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I'd agree that Robin Hood should be larger than life and played up to a degree. Flynn had that aspect down to a tee. Seems newer versions are intimidated by costuming him in the traditional green and brown outfit. I don't remember anything Russell Crowe wore, or what he looked like in the part. I think maybe he had a Cesar haircut- still that film wasn't memorable.
I believe Patrick Bergin also played the role around the time the Coster film came out, though I never saw his version.
I need to check that out.
That's because Alan Rickman was An Actor something which Costner is still trying to be.
Crowe was not great and his Robin Hood was not very good. But at least he had courage and looked and acted like he could hold himself in a fight... And not shy away from it. The character and movie were too dark and a poor man's Gladiator. But it tried at least.
I have no idea why movies and TV series set during the Middle Ages seem to be against colours. We know they were using clothes colouring back then! Having Robin Hood in green would make perfect sense.
Apart from the BBC series I wonder which version is worse than the Costner one.
I dont think there is one...its so Hollywood...such a shame that an acting legend like Morgan Freeman got involved in it.
Alan Dwan and Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) starts slowly, but the opulence of the production puts every later version in its shadow. The castle was perhaps the largest set ever constructed for a motion picture, and Fairbanks was ideally cast, being the definitive swashbuckler--even James Bond was influenced by him, as Fleming tells us in You Only Live Twice.
Richard Lester's Robin and Marian (1976) features what might be Sean Connery's greatest performance, and it tackles what no other film of the legend has--the old age and death of Robin Hood. A superbly elegiac and moving film, with music by John Barry and a dream cast: Nicol Williamson, Audrey Hepburn as Maid Marian, Ian Holm, Richard Harris, and Robert Shaw (Red Grant himself!) as the fatalistic, weary Sheriff of Nottingham.
A most excellent and touching movie with Connery showing all of his truly impressive range.
There are parts in the movie he is hilarious funny and then extremely moving when trying to cope with his age.
Those of you who think Craig is the best actor ever to play Bond should watch this movie.
Maybe it will give you food for thought.
It was really a gem of a series, heavily influenced by the Errol Flynn version.
Back to Greene, his series had the best theme tune:
Costner's Prince of Thieves is highly entertaining. Don't care about his accent at all. It's not that kind of film.
Russell Crowe's version was an abomination.
There was a great ITV series in the 1980s as well. At least it seemed great when I was a kid.
Went downhill tho when the main actor headed off to the U.S. and Connery's son took over the lead role.
As for the TV series,it was Michael Praed who was Robin,with his long black hair.
He is in the British soap 'Emmerdale' now,with short ,totally grey hair - how time flies !!
And,i always loved the young Ray Winstone in that series,he certainly did well for himself afterwards as well.
Brilliant series,great to watch,and a great theme and score : "Robin.....the hooded man !"..