A Knight’s Tale (2001)

He’s quick, he’s funny, he makes me lots of money…he will be missed because he was an incredible actor…

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Yeah it was in poor taste, but better to address the elephant in the room than ignore it…

I’m sure many of you know Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight, or maybe Brokeback Mountain, or maybe you are really nostalgic and only remember him from 10 Things I Hate About You. (See above…)

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“How did he know…?”

But I’m sure many of you have missed the masterpiece that is A Knight’s Tale, and that’s a god damn shame.

Don’t ask about the subtitles…YouTube has really been screwing me over recently.

Moving on…


A Knight’s Tale follows the story of peasant William Thatcher as he pretends to be a knight by the name of Sir Ulrich Von Liechtenstein and enter the royal tournament to win money to get his friends and himself out of servitude.


Oh, and by “royal tournament” I mean badass jousting and sword fights with an incredible classic rock soundtrack.

If that doesn’t get you pumped to watch that movie, let me see if some of the characters will.

Fun fact; he actually existed…and wrote the book this movie is loosely based on

For those of you who don’t know, Geoffrey Chaucer was a famous english poet who wrote The Canterbury Tales, featuring a righteous knight, a pesky pardoner, and a sinister scrivener…I had to…

Alright, alright, no more alliteration…

But past these similarities, A Knight’s Tale shares few similarities with Chaucer’s original work…but don’t let that take away from the movie…

Another fun fact; it is not right for him to do so…

Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an Oscar film……It’s just a fun film with a great cast and some great writing.



And while there is some incredible comedic writing, I would be remiss not to at least give credit to whoever wrote the speeches for Chaucer…cause they are amazing…

Yes…two of those speeches are in other videos…but I couldn’t find just the final speech…



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