Ever since having inspired bards and minstrels across Europe, the Tristan legend has regularly been featured in musical and cinematic works.
Probably the most famous instance of the legend to a modern audience is the opera "Tristan und Isolde" by the German composer Richard Wagner. This is one of his most highly praised works and is still popular today - being performed regularly worldwide.
Also familiar may be the 2006 film, "Tristan + Isolde" - a flashy Hollywood blockbuster starring James Franco and Sophia Myles. This is but the latest in a long line of films (both live action and animated) that have been inspired by the legend since even the earliest days of cinema.