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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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Julianna Margulies is only nine years older than Hans Matheson, who played her son, Mordred. See more »

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Elaine tells Gwhenhwyfar she is the "happiest girl in England". The film is set in the sixth century, but the country was not known as England until around the dawn of the 11th century. Elaine would have referred to the land as Britain or the Roman form, Brittania. 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
Written and Performed by Loreena McKennitt
All rights on behalf of Quinlan Road Music (SOCAN)
Admin by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Used courtesy of Quinlan Road Limited
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great movie
29 November 2004 | by (Nunawading , Australia) – See all my reviews

I have some advantage in NOT reading the book -therefore watched the movie in its own right . As it started off as a TV mini series - I decided to watch maybe half at one sitting , but hey , from the first 5 minutes it was just totally engrossing viewing , and I saw all 3 hours plus in one sitting . And what a story ! -The characters were clear and bold -the acting was just wonderful -almost Shakespearean at times in its intensity -The photography and scenery - just stunning - As a person with an interest in history and legends - I found the story line quite remarkable and perhaps the best retelling of the Arthurian legends I have encountered. The author of the book had so obviously done her homework .The soundtrack alone was worth the cost of the DVD . The depiction of the ancient mother earth religion is most beautiful to behold , and has to be a highlight of the movie for me . A GREAT movie indeed !


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