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re: Camelot is on tonight on TCM
Last Edit: Delvino 09:32 pm EDT 07/23/20
Posted by: Delvino 09:21 pm EDT 07/23/20
In reply to: Camelot is on tonight on TCM - FinalPerformance 04:01 pm EDT 07/23/20

One of my favorite topics on this board, ever. We've had some great times thrashing through the film's excesses, so many elements, from the homoeroticism in Logan's gaze -- those stripped to the waist knights bonding around a sweaty blacksmith -- to the strange bifurcated art direction (Christmas TV special studio snow, summer in Spain a stand-in for exteriors).

I just noticed that "You May Take Me to the Fair," a song famously cut months into the B'way run when the show was streamlined, figures prominently as pure plot, and works well enough on film. It's a genuinely cinematic sequence, enhanced by Redgrave's droll toss-offs. Per her bio, Julie Andrews was delighted and relieved to lose the number. (Isn't it licensed?) With Morgan Le Fey and other sequences cut, the damn thing still runs forever.

We expect nothing from Nero, but Richard Harris's performance is so ill-considered, it still stuns.
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