Fuqua's King Arthur: More Myth-making in America

@article{Shippey2007FuquasKA,
  title={Fuqua's King Arthur: More Myth-making in America},
  author={T. A. Shippey},
  journal={Exemplaria},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={310 - 326}
}
Abstract This article sets Fuqua's recent movie King Arthur in the context of a century-old desire to blend two "imaginaries": the fifth- and sixth-century Dark Age known to history and archaeology, and the medieval legends of King Arthur and his knights. It is argued that the movie essentially reflects contemporary preoccupations, in particular the desire to see American military initiatives (Vietnam and Iraq) as advancing the cause of freedom, uncontaminated by imperialism, and welcomed by… 
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