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The Mists of Avalon (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  15 July 2001 (USA)
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »

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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar. Written by Anonymous

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Passion. Mysticism. Adventure. Journey beyond the legend of Camelot.

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Last film role for Edward Jewesbury. See more »

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Accolon and Morgaine can already be seen dancing in the background of the first shot of Lancelot's wedding reception. See more »

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Gwenhwyfar: There are herbs... that can make a woman conceive, are there not?
Morgaine: Is that what you want?
Gwenhwyfar: Please, do not make this harder than it already is.
Morgaine: There is a charm that is sometimes used. But you surely would never touch it.
Gwenhwyfar: Tell me, that you are not a witch. Tell me it is not the Devil's own spell. And that I will not burn for it. This time, this one time, I will believe you.
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Referenced in Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (2001) See more »

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The Mystic's Dream
Written and Performed by Loreena McKennitt
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Admin by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Used courtesy of Quinlan Road Limited
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Enchanting, Fascinating, and Beautiful
16 July 2001 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Over the past two nights, I was carried away to Avalon and Camelot. Even though I've seen virtually every version of the Arthurian legends ever filmed, and was a bit hesitant about seeing yet another, this was a winner! Being told through the eyes of the women involved, who are generally reduced to Guinevere, Morgana (aka Morgaine), and the Lady of the Lake's arm in most tellings, made this completely an original. I must admit that I have never been a great fan of Juliana Margulies, even though I've watched ER since it first aired, but she was wonderful as Morgaine in this. Joan Allen and Anjelica Huston gave performances worthy of the Oscars they've been nominated for, and Samantha Mathis as the ill-fated Guinevere was heartbreaking. As a final note, I believe the casting director definitely merits an Emmy, since the little girl who played young Morgaine looked EXACTLY like a pre-teen version of Juliana, and Hans Matheson, who played the evil Mordred, Morgaine's son, couldn't have resembled Juliana more if she'd have really given birth to him! As an enchanting, mythological fantasy tale, I recommend it to anyone over 14, due to a slightly graphic (necessary) sexual scene dealing with incest and one of a menage a trois nature.


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