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Two recent films -- A Knight's Tale and Moulin Rouge -- feature modern music 
used in a period setting. I'm searching for comments regarding this creative 
license:
 
*Does using modern touches make the story more accessible/enjoyable to a 
younger crowd? (for example, in A Knight's Tale, the jousting seems more like 
a modern sporting event with the crowd singing "We Will Rock You" by Queen)
*However, does the entertainment value overshadow historical value in the 
film? Are certain people, such as students, likely to believe the elements 
which are put in purely for entertainment?
*Many classic tales have been updated with both setting and music -- such as 
many Shakespeare works including Romeo & Juliet, etc. -- but mixing the 
modern (music) with the old (setting, customs etc.) seems to be a new twist. 
Is it?
*Is this a trend/will it continue?
 
Thanks for your help. Send responses to me via e-mail or you can reach me by 
phone at (203) 574-3636 ext. 451.
 
Kellie Lambert McGuire
Waterbury (CT) Republican-American
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