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Writers (WGA):
Marion Zimmer Bradley (novel)
Gavin Scott (teleplay)
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Release Date:
15 July 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Passion. Mysticism. Adventure. Journey beyond the legend of Camelot.
Plot:
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Extremely Poor 'Adaptation' Totally Misses The Mark See more (120 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Uli Edel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (novel)

Gavin Scott (teleplay)

Produced by
Lisa Alexander .... executive producer
Gideon Amir .... producer
Maile Berger .... associate producer
James Coburn .... executive producer
Bernd Eichinger .... producer
Doris Kirch .... co-producer
David Minkowski .... co-producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Mark Wolper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Michael H. Friedlander  (as Michael Friedlander)
Benjamin A. Weissman 
 
Casting by
Iris Grossman 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
James Acheson 
Rodger Maus 
 
Art Direction by
Jaromír Svarc 
Vlasta Svoboda 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbora Bucharova 
 
Costume Design by
James Acheson 
Carlo Poggioli  (as Carlo R. Poggioli)
 
Makeup Department
Polly Earnshaw .... hair designer
Polly Earnshaw .... makeup designer
Tina Earnshaw .... makeup artist: Ms. Huston
Linda Eisenhamerova .... assistant makeup artist
Carol Hemming .... hair designer
Carol Hemming .... makeup designer
Zoe Tahir .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Martina Burgetová .... production manager: second unit
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Jasmin Torbati .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brighton .... first assistant director
Jakub Dvorak .... second second assistant director
Katerina Galova .... assistant director
Martina Kubesova .... second assistant director: second unit
Mario Luraschi .... second unit director
Mirek Lux .... first assistant director: Czech Republic
Oldrich Mach .... first assistant director: second unit
Justin Muller .... first assistant director
Martin Sebik .... second assistant director
Dusan Vodák .... first assistant director: second unit
Tomas Zelenka .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Temple Clark .... concept illustrator
Andrej Kostic .... illustrator
Milena Koubkova .... set designer
Lukas Lehoucka .... stand-by props
Radek Lehoucka .... propman
Jiri Macke .... property master
Igor Toshevski .... storyboard artist
Timothy J. Gorman .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... supervising sound editor (as Christopher Aud)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialog & adr editor
Lionel Garbarini .... sound
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (as Jessica Dickson)
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Hromadka .... sound effects editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Adam Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Rene Mikan .... boom operator
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Reinhard Stergar .... production sound mixer
David Werntz .... sound editor
Thomas Whiting .... supervising adr editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Petr Nusek .... armour weapons supervisor
Gloria Geary .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Amy Adams .... visual effects coordinator
Kevin Adams .... visual effects editor
Eric Chauvin .... lead matte painter
David Crawford .... compositor
Dale Fay .... visual effects supervisor
Kirk Garfield .... 3D lead
Bruno George .... digital supervisor
Rocco Gioffre .... digital matte painting
Rimas Juchnevicius .... digital compositor
Michael Kennedy .... senior compositor
J.B. Levine .... visual effects producer
Samantha McGovern .... compositor: Pinnacle Studios
Gloria Geary .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Radek Bruna .... stunts
Pavel Cajzl .... stunts
Jan Holicek .... stunts
Jiri Horky .... stunts
Marek Jelinek .... stunts
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts
Mario Luraschi .... stunt coordinator
Petr Nusek .... assistant swordmaster
Petr Nusek .... fencing fight coordinator
Petr Nusek .... stunt double: swordfight
Petr Nusek .... stunts
Petr Nusek .... sword fighter
Jiri Simberský .... stunts
Leo Stransky .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Bscheidl .... film loader
Jan Carda .... focus puller: main camera
Michal Chadima .... video assist operator: second unit
Petr Dvorak .... electrician
Nimi Getter .... gaffer
Martin Grosup .... director of photography: second unit
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer (as Avi Leibman)
Petr Machacek .... assistant camera
Jiri Navrátil .... gaffer
Jan 'Rocky' Rocnak .... key grip
Jiri 'Rocky' Rocnak .... dolly grip
Jaromir Sedina .... Steadicam operator
Jaromir Sedina .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alexander Surkala .... camera operator
Alexandre Szabo-Fresnais .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... casting: Czech Republic
Andrea Clark .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... assistant costume designer
Jirina Eisenhamerova .... costumer
Serena Fiumi .... costume assistant
Silvia Guidoni .... specialty costumer
Enzo Serafino Pellegrino .... head ager and dyer (as Serafino Pellegrino)
Lindsay Pugh .... wardrobe supervisor
Larisa Sramkova .... seamstress (as Larisa)
Dita Valentinova .... costume assistant
Sarka Zvolenska .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Michael H. Friedlander .... assistant editor
Yoshie Ishiguro .... assistant editor
Tony Solomons .... assistant editor
David Yoneshige .... post-production executive
 
