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First Knight - Excaliber Broke Off!
Watch the movie near the end after King Richard gets shot with the arrow and the whole swordfight deal with Lancelot and Maligant starts up. Keep watching right to the end of the battle where Lancelot slays Maligant and Maligant falls into the throne. Look at the bottom of the screen when Lancelot comes back on screen put the VCR on slo-mo. Lancelot will raise Excalibur until it appears as though the blade has broken off.
In the making of the movie, Richard Gere wasn't strong enough to lift a real sword so they made him a hilt to work with and computer generated the rest.
If Excalibur was unbreakable, then how come the blade broke off? Y2K Bug? You tell me!
Special Requirements:
VCR with Slow-mo
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BirdDog117 on 10-11-2000
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Comments:
Rage writes:
Not once in the movie is Arthurs sword refered to as Excalibur. The movie is the romantic version of a mythical legend. No Merlin, No Mordred, and No Morgana. No Excalibur. Besides, the sheath for Excalibur was suppossed to make the wearer invincable...and it did not seem to be working when crossbow bolts were shot into Arthur's chest.
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Newt writes:
well, according to legend, Excalibur was only powerful in the proper hands. i.e. King Arthur. Lancelot had cheated with the queen.
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Harmony RiverHawk writes:
A valid slip-up, but I do believe the king you are referring to was King ARTHUR, not King Richard. Sean Connery did play King Richard (The Lionheart) in another movie, though: Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Maybe you just got them confused?
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DisneyParafanalia writes:
Good catch Harmony! LOL. I didn't catch the "King" error until I read your comment. I suppose it's because I wasn't paying attention and I knew who he was referring too. Heeheeehee. It seems to me that sean connery is a very "Noble" actor!
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RITZgrrl writes:
I don't remember if it was in that scene or not, but it must have been. Right after they show the sword broken, the next shot of the sword shows it whole again. My brother noticed this a couple years ago, and I haven't gone back to check it since, but I'm pretty sure that's what happens.
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