Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Movies for Medievalists

Back in the days when I worked at the University of Chicago, I took a whole series of film classes through the Continuing Education program. I really became interested in movies and we got to see a lot of first-rate films and hear them critiqued by an extremely keen mind and hysterically funny raconteur, Chicago Sun-Times movie reviewer Roger Ebert. See the left margin of the blog for my in-progress list of "movies for medievalists." Nominees for the list are welcome.

2 comments:

R. Mentzer said...

Wikipedia has a list entitled "The Middle Ages in Film" which might be useful for your project, as might the Internet Medieval Sourcebook's page which includes reviews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages_in_film

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medfilms.html

Eldbjørg Haug said...

When I was a child, the Scottish chief William Wallace was one of my heroes. Consequently I nominate Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart'to the list of movies fore medievalists. I found this link to the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112573/