Monday, 19 November 2007

Robin Hood, series 2. Picture Gallery 7

Allan A Dale, hero or villian?
Robin Hood determines to kill the traitor. Only Marian, the person who stands to lose everything if Allan reveals her secret, can stay Robin's hand.
Edward, Marian's father, dies a hero's death. He may have spent his final years in feeble acceptance of the Sheriff of Nottingham's plans, but in the end it was he who obtained the Pact for Robin Hood, and which can prove the Sheriff's acts of treason.
Robin attempts to console Marian by once more offering her a change of lifestyle in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

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Blogger robin hood said...

Robin Hood pictures.

19 November 2007 at 14:33:00 GMT  
Blogger robin hood said...

Robin Hood BBC series 2

Robin Hood - Jonas Armstrong
Marian - Lucy Griffiths
Guy of Gisborne - Richard Armitage
Sheriff of Nottingham - Keith Allen
Little John - Gordon Kennedy
Much - Sam Troughton
Allan A Dale - Joe Armstrong
Will Scarlet - Harry Lloyd
Djaq - Anjali Jay
Edward - Michael Elwynn

19 November 2007 at 14:33:00 GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sooooo glad Allan isn't dead!
It was an emotional episode, it had me cluthing a pillow and holding my breath!


19 November 2007 at 15:07:00 GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Harry LLoyd aka Will Scarlett for ever he's so fit

luv amy

19 November 2007 at 16:01:00 GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh we all know Allan isn't going to die!!! Intense episode though.

19 November 2007 at 19:54:00 GMT  
Blogger Clement of the Glen said...

Hi Hoodies,

Rather like Allan, I've been a bit of a traitor at times. I have strongly criticised some of the elements of the series on web sites and still find the costumes (cowboy hats) and some of the stories (casino in Nottingham Castle for example)rather bizzare!

But it continues to grow on me. Are they using new writers? I must confess I haven't taken a lot of notice. But as the series moves on its getting a little less like a medieval pantomime and more intense and emotional The last two episodes in my oppinion have been the best yet.

In the Daily Express November 15th there was an article on Dominic Minghella the screenwriter of the Robin Hood series.

"Dominic 40 struggled for years to emerge from the shadow of his older brother Anthony Minghella a Hollywood writer and director. Anthony wrote and directed the hit film Truly Madly Deeply and won an Oscar as director of The English Patient.

"I'd always wanted to write from a very young age, but I was always compared to my siblings," Dominic says."They included three sisters who were a formidable bunch. They were all-singing and all-dancing-brillient at piano, poetry and academically Anthony, who is 12 years older than me, had his success and I felt so overshadowed that for years I denied to that I wanted to write at all."

Since Dominic's first big break on TV series Hamish Macbeth, he has penned popular ITV drama Doc Martin as well as bringing a revamped Robin Hood back to our screens. Yet Dominic will always feel inferior to his brother, believing a TV series will never hold the same cachet as a movie!"

Perhaps Dominc should make a MOVIE of Robin Hood! (But no cowboy hats pleeeeze!) What do you Hoodies think!

19 November 2007 at 20:32:00 GMT  
Anonymous Walker said...

Movie?? Perhaps, but then it has only one possible ending-the return of king richard, and then that spells only one thing-THE END.
It doesn't bare thinking about....

19 November 2007 at 21:28:00 GMT  
Blogger robin hood said...

I don't know about you guys but I'm dreading the planned Russell Crowe movie. Someone should just tell them to drop it now. Please!

Both the Flynn and Costner versions reduced the ancient magic of Sherwood Forest to a vine strewn Tarzan-scape. I can only predict Crowe's Nottingham will resemble a cross between Batman's Gotham and Wyatt Earp's Dodge City. Remember Hoodies, you heard it here first....

Anyway, I know I've expressed the opinion before, but Robin Hood works much better serialised on TV; a bit like the original ballads.

