Swords in Stones and Helen Mirren’s Armor: John Boorman’s Excalibur

Join us for a screening of John Boorman’s film Excalibur (1981) and a perusal of materials from the production of the film. Correspondence, script drafts, photographs, storyboards, camera notes, scrapbooks, and the armor worn by actress Helen Mirren are just a few of the items you’ll see as we explore one of the most recent acquisitions of the Lilly Library.

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About the Course

Join us for a screening of John Boorman’s film Excalibur (1981) and a perusal of materials from the production of the film. Correspondence, script drafts,... See more photographs, storyboards, camera notes, scrapbooks, and the armor worn by actress Helen Mirren are just a few of the items you’ll see as we explore one of the most recent acquisitions of the Lilly Library.

 

Instructors: Isabel Planton is the Public Services Librarian at the Lilly Library where she coordinates reference services and helps provide special collections instruction to diverse audiences, mainly undergraduate and graduate students. While her job requires a general knowledge of the Lilly Library’s vast collections, the film archives include some of her favorite materials.

 

Maureen Maryanski is the Education and Outreach Librarian at the Lilly Library where she coordinates class visits and tours to the library and teaches with special collections to a wide array of classes. She relishes talking about and sharing the collections at the Lilly Library, including the film collections, with diverse and enthusiastic audiences.



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Fee:  $55.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee includes discounted IMU parking

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