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Watch some great movies on Independence Day: "Johnny Tremain" and "The Swamp Fox"
one man's opinion...

Posted on 07/04/2014 4:19:00 AM PDT by ken5050

Those of us of a certain age can actually remember when Disney made great, great films, without an agenda. "Davy Crockett," "Daniel Boone" "The Great Locomotive Chase," introduced me, as a youngster, to American history. And there were no better depictions of the birth of our nation, our struggle for independence from Britain, than "Johnny Tremain" and "The Swamp Fox." Below you'll find links to clips and complete episodes. So enjoy.....


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: hollywood; moviereview
Many of our fellow Freepers on the east coast are having a lousy weekend due to the hurricane. If you're indoors..here's something to do..

"Johnny Tremain" tells the story of the Boston Tea Party. Here are two clips:

Sons of Liberty March (3 minutes)

Free men and their guns (4 minutes) Listen to this, especially the last minute, and ask yourself would the Mouse make a movie like this today?

The Swamp Fox tells the story of Francis Marion, later retold in "The Patriot" This series ran for multiple episodes on "Wide World of Disney."

If your were a youngster back then, boy, you sure got an understanding and appreciation of America...our history, the struggle for Independence. Kids today don't get that. And notice the passion that comes through in Walt Disney's voice. It's a shame, Walt, what;s happened to your vision, and your company.

The birth of the Swamp Fox ( 1 hour)

Swamp Fox Part 2 ( 10 min)

Swamp Fox part 3 ( 10 min)

Swamp Fox part 4 (15 min)

Swamp Fox part 5 ( 10 min)

I loved the songs.."The Sons Of Liberty" march and "Swamp Fox, Tail on his hat"

Personal note: If you don't have Google Glass..get it...best $35 I ever spent...you can watch all of these on your big screen..

So..to all on the east coast..stay safe, and dry//and, oh yeah...

Happy Birthday, Amereica!!!

1 posted on 07/04/2014 4:19:00 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

Is Johnny Tremain as good as the book? I hate when movies are really off if it’s a book I especially love.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 4:20:43 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ken5050

But I got to mow the lawn!


3 posted on 07/04/2014 4:28:37 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: goodwithagun

My kids loved Johnny Tremain


4 posted on 07/04/2014 4:29:30 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: goodwithagun

I enjoyed these when they aired on TV 50 years ago.

I don’t own either on DVD or tape. Instead, I am going to watch Benjamin Martin and his sons “aim small, miss small.”

I am planning to shoot my flintlock later today. Beat the heat the crowd.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 4:31:35 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: ken5050

Also showing over the holiday is Courage New Hampshire. Its a limited showing but its very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnkHHSTpMY0&feature=youtu.be

Courage New Hampshire takes place in the years immediately preceding the revolution (1774) as the British oppression increased and the Colonists began to rebel. Its a creation of conservative actor/director/producer James Riley. Andrew Breitbart has a small role as a colonial sheriff.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 4:46:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ken5050

http://www.americathemovie.com


7 posted on 07/04/2014 5:15:50 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ken5050
I'd like to add another movie good for the teenage crowd to tell of the American Revolution. Based upon the short novel by Howard Fast, the 1988 movie "April Morning" had a great cast portraing the Lexington & Concord battles of April 19, 1775. Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich and Chad Lowe do good work in showing the strains of a people dividing and a nation building. While the video quality reflects the technology of the time, this Youtube clip of the Lexington battle is excellent in showing the Colonial Militia against the trained and equipped British Army.
8 posted on 07/04/2014 5:22:05 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: ken5050

I have looked for the Swamp Fox episodes before, I remember watching it as a kid. THANKS for the links!


9 posted on 07/04/2014 5:36:28 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Article 5 convention.)
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To: ken5050
"Johnney Tremain" - Amazon has the full movie available immediately via streaming for around $4.00.

Cheers and Happy 4th Of July!

10 posted on 07/04/2014 5:38:58 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ken5050

To Young The Hero is what we watched last night, instant on Netflix, based on a true WW2 story. 12 year old enlist, and the after math of it.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: ken5050
One of my favorite Independence Day films is Mel Gibson's Patriot. While the Gibson character is something of a composite of a number of persons, I think the movie does an excellent job at illustrating the reluctance of some colonists to rush into the cause at first, the contributions of those who learned their martial skills during the French and Indian War, and the sacrifices made by so many.

My dvd also has a, "Making Of," special feature. They interview one of the wardrobe designers who spent an inordinate amount of time researching the uniforms and dress of the day in order to get it just right. She talks about going to the Smithsonian to examine a Continental Army uniform and how when she pulled it out of the drawer to look at it carefully, she noticed sweat stains still on the collar and she says something to the effect of how stunned she was when she realized, "This is the sweat that won my freedom."

12 posted on 07/04/2014 6:02:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MomwithHope

My pleasure...have a great 4th


13 posted on 07/04/2014 6:02:17 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: goodwithagun

I never read the book..


14 posted on 07/04/2014 6:05:15 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SES1066
I don't know the movie...will check it out. Howard Fast was a Communist...

IMHO, one of the best novelists about the early history of the USA is Kenneth Roberts.. I read, and reread his novels as a youngster. They are superb.."Northwest Passage," "A Rabble in Arms."..several more...if you haven't read him..start with Northwest Passage....and then you can watch the movie..one of t he best..great cast..

15 posted on 07/04/2014 6:10:58 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: onedoug

ping


16 posted on 07/04/2014 6:26:51 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: ken5050

bookmark


17 posted on 07/04/2014 6:40:46 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: ken5050

I already watched about 20 minutes of The Birth of the Swamp Fox. What a blast from the past. I see they went on youtube in 2011. The last time I thought about it and looked was after I first saw the Patriot with Mel Gibson. Couldn’t find it then and just kind of forgot about it. So thanks again.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 7:19:20 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Article 5 convention.)
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To: ken5050

It is a shame that the Disney Channel is showing Jessie, Octonauts, dog with a blog, girl meets word, and other everyday pablum today instead of these patriotic classics


19 posted on 07/04/2014 7:35:43 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ken5050

It’s “Dead, White, and Blue Weekend” on AMC-—all four seasons of “The Walking Dead!”

Happy Fourth, all.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yes!


21 posted on 07/04/2014 12:25:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Was just watching the ep where they’re at the CDC. The doctor who locked them in said the doors were meant to withstand a nuclear device. Daryl yelled, “Your head ain’t!” and went for him with an axe, LOL.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 12:27:52 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’ve got Seasons 1-3 on DVD but I love leaving the Dead marathons on in the background as we celebrate the 4th.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 12:44:53 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Same here. We have the Blu-Rays, but I still get excited about the marathons.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 4:30:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: windcliff

We had a great time last night. Wonderful fireworks, volley and answer, all across the lake.

I’m going to get an iPhone today. My other has totally crapped out. ‘Call you around noon or 1. Over and out.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: ken5050

Hey was just getting around to watching the stuff you recommended. Great stuff! Thanks for the links. I’ve since looked up all the swamp fox episodes on youtube and just finished the 4th. :-D


26 posted on 07/05/2014 12:36:12 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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