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  King Arthur (2004)
Jerry Bruckheimer's KING ARTHUR is a shining example of that new breed of mythology adaption.
It is similar to Wolfgang Petersen's TROY, in that it dispenses with the supernatural splendour and phantasmagorical intrigue characteristic of traditional tales, and presents the story as (relatively) realistic historical fiction, attempting to convey the "magic" of the story through drama, rather than gaudy special effects.
Despite the lukewarm reception to which it was subjected, KING ARTHUR is a finely crafted and memorable item of film-making.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0349683   (668 words)

  In Search of Myths & Heroes . King Arthur | PBS
Arthur, a Celtic king born of deceit and adultery, grew to become one of the most famous rulers of Britain.
King Arthur marries Guinevere, daughter of the King of Scotland.
Arthur returns to Britain and a terrible battle ensures, during which most of his knights die and he is grievously wounded.
www.pbs.org /mythsandheroes/myths_four_arthur.html   (469 words)

  IV. Arthur. King Arthur and His Knights. Vol. III: The Age of Chivalry. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable
Arthur was a prince of the tribe of Britons called Silures, whose country was South Wales, the son of Uther, named Pendragon, a title given to an elective sovereign, paramount over the many kings of Britain.
Arthur and his companions also flew to arms, and Merlin appeared at their head, bearing a standard on which was emblazoned a terrific dragon.
Arthur accepted the lady with the utmost gratitude, and Merlin then proceeded to satisfy the king of the rank of his son-in-law; upon which Laodegan, with all his barons, hastened to do homage to their lawful sovereign, the successor of Uther Pendragon.
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  King Arthur (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Arthur is a film first released in the United States on June 28, 2004, dubbed as "The Untold True Story That Inspired The Legend" by Touchstone Pictures.
In the course of this mission, Arthur encounters and rescues Guinevere (Keira Knightley), a Woadish princess, from the imprisonment and torture of the Roman citizen he is charged with rescuing.
It would appear that the Arthur depicted in the film is based most closely upon Ambrosius Aurelianus, the Romano-Briton who fought against the Saxons in the 5th century, and was probably the leader of the Romano-British and Celts at the Battle of Mons Badonicus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_Arthur_(movie)   (2211 words)

 King Arthur
Arthur is the name that inspired people to think of the Age of Chivalry, where the tall, impregnable castle overlooked the field of combats, a clash between two opposing armies or tournaments between jousting knights, or where we romanticised armoured knight embarked on a perilous journey to prove his prowess and worth.
Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine.
The cause of the death of Arthur, was the adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere, the disappearance of the Grail from Britain and the betrayal and treason of Mordred, his son by his half-sister Morgawse.
www.timelessmyths.com /arthurian/arthur.html   (3673 words)

 Dvd Shop >> King Arthur - The Director's Cut (Widescreen Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following a myth of different origins, this tale of King Arthur tells of a Briton who serves the Roman Empire's army for 15 years, something that they were required to do while under Roman control for God and Country.
Arthur, or Artorius Castus, (played expertly by Clive Owen) and his six Knights have carved a name for themselves in the Roman armies, a legend of being an unbeaten force.
One of the heretics Arthur frees from the prisons is Guinevere, a Woad.
www.advancingwomen.com /dvdshop/index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews&ItemId=B0002YLCG0&ReviewPage=52   (1026 words)

 King Arthur Flour
The King Arthur Flour Company is America's premier baking resource.
King Arthur's cookie, cake, pie, bread, chocolate, muffin, pastry (and more!) recipes are gathered in easily searchable fashion at this Web site: kingarthurflour.com.
King Arthur Flour: We're your very best baking resource.
www.kingarthurflour.com   (285 words)

King Arthur is the figure at the heart of the Arthurian legends.
Evans, Sebastian (1830-1909), ""The Eve of Morte Arthur" (1875)
Fawcett, Edgar (1847-1904), The New King Arthur (1885)
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/arthmenu.htm   (936 words)

 Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Hill, King Arthur, Giants - Crystalinks
Supposedly, Arthur was buried in the graveyard of Glastonbury Abbey south of the Lady Chapel, at a great depth, between two monumental pillars.
Legend proclaims that after Arthur's death, a powerful spirit haunted the ruins of the Abbey, appearing as a fl-armoured knight with glowing red eyes and a burning desire to eradicate all records of the ancient Arthurian legends which is why, it is said, that those seeking to discover the truth find so few facts available.
While it is now known that the figures long predate the historical period of King Arthur (500 AD), their presence hints at archaic wisdom teachings encoded in the very hills and valleys of mother earth.
www.crystalinks.com /glastonburytor.html   (3778 words)

