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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Tamsin Egerton would later go on to play Guinevere in the short lived TV series "Camelot", which is also based on the Legend on the King Arthur. See more »

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During the stag hunt a mesh wire fence is visible behind the stag. See more »

Quotes

Gwenhwyfar: I dreamt of you in Glastonbury. You... you opened a curtain into Avalon, and lifted me in.
Lancelot: It wasn't a dream. I was there, with Morgaine. She lifted you in. But I asked her to do it.
Gwenhwyfar: So you felt it too.
Lancelot: But I am sworn to Arthur.
Gwenhwyfar: As am I.
Lancelot: So we have nothing to confess.
Gwenhwyfar: But I have sinned with you in my thoughts.
Lancelot: Thoughts, are not deeds.
Gwenhwyfar: But the Bishop says, to think, is to do.
Lancelot: My thoughts don't answer to the Bishop. If they did, I would burn in Hell a thousand years everytime I see you walk past!
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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

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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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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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