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(io9)   List of the...*cling, cling-clang*...ten most awesome... *cling-clang-cling*... sword fight scenes...*cling-cling, cling*...ever ...*cling, swoosh, poke*...aaarg   (io9.com) divider line 157
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2012-03-22 02:47:21 PM
media.weirdworm.com

My vote for one of the top great.

/image hot
 
2012-03-22 02:48:07 PM
Backdoor Studs IX not on the list?
 
2012-03-22 02:54:30 PM
No Jason and the Argonauts?
thetorchonline.com
 
2012-03-22 02:59:20 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-22 03:00:31 PM
You can't have two ties, 12 items, and call it a top-10 list. Ok, you can, but it's stupid.
 
2012-03-22 03:01:41 PM
Bronn Vs Ser Egan (new window)

/He doesn't fight with honor.
 
2012-03-22 03:02:11 PM
10. Return of the Jedi, Darth vs. Luke Even though this looks a little dated now, it's still the light saber duel that picks the biggest emotional punch in the Star Wars series. Luke loses his hand and then kills his own dad! I

So many wrong things here.
 
2012-03-22 03:13:04 PM
No Basil Rathbone?
1.bp.blogspot.com

No Tyrone Power?

List FAILS

/goddamn kids,
 
2012-03-22 03:17:01 PM

BumpInTheNight: 2.bp.blogspot.com


1. Is it bad that I knew which movie this was from, without looking at the file name?
2. Your login name is very à propos.
 
2012-03-22 03:24:33 PM
Take out Indiana Jones. It's not a sword fight if the sword isn't swung at anybody and it ends with one gunshot.

Take out Harry Potter. It's not a sword fight if only one character has a sword.
 
2012-03-22 03:25:36 PM
No Crouching Tiger Hidd... oh.
 
2012-03-22 03:28:52 PM

AbbeySomeone: [media.weirdworm.com image 350x302]

My vote for one of the top great.

/image hot


blogs.suntimes.com

Even more awesome.

/Not really.
 
2012-03-22 03:29:14 PM
I almost submitted this but thought there was no way something so stupid would get a green.

/didn't even get to the 'think of a headline' part
//so yours is clearly superior
 
2012-03-22 03:29:39 PM
Bah - IO9 is in their 'nothing good was made before 1980' mode again.
 
2012-03-22 03:45:36 PM

Bunnyhat: Bronn Vs Ser Egan (new window)

/He doesn't fight with honor.


Good one, but I like Syrio Forel's fight with the Lannister guards better.
 
2012-03-22 03:46:44 PM
Major fail without even any mention of Errol Flynn.
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2012-03-22 03:46:56 PM

Flab: BumpInTheNight: 2.bp.blogspot.com

1. Is it bad that I knew which movie this was from, without looking at the file name?
2. Your login name is very à propos.


You are clearly a more obscure person then me, I knew the scene but not the name at first. :P
 
2012-03-22 03:49:46 PM
It's in there, it's #1, all is right with the world

/at least for the next couple of minutes, I'm heading back to the Politics thread and that is pure, unadulterated chaos
 
2012-03-22 03:50:34 PM
El Cid, anyone?

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves had a good one at the end- less about skill and more about emotion (see his point in #10).

These lists suck. I should stop looking.
 
2012-03-22 04:04:20 PM
Holy Crap I cannot believe that I forgot to mention Tim Roth vs Liam at the end of Rob Roy
 
2012-03-22 04:10:03 PM
Equilibriumthat the movie's creators invented something called "gun kata" just for this flick

Yeah and it was farking ridiculous.


If I had to pic a Star Wars duel it would be when Luke finally loses it and goes off on Vader in Jedi. Luke's hiding, not because he's scared but he doesn't want to give in and fight his own father. Then Vader farks up and makes the mistake of suggesting that he could turn instead. Luke loses his shiat. The music really makes it. There's no technique, no choreography, just Luke slashing the shiat out of Vader until the hand comes off and Luke starts to get his shiat back together.

Choreography-wise in SW I'd go with Phantom Menace.


dopeydwarf: Even more awesome.

/Not really.


Damn Tarantino, I know that's your thing but yikes. Couldn't you get someone feminine like Christina Ricci for that shot?
 
2012-03-22 04:16:15 PM
unimpressed
24.media.tumblr.com

/hot as Daenerys Targaryen
 
2012-03-22 04:18:59 PM
www.rankopedia.com
 
2012-03-22 04:19:40 PM

NuttierThanEver: No Basil Rathbone?
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x308]

No Tyrone Power?

List FAILS

/goddamn kids,


This

2xhelix: Major fail without even any mention of Errol Flynn.
[i.imgur.com image 177x317][i.imgur.com image 214x317]


and that.

Also, that Harry Potter scene wasn't a sword fight. One character had a sword and it was only one swing.
 
2012-03-22 04:20:07 PM

BumpInTheNight: You are clearly a more obscure person then me, I knew the scene but not the name at first. :P


Oh, i didn't remember the movie title at first, but I still went "that's that crappy John Ritter movie".
 
