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  Review: Conan the Barbarian
Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, fl-haired, sullen eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandled feet.
Conan, the pulp hero created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s, was at the height of his popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Conan grows up as a slave, and, once he is an adult (now played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), he becomes a gladiator champion and is used to breed prime slave stock.
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  Conan the Barbarian (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conan The Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Conan is sold into slavery with the rest of the children from his village and forced to perform intense manual labor.
Schwarzenegger and Gerry Lopez as Conan and Subotai
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 Conan the Barbarian (movie) - Conan Wiki
Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the breakthrough of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Conan is sold into slavery with the rest of the children from his village and forced to preform intense manual labor.
He explains to Conan that the destruction of his village was part of his pursuit of "steel", which he once thought to be the key to power; only later did he realized that "flesh" is the stronger substance.
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 AudioRevolution.com DVD Review of Conan The Barbarian
Conan is always looking for warriors who bear the two-headed snake sigil he saw on the armor of the men who destroyed his village.
Oddly, though, no mention is made of the sequel, 'Conan the Destroyer' (1984), or of the short-lived TV series of a couple of seasons ago, and there isn't enough about the original stories.
'Conan the Barbarian' was a huge hit for Universal, instantly establishing the "sword and sorcery" subgenre of action films, which continues on to this day, bolstered by TV's "Hercules: The Incredible Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," the first of which was very strongly influenced by Howard's stories.
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 Conan the Barbarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland, Cimmeria) is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in a series of fantasy pulp stories published in Weird Tales in the 1930s.
Conan the Barbarian was the name of a Gnome Press collection of stories published in 1954, a comic published by Marvel Comics beginning in 1970, a film and its novelisation in 1982.
Conan is a Cimmerian (not to be confused with the historical Cimmerians), a barbarian of the far north; like Genghis Khan, he was born on a battlefield and is the son of a flsmith.
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 Conan the Barbarian mistakes, goofs and bloopers
Continuity: In the scene when Conan's mother is killed, we see her using both hands to hold her sword toward Thulsa Doom and his men.
Conan then cuts another man in the neck, but blood doesn't begin to flow until that man reaches up to his neck, making it rather obvious that he has his bag of blood in his hand.
Continuity: After Conan comes down from Valeria's funeral pyre, you see him throw down the torch he used to light it and everyone is in the dark.
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 Conan the Barbarian
Conan and the other children are then taken far to the North to the "Wheel of Pain," a gigantic grinding wheel.
Conan eventually makes it to his intended destination and steals the robes from a priest (whom I believe was a bit of a homosexual.
Conan is taken back to Akiro's hut on the beach where he is dressed in fl and some sort of language is written on all his exposed body parts.
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 Conan The Barbarian
Conan was and is an icon to me.I, along many others, say that Conan is the best fantasy movie ever made.I dont see why critics didnt like it that much, the movie shouldve gotten an oscar.
Finally Conans master frees him, and Conan sets forth on his quest.This is the best Conan movie, it has his rise as a barbarian, and his long quest of Revenge.
Conan saves Jehnas life more than once, he freed her from the evil wizard, and the guards.Jehna eventually falls in love with the Barbarian.She never knew a man before, and she didnt know how to attract him, so she asked Zulas advice, and the Malak's.(The funny part).
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 The Official Robert E. Howard Website
Conan hit the big screen in 1982 with Conan the Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Conan grows up as powerfully-built man and is trained as a fighter, before being granted his freedom.
This brings them to the attention of the king who hires them to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the Set cult, something that gives Conan the chance to meet with Thulsa Doom again and avenge the death of his parents.
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 Conan The Barbarian at DVDwolf.com
Conan The Barbarian: The Movie (1982): Years after the brutal murder of his parents, Conan the Barbarian sets out on a perilous quest for vengeance on the evil Thulsa Doom.
Conan The Destroyer: Richard Fleischer, yes son of Max Fleischer (Betty Boop and Superman cartoon fame) takes over the reigns from John Milius and brings in the sequel.
Queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas)gets Conan and Malak (Tracey Walter) to join Princess Jehnna (Olivia D'Abo) and her bodyguard, Bombaata (Wilt Chamberlain), on a quest to wrest a magic key from the wizard Toth-Amon (Pat Roach).
www.dvdwolf.com /Reviews/C/Conan.html   (470 words)

 Before Frodo, there was Conan! - Conan the Barbarian - Epinions.com
Conan the Barbarian is the standard to which all future Sword and Sorcery movies are to be held.
Conan is enslaved, and forced to turn the Wheel of Pain (a Viking style grain masher in the middle of a desolate wasteland), until he is bought and forced to fight as a gladiator in the fight pits of Cimmeria.
Conan the Barbarian is a Universal Studios, produced by Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella de Laurentiis.
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 Conan the Barbarian Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Conan, based on the Robert E. Howard pulp novels, is the story of a Cimmerian warrior from the Hyboerian age.
Conan the Barbarian works on many levels, and is the best at what it is! One can even associate Conan the Barbarian with philosophical teachings, even a way of life.
Although Conan and Valeria are shown together frequently throughout the movie, he only speaks five words to her in the entire film - and they're all in the first thirty seconds after they meet: "You're not a guard", and "No".
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 The Barbarian Keep
Conan grabs the princess, who is given the single pronoun that, in the final cut, is uttered by Rexor; and her identifying him is because of a very different association from that of Rexor’s:  the princess recognizes the young barbarian from the street procession in Shadizar:
Conan turns and sees the Princess struggling away.  He leaps after her, grabs her brutally by the hair, and pulls her head around.  She stares up at him.
The boy, Conan, pushing at the Wheel of Pain.  A tear falls from his eye and is frozen.  It was the last time the Cimmerian vowed he would ever cry.
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 Conan the Barbarian - Movie Props, Costumes and Collectibles - HotMovieProps.com
This is the only 20th Anniversary Conan the Barbarian Master's Sword made in the world under the direction of Jody Samson and from the original studio molds.
This is the only Conan the Barbarian Atlantean Sword made in the world under the direction of Jody Samson and from the original studio molds.
The 20th Anniversary Conan the Destroyer Atlantean is now available in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, commemorating the release of the film in 1984.
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 Conan the Barbarian (1982)
The scene with Conan practicing using his sword again after being resurrected by the old wizard, was inspired by the movie One-Eyed Jacks (1961), where Marlon Brando's character practices wielding his weapon of choice, this time a gun, after a near death experience.
Unlike the second Conan movie (the destroyer, which was a huge disappointment) this is dark, dirty, violent (with the harsh way) and most of all faithful to the original Conan by Howard.
Only part of the movie that i weren't content about was the childhood of conan, the part where he grows up spinning some goddamn wheel of fortune, Howard specifically points in many novels that Conan was grown free in the Cimmeria.
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 DVD Reviews - Conan the Barbarian (original & Collector's Edition)
Laying to waste everything else, including Conan's mother and father, Conan is ushered to his new home for the next 10 or 12 years - the wheel of pain.
When Conan get big enough (filled out by Arnold Schwarzenegger), he is sold as a slave to wage battle each night as a pit fighter - a gladiator of sorts.
But Conan is a born fighter, and he has a reason to live through each of these battles - he knows that he must have his revenge against Doom.
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 Filmtracks: Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
The producer of Conan the Barbarian, Dino De Laurentiis, was an advocate of experimenting with pop scores in the epic fantasy genre, and recommended such an approach for the film.
Milius and Poledouris recognized that a rock/pop score would not function for Conan the Barbarian because of the film would rely on the music and cinematography to take the place of dialogue in painting the correct canvas for the film's depiction of the Hyborean age.
The love theme for Conan is performed with a heroic and lush heart by woodwinds, which often act as the soul of the characters in the film.
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 Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Young Conan (Jorge Sanz) lives a peaceful village life until a vicious snake-cult, led by Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), murders his parents and condemns him to a life of enslavement.
Conan teams with a cunning thief/archer (surfer Gerry Lopez) and a warrior fatale (Sandahl Bergman) to seek out Thulsa Doom and put an end to his twisted cult.
