Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Last night as a family we sat down to watch the 1938 version of The Adventures of Robin Hood. In The Story of the World Grace has been reading about Richard the Lionheart and the middle ages. I thought it would be good to watch a family friendly movie that depicted alot about what she was reading. Obviously Hollywood took some advantages with the movie but all in all it was a very good movie. The plot was basically about the tensions between the Normans and the Anglo Saxons as well as Prince John trying to take the throne from King Richard. At the end all was well. King Richard returned from The Crusades to keep his throne and Robin Hood and Maid Marian went off to live a happily ever kind of life together. The action scenes were really good for a movie made in 1938.

Next up will be The Crusades by Cecil B Demille also produced in the 1930s. This will help illustrate some of Grace's readings of The Crusades in her history book. It is a real shame that you have to go back to the 1930's to find family friendly films to watch. Netflix has openned up a whole new world as far as different types of films. I have made a whole list of documenteries and historical films for us to watch as a family. Maybe one or two a week and definitely more during the summer when school isn't in session. But little will Grace know that she is still learning by watching all these films. Kind of underhanded isn't it. lol. Just trying to broaden her horizons and well as mine.

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