Cinema: Champions

ROBIN AND MARIAN

Directed by RICHARD LESTER Screenplay by JAMES GOLDMAN

Robin Hood is having some trouble keeping pace with his legend. A bright, boisterous man with an occasional taste for reflection, he reasons that a man who reaches 40 has had a good and generous life. Since he and Little John both are some years past the mark, Robin supposes that they have been particularly blessed.

Such insights help tide them over some of life's disappointments. Certainly the Crusades, which have consumed nearly 20 years of the pair's life when the film opens, were...

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