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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    “The truth does not matter. There is only the power of men.”

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    liam neeson and tim roth already settled this

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    The book seemed far more interesting.

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    Did that one guy lose his laser sword?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Did that one guy lose his laser sword?
    translated from the french court records

    brutal

    As the field was cleared, silence descended on the arena following the King's instructions that anybody who interfered in the duel would be executed and that anyone who shouted or verbally interrupted the combat would lose a hand.[41] Readying their steeds, the knights squared up and at the marshal's signal, charged towards one another. Their lances struck but failed to penetrate the thick hides covering their shields and the combatants wheeled and charged again, this time striking one another on their helms. Rounding once more, the knights charged a third time, again striking shields and this time both shattering their lances. Reeling from the impact, the warriors drew their axes and charged a fourth time. Slashing and kicking at one another in the centre of the field, they traded blows until Le Gris, the much stronger man, was able to drive his axe through the neck of Carrouges' horse. As the beheaded beast tumbled to the ground, Carrouges jumped clear and lashed out with his own weapon, disemboweling Le Gris's steed in turn.[42]

    "The two champions were then advanced, and placed opposite to each other; when they mounted their horses, and made a handsome appearance, for they were both expert men at arms. They ran their first course without hurt to either. After the tilting, they dismounted, and made ready to continue the fight. They behaved with courage; but sir John de Carogne was, at the first onset, wounded in the thigh, which alarmed all his friends: notwithstanding this, he fought so desperately that he struck down his adversary, and, thrusting his sword through the body, caused instant death; when he demanded of the spectators if he had done his duty: they replied that he had."
    Froissart's Chronicles, Book III, Chapter 46[10]
    Now on foot, the knights drew swords and returned to battle. Le Gris, again proving stronger than his opponent, slowly gained the upper hand.[42] After several minutes of engagement, Carrouges slipped and Le Gris was able to stab his rival through the right thigh. As the crowd gasped and murmured, Le Gris stepped back. Carrouges used the opportunity to grab the top of Le Gris's helmet and topple him to the ground. Le Gris's heavy armour prevented him from regaining his feet and Carrouges repeatedly stabbed at his floored opponent, his blows denting but not puncturing the thick plate steel.[5] Realising that his sword was inadequate, Carrouges straddled Le Gris and used the handle of his dagger to smash the lock holding Le Gris's faceplate. Even as his opponent struggled beneath him, Carrouges broke the pin holding the lock and tore his face plate off, exposing Le Gris. Carrouges demanded that Le Gris admit his guilt. Le Gris refused and cried out "In the name of God and on the peril and damnation of my soul, I am innocent". Unable to obtain a confession (which would have condemned Le Gris anyway), Carrouges drove a dagger through Le Gris's neck, killing him nearly instantly.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Yeah. Iíve seen a guy stabbed to death, and Iíve been stabbed.

    It is brutal.

    Doesnít change the laser sword joke. I laughed again when I re-read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    liam neeson and tim roth already settled this
    Roth’s low smooth moves were brilliant in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Roth’s low smooth moves were brilliant in that.
    speaking of the common curtsy, eh.

    has there ever been another movie in which the bigger, stronger, heroic figure entered the final battle, against the foppish little twerp, as the decided, and utterly believable, underdog?

    roth was fecking brilliant throughout. all respect due the players in this new movie, neither could carry roth's jockstrap.

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