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My three favorite movie sword duels

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on July 28, 2007

It probably won’t be a surprise that I am a big fan of movie sword play. There’s just something about the direct personal conflict in a one-on-one duel…particularly with swords (though I’m a big fan of the Western quick-draw duel as well. Anyway, I found my two favorite duels on You Tube. I own both movies, but here are the duels themselves, separate from the movies The first, comes from The Princess Bride. Though not a realistic sword fight, it is really well done and highly amusing to boot:

The second is the final duel from Rob Roy. It appears to be highly authentic and I ‘d have to say it is probably my all-time favorite movie duel.

Pretty good, right?

I wasn’t able to find the third…I’m wondering if anyone might guess what it is.

Update (2007DEC07): I found it! The sword fight in Hamlet (the Mel Gibson version)….This is the Siskel & Ebert review starting at minute 1:45

~Adaen of Bridgewater

3 Responses to “My three favorite movie sword duels”

  1. Acting Tips

    Interesting article, Thanks for sharing.

  2. higgins said

    I don’t know if you count anime as well. =)

    But if you do, I’d guess the final fight in «Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan: Tsuioku hen».

    Yet in case you’re not including animes, I’d guess «Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon». It’s more visually entertaining than Kenshin, which is fairly reaistic.

    And if you want a gripping musket duel scene, chek out «Barry Lyndon».

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