19 November 2007 at 22:31:00 GMT  
Blogger Emily said...

Nice analogy Robin.
Visions of Kevin Costner came floating to my brain when I first heard of this movie.
It sounds like Hollywood's just trying to get its edge on this decade of the Robin Hood story - but do we really need another Robin Hood with American accents (they could at least go to a coach to work on their accents) - or one where they don't understand distances in England (such as they made it from Dover (I think it was Dover) to Nottingham in one day on horses (if that or walking my memory is not so sadly fuzzy).
(Please don't get me wrong I'm not knocking Americans nor am I against Americans being in Robin Hood - I am Canadian, after all, just think they could at least go to an accent coach).
There's also this trend lately of focusing on the bad - guy - isn't this new movie supposed to be about the Sheriff of Nottingham and not RH?
Does this mean that the Sheriff will win and not Robin?
Is Robin then the Villian, or do we want the Villian Sheriff to win?

20 November 2007 at 01:13:00 GMT  
Anonymous heather said...

i know, TV eps leave u on the edge of your seat, while movies, you know the ending.

never seen 1991 kostner flick or any other version for that matter, but i do think that getting from Dover UK to Nottingham would definetly take Longer than 1 day.

Comical explanation:
modern day cars, mass transit, bikes etc all non existent in 12th century england somehow being used to get to and from in the 1100's

Also about English accents(from what i hear of no English accents in Kostner flick)

Comical(almost parody:no offence to other adaptations/versions of the legend)
Robin: Howdy y'all, i'm Robin hood!
(obvious US southern accent)

not being funny, but isn't RH an English legend..
(has nothing to do w/ the hilarious,(and handsome) wetsern hats this ep)

they do look quite handsome in tose hats

20 November 2007 at 03:05:00 GMT  
Blogger robin hood said...


I think the intention with the Crowe movie is to have him play the Sheriff as a "misunderstood" character. Essentially a goodie, if not an actual hero.

But can you imagine the outrage if an English actor played Jesse James or Billy the Kid with an English accent?

20 November 2007 at 09:25:00 GMT  
Blogger Clement of the Glen said...

Hi Hoodies, this is just an update I found about next years Robin Hood movie, with Russell Crowe:

"While promoting American Gangster in England, Russell Crowe let spill a few more details regarding Nottingham, the revisionist Robin Hood movie he plans to make next year with director Ridley Scott:
Will the sheriff of Nottingham be more than a pantomime villain this time around?

Russell Crowe: [Smiles] I’m a big Robin Hood fan and have been since I was a little kid. But if you go back into the history of the mythology, you get back to the ballads of Robin the Beheader, who would chop off your head and your hands and take all your money and not give any of it to anybody. So we’ll have a look at that. We’ll have a look at how the mythology morphed over time, who was in power and what was the current church we should all attend – and in this country that changed quite regularly! And then we’ll look at the Hollywood mythology ad how much of that is embedded in the psyche of people when they think of Robin Hood. I tell you this – Richard the Lionheart won’t be bounding up in the last scene and saving the day [chuckles]. I mean the bloke only spoke French and only spent six months of his 10-year reign in England. And besides, Richard Harris is dead.

Harris played Richard the Lionheart in Robin and Marian."

I'm not sure which Robin Hood ballads he has read!

21 November 2007 at 17:57:00 GMT  
Blogger robin hood said...

In one of the early ballads i believe I'm right in saying Robin did chop Guy's head off. But I think that's fair enough!! And besides, Guy at that time was just a bounty hunter dressed in animal skins. Not the character he later became.

22 November 2007 at 17:26:00 GMT  
Anonymous heather said...

Robin Hood,

I'm sorry if my comment was a little long(and a litle far fetched)

23 November 2007 at 23:35:00 GMT  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Heather,

We like long comments around here!

I was reminded of that ridiculous accent the chimney sweep has in Mary Poppins, and wondering if that's how Russel Crowe will depict the Sheriff.

(We do seem to be giving Russell a hard time around here, and he hasn't even started filming yet!)

The more I look at those hats the more they look like Australian outback types. (Hi Australia! I know you all drop by and read this. I hope Russell Crowe is a better Sheriff than Mick Jagger was Ned Kelly!)

23 November 2007 at 23:49:00 GMT  
Blogger Emily said...

It's true - you never know, we could very well be surprised with this movie. It's possible.

So, Robin wasn't a western outlaw -he was an Australian outlaw, who wandered inadvertantly into a 1940's detective show.

Djaq was the only one who wasn't wearing an "outlaw" hat. She was wearing one of their funny straw musician hats - next to them, she looked more hillbilly-ish.

24 November 2007 at 22:54:00 GMT  

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