Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Medieval Films

Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University

MEDIEVAL FILMS


The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) — Errol Flynn.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949) — Bing Crosby.

Tales of Robin Hood (1951)

Knights of the Round Table (1953)

The Seventh Seal (1957) — Bergman.

The Sword in the Stone (1963) — animated young Arthur with Merlin.

Becket (1964) — the hooly blisful martyr.

Camelot (1967) — the Broadway musical.

The Lion in Winter (1968) — Hepburn and O’Toole as Elinor and Henry.

The Decameron (1970) — medieval Italy.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) — Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, et al.

Robin and Marian (1976) — an older Robin goes out with dignity.

Excalibur (1981) — Arthurian.

Sword of the Valiant (1984) — momentarily Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Ladyhawke (1985) — lovers cursed.

The Name of the Rose (1986) — Umberto Eco mystery starring Sean Connery.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) — Kevin Costner.

The Fisher King (1991) — Terry Gilliam grail story.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Brother Cadfael (1994) — British tv series starring Derek Jacobi.

First Knight (1995) — the Arthurian love triangle.

The Advocate (1996) — medieval legal system tries animals in court.

Timeline (2003) — time travel.

Robin Hood (2010) — more democratic pretense.