Fonging hell! We've got a real crowd pleaser to talk about this week - gleefully anachronistic jousting adventure A Knight's Tale, the starring the much-missed Heath Ledger.
Released in 2001, A Knight's Tale helped to establish Ledger as a reliable leading man, after well-received supporting turns in 10 Things I Hate About You and The Patriot. It also featured a memorable cast of supporting characters including Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy and future Marvel star Paul Bettany in the role of a loudmouthed, frequently naked Geoffrey Chaucer.
This week's movie was selected by special guest Jason Croxon, host of the A Conversation With... podcast. Jason joins us on this episode to discuss olde worlde relationship politics, variable accent work, scenery chewing extras and much more.
As always, we also spend the second half of the episode pitching our own fantasy sequel ideas to this feelgood romp - which sadly have to work around the less than cheerful fact of Ledger's tragic death in 2008. How could a spin-off movie ever work in his absence? That's a question we challenge ourselves to answer this week. Tune in now to see how we fared...
Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we revisit a classic standalone movie that, for whatever reason, never got an official sequel. Then we compete to come up with our own pitches to bring that movie back to the big screen in 2018. It's a pointless thought experiment that's already guided us through 78 episodes with no sign of slowing down...
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00.00: Paul Bettany's bum deserves an Oscar
36.55: A Knight's Tale Drinking Games
43.50: A Knight's Tale 2: A Squire's Tale
51.00: A Knight's Tale 2: Catcheth Me Ift Thee Can
59.20: A Knight's Tale 2: The Gorgeous Ladies of Jousting
1.12.50: Listener Submissions & Episode 79 Preview