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!