Posted by Champ on June 08, 1999 at 23:50:02:
In Reply to: Re: posted by MMMMarcia on June 08, 1999 at 11:10:11:
: Tom wrote:
: : I agree with Marcia- Dinnerbell Mel can handle an American accent. And I believe he does so easier than Daniel Day-Lewis since afterall Dinnerbell Mel is an American!
>Actually that part was more tongue-in-cheek on my part...;-)
but I am concerned when films take a historical figure, that is interesting in their own right, and *fudge* history [sorry MMMMarcia]...
case in point, though I love "Braveheart" [its one of my favorites], the Scottish army that supported William Wallace was heavier on armor like their British adversaries than on the feileadhmor [Wallace himself wore chainmail, etc]...same goes with the Pictish blue face paint, which went out of vogue a couple hundred years before Wallace's time...
Thats why, I think its great he [Gibson] is doing the "Swamp Fox", BUT I'm fearful about how much he'll *fudge* history on it, when he doesnt have to with this real-life character of the Rev' War :-(
Though romanticized somewhat in film, after reading W.H. Murray's researched account of the real-life "Rob Roy MacGregor" [1982 - Barnes & Noble books], the film starring Liam Neeson is more factual [albeit lengthen it over a 20 some-odd yr period] than "Braveheart". Of course, it still doesnt take away from the fact that its one of my favorites. :-)
Anybody seen "Chasing the Deer" [Jacobite rebellion of 1745] or "The Bruce" [Bannockburn]?
I'm curious about thoughts on these, entertainment-wise & historically-speaking...
: And what does Dinnerbell Mel mean? Never heard that one.
>Yeah Tom, let us in on this one ;-)
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