Down the Tubes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’

Down the Tubes is a (semi) regular feature where we, the SAW staff, share our favorite movie-related videos with the Wasteland. 

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There’s no shortage of YouTubers with opinions on movies, books, video games, and pop culture in general. Like most of the internet, it seems the more extreme the opinion, the more attention it garners.

But if you’re looking for some good old fashioned fact-based movie commentary – the kind of stuff you can sink your cinephile teeth into – you can’t do much better than Oliver Harper. 

He’s got a ton of reviews and some interviews and other assorted stuff, but I’m partial to his retrospectives. And his deep dive into John Boorman’s Excalibur is no exception.

Check out the video and check out Harper’s channel for a ton of other videos you might like as well.


What did you think? Did you learn anything new about Excalibur? Do you like Harper’s straightforward style or do you prefer your commentary to be more opinionated?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Author: Billy Dhalgren

“A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts.” -Andrei Tarkovsky