Music Department
Aeone .... singer: underscore vocal solos
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
 
Other crew
Branka Cetina .... assistant production coordinator
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post
Laura Connors .... first assistant accountant: Prague
Kathi Danielson .... production accountant
Michal Engrth .... file clerk
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Petr Kavalek .... assistant production coordinator
Todd M. Lachniet .... production coordinator
Michael Lewis .... production financial executive
Iva Lukesová .... assistant accountant
Franka Mavrides .... set assistant
Karolina Morrison .... production interpreter (as Karolina Sperkova)
Pavel Mrkous .... location manager
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian
Lenka Pavlakova .... production assistant: second unit
Rebecca Scott .... set production assistant
Petr Skvor .... location manager
Roman Spacil .... battle coordinator
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Marta Urbanová .... production coordinator
Lori Wyant .... script supervisor
James Wilberger .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
183 min | 60 min (3 episodes)
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Trivia:
Last film role for Edward Jewesbury.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Vivian and Morgaine (child) are moving through the field on their way to Avalon, Vivian is telling Morgaine about the Lady. Watch the two peasants - they kneel twice.See more »
Quotes:
Gwenhwyfar:I took poison from a witch. I slept with you and your friend, and gave myself to your lust and ungodliness, and all for nothing! All for nothing! No baby, no baby. Where is my baby, Arthur?
Arthur:It is God's hands now, not ours. Don't cry.
Gwenhwyfar:God does not reward sinners.
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23 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Poor 'Adaptation' Totally Misses The Mark, 19 July 2001
Author: Marzell Holmes from Long Beach, California

This TV mini-series is an extremely poorly written exercise, one that utterly subverts the point of the novel on which it is based. And please do not think that I am some fanatical devotee of the book -- I found that it had plenty of flaws, but at least it had a point. This hack job misinterprets or leaves out just about every important aspect of the book.

The story has been rewritten and greatly condensed, and I understand the need to trim things out in order to fit it into four hours. What is unforgivable is that screenwriter Gavin Scott has turned Bradley's novel on its ear. He's deftly disposed of almost all of the Pagan/Christian conflict, often making it seem as if the main threat to Avalon is the Saxon invasion. If you are not willing to portray the Christians as the ostensible bad guys in the piece, why even attempt to film this tale? And in order to simplify things for the audience, Joan Allen's Morgause is turned into a full-scale witch and evil doer. Apparently they felt the need to have someone to root against, but instead of making it the traitorous Arthur, his religion-addled Gwenhwyver and the turncoat Merlin Kevin Harper -- as it is in the book -- Morgause takes the blame for everything bad that happens here. It's a particularly gutless and feeble switch.

Having Morgaine find aid and help at the convent near the end of the film is a special slap in the face to anyone who understood the book. That Morgaine would take refuge under the auspices of the very forces of intolerance that she's been harried by throughout the story shows that no one involved in the production seems to have grasped the Church's critical -- and negative -- role in the book.

Leaving the destruction of the plot alone, the production values were nice enough -- some great capes! The casting was especially bad, though. Joan Allen as a teenager?!?! And Michael Vartan as Lancelot is quite poor -- this guy's supposed to be an irresistible man of action, but Vartan plays him as a dour and stony-faced simp. And who was it that gave that horrid dishwater-blonde wig to Samantha Mathis???

All in all, this is an amazingly distorted, poorly rendered version of the story as presented by Bradley. If the producers just wanted to make their own silly version of the Arthurian legend, why did they feel the need to buy the rights to Bradley's novel? They sure didn't film it.

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