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  • richard johnson
    Do you laugh at movies where the archery is so bad you can’t help yourself. Kevin Kostner’s *Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves* (1991) isn’t the worst but
    Message 1 of 44 , Nov 24, 2010
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      Do you laugh at movies where the archery is so bad you can’t help yourself.

       

      Kevin Kostner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves  (1991) isn’t the worst but two things come to mind  (aside from the c-section on Little John’s wife in the woods).

      Robin Hood bites a feather off two arrows at the same time, then shoots them both to strike two bad guys on horseback!

      Robin Hood shoots a flaming arrow at an OAK BARREL filed with gunpowder and instantly the barrel explodes!

       

      But two worst movies are:

       

      Journey to the Center of the Earth (1976)

      Near the end of the movie, Abner Perry makes a bow from a piece of tree, then an arrow from a branch (with leaves still on it) and uses his glasses string for a bow-string.

      AND he manages to hit the bad guys with enough force and accuracy to penetrate armor and kill the bad guys despite his lack of any arrowhead.

       

      Star Trek  the original series. “Friday’s Child” (1967)

      Kirk and company are rescuing Julie Newmar and Kirk makes a bow and arrow from whatever he can find. Then he proceeds to wipe out the Capellans and even  a Klingon despite the phaser carried by the Klingon.  Using a quickly home-made bow.

       
      Gosh!  If archery were that easy, why arewe spending so much time, money, research and effort to build and buy a good bow from experts?

       

      Your turn to point out “Bad Archery in the Movies and TV”



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      Rick Johnson
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      "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined security will soon find that they have neither."
    • Karl W. Evoy
      The striking piece is the steel in flint and steel. It s use as a badge started with Phillip the Good (IIRC). Ancel ... From: John Edgerton To:
      Message 44 of 44 , Jun 27, 2013
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        The striking piece is the steel in flint and steel. It's use as a badge started with Phillip the Good (IIRC).
        Ancel
         
         
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        Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:41 AM
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        What is a "striking piece"? I had read that many of the guilds were under their protection. 

        Jon


        From: J. Hughes <jphughessr@...>
        To: "SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com" <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:47 AM
        Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: BAD ARCHERY

         
        Jon,
         
        That is not a crown. That is a striking piece which was the badge of the Dukes of Burgandry. Its presence indicate that the archers/crossbow guild is under the protection and with a charter from the Dukes.
         
        Charles O'Connor

        From: John Edgerton <sirjon1@...>
        To: "SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com" <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:55 PM
        Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: BAD ARCHERY
         
        You can see a larger image of this at

        http://www.weetwo.org/john/art/bruegel/the_fair_at_hoboken_1600x1024.jpg

        Note the banner on the inn with two arrows crossed within a crown. 

        Jon

        From: John Edgerton <sirjon1@...>
        To: "SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com" <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:47 PM
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        Trying again as an attachment. 
        If the attachment does not show up, ignore this.  

        Period etching by Brueghel showing a scene somewhat like you described. 

        Jon


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