To: John H K
I agree. I just sw it for the first time over the weekend, and was amazed not only by its historical inaccuracy, but also its disconnection from reality in terms of how the weapons of the day were portrayed and employed.
Utterly and completely ridiculous. That movie is total, 100% Hollywood crapola. That its producers even hinted that it was in any way historically honest, accurate, or relevant is laughable.
posted on 02/04/2003 9:20:27 AM PST
The "Patriot" is a composite of "The Swamp Fox" Francis Marion and Thomas Middleton.
What is real about the movie is the South Carolina lowcountry swamps that Marion and Middleton waged their guerilla war out of. The movie was shot there. And Marion in particular is still revered there
It's also where I grew up.
Historical accuracy aside, I loved the movie. Brought back a lot of memories of my childhood in the SC lowcountry.
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