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Best sword fight.

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by lefty, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    In no particular order.

    1. Robert Roy McGegor vs. Archibald Cunningham.
    So glad this fucker gets it.

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    2. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader.
    They do a great job with what were sticks in handles.

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    3. Man in Black vs. Inigo Montoya.
    "I am not left-handed."

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    And now three from the greatest swordsman in Hollywood: Basil Rathbone.

    4. Robin Hood vs. Guy Gisbourne
    Flynn had style but he was limited to three or four beats. Rathbone could do a hundred.

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    5. Captain Esteban Pasquale vs. Don Diego de la Vega
    Power was much better than Flynn and he and Rathbone create a perfect straightforward fight. Swordsmen with real swords.

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    6. Hubert Hawkins vs. Sir Ravenhurst
    Rathbone called Kaye a natural and it shows in this scene from The Court Jester. Rathbone was 63 when they filmed.

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    I thought "Rob Roy" before clicking on this thread. Good choice.
     
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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
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    Turtle vs Drama

    heh [​IMG]
     
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    My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    Only good thing about the Star Wars prequels. Everything is perfect. Doesn't hurt that the music is fucking epic.
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    I really like this one because really there aren't enough spears in movies.
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    The maul, and zorro fights are really good. Really good choices lefty, heavy on the rapier though. My contributions. Excellent Fight
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    ^That one from hero looks damn cool in blu ray.

    I have to say the Rob Roy fight doesn't even make sense at the end. Just pull the sword out of his hand, stupid.
     
  9. Clark

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    The best sword fights ever put on film are the ones from The Duellists by Ridley Scott. The rapier duel at the start is great, as well as a heavy cavalry sabre duel in a basement later on. Check it out!

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    The Rob Roy one was beyond lame, The Matrix looked pretty choreographed by some uncoordinated actors as well.

    Hero was awesome, and so was 5. Captain Esteban Pasquale vs. Don Diego de la Vega
     
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    Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well if we're throwing in the fantasy fights, then this may be the greatest sword fight of all. 7. Jason vs. skeletons. Long live Ray Harryhausen.
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    I should have said "most realistic sword fight put on film" perhaps, as the Jason vs. the skeletons is fantastic, especially considering when it was done.

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    I thought "Rob Roy" before clicking on this thread. Good choice.
    +1.
     
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    None from The Highlander movies?
     
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    Rathbone, Flynn, Power -- all good.

    I believe Captain Blood had some good sword fights.

    The Princess Bride sword fights were lots of fun, even if completely unrealistic. The Rob Roy one didn't do it for me. Rob Roy's sword could have shattered that rapier. The Star Wars ones are entertaining, but not what I think of as sword fighting.

    Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer in Scaramouche had some good sword fights.

    Moar recently Richard Lester had some amusing ones in The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers.

    And of course there is George Hamilton in Zorro the Gay Blade.
     
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    The two gals with the dirks in the Mummy (2?)
     
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    IMHO the #5 looks like a real fencing duel between two trained swordsman.
     
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    None from The Highlander movies?
    I know, I know, Highlander. Never worked for me.
    Rathbone, Flynn, Power -- all good. I believe Captain Blood had some good sword fights.
    Now you're talking. Here's a little info on the CB finale.
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    Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer in Scaramouche had some good sword fights. Moar recently Richard Lester had some amusing ones in The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers. And of course there is George Hamilton in Zorro the Gay Blade.
    Can you find some decent clips? lefty
     
  20. Chiaroscuro

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    Not a sword but I thought it was a decent showing of kali/escrima
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. Also the knife sparring session from redbelt was the best I have ever seen in a movie, big ups to mamet for the realism. Cant find a clip on you tube though.
     

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