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The Mists of Avalon (2001)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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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When Morgaine and Lancelot are sitting in the circle of stones together, a device that generates the mist can be clearly seen in the lower right-hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Ambrosius: Woman, are after all, carriers of Original Sin.
Bishop Patricius: That's not quite how we advance it, sir.
Igraine: Do you not say that women are the means by which evil came into the world? There is in your bible a fantastic tale about an apple and a snake.
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The Mystic's Dream
Written by Loreena McKennitt (uncredited)
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
from the Quinlan Road recording "The Mask and Mirror"
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The best tale of Camalot yet!
30 July 2001 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

At first, I thought that "The Mists of Avalon" would be just like every other tale told of Camalot, but I was blown away by the originality of this story. It is told by the woman who has always been viewed as the villan, Morgaine. It is mainly about the struggle that the followers of the mother goddess go through as Christianity spreads through Britain. It focuses more on the mystical ways of Avalon and less on Camalot, making it different from most stories. The performance of Anjelica Huston will blow you away. It is one of her best films yet. Contains a great cast and beautiful scenery. It's a must see, and would best be viewed without commercials to interrupt.


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