1. Honestly, I’d argue that Robin Hood is one of the most inherently period-flexible characters in legend: ‘Robs from the rich to give to the poor’ works like gangbusters no matter what milieu the Hooded Man happens to find himself in, Nottingham or no Nottingham.

  2. I actually popped in having watched FIRE & ICE on the Amazon ‘channel’ and (having read your reviews of Bakshi beforehand) was delighted to discover that it was a perfectly straightforward Fantasy Action Movie: While the female lead is quite ludicrously sexualised (especially if you believe claims she’s supposed to be fifteen years old, which I refuse to on principle), the entire d— cast seem to have their internal clocks set to NFA o’Clock, so she’s surprisingly awesome, as is the whole dratted feature.
    Well, it’s a bit less surprising when you learn that the whole thing is based on the illustrations of Mr Frank Frazetta – who so far as I can tell painted with Liquid Awesome – and was written with contributions from Messers Gerry Conway & Roy Thomas (Who know a thing or three about Barbarian Action).

    I’ll have to watch it again to be certain, but this dark horse may just have earned a spot on my list of Favourite Movies (warts & all) and I certainly recommend it to you as an old-school, all-action fantasy film that I’d actually be interested in seeing a sequel to (if nothing else the question of what happens to a Classic Fantasy Princess when she becomes queen in a world savaged by a literally elemental conflict is an interesting one … also, how does a Frazetta Girl cope with becoming a mother and grandmother? For that matter, how the heck would a daughter & granddaughter cope with comparisons to their ancestress?).

  3. For the record, that was a recommendation for some entertainment rather than a request (while I’d love to read your thoughts on the film, you’re far too busy for me to feel comfortable requesting a review). (-:

  4. Hey Mouse, just popping in to say that I’m reading your book right now. Only about halfway done, but so far I’m loving it.

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