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How badass was Errol Flynn? Books upon books upon books have been written about his exploits onscreen and off that would make Richard Harris cringe, Russell Crowe sick with envy and Colin Farrell vomit all over himself with disgust!
And yet that man could wear a pair of tights like nobody’s business. He could sweet talk any lady, young or old, and be a charming bastard the whole while. Case in point his historic portrayal of Robin Hood, one of the most charismatic performances ever captured on film. When Flynn duels with Basil Rathbone magic was caught. In a lot of ways I think Rob Reiner was able to capture some of that same lighthearted glee in The Princess Bride.
Anyway, today’s pic is a script meeting on the set of The Adventures of Robin Hood. Most of the stars are present and it’s yet another behind the scenes shot that makes me wish I could have been a fly on the wall, listening in on the conversation.
Our own Master Harold J. Knowles sent this one over. Thanks, bossman! Click to embiggen!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic pays tribute to one of the most amazing adaptations of brotherly love ever committed to film.
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May 5, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST
May 5, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST
To The Tables Everybody and Stuff Yourselves!!!
May 5, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST
May 5, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST
I know that's cinemathema, but I am tremendously put off by Flynn's demenour in the film. He's an arrogant bully who roughs up people into joining his crusade to depose one corrupt tyrant with another. I'll take Kevin Costner's midwestern Robin or Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" in Sherwood-drag any day.
May 5, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST
May 5, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST
and finally makin it, ooh-de-lally ooh-de-lally, golly what a daaay... Or was that in the remake?
May 5, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST
the 1991 TV movie with Patrick Bergin. Bergin was cocky without being smug and douchey (unlike Flynn) while maintaining a badass attitude without disappearing up his own self-serious ass ala Crowe. The script also told this oft told tale in quite an original way. It actually addressed the tangled political situation in 12/13th century England without resorting to the same old good guy/bad guy cliches.
May 5, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST
Best Robin Hood movie ever.
May 5, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
May 5, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST
Was the best Robin Hood ever. Bar none. He wasn't a douche in the movie. He was a rascal. He was wily and smart, cunning like a fox. He was the inspiration for the fox playing Robin Hood in the Disney version. Errol Flynn was awesome.
May 5, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST
by Bubba Gillman
You're all nuts. Errol Flynn IS Robin Hood.
May 5, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST
starwarsredux WTF? So every hero who's ever beat the shit out of a bunch of people is a vicious bully? Get a grip.
by golden tribw
This is THE Robin Hood. You don't have to agree with that sentiment, of course, but you simply cannot just dismiss this movie.
May 5, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST
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May 5, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST
But Burt Lancaster's pseudo-Robin Hood in The Flame and the Arrow dir. by Tourneur may be even better. Virginia Mayo is a great pseudo-Marian too.
May 5, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST
When Flynn's Robin beats up bad guys-- sure, that's par for the course. And rather enjoyable, too. He's fun to watch when trading fighting words with Prince John, or Guy of Gisborne. What I have a problem with is the way he treats so many of his "friends". Acting like an arrogant prick to Little John ("I'll make way for a better man than me." "He stands before you!"), or especially the way he flat-out bullies Friar Tuck, where he all but gives the poor bastard a wedgie. That, plus the way he's presented as a high-and-mighty aristocrat who lords over everyone, without any attempt to call into question that feudal sensibility, is just plain disgusting to me. At least Costner's Robin was called out on his princely airs.
May 5, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
May 5, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST
And a racist.
May 5, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST
The fluctuation between Costner's Southern Cal surfer dude voice and clumsy British accent is laughable and embarrassing. That movie was a joke. With Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham, I always wanted Bruce Willis as Robin Hood. "Now I have a crossbow. Ho Ho Ho."
May 6, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST
by The Bear
Poor Errol Flynn. Such great athleticism in his movies in the 1930s, but his personal lifestyle killed him at 50 (heart attack). I was trying to think of the best sword fight I've seen on film. Sorry, it doesn't go to Errol Flynn. It has to go to Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone in "The Mark of Zorro"! Nothing fancy, just two great swordsmen going at it with very little film cuts to muddy up the action. And a swift but painful death for old Rathbone! "Firm enough to run you through!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGy01mzKmM Funnest sword fight? Maybe..."The Great Race." 'Nuf said.
May 6, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST
If not I want that one, such a great movie.
May 6, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST
face. bryan adams was on a roll brother.
May 6, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST
I'm not even gonna dignify your bullshit with a response. That's kids born in the 80's for you I guess.... Theonecalledshoe; are you kidding? I hate that song with a vengeance! Now for a great movie song look up Youg Guns 2: Blaze of Glory. Bon Jovi brought the goods!
May 6, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST
May 6, 2011, 4:47 a.m. CST
have we had a Goodfellas pic? If not, why not. That is all.
May 6, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST
...AND YOU MOTHERFUCKING PRAWNS KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!
May 6, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST
Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains. Both must have been wondering what some Peter Pan-looking fop with a crap accent was doing playing the lead.
May 6, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST
Man, that dude was an epic dirtbag and I'm fascinated by his life.
May 6, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST
by Damned if I can login
...in his book Bring on the Empy Horses. Classic stuff....absolutely classic. How they played a practical joke on Flynn by hiring 2 actresses to play a mother and daughter, and arranged it so Flynn would be alone with the younger one for a few minutes. Of course it took it Flynn about 3 seconds to get into her pants, only to have the 2nd actress playing the mother rush in and bust Flynn's chops for bangin' her "daughter". And in another 'of course' moment, the older actress wanted some of Flynn's pole as well. And to all the bulbous pimply-faced pre-pubescent cuntwads trying to be cool by raggin' on Flynn? Fact: He got more (and hotter) trim on the way to the frikkin' men's room than pretty much all of you will ever get....combined.
May 6, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST
by Damned if I can login
The Black Swan, with Tyrone Power's Jamie Boy taking on pirate captain Leach. Flynn vs. Rathbone in Captain Blood is pretty damned awesome as well. But whomever mentioned Scaramouche with Stewart Grainger is spot on, man. Probably one of the greatest swordplay pictures ever made.
May 6, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST
Funnest sword fight? I vote for Danny Kaye vs Basil Rathbone in "The Court Jester", mostly for Rathbone's seething anger every time Kaye flips into master-swordsman mode. (The backstory is that Kaye had never touched an epee before this film, but picked it up so quickly that even Ralph Faulkner -- the swordsmaster on the film -- was amazed. Probably not true, but it sounds great.)
May 7, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST
saw it once on Fox. Costner's was ok. He was bad, but the film was watchable. Know this one is considered a classic, but I can't get past Flynn's performance to study the movie-making in it. Creepy and annoying are the words that come to mind.
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