“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett
#presses this film to my chest like a hot water bottle #i vividly remember seeing this in the cinema and i hadn’t really investigated it fully and thought it was a genuine period-accurate chaucer #and for the first 3 or so minutes and I was just wtf?? #and then i recall it perfectly - my brain just said FUCK IT THIS IS AWESOME #SOMEONE CRANK UP THE QUEEN SOUNDTRACK #GET IN LOSER - WE’RE GOING JOUSTING #and there’s practically no cast member i would not messily make out with #in a handsy way
I absolutely rank this as one of the big Moments in my life as a person who actively engages with text. That is, this is a movie that you either decide to just GO WITH or you peace out as soon as you see a crowd of medieval jousting fans jamming to “We Will Rock You.” You CANNOT just passively take it in. You MUST make a choice, and either accept or reject its wacky nature.
I, obviously, decided that HELL YES was I into this and have never regretted it.
A TOAST TO ALL WHO ARE INTO A KNIGHT’S TALE UNIRONICALLY, particularly if you’re also an English history/language geek.
My only regret is that Chaucer’s costume did not remain just Paul Bettany’s skin.
A KNIGHT’S TALE
I LOVE THIS MOVIE PARTLY BECAUSE ABOUT 99% OF PERIOD MOVIES ABOUT THE MIDDLE AGES SLASH EARLY MODERNS
ARE SO FUCKING FUCKING SERIOUS
THEY ARE UNBEARABLY SERIOUS AND EVERYONE IS SERIOUS ALL THE TIME
EXCEPT FOR SMALL SCENES OF COURTLY LAUGHTER WHICH USUALLY END IN TRAGEDY AND COLD STARES
AND A KNIGHT’S TALE WAS SO GLORIOUSLY FUCKING WACKY
LIKE I INVITE EVERYONE TO STUDY AN EARLY MODERN PERSON OR A THING FOR A LITTLE WHILE
CHECK OUT A LETTER THEY MIGHT HAVE WRITTEN
FUCKING DURER COMPLAINED ALL THE FUCKING TIME ON HIS TRAVELS AND WROTE LETTERS BACK LIKE I HATE MOSQUITOTS WHY WON’T GOD KILL ALL THE BUGS
RUBENS WAS A SARCASTIC LITTLE SHIT AND EVEN MARTIN LUTHER COULD CRACK A FUCKING JOKE
READ ONE OF THEIR BAWDY FILTHY RIDICULOUS PLAYS
THEIR DIRTY VERSES ABOUT FARTING ASSHOLES
NOBODY IS FUNNIER AND GROSSER AND MORE WONDERFUL THAN RABELAIS
OR LIKE BEN JONSON READ ONE OF HIS COMEDIES
THE PAST WAS NOT MORE SERIOUS THAN THE PRESENT AND LAUGHTER WAS NOT INVENTED IN 1962
WE- AND THAT’S THE ROYAL WE OF HUMANITY- HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BEAUTIFUL FUCKING MESS
AND THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT A KNIGHT’S TALE
MENTAL ILLNESS PORTRAYED ON SCREEN
What makes it so appealing to the audience?
"For actors, it’s a cinematic gift, a chance to play a characteristic as well as a character. For directors, it’s a chance to explore the psyche in visual and narrative detail. For audiences, it’s a window into a world they will (hopefully) never experience. When combined in the just the right way, without histrionics or spectacle, the results can be incredible." - Source
Hill Valley throughout the years.
Always in my heart
So are brothers in suits the trend now? Cause I am good with that
yessssss lovely black men in metal suits
"How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can’t even fit inside the building? The building has to be at least three times bigger than this!"
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind.
THOSE TWO GUYS
Two characters to be the mundane Greek Chorus. They may or may not be snarky and unlike the Greek Chorus, they don’t break the fourth wall very often (if at all). They’re completely ordinary… Often the best friends of the main character before all the weirdness with aliens, robots, magic, demons, harems, etc.
Some pairs become involved in the plot less and less as the series progresses, especially if the plot becomes more serious. Given what usually happens to people involved in the plot, it’s probably for the best. However, it’s not uncommon for Those Two Guys to also become popular and even iconic characters in the series.
I didn’t realise that I’m actually a big fan of this trope until just a minute ago.
everyone loves Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Remember that time Jarvis, King Robert Baratheon, The Joker and Wash hung out.
And my longheld love of this movie’s cast has been fully justified.
Remember the time Paul Bettany entered American cinema bum first?
i never understood how in movies the parents didnt believe in Santa but he was actually real like who the fuck did the parents think put the presents under the tree like what
The joke that Bender tells but never finishes (while crawling through the ceiling) actually has no punchline. According to Judd Nelson, he ad-libbed the line. Originally, he was supposed to tell a joke that would end when he came back into the library and said, “Forgot my pencil”, but no one could come up with a joke for that punchline.