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(Guardian)   Thirty years ago, what was worse -- Kevin Costner's accent or Bryan Adam's hit song?   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-06-14 12:34:34 PM  
You can forgive the song for being in the zeitgeist of early 90s pop and all. But you'll never forgive or excuse that accent.
 
2021-06-14 12:38:30 PM  
I'd still rather have that song as my high school prom theme rather than Celine Dion's "Titanic" song.

/ seriously, Prom Committee?
// Class of 1998, baby
/// fark that song
 
2021-06-14 12:40:14 PM  

bostonguy: I'd still rather have that song as my high school prom theme rather than Celine Dion's "Titanic" song.

/ seriously, Prom Committee?
// Class of 1998, baby
/// fark that song


My senior prom song was "Oh, What A Night (December, 1963)." My senior class wasn't very normal... :P
 
2021-06-14 12:40:50 PM  
The weird thing about this movie is that at the end of any given scene, Costner's Robin Hood could turn slightly toward the camera, take a swig from a can of Diet Coke that has been carefully positioned so that we can see the logo, then get into a nearby Ford F-150 and drive to the next scene, and it would literally change nothing about the movie tonally.

I'm really not sure how they accomplished that.
 
2021-06-14 12:49:16 PM  

FriarReb98: bostonguy: I'd still rather have that song as my high school prom theme rather than Celine Dion's "Titanic" song.

/ seriously, Prom Committee?
// Class of 1998, baby
/// fark that song

My senior prom song was "Oh, What A Night (December, 1963)." My senior class wasn't very normal... :P


I'd rather have that song too.
 
2021-06-14 12:59:02 PM  
That movie is pure schlock and I love it. Alan Rickman is chewing the scenery even when he's not on the screen.

Shostie: The weird thing about this movie is that at the end of any given scene, Costner's Robin Hood could turn slightly toward the camera, take a swig from a can of Diet Coke that has been carefully positioned so that we can see the logo, then get into a nearby Ford F-150 and drive to the next scene, and it would literally change nothing about the movie tonally.

I'm really not sure how they accomplished that.


Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.
 
2021-06-14 1:04:03 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.


Like the Romeo and Juliet movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes?
 
2021-06-14 1:23:09 PM  
Yes.
 
2021-06-14 1:23:33 PM  

Yeast No 7: Yes.


Thank you, early '90s Kosh.
 
2021-06-14 1:24:54 PM  
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2021-06-14 1:25:14 PM  

FriarReb98: bostonguy: I'd still rather have that song as my high school prom theme rather than Celine Dion's "Titanic" song.

/ seriously, Prom Committee?
// Class of 1998, baby
/// fark that song

My senior prom song was "Oh, What A Night (December, 1963)." My senior class wasn't very normal... :P


Everybody still pretty bummed out over the JFK thing
 
2021-06-14 1:26:45 PM  
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2021-06-14 1:27:24 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.gifer.com image 245x200]


Hayyyyyyhhh Abbbbbooootttttt
 
2021-06-14 1:27:35 PM  
And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.
 
2021-06-14 1:30:44 PM  
What we know as the modern posh British accent is believed to have developed in the early 19th century, so Robin Hood being 7 centuries before that likely wouldn't have sounded like a modern British person at all.

I can't understand what they're saying regardless.
Don' You Go Rounin' Roun to Re Ro - SNL
Youtube o6p0W4ZsLXw
 
2021-06-14 1:32:50 PM  

bostonguy: Tr0mBoNe: Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.

Like the Romeo and Juliet movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes?


That and:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Ove​r​_It_(film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s​_​the_Man
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_​(​2000_film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of​_​Texas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_(film​)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tromeo_​a​nd_Juliet
 
2021-06-14 1:34:19 PM  

Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.


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2021-06-14 1:34:54 PM  

Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.


Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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2021-06-14 1:34:54 PM  
Morgan Freeman was great in Prince of Thieves.  One of the few positive depictions of a Muslim character at that time.
 
