Posted by Petra on October 28, 1997 at 23:34:53:
In Reply to: Re: Thanks posted by Marcia on October 28, 1997 at 07:32:19:
: Tom wrote:
: "Braveheart" has the epic size, a Sottish version of "Spartacus," but it suffered from crassness, unneeded nudity and foul language, a cartoonish villian, and a ridiculous subplot of a romance between Wallace and the Princess of Wales. I liked "Braveheart" alot....
: Yikes, Tom! What do you say about a film you hate?? ;o) Seriously, I know what you mean. It is possible to be aware of all the failings of a film and still like it. I love Braveheart because of its portrayal of the indomitable human spirit. I don't even mind the made-up romance between Wallace and the Princess. It's one of my favorite films...but it will never take over my heart the way The Last of the Mohicans does.
: Mohicans represents a period of "Possibilities" in this country's history...with the raw materials for the Nation-to-be still lying perfect before us, waiting to be molded into something greater than had ever been created before. While I'm certainly proud to be an American, I also wish we had been better at caring for the land we usurped...of course, that's a whole 'nuther topic... But I always feel watching LOM as though I've stepped back for awhile and had a brief glimpse of how incredibly beautiful it might have been in 1757...and it is always "far more stirring to my blood" than anything presented in any other film, thus far.
Hello again, everyone - I haven't posted in a while, but have enjoyed reading all your posts. Marcia, what you wrote about all the possibilities of later developments still being open at that time is just what I thought when I last watched the movie. But I guess I don't believe in the part "something greater than had ever been created before". Instead, I thought that at that time, the Native tribes still had the chance to defend their land, had they only not allied themselves with either European side, then maybe the extension of colonialism could still have been stopped and the U.S. in its ultimate form could have been prevented.
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