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The story of the marriage of Englands King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pagentry of Camelot. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guineveres growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, whom she at first abhors, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his round table of knights who would use their might for right.
This is a beautifully moving film. Wonderful music. Worth the price just to see/hear Richard as he confronts his wife's betrayal with his beloved Lancelot. Great scene.
This review is from: Camelot (DVD) it is everything i remembered it to be from seeing it live with my Father growing up!! It is WONDERFUL!!
In Medieval England, a despondent King Arthur meets mentor Merlin -with wisdom confirmed by the presence of an owl perched upon hisshoulder - in the forest. This leads to a flashback where castle"Camelot" figures prominentlyÂ Richard Harris (as Arthur) meets andmarries Vanessa Redgrave (as Guenevere). They are blissfully happy, butshe and newly knighted Franco Nero (as Lancelot) are unable to controltheir mutual attractionÂ The best thing about this film is the superbmusic, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. But the best way toenjoy it is by obtaining a copy of the soundtrack featuring RichardBurton (as Arthur), Julie Andrews (as Guenevere), and Robert Goulet (asLancelot) - the stars of the original Broadway cast...The last time Jack Warner corralled a musical team was for the filmversion of "My Fair Lady" (1964). At that time, the studio passed onMs. Andrews reprising her stage success because she was "not bankable."In both 1966 and 1967, Andrews was the undisputed #1 box office star inthe world; in both years, she topped the annual "Quigley Publications"poll, with Mr. Burton also in the top ten. So, the story was changed toAndrews not being "sexy" enough. That the documented rapport betweenAndrews and her male co-stars in musicals (especially "Camelot") wasunknown to filmmakers rings false; this isn't "Camille", it's amusical. Andrews, Burton and original "Camelot" residents like RoddyMcDowall, Robert Coote and David Hurst are sorely missed.***** Camelot (10/25/67) Joshua Logan ~ Richard Harris, VanessaRedgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings
This is a fantastic movie, if I could hear it. This is the second time I have purchased this DVD, and the second time that the sound doesn't work. Only the background music plays. Voices cannot be heard. I purchased this first a couple of years ago, so I can only assume there is a manufacturer defect on this DVD.
Joshua Logan dreadfully directed this film for full impact on the snooze-o-meter. The picture wavers in tone, but it does have skillful bits of genius tucked in among his labored directorial blunders. This is very uncharacteristic filmmaking from Logan. Richard Harris' King Arthur is terribly acted and unfathomable in the first half, but he achieves some effective moments later in the film. The movie is somewhat saved by a good performance by David Hemmings and the screen presence of Franco Nero. It's a film you really wanted to like but you are just not able to. It's a shame.
This review is from: Camelot [Blu-ray Book] (Blu-ray) I purchased this as a gift for a family member. They love the older musicals in blu ray and were pleased with the gift.
This review is from: Camelot (DVD) This was a replacement DVD for another that was erroneously purchased because of a wrong area DVD. It was for a French area which would not play on my DVD player/computer.
This was by far my favourite film of my teenage years - ah the romance!On seeing it again, regrettably on a small screen, I still find itengrossing and moving. When you have three acting leads with suchwonderful faces as Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, and Franco Nero,how can a film go far wrong? Add to that beautiful settings andcostuming and a classic story, and the (mostly) memorable songs are abonus. Sure the singing is not great, and some of the staging lacks thesophistication of modern films, but it's a truly atmospheric film whichfrequently reaches the "wow" level. I was rapt in the looks of Redgraveand Nero at the time, but on revisiting it I have to acknowledge theeffectiveness of Richard Harris's Irish charm in holding the storytogether. There is a balance of idealism and fatalism in the storywhich is quite haunting. Truly unforgettable.
This review is from: Camelot (Special Edition) (DVD) Loved this movie. It brought back pleasant memories of when I saw it the first time when it was new!. The music held up very well. Still like looking at all the "stuff" on the set and in the background. The actors did well and the costumes are still beautiful. The cover art was painted by an important graphic designer that I still admire.