2021-06-14 1:36:21 PM  

NeoCortex42: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

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I am NOT a merry man!
 
2021-06-14 1:38:20 PM  
Thirty years ago I was almost twenty years old.
 
2021-06-14 1:38:53 PM  
Neither.

The ex that was attached to it.

/Hey Rocky! Watch me change the dial at Warp Speed!
 
2021-06-14 1:45:23 PM  

EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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But you have to be a furry to enjoy that movie, so it's a purric victory.
 
2021-06-14 1:46:38 PM  
The Bryan Adams song wasn;t so bad, but in Canada it qualified as Canadian Content for CRTC purposes and being popular, it was played to death.
 
2021-06-14 1:48:08 PM  
Morgan Freeman's character was not based on any character in the traditional Robin Hood stories but on the character Nasir created specifically for the (awesome) 1980 ITV (and later Showtime) series Robin of Sherwood.

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2021-06-14 1:48:20 PM  

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2021-06-14 1:50:11 PM  

Michael J Faux: EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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But you have to be a furry to enjoy that movie, so it's a purric victory.


Except you don't. You can enjoy a cartoon without being aroused by it.

At least I hope you can. If not, I really don't want to hear your review of Minions.
 
2021-06-14 1:50:25 PM  

EdgeRunner: Nope. The furries win that challenge.


Hey, Maid Marian was foxy!

/ wait, what?
 
2021-06-14 1:51:35 PM  

H31N0US: [y.yarn.co image 850x460]


Shut up, Westley!
 
2021-06-14 1:51:48 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: That movie is pure schlock and I love it. Alan Rickman is chewing the scenery even when he's not on the screen.

Shostie: The weird thing about this movie is that at the end of any given scene, Costner's Robin Hood could turn slightly toward the camera, take a swig from a can of Diet Coke that has been carefully positioned so that we can see the logo, then get into a nearby Ford F-150 and drive to the next scene, and it would literally change nothing about the movie tonally.

I'm really not sure how they accomplished that.

Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-14 1:52:36 PM  

Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.


Robin of Sherwood Trailer - ITV Series 1984
Youtube b9BiXsnYd7k
 
2021-06-14 1:54:21 PM  

H31N0US: [y.yarn.co image 850x460]


I fell asleep and surrendered to the Turks. Three times.
 
2021-06-14 2:07:17 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Neither.

The ex that was attached to it.

/Hey Rocky! Watch me change the dial at Warp Speed!


Yeah, it was the song I couldn't escape after a break up.

Still listen to it and get a bit misty sometimes.

Is she worth it?
 
2021-06-14 2:10:37 PM  
I love the song, and I love the movie. No guilt, no regrets.
 
2021-06-14 2:12:19 PM  
Alan Rickman was great in it but overall it was pretty terrible. I think they sold 90% of the tickets based on that "arrow cam" shot that was in every commercial.
 
2021-06-14 2:12:22 PM  

bostonguy: I'd still rather have that song as my high school prom theme rather than Celine Dion's "Titanic" song.

/ seriously, Prom Committee?
// Class of 1998, baby
/// fark that song


I was on Prom committee. To this day I wholeheartedly believe that it is centralized with songs and colors and decor all pre-selected and the students simply led to the correct conclusions. That was... 1993, IIRC. I know the colors were suggested by the advisor. From talking with others my age there was a lot of taupe that year and most folks didn't really know WTF taupe was until the supplies arrived. It pissed me off then and to this day how easily authority figures give us the perception of choice while ramrodding their decisions down everyone's gullets.
 
2021-06-14 2:14:44 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Alan Rickman was great in it but overall it was pretty terrible. I think they sold 90% of the tickets based on that "arrow cam" shot that was in every commercial.


Yeah, they tricked people into thinking Sam Raimi was the director. Pretty shameless bait and switch.
 
amb
2021-06-14 2:19:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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Oo de lally, oo de lally, golly what a day.

Loved that movie as a kid.
 
