Camelot celebrates its 45th anniversary with the Blu-ray debut today (April 24th). Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, I’m giving away the Blu-ray version of Camelot on my dad blog. As you can tell by the movie title, it’s a story about the love triangle between King Arthur (Richard Harris), Guenevere (Vanessa Redgrave), and Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero).
I have not seen Camelot (it was before my time), but below is a synopsis provided by Warner Bros.
The oft-told tales of Arthurian legend have always been fertile ground for art. With countless books, films and songs on the subject, there have been many interpretations of Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, and the glories of the kingdom of Camelot and the doomed love triangle of King Arthur, Lady Guenevere and Sir Lancelot du Lac. The musical Camelot, however, remains the most iconic. Consider the historical context of the piece. Originated for the stage in 1960, Camelot coincided with the presidency of a young John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was a big fan of Camelot; he identified with King Arthur and, according to the First Lady, she and the President would often listen to the soundtrack before going to bed at night. Tragically, and ironically, just as Arthur’s rule lasted for “one brief, shining moment,” so did Kennedy’s and the press forever linked the two legendary leaders many hundreds of years apart. Camelot is emblematic of JFK and, as such, it is emblematic of an era.
Check out this clip of a young Vanessa Redgrave
Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win Camelot on Blu-ray. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (Pacific time). The giveaway is limited to readers located in the U.S. To enter the giveaway, answer this question: do you or your kids like stories about King Arthur and the knights of the round table?
Six Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
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[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for writing this post. The giveaway prize will be provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]