Re: The Patriot

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Posted by Brent on February 23, 2000 at 17:25:53:

In Reply to: The Patriot posted by Joe Hinson on February 22, 2000 at 13:46:08:

Those of you that have seen the trailer,
Did anyone notice that the antagonist character named "Tavington", who is a Loyalist cammander, wears a RED uniform. From what I've read and heard about the film, the character "Tavington" is supposed to represent the historical figure Banastre Tarlton. Tarlton wore a GREEN uniform, not RED, as did almost all Loyalist regiments in the British Army. I've also heard about other inaccuracies in the film. I guess this is just another case of ignorant "Hollywood" film-makers that don't give a rip about history. But why make a "period" film about a historical event if you don't care about history!??? I guess I'll never understand.

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