“Milady, a woman of your beauty has no need for such… decorations.” Robin Hood smiled as he took her jewelry.
This movie is one of the best adaptations of the Robin Hood story thus far, I know Kevin Costner is not the best Robin Hood, but Alan Rickman played the best Sheriff of Nottingham.
I have not seen the new Robin Hood movie with Russel Crowe, but I don’t know if I want to. I have read a book series called The King Raven trilogy by Stephen Lawhead. Hood starts us off and it makes us actually care about the characters and gives us real backgrounds for the time period its actually set in.
This movie isn’t it. The score by Michael Kaeman is fantastic, it erupts in glorious action cues and gives real emotion for cues with Maid Marion and feeling for other characters.
I have to say that this movie, however flawed is very well made.
The film was directed by Kevin Reynolds and it stars several really good actors.
Here is the plot synopsis…Nobleman crusader Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and travels back home to England. But upon arrival he discovers his dead father in the ruins of his family estate, killed by the vicious sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). Robin and Azeem join forces with outlaws Little John (Nick Brimble) and Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) to save the kingdom from the sheriff’s villainy.
I believe one of the best actors in the film is Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio who takes it away as Maid Marion!
You can find the score on Amazon.
You can also find this score on ITunes.
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Here you go…
Finally Abduction and the Final Battle
Well that’s all for this week, Hope you enjoyed everything! See you next week for Hook! Happy Listening!