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To: Calvin Coolidge
I especially liked some of the ridiculously long range shots with pistols...those were a hoot.

"The Patriot" was as historically inaccurate as any supposed historical picture of the last 10 years, but because it was "politically correct" from the FR point of view, it usually gets a free pass around here.
16 posted on 02/04/2003 8:52:25 AM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
No movie is free from poetic license. IT'S A MOVIE. Sheesh... I'm going to see Gods and Generals, but I know not everything is going to be accurate. You think ANY movie is really accurate on any point?

Some people are never satisfied.
17 posted on 02/04/2003 8:55:42 AM PST by cyborg
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To: John H K
Again you are wrong...The baseline in history is accurate, though the characters are fictitious. The final battle accuratley depicts the Battle of Cowpens, before the long chase behind Cornwallis to Yorktown. Study your U.S. History...Morgans Militia were depicted as the frontline militia in Cowpens, and the battle tactics were true to form. Re-enactors from the Virginia 7th regiment of the continental line were there as extras.
36 posted on 02/04/2003 9:35:21 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer
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To: John H K
The Patriot" was as historically inaccurate as any supposed historical picture of the last 10 years, but because it was "politically correct" from the FR point of view, it usually gets a free pass around here.

Au contraire John H K. Revisit the various FR threads posted around the movie's initial release (July 2001). There were hundreds of replys that argued against the movie's historial accuracy.


43 posted on 02/04/2003 9:54:33 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: John H K
Why is it that even if they might be a little bit right; people have to pour cold water on a movie? A lot of us love that movie! If you didn't; well that's fine. But you don't have to trash it for others, thank you!

Another point: I've noticed some inaccurate details in a lot of good movies. After all, we don't live in those times. We can't relive them, can't we? Even "Braveheart", as good as it was, was not entirely accurate in some places. For one thing, the princess in it was a six-year-old child when William Wallace fought the British king. He couldn't have had an affair with her.

Another thing: There was no "Marron" character, as in the movie. W. Wallace had a girlfriend that was killed, but no wife who got killed by the enemy forces. I loved that movie, but I knew that there were a few inaccuracies!
61 posted on 02/09/2003 2:45:56 PM PST by dsutah
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