Starlog #45 (April, 1981): ‘The Magic and Mystery of Excalibur’

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Boorman gets the kid gloves here, especially where Exorcist II: The Heretic is concerned—an awful, unwatchable movie. (Excalibur is not much better, to be honest: a beautifully shot film ravaged by pretentiousness.) Again we have the Lord of the RingsStar Wars connection:

Boorman describes his approach to the film in terms straight out of the Ring Trilogy […]

The British-born director sees Star Wars, in particular, as subject to Arthurian interpretation. “Think of Obi-Wan Kenobi as Merlin, Luke Skywalker as young Arthur, Han Solo as Lancelot and Princess Leia as Queen Guinevere.”

Read the whole issue at the Internet Archive.

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