Savant gets the twinge of an arc not completed, a circle not closed.
Gordon Thomas Return DVD Savant Text Copyright 2007 Glenn Erickson.
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson, reader Response from Gordon Thomas, at the foot of this review.Unless you count the almost-forgotten Ulysses (1954).The cinematography aspect of this film alone should be underlined: with everybody going on about the terrific looks of current films like Lord of the Rings, maybe some attention should be paid to Cardiff's astonishing use of real landscape,.g.Thanks for the great review!A sensitivity that his character and the tone of the film haven't really prepared us for.Much screen time is expended on the significance of Eric's talisman, the one he gives to Morgana.
Douglas even seems to be asking for laughs now and then, as when he smashes through a stained glass window huren in salzburg and wards off priest Godwin (Alexander Knox) with a grunted, "Keep your magic to yourself, Holy Man!" The earnestness of the situation and the eerie.
Tony had earned big Viking points for the resourcefulness of the escape into the fog business, then losing his arm for Ragnar's sake, and finally leading the whole troupe to Thring's castle.
As a kid, true, I thought this was way cool; but seeing it now, I thought it was far from gratuitous pandering.As for Douglas' allowing Tony to win the sword fight, I think he was already halfway there.Scaramouche, The Black Shield of Falsworth, and, prince Valiant.The eye-rip is what tilts him; it's a badge of his obsessive angst.Note that the Egbert character is always reacting ironically to talk about the talisman, and it looks as if he might spill the beans to Einar just before the assault on the castle.And Douglas' scarring is absolutely necessary.A man's man for shooting in remote locations, he not only gets the expansive exteriors right but paints the colorful interiors of castles, Viking lodges, and chapels with expressive pools of colored light.Synopsis: Einar (Kirk Douglas son of Ragnar (Ernest Borgnine lusts after the beautiful English noblewoman Morgana (Janet Leigh).