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Interview on Chivalry Today

posted by Nell Minow

Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today interviewed me about the portrayal of chivalry in movies, and the podcast is available on the website (you can skip the intro and start about halfway through). We talked about some of the Hollywood greats, like The Adventures of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe and some recent knight-related stories for kids like “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.” And we talked about how movies about knights and chivalry can give families a chance to talk about the way the ideals of that era continue to inspire us.

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  • ChatteringMind

    My older son discovered that he was not a ball player when he was seven or eight. I was happy we lived in a city where he could take fencing and stage combat! I think a bit of the chivalry attached to sword play rubbed off on him, but there were also times I wished he didn’t want to stab his younger brother so much…

  • Nell Minow

    Funny, I saw two movies this week with sword fights! Well, one just had a brief glimpse of a teenager who specializes in stage fighting who gets recruited to participate in a dance competition, but the other, “Spiderwick Chronicles” has a girl who fences. Believe it or not, there is a terrific fencing scene in the remake of The Parent Trap. Lindsay Lohan studied with the great Olympic fencing champion Bob Anderson and I loved the way it was choreographed to take advantage of the terrain, as all great fencing scenes must.

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