2012-03-22 04:22:50 PM
Jet Li's Fearless has more than one really good sword fight.
 
2012-03-22 04:28:36 PM
Some good ones in there, but some REALLY stupid ones as well. Indian Jones? That's not a freaking sword fight! WTF!
 
2012-03-22 04:31:56 PM

SpaceyCat: Some good ones in there, but some REALLY stupid ones as well. Indian Jones? That's not a freaking sword fight! WTF!


Good story to it though: It was supposed to be but Harrison Ford had the flu and in the first take he just improv'ed pulling his gun and they went with it.
 
2012-03-22 04:39:31 PM

optikeye: No Jason and the Argonauts?
[thetorchonline.com image 380x260]


That's the first one I thought of.
 
2012-03-22 05:05:46 PM
The one at the end of Rob Roy should be there.
 
2012-03-22 05:17:11 PM
Is it emasculating that the emotional rollercoaster I went through upon readin that headline was: "YIPPEE! UNEARTHED JUDY GARLAND OUTTAKES FROM MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS...awww got dammit so much."?
 
2012-03-22 05:27:28 PM

AbbeySomeone: [media.weirdworm.com image 350x302]

My vote for one of the top great.

/image hot


Shame thats not on the list. I prefer the Elle fight in the trailer, but still
 
2012-03-22 05:27:48 PM
The list fails, and the writer should feel bad.
 
2012-03-22 05:29:42 PM
Ten awesome sword fight scenes? There can be only one.
 
2012-03-22 05:34:38 PM

NuttierThanEver: Holy Crap I cannot believe that I forgot to mention Tim Roth vs Liam at the end of Rob Roy


Gotta be #1, unless list composer is a huge fan of Flynning. Realistic AND awesome.
 
2012-03-22 05:34:49 PM
Most people have never seen this:

Link (new window)

This is all choreographed by the head of Katori Shinto Ryu and is performed by trained swordsmen and actors with extensive traitional training.
 
2012-03-22 05:36:44 PM
No Scaramouche? Nothing at all from that era of cinema? List fails.
 
2012-03-22 05:37:05 PM

djkutch: The one at the end of Rob Roy should be there.


They have a Rob Roy fight scene as a bonus at the end.
 
2012-03-22 05:37:23 PM
Came to make sure Princess Bride was #1. Leaving satisfied.

// Best. Movie. Ever.
 
2012-03-22 05:38:31 PM
The Chatty duel is *not* the best ever.

According to the screenplay, it is the *second* greatest.

The greatest, which occurs later in the script, is presumably this one:

i36.photobucket.com

/Yes, I think the screenplay doesn't factor in that Christopher Guest's swordfighting wasn't as good as Cary Elwes'.
 
2012-03-22 05:39:33 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph:


thank you

This is what I first thought of when I saw the headline.

/i am not left handed either....
 
2012-03-22 05:39:50 PM
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Paging FightDirector to thread 7009350

Stat.
 
2012-03-22 05:40:11 PM

dopeydwarf: AbbeySomeone: [media.weirdworm.com image 350x302]

My vote for one of the top great.

/image hot

[piggies.gif]

Even more awesome.

/Not really.


tepasmas.com

The man knows what he likes.
 
2012-03-22 05:40:36 PM

NuttierThanEver: Holy Crap I cannot believe that I forgot to mention Tim Roth vs Liam at the end of Rob Roy


Best swordfight in a movie evar.


/Most realistic, anyway.
 
2012-03-22 05:42:57 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-22 05:49:19 PM

Ambitwistor: Ten awesome sword fight scenes? There can be only one.


True, the direction and cinematography moreso than the actual fighting choreography though.

....and the fact that IT DIDN'T MEAN shiat BECAUSE APPARENTLY THERE CAN BE A shiatLOAD MORE THAN ONE!!!!!
 
2012-03-22 05:50:12 PM
Yeah, yeah, if it appeared more than 25 years ago, it never existed.

This one



featured an epic sword fight choreographed by the fight master for the Royal f-in' Shakespeare Theatre Company and later for Laurence Olivier's National Theater.

Style, craft and scary believability.
 
2012-03-22 05:52:15 PM

Mugato: Ambitwistor: Ten awesome sword fight scenes? There can be only one.

True, the direction and cinematography moreso than the actual fighting choreography though.

....and the fact that IT DIDN'T MEAN shiat BECAUSE APPARENTLY THERE CAN BE A shiatLOAD MORE THAN ONE!!!!!


Oh hush and enjoy your birthday!
 
2012-03-22 05:53:07 PM

Ambitwistor: djkutch: The one at the end of Rob Roy should be there.

They have a Rob Roy fight scene as a bonus at the end.


It shoulda been in the top 10 list to begin with.

Also glad they included Hector vs Achilles
 
2012-03-22 05:53:31 PM
List fails, welcome to Fark.

"It hurts"
 
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