Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Ivanhoe and Rebecca forever [movie]

Swedish television show every year on 1st of January the 1982's version of Ivanhoe with Anthony Andrews as Ivanhoe and Olivia Hussey (so beautiful!) as Rebecca. Every year, despite better knowledge, a part of me hope Ivanhoe and Rebecca will be together at the end but unfortunately no - he always (of course!) ends up with Lady Rowena.

It's what they say: don't do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Therefore this year I reluctantly stopped watching at the part where they kiss and Ivanhoe says that if he could he would marry her (Rebecca) and that he will never forget her. In my head they wound up together this year, I am right now fiercely trying to ignore my mental images of the rest of the movie. I also must add that I always feel sorry for Guilbert, at least toward the end, I think he in a twisted way actually love Rebecca.

I have the same problem with rooting for the wrong couple in other movies too, a quick example that comes to mind is Corpse bride. I think I'm just a sucker for the underdog.

Which one do you prefer? Rebecca or Rowena?

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen the movie but Olivia Hussey is beautiful, have you seen the original Romeo and Juliet?



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