ValueMags has been seeking new views on the stories of King Arthur that vary from culture to culture to have a broader selection of magazines for individuals that take interest in history. The variations through time were influenced by misinterpretations, poor memory because stories were recited at the time of course, and moreover, religious traditions. The Legend of King Arthur, a 2006 Kultur International documentary exposes Arthurian Celtic legend before the Christian religion integrated itself into those traditions. On the other hand, 1995 documentary, King Arthur: His Life and Legends explores the Christianized stories of King Arthur rather than the archeological and Celtic facts. ValueMags intends to find a written magazine that can compare the documentaries since the subject is such a popular debate for historians and literary individuals.
King Arthur: His Life and Legends pays extraordinary attention to visual representation with the use of stained glass windows, and sketched drawings adding to the ancient ambiance which is ideal for magazines. Magazines are common ground between books, newspapers, and other readings because they provide a happy medium in all type of content (images and text). They help the audience visualize what the narrator would be explaining, the reality from centuries ago. Additionally, ValueMags is aware that the makers of the documentary strategically inserted folk music, dramatizing the scenery and visuals. The narrator for Merlin had a shaky old man`s voice reeling the audience. The documentary uses simple language reaching nearly all audiences but excluding Middle-Eastern populations since the explanations are exclusive to Christian cultures like the North-West. Though the 1995 production is visually captivating, due to the lack of factual content, the audience could have trouble trusting the documentary, especially the theorists or experts interviewed like Stephen King. Opposite, The Legend of King Arthur emphasizes facts through archeological artifacts and by even recreating the past. The documentary applies “experimental archeology” which is the rebuilding, placement, and designing of ruins and ancient structures. The scientific aspects make the stories narrated much more believable. Unlike the previous documentary, this one appeals to all audiences with the use of humor and unexpected characters such as Arthur Uther Pendragon, an environmentalist and Arthurian activist. Although The Legend of King Arthur is successful for identifying with scientific and factual explanations, some of them are questionable putting the documentary’s reputation at risk. The helmets used for pauses during the documentary were Saxon helmets which was not relevant to the warriors and stories being discussed. Each documentary offers a different approach to the controversy on the stories of King Arthur.
According to ValueMags, both documentaries entail content that could lead the audience not to trust the representation however, the stories of King Arthur were never reliably recorded anyways say ValueMags researchers. On the other hand, each provides attractive yet distinct personalities and captivating individualized content. For more information about the various unique magazines ValueMags offers, visit the link above.