Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 266

movie: A Knight's Tale
starring: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell
genre: Comedy, Adventure
year: 2001
format: TV EDIT

plot: A young man is given the chance to change his life and the lives of his friends by pretending to be a knight in a series of championship jousting matches

The costumes in the film worked.  The modern 1970's metal music did not.
Otherwise, the casting was bang on.  I just could not get past the choice of mixing a "classic rock" soundtrack with a historical fable, it kept taking me out of the moment and reminding me I was watching a movie.
There was just the right pitch of silly meets serious with scenes like teaching the lead character to dance, and when they come across Paul Bettany's character who has lost literally the clothes on his back.

what do i think i learned from this film?
It was a movie about respect and dignity.  Everyone is human, we all have the same core desires, some of us just have to work a bit harder to reach them.

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