7: Legend

This week, we reach the first milestone in the filmography of Tom Cruise with Ridley Scott’s 1985 fairy tale Legend. How did this film make Elizabeth who she is? Do we prefer the music of Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith? How long would it take Tim Curry to seduce us to the dark side?

Content Warningssexual coercion, violence against animals

Unanswered Questions:

  • Is there a way in which Lily is responsible for the “death” of the unicorn, and the taking of the horn?
  • What are we to understand about the difference between the mortal world and the faerie realm?
  • Who — or what — is Jack?

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Join us next time as we feel the need for speed in Tony Scott’s 1986 propagandistic military fantasy — and the film that makes Cruise an undisputed movie star — Top Gun.

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