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Aug 28, 2020

The marketing for A Knight's Tale sold the film as a raucous, rock 'n roll jousting movie. Although its anachronistic soundtrack features some pretty catchy needle drops, all of us walked away from this one feeling like we didn't really get the movie we were promised.

It sort of bails on that main conceit halfway through, but the good news is that there's still a lot about this that works as a more straightforward period piece.

Topics include: the director's explanation for utilizing a more modern soundtrack and how he responded to criticisms of that decision, the incredible "before they were famous" cast and the teen idol phase of Heath Ledger's career, the surprisingly long running time and some indications that some of this may have been dramatically shuffled around in editing, a couple of deleted scenes we really wish they had made room for, and much more!
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