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Old September 24 2012, 10:04 PM   #16
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Re: RDM to Make "A Knight''s Tale" into a television show!!

I loved the movie; it's a rather delicious mix of overt cheesiness and underlying sharpness, coated with a nice layer of romantic icing, with Purefoy's perfectly-formed small role as the Black Prince as the cherry on top of the cake.

If the series makes it over to these shores, I'd definitely try it out. Sakrysta's point about getting the casting right is certainly important, but a good script that can balance fun, fluff & satire will also be key. Could be brilliant, could be dreadful.
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Old September 24 2012, 10:12 PM   #17
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Re: RDM to Make "A Knight''s Tale" into a television show!!

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While RDM is a competent writer and producer, I think humor was one of the strengths of the film, and I've never found Moore to be all that good at humor.
He is credited as the writer of five episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that I think are effective comedies ("The House of Quark," "Our Man Bashir," "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places," "Trials and Tribble-ations," and "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"), but it's certainly true that he's mostly written for dark dramas that didn't make much room for humor. This is especially true on shows where he worked as showrunner (Carnivale, Battlestar: Galactica).

Then again, until he wrote the pilot of Mad Men (which at first got him a gig writing for The Sopranos, and eventually got the series produced at AMC), Matt Weiner was a sitcom writer. Moore might have comedic range which he hasn't been able to exercise (outside of the DS9 episodes I mentioned), and this could be his chance. We'll see.

(I wish he was able to get something more interesting off the ground, though; the original movie hasn't impressed me when I've seen it on television, although I've never watched all of it).
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