I must admit: I was very nervous to see The Last Duel.
Eric Jager, author of The Last Duel, gives the inside story of how his book was turned into a major Hollywood movie.
A new documentary follows the lives of women who fight in an extreme and full-contact sport, Medieval Armored Combat. This week, Danièle talks with filmmaker Adrian Cicerone about Steel Song.
A conversation with Buket Bayrı about Turkish films that prominently feature Byzantine characters and settings, especially the films about Battal Gazi.
The Green Knight has just been released in the cinemas. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about the film and how it compares to the 14th-century story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
For many years, medievalists have gone to the movies with the expectation that their beloved stories will be given only lip service in favour of directorial changes meant to pander to a modern audience. With The Green Knight, they are in for a surprise.
Trying to give the Arthurian legends greater credence and authenticity by locating them in a more accurate historical context.
How the story of King Arthur gets told during Hollywood’s Golden Age – the 1950s and 60s.
A look at the movie adaptions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, along with other media.
The legends led to expeditions in the 16th century to find the fabled fountain and their adventures, in turn, have inspired filmmakers to portray them.
There are more movies that explore these myths than those which deal with the more mundane history of the conquest itself.
The main account of Francisco Pizarro on film is actually the movie version of Peter Shaffer’s 1964 play The Royal Hunt of the Sun which explored the clash of cultures between its main characters: the last Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, and Pizarro.
A look at how the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is portrayed in movies and television series.
When looking for movies about Christopher Columbus we discover something surprising – there are actually very few such films.
Our world tour of movies set in the medieval period takes us to the Pacific – the bad news is there don’t seem to be many. The good news is that they reward a viewing!
We have movies of the Vikings in North America, films of Hiawatha, and a remarkable film of Inuit culture.
Kings of the Sun is a fascinating, if ultimately flawed, film. It is almost unique in Hollywood history because it tells an entirely indigenous, medieval American tale without contact with Europeans.
Attila is a figure who has been treated in all manner of different ways, positive and negative in various art forms – from classical to contemporary music, sculpture, painting, opera, fiction, and film.
This week on The Medieval Podcast, Peter Konieczny joins Danièle to talk about medieval movies, bringing you some classic favourites to help you escape to the medieval world.
Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is a fascinating, if controversial and flawed, film depicting the indigenous peoples of South America just prior to their contact with European conquerors.
In this article we will turn our attention to those films which have made the indigenous peoples of medieval America their main subject. As we shall see, this actually uncovers a remarkable set of movies.
Looking at time travel films as a genre, there seem to be more medieval time travel films than those to all other periods combined.
In the realm of Japanese animation, medievalism also blossoms and flourishes. Here are five animation series that are inspired by Medieval Europe and, out of its myth, legend, and literature, have created something new.
Star Wars world has several connections to some very medieval ideas: (Jedi) knights and their swords, their code of conduct, Arthurian myth with the special boy who is unaware of his ancestry…