Thursday, May 25, 2017

Robin Hood Week Tag

Good afternoon everyone!  Olivia is hosting a Robin Hood Week over at her blog and I'm here today to give my answers to the tag.  Fun no?  If you're a fan of Robin Hood (or even if you're not) do head over to Olivia's blog and join in!  
Because everyday...

is a good day...

for a PARTY!! 
(Now isn't that right?)
What was your first exposure to Robin Hood?
Oh dear.  It's been such a long time, it's hard to say, but I reckon the Disney cartoon would be a safe bet.  At any rate I have a lot of fond memories of watching this with my siblings when we were quite young.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how big a fan are you?
Well, actually.  I don't know that I'd refer to myself as a fan at all.  I mean I like the story but it's not something I rave over or anything.  Let's just go with a 5.  (A nice decisive answer, right in the middle.  I like that.)
How many versions and spin-offs of the legend have you experienced?

Okay.  As to movies I've seen both Disney versions (the cartoon and the live action), the 1938 film starring Errol Flynn, and a few episodes of an old black and white TV show.  As to books, I know my dad read us at least one re-telling of the story when I was a kid.  That's all I can think of at the moment.  (Of course Robin Hood comes into Ivanhoe, too, but I won't count that since the story isn't technically about him.)

What is your favorite version of Robin Hood (can be book, movie, TV series, anything)?
Disney's 1952 film starring Richard Todd and Joan Rice.

Because really.  What's not to like?

Are you one of the lads? (Meaning, have you watched/are you a fan of the BBC show?)
Nope.  I've never actually seen it.

Who is your favorite Merry Man?
In the versions I've seen you don't really get to know the Merry Men all that well (at least in my opinion).  Little John is probably the one you see the most of.  So I guess I'll go with him.  (But Robin Hood is my absolute favorite character.  Just sayin'.)

Do you have a favorite portrayal of Lady Marian?

Joan Rice's portrayal in the 1952 Disney film. 

Do you have any interest in or aptitude at archery?
No not really.  No very serious interest at any rate.  And definitely no aptitude.  I'm sure it could be fun to try sometime though.  (Or perhaps frustrating as I'm sure I'd be terrible at it.  Haha.)

Fact or fiction -- which do you think?
Heh.  I don't know.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was based on some sort of fact, but no doubt the story has changed drastically over the years so how we know it now might be almost unrecognizable from the original.  I'll go with the assumption that it is based loosely on fact. 

Do you think Robin Hood has been "done to death," or are there still new twists that can be found?
It hasn't been "done to death" in my opinion, but then I haven't seen/read all the different versions out there so this is coming from a rather limited point of view.  It's a really good story though, so I'm sure there are a lot of fun twists yet to be discovered.

Well.  That was fun!  Thanks for the tag, Olivia!  And for hosting the party!
And now I must be off.  


(P.S.  Don't forget to check out Olivia's blog for more Robin Hood delights.  :))


  1. "Every day is a good day for a PARTY!!" should be our motto for when you're here. :D

    Your answers were such fun to read. :D I've never actually seen the Richard Todd version! And he's one of my favorite old-time actors. Do you own it? (cough)
    By the way, have you seen him in "A Man Called Peter"?

    PS. I'm sorry, I feel horrible about how I keep adding movie ideas to our list....

    1. It totally should! :D

      Aw, thanks. :) Does that cough mean what I think it means? Really, Natalie. You're too much. (To answer your question though, yes we do own it. However it's on VHS so--cough--it wouldn't be quite as easy to pack. ;))

      Yes. I've seen him in that. We actually own that movie, too! :)

      P.S. Ha! You SHOULD! I mean what was that we said about spending time outdoors and not constantly being in front of the TV?! I don't know how we're ever going to manage that now. :P Hahaha. (Really though. I've been just as bad as you. And don't worry. I'm sure we'll be cutting the list back quite a bit when it actually gets down to it. :))

    2. Hahaha....well, you know me. I'm incorrigible. :P (Ohh, okay. That's fine. I just thought I might as well ask. ;))

      YAY YOU'VE SEEN A MAN CALLED PETER! Do you like it?? (It's OKAY if you don't....although I probably won't understand why. It's one of my favorites. :))

      PS. Haha. Yeahh...well, we'll figure something out. We probably won't end up even watching half of the movies we have on that list. :P (Except for the Very Important ones of course. :D)

    3. Oh yes. Totally incorrigible. :P (Not a problem! I wish we did have it on DVD. It would have been fun to watch with you. -Ahem- Your library doesn't have it by any chance, does it? ;))

      YES! And I like it a lot! It's an excellent movie. Sometimes I'm not in the mood for the sad ending, but besides that it's such a fun movie! :D

      P.S. Haha. Probably not. But we can make an effort at any rate. ;) (We're going to have to write out our list in order of importance. And then work our way through it. Heehee. :))

    4. Oh dear, I forgot to check. I'll do that right now. ;) (Although....ANOTHER movie?? This is getting crazy. :D)

      I love everything about that movie, although I agree. The ending is so sad. It makes me cry every time. :'(

      PS. We're doing pretty good so far!! :D

    5. Here I am sitting in your room, with your computer, reading a comment from you on my blog!! That is just too funny!! ;D

      P.S. I'd say we're doing remarkably well! And we'll have our list completed in no time. (That is, if we can stop adding to it! Mwahaha. ;))

  2. All your pictures are "top notch". :D

    The Richard Todd version looks splended! Marian looks lovely! I need to see it! My problem with watching movies and living in a small town is that I can't find the movies anywhere! I will get to it some day!

    You are right about the Merry Men, another reason to watch the BBC, to get to know them better. :)

    Great answers Miss March!

    1. Thank you, dear! :)

      Oh it is! I hope you can see it sometime. I understand your dilemma though. Some movies really are very hard to find. Which is a shame.

      Yeah sounds like their characters are more developed in that series. It would be fun to see sometime.

      Thank you!! :D

  3. Yes, I also have some good memories to the Disney version. I mean the cartoon one, I have never seen the other one. I have seen the BBC though and it's really great! I don't know a lot of people who like it as much as I do, but let me see: Olivia likes it, Rachel, and Rebekka. Only Rebekka and Rachel are not that big fans. And as I remember MovieCritic has seen it too, I think. But anyway, it's really a good tv-show(the merry man get introduced very well and are a big role in the story). Liked reading your answers for the tag(always love to see what others think)!

    1. The BBC show sounds really good. I should definitely watch it sometime. :) (And oh! That's so cool that the merry men have a big role in the story. It would be fun to get to know them better.)

      Thank you SO much for your comment, Ruth! :D

  4. Thanks so much for participating, Miss March! 'Twas fun to read your answers, and that first picture from the 1952 film is so cute!! *smiles happily*

    1. Thanks, Olivia! And thank you for hosting! It was a great party. :D