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2.5
84 Ratings

Camelot

Directed by Joshua Logan
United States, 1967
Musical

Synopsis

The story of the marriage of England’s King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pageantry of Camelot.

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Camelot Directed by Joshua Logan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | 3 wins including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Writers Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Best Written American Musical (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1968 | 3 wins including: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical

1968 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

Camelot, with long stretches of dialogue punctuated by a mostly indifferent set of songs, many of which seem like My Fair Lady retreads, has always been a difficult musical to make work (none of its three Broadway revivals has lasted more than two months). And in the hands of director Joshua Logan, who positioned his singing actors on sets that looked like very expensive museum dioramas and costumed them in huge furs or immobilizing suits of armor, it’s even more leaden.
October 25, 2017
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The most traditional musical of the year was also the biggest failure—in terms of box office and, arguably, artistry—Warner Brothers’ megaproduction of Broadway’s Camelot. Already an unwieldy show, the movie, directed by Hollywood and theater workhorse Joshua Logan (Picnic, South Pacific), didn’t do the source material any favors, indulging in an overly faithful, numbingly literal three-hour adaptation.
January 28, 2013
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