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  1. Absolutely loved Camelot. The hunk and I saw it in an actual theater (movie house) when it was released in 1967. We were dating then. Married December 16th that year. This year we’re married 45 years… Ah, how time does fly!

    And Nero…yum, he did smolder, didn’t he?

    • Nero did, indeed, smoulder. He doesn’t do to bad, even these days. Those eyes! And that accent was exotic and sexy, too.

      I saw Camelot as a stage production, starring Richard Harris, when it did its world revival in the mid-nineties, just before I moved to Canada. It was absolutely fantastic, although I wouldn’t have minded Nero being Lancelot in that, either, regardless of his age. The stage production is just as heart-wrenching as the movie, but the movie manages to really draw out the subtleties of the relationship triangle, and Arthur’s true dilemma as a King, thanks to camera angles and close-ups you can’t get on stage.

      I seem to be in a season of watching tragedies and heart-breakers at the moment. I just wept my way through the extended version of Lord of the Rings. Camelot more than qualifies as another tear jerker well worth spending time on. I might dust off the DVD in the next week or so. It’s been a while since I watched it. I don’t want it to get stale.


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