Conan is one of Schwarzenegger's few pictures that isn't an "Arnold film." Even at his most physically gargantuan, Arnold's screen presence is eclipsed by the film's lavish production values and colossal scope.
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 SoundtrackNet : Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack
Conan the Barbarian was by all accounts the crowning achievement of this dubious film making spree, and it's not hard to see why.
Even Conan's wizard friend (played by Mako) is given his own playful motif for clarinet and flute in "Battle of the Mounds, Part One", heard shortly before a return to the combative brass and choir associated with the Doom's saddled minions.
Significant unreleased cues such as Conan's Gladiator Montage, the Temple Theft sequence, the post-orgy battle with Rexor and some unreleased music from the climactic Battle of the Mounds would be welcome additions to what is already one of the best film scores in history.
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 Conan the Barbarian at AmraTheLion.com
A mighty warrior of legendary proportions tread the mythical Hyborian realm from the mountains of Cimmeria to the throne of Aquilonia.
Cimmeria, the birthplace of Conan, is located north of Aquilonia, bordered by the Bossonian Marches to the east, the Pictish Wilderness to the west, along with Vanaheim and Asgard to the north.
The Riddle of Steel was introduced in the 1981 blockbuster "Conan the Barbarian".
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 Amazon.ca: Conan the Barbarian (Widescreen): John Milius, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, ...
Conan sees this woman Valeria, gives her the biggest jewel in the hoard that they've just stolen, and off with their clothes they go.
Some great quotes: "Conan, what is best in life?!" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!" (paraphrasing Genghis Khan).
Conan was adapted for the screen by fellow tough-guy writer Oliver Stone and he-man director John Milius.
www.amazon.ca /Conan-Barbarian-Widescreen-John-Milius/dp/0783241895   (3096 words)

 The Nietzschean, anteTolkien king of fantasy. - Conan the Barbarian - Epinions.com
Conan is not a pure hero, but a nuanced man who sometimes misuses his great power.
Conan is relentless, even as the price he and his friends must pay continues to rise.
His theological conversation with Conan is highly entertaining both for the irony of its participants and for the cross-cultural theme.
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 AboutFilm.Com Feature - The Barbarian
The wonder of Conan the Barbarian is Milius' ability to work around his daunting obstacles—some of which, as co-writer, Milius was responsible for creating in the first place.
Conan is hired by a Queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to escort her young charge, Princess Jehnna (D'Abo) on a treasure-hunting expedition.
Both Kull and Conan are strong, macho demigods, adept with a sword (or in Kull's case, an axe) and irresistible to the seminude ladies.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Conan the Barbarian [1981]: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cassandra Gaviola, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Sandahl Bergman, ...
Conan had been a pulp fiction hero in the 1930s and the stories had been republished in the 1960s with great covers by artist Frank Frazetta, with some unfinished stories by Howard completed by L. Sprague De Camp, and Lin Carter, who also wrote some adventures to fill in the gaps in the Conan chronology.
"Conan the Barbarian" is not a great film, although it is arguably remains the best sword and sorcery film made to date, although clearly the competition for the honor is rather sparse.
Whereas Milius chose to attire Conan sensibly in whatever armor or clothing was appropriate to the milieu, Fleischer had Arnold parade around in a fur loincloth (!) - in the DESERT no less - to show off his muscles.
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 Amazon.com: Conan the Barbarian: Luis Barboo, Sandahl Bergman, Franco Columbu, Ben Davidson, Leslie Foldvary, Cassandra ...
Amazon.com: Conan the Barbarian: Luis Barboo, Sandahl Bergman, Franco Columbu, Ben Davidson, Leslie Foldvary, Cassandra Gava, Gary Herman, Erik Holmey, James Earl Jones, Gerry Lopez, Mako, Dr. Akio Mitamura, Nadiuska, Valérie Quennessen, Jorge Sanz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Smith, Jack Taylor (II), von Sydow, Max: Movies and TV Hello.
Conan the Barbarian, the movie that turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a global superstar, is a prime example of a match made in heaven.
In a world that expected science fiction and fantasy movies to be hokey, grade B schlock, 'Conan the Barbarian' proved that it didn't have to be that way.
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