This review is from: Camelot (Special Edition) (DVD) This item is defective!!!!!! ................ I see other reviews that say the same thing. There is no dialog sound!!! ... You hear only the music. There are no voices!!!DEFECTIVE!!! DEFECTIVE!!!!! VERY, VERY, VERY UNHAPPY !!!!!!!!
An exceptional adaptation of a hit Broadway musical about the legend of King Arthur's mistily-remembered reign in the time of chivalrous knighthood and England's transition from the Dark Ages into the Enlightenment. The plot is magnigficent, opening with a capering Richard Harris, whose introductory scenes are so over the top and mincey that even the most enlightened boyfriend/hubby will find his fingers wandering for the remote or searching for a brewski. But King Arthur, like the film, gathers gravitas as the story unfolds... The classic triangle between Arthur, Guinnevere and Lancelot is retold as a parable for the civilizing of England itself -- Arthur allows himself to be cuckholded not for his love of a friend (which is the traditional view), but because to seek revenge would be to slide back into the might-makes-right barbarity and rule by force that he seeks to supplant as king of the newly unified England. As a figurehead, he is trapped in more ways than one, and his character squirms painfully under our gaze, like a butterfly on a collector's pin. The mix of humor and pathos is deftly played, and by the end, we're all swept up by the inevitable, inexorable tragedy, yet can still relish Harris' lusty hamminess. I'm not that knowlegable about musical theatre, but I thought this film was swell.
Camelot is a wonderful movie with great actors.The statuesque VanessaRedgrave,the ruggedly handsome Richard Harris and the gorgeous youngFrancoNero with the most beautiful blue eyes ever to grace the silverscreen!Thesets are ethereally beautiful.The costumes are breathtaking.The songs arehauntingly lovely and you'll be humming them for days to come.The funnynumbers are very good,too with lots of wit.The writing is witty,I thinkRoald Dahl wrote the screenplay(of James and the Giant Peach fame)somaybethat's why it's so good.Although the story is about infidelity,there is amoral to the ending.And everything is done so tastefully and thebirdcage-like scene with the two lovers is heartwrenchingly beautiful.I watched itonNew Years Day of this year and I enjoyed it so much,I plan on making it ayearly tradition!Once you visit the magical land called Camelot,you'llneverwant to return.Camelot!Say it loud and say it clear!Camelot!!Yes,myboy...
At first viewing this movie is alright. My bit of advice would be make sure you never listen to the broadway cast recording of Camelot if you want to like this movie. Julie Andrews voice is so superior to Redgrave's it is not even funny. Julie should have been the Queen. At least they asked her to be. I loved the way she declined and since she wouldn't perform this show fell through. I hated the way the director says that there was no one else better than Vanessa for the Queen. He must have been in denial that Julie said "No." Julie clearly would have been the better choice. I also think the storyline is slightly terrible. I have always had mixed feelings about the King Arthur legends. I hate how the Queen falls for Lancelot, he is the most self-absorbed snot that ever lived. THe singing isn't wonderful and I would highly recommend the broadway casts version to the movie. Julie is the greatist and no one can ever live up to her.
What may be one of the most unjustly maligned movie musicals ever made, Joshua Logan's sumptuous "Camelot" stands a lot better in a world where the genre is effectively dead. It was instantly reviled upon release in 1967. The reality is, however, the film had a wonderful starring performance by Richard Harris, incomparably beautiful scoring by legendary Alfred Newman-- whose lush, dreamy arrangements beat the tar out of Franz Allers' sharp and stuffy orchestrations from the original Broadway version-- and sets and costumes that are far more impressive than anything James Cameron could conjure on a computer. "Camelot" has truly fascinating moments all over the place. It has both warmhearted comedy and stark drama. Laurence Naismith (Merlyn) and Lionel Jeffries (Pellinore) are the other standouts of a mostly top-flight cast. As for the actors' performances of the songs: all of the movie versions are more engaging than those of the original cast album. Richard Harris' Arthur is vibrant and human, while Richard Burton was fairly lifeless in his intonations. As Guenevere, Vanessa Redgrave lacks the vocal powers of Julie Andrews, but then I could never believe Andrews in the role. And the Lancelot songs (dubbed by Gene Merlino for Franco Nero) are much better in the film than Robert Goulet's shut-up-and-listen-to-me-sing showboating. And the DVD is terrific: a new-looking widescreen transfer of the film's breathtaking imagery, for instance. The disc also includes some truly fascinating documentaries of the period-- overwhelmingly sad considering the optimism they express for the film's reception-- a whopping five trailers, if you like seeing how classic films were marketed, and a mislabeled "music-only" audio track that features some rather distracting sound effects from the movie and should have had the vocal performances, as well. I mean, "Little Shop of Horrors" had one like that! Anyway, don't believe all the bad things you read about this "Camelot." Expensive? Yes. Overblown? Not in the slightest.
