Discovered that the fantastic “A Knight’s Tale” was available to watch for free on Comcast’s On Demand, and roommate Kaitie and I took part immediately.
A few notes:
— 13-year-old me had no idea who Geoff Chaucer was. Well played, writers.
— Jocelyn’s clothing is definitely not period appropriate, but hey, which parts of this movie really are?
— The music transition into David Bowie’s “Golden Years” during the dancing scene is sheer brilliance.
— Heath Ledger sings very briefly in this movie, reminding me that he was a talented soul and also making me want to watch 10 Things I Hate About You right now.
— The group-written letter is still sappy perfection.
My dearest Jocelyn,
It is strange to think I haven’t seen you since a month. I have seen the new moon, but not you. I have seen sunsets and sunrises, but nothing of your beautiful face.
The pieces of my broken heart are so small they can be passed through the eye of a needle. I miss you like the sun misses the flower, like the sun misses the flower in the depths of winter. Instead of beauty to direct its light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world your absence has banished me to.
I next compete in the city of Paris. I will find it empty and in the winter if you are not there.
Hope guides me. It is what gets me through the day and especially the night. The hope that after you’re gone from my sight, it will not be the last time that I look upon you.
With all the love that I possess, I remain yours.
The knight of your heart