The War Lord (1965)
The War Lord (1965) is a classic American drama directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, and Rosemary Forsyth. The movie follows the story of a medieval knight, Sir Chrysagon de la Cruex (Heston), who is sent to a remote castle to protect a small village from a band of marauders.
The movie is filled with intense action sequences, but it also contains some surprisingly intimate and sexual moments. One of the most memorable scenes is when Chrysagon and his wife, Bronwyn (Forsyth), share a passionate kiss in the rain. This scene is a beautiful moment of tenderness and love between the two characters, and it serves to remind us of the power of love in the midst of war and violence.
Another memorable sexual moment in The War Lord is when Chrysagon and Bronwyn make love in a barn. This scene is particularly powerful because it is a rare moment of intimacy between the two characters in the midst of the chaos and violence of war. The scene is also notable for its frank portrayal of sexuality, which was quite rare for a movie of its time.
Finally, there is a brief but powerful moment of sexual tension between Chrysagon and the Lady of the castle, Lady Edith (Boone). This scene is brief but effective, as it serves to remind us of the power of attraction and desire even in the midst of a war-torn world.
Overall, The War Lord contains some surprisingly intimate and sexual moments that serve to remind us of the power of love and attraction even in the midst of violence and chaos. These moments are powerful and memorable, and they help to make The War Lord a classic movie.
A dead man and woman are found in bed together after an implied night's affair. Although they are naked, elements in the bed chamber such as bed posts and curtains obscure shots of any private areas. They are eventually covered up by a curtain torn off the bed.
A young village woman is attacked by hunting hounds while she watered her group of pigs. She loses most of her peasant gown and is forced to hide in a pond as she is unable to recover her clothes. She later leaves the pond but is still exposed. Only her arms and back are shown as she keeps her arms crossed over her chest. She is later seen returning home holding her torn gown over her chest again.
There is a conversation describing an ancient pagan custom involving virgin brides on the eve of their wedding dates being mated outside their future wedlock to promote fertility. The main character, although a Christian, partakes in the pagan custom from out of his love of a pagan village girl he's seen throughout his time in the region. They are later shown in varying instances of post-sex, including the man and woman wearing nothing more than fur cloaks. After another night together, the woman is implied to be standing atop a tower completely naked as only her head and shoulders are visible and her lover notices how she is cold and shivering and wraps her in his own heavy cloak. For the remainder of their time together, they share passionate kisses and/or embraces in each other's arms.