 WorthPlaying - Xbox 360 (X360) , PlayStation 3 (PS3), Nintendo Wii, Xbox, PlayStation 2 (PS2), GameCube (NGC), PSP, ...
King Arthur is based on one of the summer’s most anticipated films.
King ArthurÂ… is exactly the same as these, right down to the cutscenes where compressed movie footage transists to game-engine rendered cinematics.
King Arthur had a chance to be a decent addition to a genre of games that have been around since videogaming’s infancy, with a few tricks to call its own.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=22281   (1187 words)

 King Arthur: The People of the Legends
Ban: King of Benwick and father of Lancelot, he was an ally of Arthur at the early battle of Bedegraine.
Fisher King: the king who waits at the Grail Castle for a knight to ask the necessary question: "What ails thee?" In the Vulgate Cycle, he is called Pelles; Robert de Boron calls him Bron; Wolfram calls him Anfortas.
Arthur is born of Gorlois's wife in a tryst with Uther Pendragon.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/kingarthurlegendpeople.html   (2909 words)

 American Association of School Administrators - Publications - The School Administrator - King Arthur's Round Table   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The legendary King Arthur made a simple innovation by moving from the traditional long table with the king at the head to a round-shaped table.
The assumption is that King Arthur had a deeper motive in mind than altering the interior decorating style of the times.
Before rushing to cancel all orders for non-round tables, readers should know that Perkins concludes that King Arthur's round table is only a small step for addressing what he has coined "The Lawnmower Paradox." As Perkins describes it: "Pooling physical effort is usually rather easy.
www.aasa.org /publications/saarticledetail.cfm?mnitemnumber=&tnitemnumber=1995&itemnumber=1738&unitemnumber=&pf=1&snitemnumber=950   (362 words)

 The Legend of King Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To most people it is just that, a romantic story of a king and his exploits involving magic, magicians in an age where good conquered evil.
So to King Uther came Sir Ulfius, a noble knight, and said, " I will seek Merlin, and he shall do you remedy so that your heart shall be pleased." So Ulfius departed, and by adventure met Merlin in beggar's array, and made him promise to be not long behind in riding to Uther's pavilion.
Then Igraine welcomed Uther as her true lover, for Merlin had given him the appearance of one dear to her, and, the barons being all well accorded, the two were married on a morning with great mirth and joy.
www.battle1066.com /arthur.shtml   (1522 words)

 The Once And Future King
A second image of Arthur is that of a "peripheral figure whose presence is felt mainly as a social force or arbiter of chivalric excellence (Americana)." Epitomized by the story Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Arthur is not the main character or source of action.
Even the manner in which he becomes king is outside of his control; as a young squire, he is asked to retrieve a sword for his knight and inadvertently pulls the sword from the stone, fulfulling his pre-ordained fate to be King.
Arthur is killed by his illegitimate son Mordred whom Arthur fathered in an incestuous relationship with his half-sister Morgan Le Fay.
csis.pace.edu /grendel/projs2a/art001.html   (1487 words)

 Middle Ages :: King Arthur
King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain.
Another early reference to Arthur is in the Historia Britonum, attributed to the Welsh monk Nennius, who is said to have written this compilation of early Welsh history around the year AD 830.
* Kevin Crossley-Holland's The Seeing-Stone, At the Crossing-Places and King of the Middle-March..
www.themiddleages.net /people/king_arthur.html   (2292 words)

 Legends - King Arthur - Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
King Arthur at Britannia, an internet magazine, remains a good place to start your explorations of the Arthurian legends, though many of its pages are now only available to subscribers.
Arthur: A Man for the Ages is David White's site on the history and legends of Arthur.
King Arthur's Knights, a dense survey site on the legends and "history" of Arthur and his knights, by Nathan Currin.
legends.dm.net /kingarthur   (369 words)

 Abebooks: King Arthur
The Sword And The Stone recreates, against the background of magnificent pageantry and dark magic that was medieval England, the education and training of young King Arthur, who was to become the greatest of Britain's legendary rulers.
King Arthur, Camelot, Excalibur, Merlin, the Holy Grail, Lancelot, and Guinevere--these names are some of the most recognizable and evocative in the cultural heritage of the West.
With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.
www.abebooks.com /docs/Community/Featured/kingArthur.shtml   (817 words)

 The Ultimate King Arthur Web Guide
One of the earliest Princes named Arthur known to have lived in Britain, was one in Scotland in the 6th Century, around the time of the earliest records of settlements around Edinburgh.
According to legend, Merlin lies buried at the root of a thorn tree in a field beside the village of Drumelzier near the River Tweed, in the south of Scotland.
Arthur was asked to swim across Loch Linnie in the cold of December.
www.magicdragon.com /Wallace/arthur.html   (1129 words)

