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Director:
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 & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If you liked the book, you'll hate the movie See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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
Richard Boitano .... casting assistant
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
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
 
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:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Lancelot:The King himself asked me into his bed, with the Queen.
Morgaine:All *three* of you?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Mystic's DreamSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
If you liked the book, you'll hate the movie, 20 July 2001
Author: ChapelHeel66 from Jacksonville, Florida

Most movie adaptations of books have their problems (missing characters and storylines). Those problems are abundant here, but The Mists of Avalon compounds all of those by miscasting the characters, adding special effects that look like 6th grade art projects and turning the whole thing into a fantasy/soap opera. In the book, Morgause is 10 years older than Morgaine. Here, Joan Allen (at least 35 years old) plays Morgause, and Morgaine is about 11. Igraine is even older than Morgause, and by the time she conceives Arthur, she must be 40 (even though she conceived Morgaine at 15). Forty-year old mothers were rare in 450 A.D. The book talks about dangers to women in their late twenties. Lancelot looks like a super model with light chain mail on. In the book, he is certainly attractive, but he is also the greatest warrior in the land. The actor playing Lancelot wouldn't (and couldn't) harm a flea. Angelica Huston is particularly bad as a 60-year old Viviane, delivering her lines woodenly, while at the same time coddling Morgaine to a degree that the book does not contemplate. Those who did not read the book won't care about the miscasting (though they may be appalled at Huston's acting), but I'm embarrassed for TNT when I see Viviane "raise the mists" to reveal a papier mache Avalon. Then, the cut back to Viviane and Morgaine on the boat looks like they are sitting on a sound stage with the sort of generic off-blue background you might get sitting for a family portrait at Olan-Mills. They have also added a lot of "sap" to the relationships, but it seemed like they added it to all the wrong ones. There isn't enough sap between Lancelot and Guinevere to match the book, yet Morgaine appears to be everyone's best friend. I was prepared to be disappointed because you can't squeeze 50 characters and 900 pages into a two hour movie, but I expected better casting and special effects, and a lot less hugging.

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