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Old Nov 7 2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default The many incarnations of Robin Hood

Inspired by a thread in the Cafe Corner...

So, what are your favorite incarnations of Robin Hood? I've never seen "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" but I've seen the Disney animated movie and the old live-action movie, which was pretty good.

Literarily, my favorite would have to be The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley. It makes the characters human, and incorporates the familiar tales while bringing across the realization that it wouldn't just be fun and games to be an outlaw trying to live off the woods.

Also, feel free to start up the conversation about Robin Hood of Pern, which thread in the Cafe Corner made me decide to start this one!
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Old Nov 8 2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Well; I was brought up on the book version by I think Sir Walter Scott. I'll have to dive into my archives and see if I still have it.

I remember the film version with Richard Todd in the lead role. That's the one with the title song about:

"Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood with his band of men.
Feared by the bad. Loved by the good.
Robin Hood. Robin Hood. Robin Hood."

Though why a "glen"? they used to send messages tied onto whistling arrows.

I thought the tele version with Chegwin in it was trash.

Of the later versions, I enjoyed "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves"; but giggled madly at "Men in Tights" and "Maid Marian and her Merry Men". That may be because the last two had Tony Robinson involved.
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The BBC have recently started screening a new version. It's bloody awful!
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So I hear...
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Why "glen?" Because it rhymes with "men".
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It's the "riding" though the glen that's the odd bit, when did Robin get horses and how does he hide them in the forest?

I'm only familiar with the Robin McKinley book, which I love.

And for movies I know just Prince of Thieves (which I have quibbles with but is enjoyable) and Men in Tights, which is hilarious.

Oh and the Disney version with the fox, I love that one.
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I found Robin Hood. Men in tights hilarious.

What's also very funny is the differences in certification between the various countries (mentioned in the IMDB)



Certification: Finland:K-7 (cinema release) (1994) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Iceland:L / Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Chile:14 / Germany:6 / Ireland:PG / Netherlands:AL / Norway:10 / Spain:T / Sweden:7 / UK:PG / USA:PG-13

(AL for The Netherlands means: all ages)
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What do the numbers in some of those mean?
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Minimum age for a cinema audience, presumably.

Ratings with a fixed age are an absolute lower limit (in theory )

Ratings like 12A/PG13 etc are more of a guideline, and younger viewers can see the film if accompanied by an adult.
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Correct (though as far as I know they are always guidelines; I mean, in the cinema they could stop you but not in other situations). It was the differences that I found funny. Often say something about cultures.
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I happen to like Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
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I Loved McKinnley's OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD. I have forgotten the names of all the versions I've read.

On screen: Yes, I love the animated version...The snake as Nottingham is just perfect. I love the old Errol Flynn version, even if I knew even as a child it was way off base in costume acurracy.

I vaguely recall seeing a TV series about Robin as a boy (about 13?)

My favorite television version is ROBIN OF SHERWOOD created by Kip Carpenter.

Men in Tights was a riot

Prince of Theives was just that... so much of non-cannon (legendary) bits were lifted straight from RoS, including Rickman's sheriff (one of the better parts) it wasn't funny!
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My eyes must be tired.

I just read the title as "The many incantations of Robin Hood"
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Well, that would be a different version...
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My eyes must be tired.

I just read the title as "The many incantations of Robin Hood"
Well. you have:

"Nothing's forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten."

"Herne Protect us."

"You speak treason!" "Fluently."

"Because, unlike other Robin Hoods, I have an authentic English accent."

"GISBURN!"
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whose was the penultimate quote?

I'm afraid I gre up with Maid Marian and her merry men with Tony Robinson as the sheriff of Nottingham, muddy villages and a rather useless Robin... hang on... is this the thing with the new series- they got mixed up with their research?
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The penultimate quote was (I'm sure) from "Robin Hood Men in Tights"
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Peter

I always thought the song came from the TV show with Richard Green, which is the Robin I remember.

