Re: More on "The Patriot"

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Posted by Champ on March 02, 2000 at 15:25:50:

In Reply to: Re: More on posted by Joe Hinson on March 02, 2000 at 12:16:35:

: : The backdrop of "The Last of the Mohicans," the French & Indian War, sowed the seeds for the American Revolution less than 20 years later. That, coupled with the involvement of some MohicanLand residents, makes the forthcoming film, "The Patriot," great fodder for this Site! Starring Mel Gibson, the film is very LOOSELY based on a partisan guerilla leader, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox (for which the town I reside in was named after ... Marion, NC) ...

: : Anyway, courtesy of Smoke & Fire, and our resident Vermonter, Donna, comes this little article about the filming.

: Hello Rich, I'm glad you said LOOSELY... Marion was never anything like what Mel is in this film..I'm not sure how that rumour got started but .. this is definately not the story of the SwampFox, no way, no how..
: Joe Hinson
: Cleaning his rifle and some squirrels..

O'Siyo Joe ~
the "rumor" was actually started by the Hollywood "pr" folks when this movie was first announced to be going into production. ;-)
I recall hearing it both on tv & reading it in the press.


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