 King Arthur (2004): Reviews
If King Arthur is as magnificently ridiculous as any Bruckheimer picture, its thuggish charms, which owe as much to Monty Python as to Sam Peckinpah, more than pick up the slack.
A nutty, often enjoyable farrago of craft and cinematic sampling, King Arthur moves fast and loose, and is almost aggressive in its absence of an original idea, in and of itself a Bruckheimer trademark.
King Arthur is a snooze, overcast and drizzly both on location and on the pages of the script.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/kingarthur   (1439 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Arthur, King of the Britons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
King Arthur is one of the most famous figures in British mythology - but did he really exist?
Arthur - King Of The Britons goes on a quest to discover the true story behind the legend.
Richard Harris who played Arthur in the famous 1967 film Camelot - unravels Arthur's story and finds evidence for a real flesh-and-blood hero, hidden away in one of the most obscure periods of British history.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/arthur/index.shtml   (156 words)

 GameSpy: King Arthur Review
It could be argued that the release of Jerry Bruckheimer's summer film King Arthur aimed -- and mostly failed -- to capitalize on the sword-and-sorcery-crazed audience enchanted by Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
King Arthur uses the same face button layout as the LotR games, including a parry button that hardly comes into play (you really have to think about wanting to use it in order to do so, which kind of defeats the purpose).
King Arthur takes a page out of The Return of the King's book on atmosphere as well, but impresses to a lesser degree.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/king-arthur/566606p1.html   (668 words)

 An Archeological Quest for the 'real' King Arthur
For over a millennium and a half King Arthur has captivated the minds of all those who perchanced to hear the tales of his magnanimous deeds, his chivalric court, and his immortal reign.
It is not inconceivable for "King Arthur" to have continued his occupation at Cadbury hill-fort, since it was already the most established fortress in the area.
Only a king powerful enough to unite the neighboring kingdoms against the Anglo-Saxon threats could amass such a large army: King Arthur was said to do this before he led the British army to nearby Mount Badon.
www.uidaho.edu /student_orgs/arthurian_legend/england/arch   (3217 words)

 IGN: King Arthur Review
That said, King Arthur is little more than a continuous "hack-tion" title and though developer Krome Studios has tried to mix things up with character upgrades and special moves, slicing and dicing opponents eventually grows repetitive.
King Arthur the videogame adheres to the storyline in the movie, specifically that the fictional legend is actually based on real events that transpired during the Dark Ages.
King Arthur is one of those games that are fun in short bursts, but the more you play them, the more you find yourself growing sleepy because of the formula.
ps2.ign.com /articles/567/567739p1.html   (1331 words)

 Medieval Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
King Arthur was a legendary king of Medieval times and was reknowned for his legendary knights of the round table.
King Uther Pendragon and Igranuye, wife of the Duke of Cornwall, before she married Uther, were his parents.
It was believed that Arthur was carried off to the mythical island of Avalon by Morgan La Fay, his sister, now queen of Avalon and Nynyve, Lady of the Lake, Queen of the Waste Land and Wife of the Fisher King.
www.schools.ash.org.au /elanorah/Medarthu.htm   (469 words)

 Reviews: King Arthur - Christianity Today Movies
On the day of their promised release from service, Arthur (played by a humourless Clive Owen) and his not-so-merry men are handed one last assignment: Go to the heart of enemy territory and rescue a Roman family, one of whom is destined to be a great leader in the Roman church.
You see, when Arthur and his posse find the folks they're supposed to evacuate, they can't bring themselves to leave the family's serfs and slaves and such to be slaughtered by the savage Saxons.
Arthur believes in the freedom and free will of all people, although he is willing to slaughter those who don't agree with him.
www.christianitytoday.com /movies/reviews/kingarthur.html   (2349 words)

 Dvd Shop >> King Arthur - The Director's Cut (Widescreen Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On their last day of military service to the Roman Empire, Arthur and his knights (conscripts from lands conquered by Rome) are given one last mission ~ rescue a Roman Family, living in Britain, from the advancing Saxon Army.
Traveling north of Hadrian's Wall, Arthur and his knights must contend with the Celts, called Woads (because of the blue dye the Celts used to paint their skins in order to instill fear in the enemy).
The final battle leaves Arthur in Britain to become that which became the legend that was King Arthur.
www.advancingwomen.com /dvdshop/index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews&ItemId=B0002YLCG0&ReviewPage=10   (651 words)

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