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9:40 - Guy gives Rob Roy's fight a 10/10, so he's instantly the best expert of his field in the world, imo.   :*  He, the "ditches and more ditches" guy, and the "medieval weapons" guy this Insider channel has showcased, should make a whole series of them sitting on a couch reacting to/discussing stuff, together.

 

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in our estimation, the most realistic and arguable best movie sword fight. the duelists included multiple fantastic sword fights.

off the top o' our noggin, polish films zrodzeni do szabli and potop is also among the bestest sword fighting movies.

rob roy is good, but you got two combatants with vast different levels o' skill and tim roth is toying with his opponent for most o' the duel scene. is only 'cause o' arrogance roth loses, which is more than a little cliché.  spend 90% o' a film, book or whatever building up a villain as unstoppable, but the villain ends up falling victim to hubris. for comic book fans, am wondering how many times has dr. doom lost this way?

*sigh* 

would be annoying if farmer liam neeson sudden became the superior swordsman in the last ten minutes o' the film. so if you are gonna have a duel, what believable way is there for roth to lose? perhaps a slight misstep leads to a severe ankle sprain for cunningham?  that woulda' been anticlimactic if no less improbable. is just not possible for us to rank such an uneven fight, where the superior swordsman for all practical purposes commits suicide, occupy a place o' particular distinction on our imagined "best" list.

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The best sword fight scene in cinema IMHO:

Not the flashiest fight, but in terms of how an actual sabre duel would happen, it's pretty realistic.

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On 2/26/2021 at 9:19 AM, Keyrock said:

The best sword fight scene in cinema IMHO:

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Not the flashiest fight, but in terms of how an actual sabre duel would happen, it's pretty realistic.

is from the aforementioned potop.

keep in mind, the actors almost got serious hurt a few times during the filming o' this scene and they even added football style cleats to the combatant's boots to give 'em better footing as they kept falling. genuine realistic woulda' had fight end much quicker and likely with both combatants rolling around in the mud, but if the movie is called "deluge," then you are gonna have wet.

HA! Good Fun!

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