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:: 4.12.2004 ::  



We just saw Dragonslayer again on Friday. And you know, it's actually a pretty decent, and surprisingly subversive, movie. The dragon still looks good even tho this is from 1981 - especially the stop-motion animation (done by Phil Tippett); the women are strong, courageous, smart and principled - more so than the men around them, in fact; the Christian priests are fools who take advantage of the fears of other fools; the king is a corrupt politician who makes a bargain with a monster and takes bribes; the military man spends his time killing those who are willing to take on the dragon, rather than doing anything about the dragon himself... and this was a Disney co-production? Weird.

Oh, and Zack (at work) just reminded me of the best part - at then end, when the dragon is finally dead (hope I didn't give anything away there :), the king shows up with his retinue, sticks a ceremonial sword in the dragon's carcass, and strikes a pose while his herald declares "Behold, Casiodorus Rex, Dragonslayer!" In other words, they held a photo op. Sound like anyone we know?

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