This leaves only the playing which runs the gamut from more-than-competent to exquisite. On Robin, I set out to shoot eight or nine pages a day. The autumnal feel is palpable from the first image of decaying fruit and is reinforced by the muted, pastel rather than oil pastoral settings. Sean Connery was signed first, although Lester initially had him in mind for the role of Little John. They really do seem in love.
The Sheriff waits in the fields beyond the Forest, knowing Robin will be unable to resist indefinitely the temptation to attack, despite the open terrain, which is unfavourable for Robin's untrained and greatly outnumbered men against the King's trained soldiers. Additional color splashes, such as various red worn by some soldiers, are a nice standout against the otherwise more earthy, blandly colored environments within castle walls. . Columbia's promotion department, however, chose to put Connery in the limelight for the general public; a secret survey had revealed that the core potential audience - young people - really didn't know who Hepburn was. Richard orders him to take a castle that is rumoured to hold a gold statue. Did you find this review helpful? Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn shine brightly in their roles here. He also later rescues the nuns, who have been locked up in the Sheriff's castle.
The film stars as , as Lady , as , as the , and as. Robin quickly realizes the treasure is a worthless rock, that the castle is defended only by an elderly one-eyed man, and inside are otherwise defenseless women and children. The local librarians all know her by name. The resulting script, penned by James Goldman, was originally titled The Death of Robin Hood but the studio brass declared the working title too grim and changed it to Robin and Marian. For more about Robin and Marian and the Robin and Marian Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on November 30, 2018 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. But I won't slaughter children for a piece of gold that never was! The image's coloring thrives on rich natural greenery and, later, reveals some resplendent blues at King John's camp in chapter eight.
Eventually the Sheriff has the wounded Robin at his mercy and demands his surrender. Richard has the helpless residents massacred, with the exception of the old man, because Richard likes his eye; it also turns out that there never was a gold statue. Robin and his men again battle the Sheriff of Nottingham, complicated now by age and a lack of finesse but not a lack of determination or inherent skill. Then, realizing that she has poisoned them both, he cries out for Little John. He hears that his exploits have become legendary.
His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian Audrey Hepburn. You're a bloody bastard, you'll enjoy it! It doesn't all come back to you at once. Robin may no longer be the supremely agile bowman of his younger days but he has gracefully grown into old age and uses his more vast arsenal of knowledge of himself, his friends, his enemies, and his world as his strengths. Robin and Marian is a rich, poignant, thought-provoking and, at times, grotesquely farcical examination of hero-making and hero-worship, of aging and the unending ravages of time, of wanderlust and folly, of love, love that weathers a lifetime, and of death. Seek it out and see it for yourself. She renounces her vows - or, rather, doesn't even bother to when Robin leads her on a romp into the fields - and the merry band re-gathers around them.
And they project as marvelously complex, fond, tender people; the passage of 20 years has given them grace and wisdom. Producer: Denis O'Dell, Richard Shepherd, Raymond Stark Director: Richard Lester Screenplay: James Goldman Art Direction: Gil Parrondo Cinematography: David Watkin Editing: John Victor Smith Music: John Barry Cast: Sean Connery Robin Hood , Audrey Hepburn Maid Marian , Robert Shaw Sheriff of Nottingham , Richard Harris King Richard , Nicol Williamson Little John , Denholm Elliott Will Scarlett , Ian Holm King John , Ronnie Barker Friar Tuck , Kenneth Haigh Sir Ranulf de Pudsey. Robin asks Little John for his bow and shoots an arrow from his deathbed through the open window, and tells him to bury them both where it lands. Beautifully filmed, grotesquely funny at times, politically charged at others, Robin and Marian is a profound and engaging look at weathered love, hero worship, bloodlust, wanderlust, aging, dying. Robin And Marian 1976 In 1976 Columbia Pictures released Robin and Marian, a historic romance that picked up the legend of Robin Hood twenty years after the happy fade-out in The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938. There are a few softer shots that look mildly processed, but for about 99% of its runtime Robin and Marian delivers a flat gorgeous Blu-ray presentation.
And the Sheriff just shakes his head and sighs. Nicol Williamson, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, indeed the entire cast, are shining brightly in their respective roles. For more information, see our , and. We had a location which suited the temperaments of the cast and, more important, their tax arrangements. Richard Harris, Denholm Elliot, Robert Shaw, Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, all make memorable appearances here.
That would have worked just fine, without Goldman and Lester uneasily putting in jokes and asides and trying to make us laugh on the way to the graveside. Her children were, in fact, a major impetus in her acceptance of the part: being avid James Bond fans, they convinced her to sign on in order to work with Connery. I fought for you here in France. In Robin's various screen manifestations, ranging from Douglas Fairbanks in 1922 and Errol Flynn in 1938 to the Disney animated version of a few years ago, he was sort of an ageless adolescent, leading his merry band on raids that seemed like pranks. His active camera is replaced here by a visual tempo more suited to bittersweet nostalgia.
She tells him: I love you. However, if he figured on a peaceful life he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham and King John. He remains, always, the charming, boyish rogue, who needs to taunt, to fight, to flirt with death. I had been playing ingenues since the early fifties, and I thought it would be wonderful to play somebody of my own age in something romantic and lovely. His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian Audrey Hepburn. However, if he figured on a peaceful life he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham and King John. Since then, Robin Sir Sean Connery has spent all his time outside of England, fighting as Richard the Lionheart's right-hand man in the Crusades and in France.
Directed by Richard Lester, the genesis of the film has an interesting story. Dialogue images perfectly well to the center. Leaves, tree trunks, and terrain appear effortlessly detailed and sharp while facial close-ups are a pleasure, revealing pores and Connery's dense facial hair with striking definition. More than all you know. Then he and Marian take Robin to her , where she keeps her medicine.