Highlander is a British fantasy action - adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. The film chronicles the climax of an ages-old battle among immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present-day storylines. Immortals wage a secret war, the victors absorbing the Quickening of those they behead, and one day the "Gathering" will happen when the last few will fight for "the Prize": enough power and knowledge to enslave humanity. Becoming a skilled warrior, the Scottish Highlander lives for several centuries, eventually settling in New York City.
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We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More. Aside from being accurate in quoting from Highlander I had never really given much thought to the construction of this phrase, but I recently overheard a discussion in which one of the protagonists was adamant that there is a subtle difference in meaning between the two versions. His reasoning was beyond me and I will not repeat it here for fear of tainting your views, however it did pique my curiosity. Interesting question. In my opinion, there is no difference in meaning between the two. In the case of the former, it seems to me that the more natural word order -- 'there can only be one' -- has been changed for dramatic effect and to emphasise 'only one', but again, that's just my opinion! There's a slight but well-known conflict with 'only', as purist grammarians say that any adverb, including 'only', should go next to the word it modifies, whereas most linguists and usage guides seem to agree that the most natural position for 'only' is between the auxiliary and the main verb, as in 'can only be'.
This quest can be started by picking up the notice titled " Test Yourself with the Trials of the Virtues! On the north side of the island you will find a set of five stones, one each for the five chivalric virtues of Toussaint. At the smaller lake within the first, you will find a bearded Hermit and that Geralt can walk on water. On the side of the lake lie a set of stones that describe five chivalric virtues. If Geralt has demonstrated each of the virtues you will be invited to fight the Hermit for the sword beneath the lake's surface.
With its multiple Queen songs, sword fights, and Sean Connery playing a character with four last names, Highlander is a great little film from the mids. For some reason, throughout the centuries, all the immortals have to fight each other to the death. The last immortal gets something called the Prize.