AnnMarie

I believe Keith Chegwin once portayed a young Robin but if I'm wrong somebody correct me - please

My one claim to fame - when I was a baby my parents and their friends took me on a trip to Nottingham and actually sat me in the Great Oak. Unfortunately it was that long ago cameras weren't the norm so there's no photos of the event

And didn't Sean Connery play an older Robin in a film?

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Yes Kath...Sean Connery played Robin in "Robin and Marion". Too bad I have no quotes from that one.

On my quotes: The first two are from Robin of Sherwood, the third is from Errol Flynn, the fourth is from MEN IN TIGHTS and the last is from every Robin Hood I have ever seen!
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I think the T.V. company did as deal with the film company over the music. I seem to remember that the T.V. series seemed to be a serialisation of the Richard Todd film. But it was a long time ago and a lot of water has flowed though the wheel of Much the Miller's son's father's mill.
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I think the T.V. company did as deal with the film company over the music. I seem to remember that the T.V. series seemed to be a serialisation of the Richard Todd film. But it was a long time ago and a lot of water has flowed though the wheel of Much the Miller's son's father's mill.
In most cases, that would be Matthew, P'ter....
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Not in Sir Walter; he's always named as "Much the Miller's Son".
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Much was the miller's son.... the MILLER was Matthew
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Sorry AnnMarie. I thought you were implying the person I was naming as "Much" was named "Matthew" in your prefered versions. Mea Culpa.
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OK, coming in very late on this discussion, but - and this is Dinosaur Girl speaking here - hasn't anybody read the BALLADS? They are the source material for most of the TV and film versions, though personally I find them far more interesting.

The central source is a piece called "A Lytle Gest of Robyn Hode", which has it all. The language may seem obscure, but try reading it out loud.

I first fell in love with Robin at age 10, when I read the Children's Classics version illustrated by Edwin John Prittie. The editor was George Cockburn Harvey, but I don't think he was the author. In any case, this version was based on the ballads (which I found later) and is a superb re-telling. The woodcut illustrations were brilliant too.

Ever since then, I have had a special place in my heart for Robin. He was my first introduction to an earlier version of English and thus the basis for my love of language, for which I shall be forever grateful. The fact that he was brave and selfless and stood up for those who could not stand up for themselves struck a deep chord in me that has never really stopped ringing.

I just discovered that the 'gravestone' I had always heard about - the one with the verse that starts "Here underneath this little stone lies Robert, Earl of Huntingdon..." is most likely a 17th century forgery. Sigh. Thus are our illusions shattered - but sometimes the tales are stronger than truth. Thank goodness.
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Lanen...

First off.. HEY WOMAN! Nice to see you pop in.

Yes, I have taken a look at the ballads. I was reading there was some discrepancies there, as well, as to which versions of which ballads were the older (and supposedly therefore "truer") lines. At this point, I don't think it matters. To every legend, every myth, there lies at the heart a kernel of truth.
History tells us there was no Robert, Earl of Huntingdon... but there WAS a SON of the Earl of Huntingdon named Robert. And it seems there are conflicting reports about the young man's date of death. Interesting, no? (And the family was tied to Robert the Bruce and the Scots throne as well.)
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Oops! Perhaps I can claim him as a VERY distant relative then.
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Really?

The connection: Robert Bruce was the grandson of David, Earl of Huntingdon, I think via the daughter Matilda. David of Huntingdon was the son of one Scots king and brother of two.
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Has everyone forgotten the 'Robin the Hooded Man' series which starred firstly Michael Praed then Sean Connerys son (can't remember his first name) as Robin?

Me I'm a fan of Robin Hood - men in tights which was nearly as funny as the Life of Brian.
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Has everyone forgotten the 'Robin the Hooded Man' series which starred firstly Michael Praed then Sean Connerys son (can't remember his first name) as Robin?

