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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 4 weeks ago #3971418

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As good as the movie is, it is nowhere near historically accurate.

1.) There is no evidence that William Wallace ever met Robert the Bruce.

2.) At the time of William Wallace, there was NO Princess of Wales. Nor did Wallace ever meet the Princess from France. In the movie, she supposedly had his child. In fact she was only 2 years old when Wallace was executed.

Never the less, the movie Braveheart is quite good.

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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 4 weeks ago #3971421

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'History' itself is inaccurate...it depends who's telling the story.
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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 4 weeks ago #3971432

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History, or rather people's perception of history, is full of distortion, embellishments and myths that have been handed down .
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'Take the log out of your own eye then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.'
Matthew 7: 5
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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971433

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that's bevcause it's a film and not a documentary.

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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971496

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It's escapist entertainment, not a historical documentary, and thousands of films are no different in that regard.
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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971706

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Elias Mooseblaster wrote: It's escapist entertainment, not a historical documentary, and thousands of films are no different in that regard.


Yeah you are correct, but still I expect that when the director is producing an historical film he/she should stay with the BASIC facts. Kinda like if a movie director was producing a film about PM Churchill it would be a shame if the movie showed him having a face to face meeting with Hitler.

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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971714

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Roadie wrote:

Elias Mooseblaster wrote: It's escapist entertainment, not a historical documentary, and thousands of films are no different in that regard.


Yeah you are correct, but still I expect that when the director is producing an historical film he/she should stay with the BASIC facts. .


You mean like Churchill’s ride on the London underground where he talks to ordinary people and draws strength from their resolve to beat the Germans? as depicted In the film ‘ Our Darkest Hour’
Pure fantasy.
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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971815

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Pats wrote:

Roadie wrote:

Elias Mooseblaster wrote: It's escapist entertainment, not a historical documentary, and thousands of films are no different in that regard.


Yeah you are correct, but still I expect that when the director is producing an historical film he/she should stay with the BASIC facts. .


You mean like Churchill’s ride on the London underground where he talks to ordinary people and draws strength from their resolve to beat the Germans? as depicted In the film ‘ Our Darkest Hour’

True enough about how the movie, Darkest Hour, and how the director had Churchill riding on the underground. BUT, that was a very minor departing from reality. It is, in my opinion, a totally different matter when the director has the main historical character interacting with another historical character. In that case the director had William Wallace interacting with not only Robert the Bruce, but also with the Princess from France. ( neither of whom he ever met) My main objection is that the movie left the audience with the idea that Robert the Bruce betrayed Wallace. And that we are left to believe Wallace fathered a child by the Princess of Wales.

I really don't mind a few minor departures from reality in HISTORICAL based films. I do mind when the audience is misled about MAJOR issues. I think you would have to agree that if I made a movie about PM Churchill and I had him meeting face to face with Hitler, you would object.

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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971868

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I'm not sure I would object to that if it is a film, not a documentary

Like in historical fiction books, I expect some poetic licence.

It isn't misleading, it is entertainment.

A film is not a documentary, a novel is not a textbook.

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MOVIE BRAVEHEART HISTORICALLY INNACURATE 4 months 3 weeks ago #3971877

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Vegemite Kid wrote: I'm not sure I would object to that if it is a film, not a documentary

Like in historical fiction books, I expect some poetic licence.

It isn't misleading, it is entertainment.

A film is not a documentary, a novel is not a textbook.


Well, differences of opinion adds spice to life. : )

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