2021-06-14 2:22:06 PM  

amb: EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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Oo de lally, oo de lally, golly what a day.

Loved that movie as a kid.


It still holds up. Unfortunately, it holds up so well that Disney's threatening to make a realistic CGI version like they did with Lion King. It's a chilling thought.
 
2021-06-14 2:22:28 PM  
The geography?

That scene where he lands back in England and immediately encounters the Sheriff of Nottingham's men chasing a fugitive through Sherwood forest. That's like a transatlantic voyage docking in Colorado.
 
2021-06-14 2:33:55 PM  
i'd only ever watch a supercut of Alan Rickman's scenes, the rest is unbearably bad.
 
2021-06-14 2:47:29 PM  
It was a lot of fun to watch opening weekend. The crowd loved it.
 
2021-06-14 2:49:07 PM  

EdgeRunner: amb: EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: And yet it's still the best on-screen version of Robin Hood since 1939.

Nope. The furries win that challenge.

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Oo de lally, oo de lally, golly what a day.

Loved that movie as a kid.

It still holds up. Unfortunately, it holds up so well that Disney's threatening to make a realistic CGI version like they did with Lion King. It's a chilling thought.


They should just reuse animation from their CGI Jungle Book.
 
2021-06-14 2:54:12 PM  
Mel Brooks' last great send-up (his Dracula send up was not great).

The Costner film did make it an easy target.
 
2021-06-14 3:02:10 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Alan Rickman was great in it but overall it was pretty terrible. I think they sold 90% of the tickets based on that "arrow cam" shot that was in every commercial.


He was great, but his death scene? A bag of lolz and a half.
Sheriff of Nottingham dying scene
Youtube t0Sm0kl6dYE
 
2021-06-14 3:04:29 PM  

whosits_112: Tr0mBoNe: That movie is pure schlock and I love it. Alan Rickman is chewing the scenery even when he's not on the screen.

Shostie: The weird thing about this movie is that at the end of any given scene, Costner's Robin Hood could turn slightly toward the camera, take a swig from a can of Diet Coke that has been carefully positioned so that we can see the logo, then get into a nearby Ford F-150 and drive to the next scene, and it would literally change nothing about the movie tonally.

I'm really not sure how they accomplished that.

Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.

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Why a spoon?
 
2021-06-14 3:12:02 PM  

PanicAttack: HotWingConspiracy: Alan Rickman was great in it but overall it was pretty terrible. I think they sold 90% of the tickets based on that "arrow cam" shot that was in every commercial.

He was great, but his death scene? A bag of lolz and a half.
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Rickman did what every great actor who knows they're in a bad movie does - chew the hell out of the scenery.
 
2021-06-14 3:23:20 PM  

SuperChuck: whosits_112: Tr0mBoNe: That movie is pure schlock and I love it. Alan Rickman is chewing the scenery even when he's not on the screen.

Shostie: The weird thing about this movie is that at the end of any given scene, Costner's Robin Hood could turn slightly toward the camera, take a swig from a can of Diet Coke that has been carefully positioned so that we can see the logo, then get into a nearby Ford F-150 and drive to the next scene, and it would literally change nothing about the movie tonally.

I'm really not sure how they accomplished that.

Lightning in a bottle. Just like those Shakespeare movies redone in modern clothing but without updating the language.

[Fark user image 425x236] [View Full Size image _x_]

Why a spoon?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-14 3:30:15 PM  

SkunkWorx: I love the song, and I love the movie. No guilt, no regrets.


I'm right there with ya.  Even with its flaws, it's a damn fun Robin Hood movie.  Best since Errol Flynn.

 
2021-06-14 3:32:09 PM  

FriarReb98: You can forgive the song for being in the zeitgeist of early 90s pop and all. But you'll never forgive or excuse that accent.


I always find it hilarious that, considering he drops the accent anyway eventually, they didn't bother to go back and reshoot the scenes where he's doing it. They were just like, "fark it, this movie is trash anyway" and left him speaking in his stupid accent sometimes and not others.
 
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