Some critics claim the Richard Burtoon/Julie Andrews stage version is better? No way. I've heard the soundtrack to the play and it is just that, a play. Burton shouts out the words (to be heard in a theatre setting), over-gestures, and you can't see the faces up close. The songs in the film are ACTED. The film version zooms in on our heroes' dynamic features and subtle glances. Superb acting from Harris and Redgrave. Nero is heroically handsome. When the queen drops to her knee before Lancelot my heart lept to my throat. I LOVE this movie!
This review is from: Camelot (Special Edition) (DVD) This special edition is a joy to watch, including the special features. So glad I had the chance to add it to my video library!
Awful, awful, awful. Overacting run amok in a silly, unnecessary movie. The worst part was that it looked like a lot of effort went into this film and how horrible was the effort. What a waste of time. AWFUL.
For those of you looking to explore the range of human emotion in a simpler time, this movie will not disappoint you. The film has everything; romance,love,lust,betrayal,murder,greed, and a cast of the most concincing actors. Richard Harris is a most splendid King Arthur, portraying a gentle, strong, and wise man. Vanessa Redgrave gives Queen Gweniviere a playful, even lovable nature despite the destruction she brings to the Court. Franco Nero is the male perfected. His Sir Lancelot has been lusted after by many women over the years, due no doubt to his dashing good looks and incredibly intoxicating french accent. I first saw this film in 1968 at a theatre in Houston, Texas and was hooked immediately. The music alone will stir your soul and cause you to reflect on your own past loves. Many are the days in which you will find yourself mindlessly humming one or more of the provocative songs from this picture. This is one of the finest examples of musical moviemaking in the history of film. I truly hope that you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.
This review is from: Camelot [Blu-ray Book] (Blu-ray) The quality of this new blu-ray transfer of "Camelot" is good, but not great. It's perhaps the old grainy film stock that was used back in the 60's, but it didn't translate to blu-ray as well as I had hoped. It certainly is tons better than the "My Fair Lady" fiasco by CBS (which could have been stunning had they used the 70mm restored print master). The dark scenes are the worst, but the other, lighter scenes, look very good. Wish it could have been digitally restored and they had cleaned up some of the annoying artifacts that show up so noticeably on blu-ray. Still, if you like this movie, you will be happy to have this "new" blu-ray release in your collection. The program book included in this release is great. The soundtrack is a plus, too. It looks and sounds far better than the DVD.
This review is from: Camelot (Special Edition) (DVD) This film is one of the reasons I don't pay that much attention to critics! Even though Richard Burton and Julie Andrews starred in the original Broadway production, after seeing this I can't imagine anyone better than Richard Harris! He IS King Arthur and he gives a wonderful and very moving performance! He is spot on in conveying his deep love for Guenivere, who's beautifully played by a radiant, Vanessa Redgrave. She gives an almost "other worldly" quality to the role. His devotion to her and her genuine affection for him makes her eventual betrayal all the more poignant. Franco Nero is visually perfect as Lancelot and he and Redgrave have a lot of chemistry together. They were really lovers off screen and it shows. In fact after all of these years, the two of them are back together again in real life, so there's a fairy tale aspect to their own lives.The sets and costumes are terrific and of course the Lerner and Lowe score is one of their best. I don't think that team ever wrote a bad score! Credit also goes to legendary composer and arranger, Alfred Newman, for his outstanding arrangements! One of the special features of this DVD is the ability to listen to just the music if you want.If you see this film, just go with the flow and you'll be very entertained!