The Real Robin Hood
2010, regia di M. David Melvin
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Scott Free Productions, Herzog & Company, Universal Pictures - Distribuzione: The History Channel - Montaggio: Scott Canning, John Laus, Andy Robertson, Stephen B. Strout, Martin Wilson - Formato: Color, film tv, documentario - Durata: 94' (120').
Cast: Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Kinnaird, Lockhart Ogilvie, Gordon Summers, William Hurt (narratore).
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - history.com - dvdverdict.com - barnesandnoble.com - historytoday.com - deadline.com - filmesnovos.net.br - dvdtalk.com: «Ridley Scott's Robin Hood was an eagerly anticipated film that ultimately failed to impress many viewers. Scott's historical epic films often find themselves the focus of "History Channel" specials capitalizing on public interest in the film and serve a twofold purpose: educate and promote. Scott's film, a look at the origin of the Robin Hood legend was supplemented by a "History Channel" special titled The Real Robin Hood a look at the character, a staple of literature and film, and whether he actually existed in the first place. Utilizing a strong blend of first-hand dramatizations, supplementary CGI animations, expert interviews and the inevitable commentary from those involved with the film as well as film clips, The Real Robin Hood is a surprisingly competent documentary for a largely promotional program. First and foremost, the interviews with cast and crew, including Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, and Cate Blanchett, are much better than one might expect. No one here is an expert on Robin Hood, but all parties demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject matter and lend their own theories on the actual existence of the character, which is perfectly acceptable given that is the main question posed, but largely unanswered by the feature. The only negative aspect of the promotional nature of the feature, is the inclusion of footage from the film; at times it corresponds to what is being talked about, but a number of times it's merely thrown in their to meet the quota, likely a studio mandate. Fortunately "History" goes to the extra effort of filming their own dramatizations for places where the film doesn't (or is unable) to provide a visual representation of events. Of course, a documentary would be nothing without expert testimony and The Real Robin Hood employs a wide variety of historians who cover a broad range of topics from general medieval history, to specifics such as literature and language of the time to military tactics. The military expert is particularly memorable, wielding replicas of period weapons and discussing their usage with much enthusiasm. In all honesty, The Real Robin Hood is more of a concise look at medieval England than a hard-hitting examination of Robin Hood. ...» (Nick Artel).
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