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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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"Call no man happy until he is dead" is a quote from the Greek philosopher Solon, and not the "old Roman". See more »

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Morgaine: No-one knows the real story of the great King Arthur of Camelot. Most of what you think you know about Camelot, Gwenhwyfar, Lancelot and the evil sorceress known as Morgaine le Fay, is nothing but lies. I should know, for I am Morgaine le Fay, priestess of the Isle of Avalon, where the ancient religion of the Mother Goddess was born.
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The Mystic's Dream
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Barely based on a marvelous book
17 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews



Now, to be fair, I just reread the book and had such high hopes for this adaptation that I was probably bound to be disappointed. Gwen, asking if she can spend some time in Avalon with Lance? The sword in the stone? Uther built Camelot? Baby Arthur's freaky cornrows? Why not have Arthur recognize Morgaine at his kingmaking? Is being a priestess all about starting fires with your eyes, controlling the weather, and casting hexes on your enemies?

So I had a really hard time reconciling the characters in my head with what I was seeing on the screen. I really should just have myself cryogenically frozen until the Fellowship of the Ring comes out in December. I'm confident that *that's* going to be done right, and I take things like this mistreatment (my humble, Mists-of-Avalon-freak opinion) of one of my favorite books of all time waaaaay too personally.

I honestly could go on and on and on, but I think I sufficiently vented last night with my similarly upset friends. I could hear MZB whirling around in her grave.




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