Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Medievalist at the Movies

My students and friends know that I love a good (awful) medieval-themed movie. Bad movies can produce great teaching moments. In my classes, I have shown bits of "Kingdom of Heaven," "Braveheart," and "The Mists of Avalon" (ugh) to name but a few. Plus, I believe that the way we imagine and reimagine the medieval over the years tells us a lot about who we are, as a society.

So it is with real delight that I note the forthcoming appearance of a new film version of Beowulf, starring... well, just about everybody.

I can't wait.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At first I was intrigued by the Beowulf film, but now I'm not so sure. I just can't get over thinking that the trailer mostly looks like a Warcraft cut scene.