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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1415, the Battle of Agincourt took place, in which Kenneth Branagh delivered stirring speeches and BRIAN BLESSED chewed his way through most of the scenery   (history.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 11:05:04 AM  
Branagh was a much better Henry than Olivier was.
 
2021-10-25 11:07:53 AM  
Brian Blessed's Thomas Beaufort is probably one of his more restrained performances.

Henry V - Armored Ultimatum
Youtube mKHihAPr2Rc
 
2021-10-25 11:08:18 AM  
Brian Blessed is a national treasure.
 
2021-10-25 11:08:23 AM  
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GORDON IS ALIVE!?!
 
2021-10-25 11:10:36 AM  
Don't forget Robin, the luggage boy, who ironically grew up to be Batman.
 
2021-10-25 11:11:14 AM  

Snapper Carr: Brian Blessed's Thomas Beaufort is probably one of his more restrained performances.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/mKHihAPr​2Rc]


The only Brian Blessed performance worth a damn...
Gordon's Alive?
Youtube P2xS-AxKk0k
 
2021-10-25 11:11:45 AM  
Ah yes, another English victory brought about by the French propensity to charge into waist-deep mud.
 
2021-10-25 11:11:46 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 500x288] [View Full Size image _x_]

GORDON IS ALIVE!?!


Goddamitsomuch
 
Juc
2021-10-25 11:13:26 AM  
This the one where the french decided to be morons and paid the price?
it's been over 600 years, and I thought one of my friends was a sore winner in smash brothers.
 
2021-10-25 11:13:54 AM  
Not just a national treasure, but a Mentor, too!

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2021-10-25 11:16:36 AM  
The French drove there in Renaults.  That was their first tactical blunder

-Click and/or Clack

This was the battle in which either the finger or peace sign was born
 
2021-10-25 11:18:17 AM  
Everyone is all like "Agincourt" but Crécy 70 years earlier is just as impressive.
 
Juc
2021-10-25 11:18:37 AM  

I'm no expert but...: Snapper Carr: Brian Blessed's Thomas Beaufort is probably one of his more restrained performances.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/mKHihAPr​2Rc]

The only Brian Blessed performance worth a damn...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/P2xS-AxK​k0k?start=22]


Puhleeeze. He's got range.
Grampy rabbit warns of fog (Peppa Pig)
Youtube e3OOk5YkPJ8
 
2021-10-25 11:18:51 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:19:56 AM  
Have none of you watched Peppa Pig and seen his nuanced performance as Grampy Pig?

/had a few kids and repeated watchings of Peppa
//better love story than Twilight
 
2021-10-25 11:22:07 AM  

Snapper Carr: Brian Blessed's Thomas Beaufort is probably one of his more restrained performances.



How to act without uttering not one. single. word.

Brian Blessed: Best. Death Scene. Ever.
Youtube mrl4PecqM00
 
2021-10-25 11:22:34 AM  

Hallows_Eve: Have none of you watched Peppa Pig and seen his nuanced performance as Grampy Rabbit?

/had a few kids and repeated watchings of Peppa
//better love story than Twilight


/fixed myself
//not that way
 
2021-10-25 11:25:48 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Not just a national treasure, but a Mentor, too!

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His wikipedia page is a treat:  "He is the oldest man to have reached the North Magnetic Pole on foot,[29] where he says he punched a polar bear on the nose.[30]"
 
2021-10-25 11:29:33 AM  

xanadian: DarwiOdrade: Not just a national treasure, but a Mentor, too!

[scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 500x496]

His wikipedia page is a treat:  "He is the oldest man to have reached the North Magnetic Pole on foot,[29] where he says he punched a polar bear on the nose.[30]"


The BRIAN BLESSED TVTropes page is a hoot too.
 
2021-10-25 11:34:05 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:35:03 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: The French drove there in Renaults.  That was their first tactical blunder

-Click and/or Clack

This was the battle in which either the finger or peace sign was born


Yeah, but it's evened out by the fact that the English use Lucas electrics.

\Why do the English drink warm beer? Because they have Lucas refrigerators
 
2021-10-25 11:35:57 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:36:24 AM  

Juc: This the one where the french decided to be morons and paid the price?
it's been over 600 years, and I thought one of my friends was a sore winner in smash brothers.


Yes. That "one".
 
2021-10-25 11:36:40 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:37:01 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 500x288] [View Full Size image _x_]

GORDON IS ALIVE!?!


Why would you embed a soundless gif for BRIAN BLESSED!
 
2021-10-25 11:37:28 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:37:37 AM  
This thread needs more Brian Blessed - the man's practically a goddamn world heritage site...

Flash Gordon 1980 Brian Blessed DIVE!!!
Youtube BvoUhTC_irs
 
2021-10-25 11:39:11 AM  
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2021-10-25 11:39:47 AM  
I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

Henry V (7/10) Movie CLIP - Saint Crispin's Day (1989) HD
Youtube bvFHRNGYfuo
 
2021-10-25 11:41:35 AM  

Ktonos: Harry Freakstorm: The French drove there in Renaults.  That was their first tactical blunder

-Click and/or Clack

This was the battle in which either the finger or peace sign was born

Yeah, but it's evened out by the fact that the English use Lucas electrics.

\Why do the English drink warm beer? Because they have Lucas refrigerators


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-25 11:42:03 AM  

dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvFHRNGY​fuo]


I guess I should have said, Branagh's performance of Shakespeare's speech.
 
2021-10-25 11:44:41 AM  

Mr_Vimes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 500x288] [View Full Size image _x_]

GORDON IS ALIVE!?!

