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Robbin Hood on the Big Screen

25 Feb

Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
The Adventures of Robin Hood Returns to the Silver Screen
By Submitted Story on February 22, 2022

Bryan Cultural Series
Action, romance, political intrigue, the righting of wrongs with no moral ambiguity—Warner Brothers magnificent 1938 film “The Adventures of Robin Hood” has it all. And now it’s returning to the silver screen thanks to the Bryan Cultural Series.

Featuring the Oscar Award winning score by Erich Korngold, every Robin Hood film that has followed pales by comparison. Directed by Michael Curtiz, who would win an Oscar for “Casablanca” three years later, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” stands the test of time remarkably well. Perhaps it is how clear-cut what is right and wrong in the world of Robin Hood that has kept audiences intrigued by the movie for over 80 years. Here is Robin and Lady Marian talking about justice.

Lady Marian: You’re a strange man.

Robin Hood: Strange? Because I can feel for beaten, helpless people?

Lady Marian: No. You’re strange because you want to do something about it. You’re willing to defy Sir Guy, even Prince John himself, to risk your own life. And one of those men was a Norman!

Robin Hood: Norman or Saxon, what’s that matter? It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans.

Or perhaps the sword play and unerring accuracy of Errol Flynn’s archery, or the the chance to cheer for the good over evil—whatever it may be, the movie is truly a classic.

Errol Flynn was at the height of his powers in 1938 and Olivia de Havilland is radiant and perfect as the Lady Marian. Throw in the insidious evil of Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham and the rousing score by Eric Korngold that tells its own story, and a true movie classic comes to life.

With an introduction and discussion of the film and its score by Dr. Chris Palestrant, Professor of Music Composition at ECSU, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” is a must see film for the whole family.

The Bryan Cultural Series will screen the film on Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, 1800 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.
To watch a trailer and to order tickets visit www.bryanculturalseries.org…
Tickets are $10 per movie and may also be purchased online at the RC Theater website or at the theater anytime the it is open:
Friday 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 8:00pm Love Genene.

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  1. Paul Harrison

    February 27, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Rory

    This is Paul. We were going to meet on your trip to Ireland pre covid. I hope you are well. I recently watched the adventures of Robin Hood on TV over here in England, and went downtown to Northampton to mooch around area your dad lived during his time there. As I also lived in CA I have been t numerous sites inc 3 arch bay and sclerosis by the sea( as my compatriot David Niven described it in The moons a balloon autobiography) Any plans to come over the pond.? It would be great to finally have that coffee!

    Best

    Paul

     
 
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