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A Knight's Tale (2001)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the Special Edition DVD; it's not on the Superbit release or the 2005 Extended Cut DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/writer/producer Brian Helgeland and actor Paul Bettany Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on March 18th, 2020:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
This is a breezy commentary with few silent spots, but could have been more informative. Helgeland notes some Biblical references as they come out in the story, and how he tried to ground characters in documented historical figures of the era. The film, Rocky, was also one of his influences. Bettany gives some background for his interpretation of Chaucer. They acknowledge the criticized anachronistic source music, wherein Helgeland pretends ad nauseum that he was unaware these somgs did not actually fit the time period. They mention some nuances to filming in Prague, where Rufus Sewell hosted huge parties. Helgeland praises the second unit or the footage they captured. The production company of Ridley Scott is cited often as integral to completing the film. They predict an actor will be the future James Bond. So far, they are still wrong.