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Podcast Episode 83: Celebrating ‘The Adventures Of Robin Hood’

Classic 1938 film starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland screens July 8 at MOPA

Errol Flyn is Robin Hood and Basil Rathbone is his arch nemesis Sir Guy of Gi...

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Above: Errol Flyn is Robin Hood and Basil Rathbone is his arch nemesis Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the 1938 Technicolor classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood." The film screens July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Episode 83: Celebrating 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'

Olivia DeHavilland turns 100 this month and that's reason enough to celebrate her, Errol Flynn and the glorious Technicolor splendor of the 1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Film screens in San Diego July 8 at MOPA.

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Transcript

Olivia de Havilland, the loveliest of all Maid Marians, turns 100 years old this month and that's reason enough to screen "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and celebrate this 1938 Technicolor classic.

This month The Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema (a collection of volunteer film programmers that I belong to) expands to a second venue with the July 8 screening of "The Adventures of Robin Hood" at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The goal of the Film Geeks is to bring diverse programming to San Diego and to encourage discussion and appreciation of all kinds of cinema.

Actress Olivia de Havilland turned 100 on July 1 and that prompted The Film Geeks to set up the MOPA screening of "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

De Havilland played Maid Marian and Errol Flynn was her dashing Robin Hood. The two performers would appear together in a total of eight films but this one is hands down the best. It is also the definitive "Robin Hood" film with Flynn in his element as the folk hero who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.

Miguel Rodriguez of Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and Podcast joins me for a podcast celebrating this swashbuckling classic. We pay tribute to everything from the actors to Erich Wolfgang Korngold's music, from the sound effect of arrows flying through the air like missiles to the three strip Technicolor process. We also discuss the variety of other film Robin Hoods from the silents to Ridley Scott's 2010 version.

"The Adventures of Robin Hood" screens at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 at MOPA in Balboa Park.

Discounted tickets available online.

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