Me I'm a fan of Robin Hood - men in tights which was nearly as funny as the Life of Brian.
Actually, that was called "Robin of Sherwood"....created by Kip Carpenter...and has been mentioned in this thread early on. It was and remains my favorite. Jason Connery portrayed Robert of Huntington, who assumes the role of the Hooded Man after Loxley's death (and Praed's departure from the show)

The title you use is the theme song, written and preformed by Clannad, and found, along with several other musical pieces from the series, on the album "Legend"
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I liked Robin Hood prince of thieves. Never seen the men in tights version but I've been asured it's hilarious

BUT - The new one on BBC (which they are bringing back for a SECOND SERIES) is truly TERRIBLE!!! It's about (in my view) as unfunny as little britain etc.
however I am obviously in a minority as my friends think it is the funnist thing in the world...

"OH MY GOD! did you see it on saturday?!"
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-enter big gasp from friend-
"I think it's unfunny and stupid" (i say if i'm feeling daring)
-now comes a frown and a whine, it reminds you of a child -
"what happened.." (just to make her happy)

and she launches into what happened....

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I would like to see the ones with tony robinson in as i found him amusing as Baldrick....
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@ AnnMarie:

At the time of The Conquest there were four brothers de Vesci living in Normandy. The three younger ones came over with Billy the Bastard. One of them was made Baron of Alnwick (and Old Malton) and started the building of Alnwick Castle. He was also one of the Lords Marcher, guarding the England/Scotland border.

A number of generations down the line, King William the Lion of Scotland laid seige to Alnwick. The current Baron was absent, but his family and followers held on until he could get there with a number of friends. They lifted the seige and captured the Scots' King. Part of the ramsom deal was that the Baron's eldest son married a daughter of the King's. A little later on (time of King John) the Scots' throne became vacant (end of Banquo's seven generations) and the Baron along with Alexander, and Alexander's brother, all laid claim to it.

John was asked to arbitrate. The Baron actually had the best geneological claim but John bought him off by offering the governorship of Ireland. The last of the Barons de Vesci of Alnwick was killed at Bannockburn (Robert the Bruce: again!)

I'm descended form the fourth (and eldest) of the four brothers, whose descendants came over as Hugeonot refugees in the seventeenth century.
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COOL.... David of Huntington was the younger (Youngest?) brother of the Lion of Scotland.
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Just been reading a 'Rita the Rescuer' story (Arise Our Rita) to young Aimee.

It had Rita (aged approx 5) teaching Robin to shoot!
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Actually, that was called "Robin of Sherwood"....created by Kip Carpenter...and has been mentioned in this thread early on. It was and remains my favorite. Jason Connery portrayed Robert of Huntington, who assumes the role of the Hooded Man after Loxley's death (and Praed's departure from the show)

The title you use is the theme song, written and preformed by Clannad, and found, along with several other musical pieces from the series, on the album "Legend"
This was my all time favorite Robin. I taped them all and drove my hubby crazy with it. I am watching the new ones on BBC, they are OK to watch, but can't hold a candle to the other one. I also like the "Prince of Thieves".
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Discrepencies aside, always enjoy the Errol Flynn version. Robin Of Sherwood was my favorite, though I think it lost something when Praed left it. Men In Tights was a riot, loved Mel in it as Rabbi Tuckman, and Patrick StewarT as King Richard was genius, even his taking the micky out of Sean Connery who played the role in Prince Of Thieves.

BTW AnneMarie, the quote actually is "Because unlike certain other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!" Which was a dig at Kevin Costner in his Film.
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Old Jul 14 2007, 09:04 PM   #37
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BTW AnneMarie, the quote actually is "Because unlike certain other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!" Which was a dig at Kevin Costner in his Film.

So I misquoted a little. Same content meaning. MEN IN TIGHTS was the perfect spoof of PRINICE OF THIEVES.... which certianly was, since a lot of the content there was lifted from ROBIN OF SHERWOOD. (Ever hear of a Saracen Merry BEFORE Nasir?)
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I loved the one with Kevin Costner. It is my fav. Robin Hood movie. The song Everything I Do I Do For You is my favorite song of all time.
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Yes, Maw, that was a beautiful song.
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The song was probably the only truely original thing about the movie.
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