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    Thanks for all the recommendations, I'll be sure to check out as many of them as I can. As you guessed I wasn't really after 100% accurate depictions of WMA. After-all action films are, I suppose, generally a silly place to look for historical accuracy, and I admit I like of bit of chandelier swinging silliness in my sword-fights. :)

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    Rob Roy, though they overplay the heaviness of the Scottish Broad Sword, is a very good depiction of swordplay. Kingdom of Heaven (though the longsword was not in common use during that period) has a decent training scene somewhat inspired by actual manuals. Braveheart was also fairly realistic as Hollywood goes. The fencing match in Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet was good too, IIRC.

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    Paul Verhovens lesser know Flesh and Blood

    YouTube - Flesh + Blood. Basil Poledouris Soundtrack

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    Pathfinder?

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    Cyrano movies both Jose Fererra and Gerard Depardeau have some good fencing

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    The 2002 version of the Count of Monte Cristo had some very nice fight choreography with rapier and smallsword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
    The 2002 version of the Count of Monte Cristo had some very nice fight choreography with rapier and smallsword.
    You thought so?


    It looked awful to me from start to finish but maybe somebody with more experience and expertise than me should weigh in.
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    Timeline had a bit in it. I remember a scene in there in which the bad guy was sparring with another bad guy, and twirches him for the win.

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    When it comes to European sword: Alatriste. Period. Watch it & don't bother looking back.
    YouTube - Capitan Alatriste Trailer
    YouTube - El Capitán Alatriste
    YouTube - Viggo Mortensen and Bob Anderson (Star Wars)- RTB
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