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A KNIGHT'S TALE

 
  Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales", this is the story of William (Heath Ledger), a young squire with a gift for jousting and sword fighting.  After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland (Mark Addy) and Wat (Alan Tudyn).  On the journey they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer (Paul Bettany).   William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight.  With his newly minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds the romance of Jocilyn (Shannyn Sossamon) along the way. 

Rating ****

 
 
  The music is absolutely superb, the theme song  "We Are The Champions" (Queen) is stirringly song by Robbie Williams. The soundtrack is by Sony Music and along with the Swordfighting by Paul Weston & the jousting choreography, make this video a must-have for any fencer or swashbuckling enthusiast. Technically, the sword choreography is no more than basic, but combined with good editing and sound makes for entertaining swordplay.  

Actors: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany. Producer: Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Tim Van Rellim. Writer & Director: Brian Helgeland. Sound Unit Direct / Stunt Coordinator: Allan Graf. Editor: Kevin Stitt. Special Effects: Terry Glass.  Sword Fight Choreographer : Paul Weston. Production: Columbia Pictures Running time: approx 127 minutes.

 

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A Knight's Tale

 

 
 

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