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As always when I should have been writing a paper, I have been busy doing something else. This time that something included rereading for the unknown time François Bourgeon’s absolutely wonderful comic Les Compagnons du crepuscule ( The Twilight Companions/Companions of the Dusk)

The story is set during the Hundred Years war in France, and tells the story of a knight with a shady past, and his two followers whom he drafts on his quest to fight the darkness. If the darkness is real or just a result of the knights twisted mind is never really answered, but the story is definitely a bit magical with lots of myth references and symbols. Particularly important is the wild, mystic forest vs. the civilized city/castle, and the siren symbolised by the Melusine.

cut for large images )
Does this sound familiar to any one? Especially [livejournal.com profile] lage_nom_ai - have you read this? It is mythic, magical medieval times, and apart from the lack of Clannad it would fit perfectly into the Robin of Sherwood universe. (it even has dorky haircuts!) Though it is a shade darker and more disturbing than RoS.

For a fascinating and in-depth analysis of the narration and feminine aspect of the story go here:This story, shall the good man teach his son: History and Femininity in François Bourgeon's Les compagnons du crépuscule.really large image )
baleanoptera: (ROS Robin)
As always when I should have been writing a paper, I have been busy doing something else. This time that something included rereading for the unknown time François Bourgeon’s absolutely wonderful comic Les Compagnons du crepuscule ( The Twilight Companions/Companions of the Dusk)

The story is set during the Hundred Years war in France, and tells the story of a knight with a shady past, and his two followers whom he drafts on his quest to fight the darkness. If the darkness is real or just a result of the knights twisted mind is never really answered, but the story is definitely a bit magical with lots of myth references and symbols. Particularly important is the wild, mystic forest vs. the civilized city/castle, and the siren symbolised by the Melusine.

cut for large images )
Does this sound familiar to any one? Especially [livejournal.com profile] lage_nom_ai - have you read this? It is mythic, magical medieval times, and apart from the lack of Clannad it would fit perfectly into the Robin of Sherwood universe. (it even has dorky haircuts!) Though it is a shade darker and more disturbing than RoS.

For a fascinating and in-depth analysis of the narration and feminine aspect of the story go here:This story, shall the good man teach his son: History and Femininity in François Bourgeon's Les compagnons du crépuscule.really large image )

Templars

Dec. 6th, 2007 01:31 pm
baleanoptera: (Crow Lady with crow)
Swedish Scandinavian Templars! Coming this December the movie Arn - Knights Templar. (ps. there is a little language sign at the top of the page that turns everything into English)

The film is based on the books by Swedish author Jan Guillou, which have been a huge success in Scandinavia. They tell the story of Arn, a young Swedish noble man and later knight who fights in the Crusades and later in Sweden. Not to fond of the books myself, but I'm unable to pass up a film set in the Middle Ages and with Templars! Also it doesn't look all that bad. Hee.

Templars

Dec. 6th, 2007 01:31 pm
baleanoptera: (Crow Lady with crow)
Swedish Scandinavian Templars! Coming this December the movie Arn - Knights Templar. (ps. there is a little language sign at the top of the page that turns everything into English)

The film is based on the books by Swedish author Jan Guillou, which have been a huge success in Scandinavia. They tell the story of Arn, a young Swedish noble man and later knight who fights in the Crusades and later in Sweden. Not to fond of the books myself, but I'm unable to pass up a film set in the Middle Ages and with Templars! Also it doesn't look all that bad. Hee.

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