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March 3, 1991 | DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
"I had a great day the other day," actor Patrick Bergin recounts with a broad grin, on a break from "Robin Hood," the upcoming 20th Century Fox film in which he stars. "There was a scene where I had to shoot my arrow at a target, a piece of wood about an inch thick and 60 yards away. "In the script, it was a competition between Robin Hood and one of the other characters. I'd been practicing with my bow and arrow for a few days, and getting close to it.
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May 12, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The legend of Robin Hood is firmly entrenched in British folklore — an archer and swordsman who, with his band of merry men, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the early 12th century in Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest. Originally portrayed as a commoner, Robin's image changed so that he was later thought of as a nobleman who lost his lands and was cast out as an outlaw. The earliest surviving ballads telling his story are dated to the 15th century or early 16th century.
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June 9, 1991 | JOE LEYDON, Joe Leydon is the film critic of the Houston Post
Just a few days before a lavish multimedia press junket for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," one of the film's stars, Alan Rickman, wasn't altogether certain that all the hoopla was really necessary. Not that Rickman, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham, has some sort of aversion to on-the-road hyping for his pictures. Indeed, at the moment he voiced his ambivalence, he was sitting in a Seattle hotel room, ready to present a film-festival premiere of "Truly, Madly, Deeply."
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July 15, 1991 | ANTHONY GARAVENTE, Garavente is teaching Chinese history at UCLA this summer and researching E.J. Hobsbawm's concept of social banditry. and
Robin Hood was not the political rebel that two recent movies have made him out to be--he was only an outlaw. Yet, neither Patrick Bergin nor Kevin Costner ever became serious highwaymen in their TV and film versions. It was obvious from the beginning of both portrayals that the bandit gang each joined would be transformed by them into more sophisticated political movements against the corrupt and repressive authorities.
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June 28, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To live outside the law you must be honest ... --Bob Dylan When Kevin Costner stretches a longbow and crinkles that knowing smile in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," he may be, as many critics have remarked, a little out of his depth. It's not so much accent as attitude; perhaps he's too much of a good-hearted, sweet Californian to compete with his swashbuckling predecessors, Fairbanks and Flynn. And the movie is a bit over its head too--entertaining as audiences seem to find it.
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July 15, 1991 | ANTHONY GARAVENTE, Garavente is teaching Chinese history at UCLA this summer and researching E.J. Hobsbawm's concept of social banditry. and
Robin Hood was not the political rebel that two recent movies have made him out to be--he was only an outlaw. Yet, neither Patrick Bergin nor Kevin Costner ever became serious highwaymen in their TV and film versions. It was obvious from the beginning of both portrayals that the bandit gang each joined would be transformed by them into more sophisticated political movements against the corrupt and repressive authorities.
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May 12, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The legend of Robin Hood is firmly entrenched in British folklore — an archer and swordsman who, with his band of merry men, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the early 12th century in Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest. Originally portrayed as a commoner, Robin's image changed so that he was later thought of as a nobleman who lost his lands and was cast out as an outlaw. The earliest surviving ballads telling his story are dated to the 15th century or early 16th century.
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July 23, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Showdown at Sherwood Forest: The TBS cable channel will show Errol Flynn's 1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood" movie for 12 consecutive hours Wednesday so viewers can decide which they like better: Kevin Costner's new version of Robin Hood or Flynn's green-cap-wearing hero of 50-plus years ago. Viewers will be given a 900 number to call to register their votes. The marathon screening starts at 3 p.m.
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July 12, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT
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February 28, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
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June 28, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To live outside the law you must be honest ... --Bob Dylan When Kevin Costner stretches a longbow and crinkles that knowing smile in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," he may be, as many critics have remarked, a little out of his depth. It's not so much accent as attitude; perhaps he's too much of a good-hearted, sweet Californian to compete with his swashbuckling predecessors, Fairbanks and Flynn. And the movie is a bit over its head too--entertaining as audiences seem to find it.
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June 9, 1991 | JOE LEYDON, Joe Leydon is the film critic of the Houston Post
Just a few days before a lavish multimedia press junket for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," one of the film's stars, Alan Rickman, wasn't altogether certain that all the hoopla was really necessary. Not that Rickman, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham, has some sort of aversion to on-the-road hyping for his pictures. Indeed, at the moment he voiced his ambivalence, he was sitting in a Seattle hotel room, ready to present a film-festival premiere of "Truly, Madly, Deeply."
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March 3, 1991 | DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
"I had a great day the other day," actor Patrick Bergin recounts with a broad grin, on a break from "Robin Hood," the upcoming 20th Century Fox film in which he stars. "There was a scene where I had to shoot my arrow at a target, a piece of wood about an inch thick and 60 yards away. "In the script, it was a competition between Robin Hood and one of the other characters. I'd been practicing with my bow and arrow for a few days, and getting close to it.
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July 26, 1990 | NINA EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robin of Locksley may be one of the Western world's most enduring heroes, and post-Reagan America may be the ideal audience for a story about an outlaw who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. But will American moviegoers sit still through three different Robin Hoods next summer? Probably not.
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September 2, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Hostetler bought his first bow and set of arrows at a garage sale when he was a youngster. He shot occasionally for a few years, then pretty much forgot about the sport. He kept the bow, though, as he moved from house to house, even after he grew up and got married. One day, he took it out of the garage, dusted it off and shot a few arrows into the hillside in his back yard. It was the beginning of a beautiful obsession. "It's a passion for me," admits Hostetler, 40.
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