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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Excalibur

The Night Digger

Interesting, but not a standout


Rod Lott
Although best-known as the creator of the enduring children's characters Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr. Fox and James (he of "and the Giant Peach" fame), writer Roald Dahl more than dipped his toes in dar
Monday, February 7, 2011


The best movie ever made on the Arthurian legends


Rod Lott
In 10th-grade English, after we'd read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Mrs. Anderson showed us John Boorman's 1981 epic, "Excalibur," or at least the parts she could show, given its deserved R rating.
Monday, April 4, 2011

Robin of Sherwood: Set 1

An ‘80s Robin Hood series takes a ‘bow’ on Blu-ray

Television series

Rod Lott
On screens big and small, folk hero Robin Hood has been portrayed by everyone from Russell Crowe and Sean Connery to Kevin Costner and a cartoon fox.
Monday, June 6, 2011

Knights of the Round Table

Good ‘Knight’? Not quite.


Rod Lott
From 1953, Knights of the Round Table proudly boasts the CinemaScope logo as it opens, trumpeting itself as an epic Hollywood costumed drama on a massive scale: no expense spared, no detail ignored. And no story engagement.
Thursday, May 17, 2012