Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Night at the Movies - A to Z

My choice for the letter I is the costume drama Ivanhoe, based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. Himself calls this movie a horse opera in armor. Normans versus Saxons. Romance, loyalty,  chivalry, forbidden love, damsels in distress, and an epic showdown battle, this movie has it all.

When King Richard the Lionhearted is kidnapped and held for ransom, Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Robert Taylor) takes it upon himself  with the help of Jewish merchant, Isaac of York and Isaac's lovely daughter, Rebecca (Elizabeth Taylor),  to raise the kingly sum necessary to free Richard. Thwarting Ivanhoe's plans are Richard's younger brother, King John who would rather have the throne than his older brother ruling as England's rightful king.

Do you have a favorite movie that starts with the letter I?


  1. I Walked with a Zombie-- Val Lewton's creepy horror noir masterpiece from 1943