Saturday, September 25, 2010

Russian Ivanhoe Film

I've been rereading  Ivanhoe from the very first chapter and totally enjoying it.

Also, shame I didn't know about this film until recently but anyway I've just watched the Soviet film version of Ivanhoe "The Ballad of the Viliant Knight Ivanhoe (Баллада о доблестном рыцаре Айвенго" (1982) for the first time and liked it a lot.
Of course the story is trimmed and modified, and there is even a long sequence (thinking of the entire length of the film) with ... looong eye-contact between Wilfrid and Rowena associated with an almost corny song, where they are not supposed to meet each other in the book.
And I daresay that the sound effect is totally Jim Henson's Labyrinth, e.g. fanfare sound at the lists is out of synthesizer.

But in whole, I liked it very much.
Wish I could understand Russian... or is there any translated version?