King Arthur in Hollywood

Le Morte Darthur

   From Films.com: "The legends of Arthur and his Round Table permeate English literature. Allusions to his knights, their adventures and misadventures, and their ideals pepper the canon from "Gawain and the Green Knight" well past Tennyson. The very word "legend" presumes some basis in historical reality, and this program examines the evidence for such a reality. With film clips and art, it raises Arthur from the mists of Avalon to bring to life that magical time and place when courtesy of manner, purity of heart, and fealty to one’s lord were qualities to be honored, and when good—after some dramatic by-plays—triumphed over evil. Narrated by Donald Sutherland, with commentary by Geoffrey Ashe, Derek Brewer, Norris Lacy, and Peter Field. A Discovery University Production. (50 minutes, color)"

Le Morte Darthur