Tag: The Green Knight

Sir Gawain poses by his horse

‘In the screenplay I described them almost as looking like extraterrestrials…’

On Wednesday we’ll be discussing David Lowery’s eerie new film, The Green Knight, and its source, the anonymous medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this interview for Vanity Fair, Lowery discusses the process of adaptating the poem for the screen. ‘The anonymous … Continue reading ‘In the screenplay I described them almost as looking like extraterrestrials…’

‘…the Green Knight mounted on his green horse holds his severed head aloft’

Another gem from the British Library blog. Here, Julian Harrison from the Medieval Literature team takes a playful look at the illustrations of the original manuscript. ‘Its full-page illustrations have a charm all of their own, even if they were once dismissed as ‘coarsely executed’. … Continue reading ‘…the Green Knight mounted on his green horse holds his severed head aloft’