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Story writer Patrick Read Johnson first proposed the idea for Dragonheart to 'Raffaella de Laurentiis'. Johnson described it as "The Skin Game (1931) with a dragon in it... or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Dragon.", and that he wanted "the idea of a dragon and a knight conning villages for money" because he thought that the concept was "not only funny, but kind of sweet". Johnson went on to pitch the idea to screenplay writer Charles Edward Pogue, and he agreed to work on the film. See more »
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[Draco is towing him through the air by a cable attached to his leg]
You can't fly forever!
Neither can you!
Come, visit the woods!
[flies over the canopy, dragging Bowen through the trees]
[Bowen narrowly avoids a tree... ]
[... and crashes into the next one]
Ooh! Pity. That must have hurt.
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Like others, I rate Dragonheart far above most mindless summer blockbusters, loaded with hip witticisms and sarcastic heroes. Dragonheart is not cynical at all, and is lots of fun for kids of all ages (why is this movie PG13?). If you're looking for a really ferocious dragon, Draco isn't it. Draco is much more human than most movie dragons (if you want a scary dragon, watch Dragonslayer), but he is very realistic. In fact, the scenes without him tend to drag, but Dennis Quaid's Bowen is strong as the disillusioned knight. If you are looking for a deep plot, you won't find it, but that's no big deal. Dragonheart is more about adventure and dragons than about plot twists and in depth characterizations. Edelman's music is great for the most part, especially in the final scenes, which I think are the best in the movie. Check it out.
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