Thursday, October 11, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

This week's selection for Oldie Goldies tells a classic tale - "The Adventures of Robin Hood". The style of this film is clearly old-fashioned, so it's one of those instances where you can't scrutinize it based on modern standards. With that in mind, its a perfectly enjoyable recreation of this popular story. The film picked up a trio of Oscars (Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Original Score) and was also nominated for Best Picture.

Classic Quote
"Lady Marian Fitzswalter: Why, you speak treason!
Robin Hood: Fluently."

Classic Scene
"Welcome to Sherwood"

Classic Characters
Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)

Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone)

Classic Costumes

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) by John Williams/The London Symphony Orchestra on Grooveshark 
Classic Music 

Did you know?
Padded stunt men and bit players were paid $150 per arrow for being shot by professional archer Howard Hill, who was cast as Owen the Welshman, an archer defeated in the tournament by Robin.

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