Early in the movie, Folcanet challenges Hode to appear before Daguerre "at seven in the morning". Before the invention of mechanical clocks to have more accurate and evenly divided hours, daytime and nighttime (irrespective of the season) were divided in twelve parts called hours. The sixth hour of the day was noon. In the 12th century, seven in the morning is therefore impossible. See more »
Don't be put off by the "TV" in the title-this is a full-blown, first-class movie. Patrick Bergin gives his Robin a sense of humor and a spark of humanity. Uma Thurman, though not the most beautiful girl in the world (that honor still remains with Olivia), is sexy, vivacious, and definitely post-modern. A few scenes don't quite develop as far as they can, but all is forgiven by the Parade of Fools in the climactic moments. One big difference between this movie and Flynn's is that here they use broadswords rather than rapiers (more realistically). Instead of the "tck tck tck" of swordplay, here there are loud "Clangs" when the blades miss their target. It makes for a really good setpiece battle between Robin and his fierce (here, French) enemy. Nothing will replace the Errol Flynn Robin Hood, but this account is vigorous, funny, and filled with little surprises.
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