[SCA-AE] Queer Eye for the Medieval Guy
myfanwy at nauticom.net
Thu Jul 13 02:14:34 EDT 2006
Greetings from Myfanwy!
I almost didn't go see it originally. I had gone to see _Excalibur_
with my brother and his friends. Afterwards, they said "Next week
we're going to see _KnightRiders_." When I asked what that was, my
brother said "It's a George Romero movie" and my immediate response was
on the order of "Ick!". During the intervening week, I saw one single
ad for it during the 11 PM news (NYC area, don't remember what station
anymore). That changed my mind considerably, although when I saw the
movie it was not at all what I expected.
I really like the movie. It really has -- even with the motorcycles
and the RennFaire-ish setting and the outsider's (i.e., Romero's) point
of view -- got the pulse of WHY we do what we do.
As for the infamous "Debatable Crown", most of the details about the
event itself I got from Master El of the Two Knives years later, when
he and I were crashing at the same place after some event or other. El
hadn't been at the event, but he said that within 48 hours he had heard
every permutation of the story possible -- his phone rang off the hook
On Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 12:37 AM, HELEN PINTO wrote:
> Michael wrote:
>> Someone, quite a few years ago, told me that the split of Acre
>> from the SCA was the inspiration for some incidents in the plot of
>> the film "Knight Riders". But that may actually be some sort of
>> SCAdian urban legend...:)
> Not legend, fact. The incidents in question were a fall East Kingdom
> Crown Tourney held in BMDL (at CMU) in 1979, and the fall-out through
> the next year. George Romero (local boy) was either present at it or
> heard about it, made the movie locally, and it premiered two years
> later, the same day as Excalibur. (Saw them both, same night.) There
> are some other themes making up the plot of the movie, but this was
> one of the major ones.
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Lady Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon
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