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Robin and Marian 03 February 2024

1976 adventure, dir. Richard Lester, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn; IMDb / allmovie. After many years abroad with King Richard, Robin finally comes home to Marian, but life has moved on.

It has a lovely cast (Hepburn obviously, but also Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, a young Denholm Elliott, and Ian Holm in a small part as Bad King John) but the basic ethos of this film is that you can't go back to the good old days, and probably they weren't relaly all that good anyway. (As Unforgiven would do a few decades later.) Which is fine in itself, and could make an excellent film, but isn't necessarily what one wants from a Robin Hood Film. (Or similarly King Arthur, Beowulf, etc.)

Its opening, at the siege of Chaluz, and its closing, as Robin and Marian face the future in the only way open to them, are fine. For my taste, too much of the rest is spent setting things up so that that final scene is the only option

I talk about this film further on Ribbon of Memes.

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