25 июл 2019
Robin and Marian 1976 with Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery
As a person who rides horses, I can't imagine what it would be like for that knight wearing what amounts to a metal garbage can on his head to ride a horse at any speed.
It's fascinating to think of heroes and heroines who were perceived in their perpetual youth and beauty now in their middle-age, grey haired, gaunt, a bit weaker though wiser for their years, and perhaps a little less of their former beauty except that of the masculinity and the femininity that exists within us all. I suppose this is one film that shows both an older man and an older woman in their romance for each other (not lust), and not reliving their past exploits (see 1:20:55), but existing in the moment of their current lives and wondering what remains of them.
A rather Shakespearean ending to this film, a la Romeo and Juliet in a matter of speaking. Now that's TRUE romance. And what's missing from a lot of stories today. We need less sex and lust in films, less nudity, and more light and shadow, more hand-holding, and "knowing glances." That's all there needs to be to say what needs being said.
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't seen it in a while.