Why would you embed a soundless gif for BRIAN BLESSED!


It's not soundless.  It's actually so loud that your eardrums have burst and you are now deaf.
 
2021-10-25 11:48:18 AM  
Tennis balls?
 
2021-10-25 11:49:30 AM  

dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvFHRNGY​fuo]


The post-battle scene is also excellent, the tracking shot to the Non Nobis is masterful.

Henry V - Non Nobis Domine (1080p)
Youtube ZmYcpUtvR9U
 
2021-10-25 11:56:30 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: xanadian: DarwiOdrade: Not just a national treasure, but a Mentor, too!

[scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 500x496]

His wikipedia page is a treat:  "He is the oldest man to have reached the North Magnetic Pole on foot,[29] where he says he punched a polar bear on the nose.[30]"

The BRIAN BLESSED TVTropes page is a hoot too.


Fark user image
 
2021-10-25 12:06:58 PM  
Oh crap, I forgot to get a St. Crispin's Day pudding. My wife is going to kill me.
 
2021-10-25 12:08:46 PM  

Polish Hussar: dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvFHRNGY​fuo]

The post-battle scene is also excellent, the tracking shot to the Non Nobis is masterful.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZmYcpUtv​R9U]


Night before battle:
Henry V (6/10) Movie CLIP - If His Cause Be Wrong (1989) HD
Youtube rv7NsGCDVDs

/"spotted/unspotted" (Black Death Ref - "spots"="buboes")
 
2021-10-25 12:15:34 PM  
I'm a fan of most of Branagh's Shakespeare adaptations. His Much Ado About Nothing is perfect and hits peak Emma Thompson, but Henry V is also awesome.

The full-length Hamlet is worth watching but drags here & there (6hrs! Hard not to), suffers from too much celebrity cameo casting, and Branagh's just not quite strong enough for the title role. Blessed, Jacobi, Christie, and Winslet are all great in it though.
 
2021-10-25 12:19:21 PM  
Longbowmen can be identified by their skeletons.

"The skeletons of English archers were deformed from years of archery! The high poundage of war bows, coupled with years of training in their use from a young age, led to skeletons having over-developed shoulder and arm bones to compensate for the growth of muscle around those areas.

"Below is an image of a reconstruction of the skeleton of an English longbowman. Notice how the arms are slightly bowed, the shoulders unusually hunched and that the right shoulder, the drawing arm, sits higher than the left." - King Richard III Visitor Centre

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2021-10-25 12:38:30 PM  
I Shot a Frenchman at Agincourt
Youtube xyqu4VXDvt0
 
2021-10-25 12:43:42 PM  

Polish Hussar: dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvFHRNGY​fuo]

The post-battle scene is also excellent, the tracking shot to the Non Nobis is masterful.

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A beautiful scene, but Non Nobis Domine gives me PTSD from singing it over the years.  The First Tenor part sits just at the edge of your range and stays there with a pair of upward key changes.  By the end, you're belting it out and it always left me vocally exhausted.
 
2021-10-25 12:45:57 PM  

Ktonos: This thread needs more Brian Blessed - the man's practically a goddamn world heritage site...

[YouTube video: Flash Gordon 1980 Brian Blessed DIVE!!!]


He's not *THAT* fat.

Yet.
 
2021-10-25 12:46:43 PM  

TommyDeuce: Ah yes, another English victory brought about by the French propensity to charge into waist-deep mud.


jaytkay: Longbowmen can be identified by their skeletons.

"The skeletons of English archers were deformed from years of archery! The high poundage of war bows, coupled with years of training in their use from a young age, led to skeletons having over-developed shoulder and arm bones to compensate for the growth of muscle around those areas.

"Below is an image of a reconstruction of the skeleton of an English longbowman. Notice how the arms are slightly bowed, the shoulders unusually hunched and that the right shoulder, the drawing arm, sits higher than the left." - King Richard III Visitor Centre

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And despite Shakespeare's continued propaganda on the effectiveness of English arms, the bowmen of that day were Welsh (although the English were really getting into archery at the time).
 
2021-10-25 12:46:47 PM  

dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

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Westmoreland is a dead ringer for my neighbor back in the 90s.
 
2021-10-25 12:46:58 PM  

dennerman: I've always loved Branagh's St. Crispin's Day motivational speech just before the battle.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvFHRNGY​fuo]


I prefer Olivier's. Branagh's is too "actory" IMHO.
 
2021-10-25 12:47:46 PM  
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2021-10-25 12:47:51 PM  

dittybopper: Ktonos: This thread needs more Brian Blessed - the man's practically a goddamn world heritage site...

[YouTube video: Flash Gordon 1980 Brian Blessed DIVE!!!]

He's not *THAT* fat.

Yet.


But his personality and voice are big enough to warrant UNESCO protection in perpetuity :-)
 
Juc
2021-10-25 12:48:22 PM  

NINEv2: Juc: This the one where the french decided to be morons and paid the price?
it's been over 600 years, and I thought one of my friends was a sore winner in smash brothers.

Yes. That "one".


of all the gibberish I write on the internet, you got upset over the use of the word one?
wait until you see the posts I do with my phone that are autocorrected into unintelligible rantings.
 
2021-10-25 12:51:38 PM  
If you meet 100 people today, ask them if they remember St. Crispin's Day. I will be zero for 100, definitely.
 
2021-10-25 12:53:13 PM  
ARE YOU RETARDED?!?!?!
Youtube tb2Ct3yyB4g

Dad's response every morning when I ask him if he wants something other than tea with his breakfast.
 
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