?

Log in

No account? Create an account

msilverstar

I demand poetry. I want it and I want it now.

« previous entry | next entry »
Sep. 13th, 2006 | 09:30 pm
mood: amused
music: The Knight's Tale on DVD

Yes, I'm at least five years late for popular culture. But I blog anyway.

Knight's Tale: what an odd mix of authentic (like the original dance sequences), anachronistic silliness, and what I think are inadvertent errors. I hate Jocelyn's costumes, more Audrey Hepburn than anything medieval (but she has the best line, see above). I think Heath Ledger actually works his role quite nicely, and maitheas's pretend boyfriend Alan Tudyk is darling as comic relief, but the Chaucer in my head doesn't chew the scenery quite that much. For sexy manflesh, I like Rufus Sewell. (It's so funny seeing actors I've never heard of except through The Establishment in an actual movie)

Back to fandom, following a link from overloved to a gorgeous LOTR calendar, I found there's a "Lord of the Rings Plastic Stadium Cup" (washable! reusable!). And Fangorn Forest Ent Incense! this place is good for hours of perverse fun.

Have any of you listened to the BBC tapes of LOTR? To my delight, kidlet's first grade teacher is playing it for the class. I'm trying to figure out what it keeps and what it leaves out. Kidlet reports are a bit unclear, is Tom Bombadil in that version?
Tags: ,

Link | Leave a comment | Share

Comments {13}

blink back to let me know

(no subject)

from: bunniewabbit
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Link

That calendar is gorgeous, but OMG NO PIPPIN. That's just so wrong! *cries* Now I can't decide whether I'll buy it or not.

Reply | Thread

amusing musing

(no subject)

from: sandelwood
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Link

There is Pippin. :D He's just not on the back. I got it at Barnes & Noble.

Reply | Parent | Thread

Lotripper

(no subject)

from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Link

Thanks for the reassurance! I love the pictures...

Reply | Parent | Thread

blink back to let me know

(no subject)

from: bunniewabbit
date: Sep. 15th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Link

Oh, excellent! I'll be picking one up, then. Thanks!

Reply | Parent | Thread

Lotripper

(no subject)

from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Link

My first thought as well! Thank goodness sandelwood was on the case ;-)

Reply | Parent | Thread

Seeker of Truth

(no subject)

from: maitheas
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Link

If you watch the extras, the Audrey Hepburn-ish wardrobe for Jocelyn was a deliberate choice by the director/designer. And aren't you a clever girl for picking up on that. *gives you big cookie*

It is a silly film, and Tudyk's "British" accent(s) are a joke, but oh how I love it and him. Sometimes? silliness is just what a body needs. :)

Also if you watch the extras, you get to see a whole cast and crew of people talk about something they love very much, and it's almost as good as the LOTR extras for making you feel all lovey and happy. At least it was for me.

Reply | Thread

Lotripper

(no subject)

from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Link

<3 back atcha :-)

Yeah, silliness was lovely last night. I will peek at the extras before I return it to Netflix!

Reply | Parent | Thread

just a soul whose intentions are good

(no subject)

from: graycastle
date: Sep. 14th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Link

...I own A Knight's Tale on dvd. I don't even feel shame. did you watch the deleted scenes? with the extra Chaucer? so good. of course Paul Bettany is nothing like real-life Chaucer, but omg too funny. I'm right with you: the unintentional anachronisms are almost as much fun as the intentional ones. my favourite moment: when he shouts his own name while riding to face adamar. I have to watch it like five times over on each viewing of the movie.

also, dude! I grew up on the BBC LOtR tapes. Tom Bombadil is totally in that version, and let me tell you that the voice of the guy who does him is CREEPY. Actually, as I recall, the Aragorn voice is also quite bad. But yeah, listening to those tapes over and over before falling asleep as a child = the reason I have large portions of the book memorized. too bad I didn't listen to, like, some language tapes or something.

Reply | Thread

Lotripper

(no subject)

from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 15th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Link

No shame! I will watch the extras tonight, it sounds great.

I've read LOTR every couple of years since I was nine. Didn't get the end the first time, but I loved them anyway. I read them out loud to teenboy before we saw the movies, and that was almost as good as the second time. *happy sigh*

Reply | Parent | Thread

just a soul whose intentions are good

(no subject)

from: graycastle
date: Sep. 15th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
Link

yay for reading aloud! yeah, my first experience with lotr was my parents reading the whole thing aloud to me over the course of a summer - and after that, I read it about 7 bazillion times and listened to it every night. is it any wonder I grew up to be such a dorkface?

so, anyway, your boy owes you some serious thanks for that experience. :)

Reply | Parent | Thread

namastenancy

OT _ Open Studios

from: namastenancy
date: Sep. 18th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
Link

Here's an invitation to visit me during Open Studios, October 6th (Reception), 7th and 8th, 2006:

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6-9 PM RECEPTION
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 & 8,
11 AM-6 PM STUDIOS OPEN
WHAT: SAN FRANCISCO OPEN STUDIOS
WHO: SOMA ARTISTS STUDIOS
WHERE: 689 Bryant, near 5th Street, San Francisco


Reply | Thread

Lotripper

Re: OT _ Open Studios

from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 19th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
Link

Cool! What kind of art do you do?

Reply | Parent | Thread

namastenancy

Re: OT _ Open Studios

from: namastenancy
date: Sep. 19th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
Link

Come and see!

Reply | Parent | Thread