directed by John Boorman. With Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi. Retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, based on the 15th-century Arthurian romance Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory. Also available to rent or own: Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.54a9f7ba-7109-4071-e03a-7c683223846f YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJpgHFvKsbI
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=ZJpgHFvKsbI Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/771476 1975 cult retelling of the Knights of King Arthur and their quest for the Holy Grail that spawned Broadway’s Spamalot.
Also available to rent or own: Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Monty-Python-Grail-Graham-Chapman/dp/B07PGCJM9V
Apple TV: https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/monty-python-and-the-holy-grail/umc.cmc.5re6h6rrzwtaub8i4bc3udwm6
The Sword in the Stone on Disney Plus: https://www.disneyplus.com/video/36ce7e19-b0f3-461c-baf0-d45ed22a147e
Disney, 1963, based upon the book by T.H. White Also available to rent or own:
Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Stone-Sebastian-Cabot/dp/B003UVZFWO Vudu: https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/play/19671/PURCHASED_CONTENT
Instead of a second discussion topic this week, let’s just open it up to general discussion again, as we did for Beowulf. What do you think of the readings in general, or of one in particular? Did you like them, and why or why not? What surprised you, if anything? Did you watch any of the movies, and if so, what did you think?
As always, also feel free to ask questions about anything you might not understand or anything about which you may be curious.