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American Revolution 1763-1789 The birth of a new nation - to commence at the Proclaimation of 1763 to the end of the Articles of Confederation.

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While these types of movies might be (in this case certainly is!) inaccurate, I hope they serve to draw some people into further study of what is an amazingly interesting, important and complex period in history.

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While these types of movies might be (in this case certainly is!) inaccurate, I hope they serve to draw some people into further study of what is an amazingly interesting, important and complex period in history.

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That is really all we can hope for from Hollywood. They do not seem to bent on entertainment beyond the high school sophomore level.
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I liked the Patriot as an action movie.
All I was able to see was just how accurate Sweet Liberty was as a "docudrama" of Hollywood movie making.
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The Patriot was terrible when it came out and is still terrible.

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Amen to this post. Only redeemable scene is Camden thanks to its horrible decapitation CGI that looks like something out of a SyFy original movie. So bad it's good. I did like their rendition of the British Grenadiers though.
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Your missing Braveheart that's what. It came out in 1995, the Patriot was out in 2000
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Lucius Malfoy was great in "The Patriot".
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... changed how they mark time on this board, since you were by last. I missed you, couldn't visit you at your other place, where my PC locks up every time I try to look in. Hmmm, do you think they're trying to tell me something over there?
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You know, an Aussie producing an American movie about that touches upon the British occupation of the Colonies, and people are surprised the Brits are shown in a bad light?

Speaking as a Native American, I can't say the Brits were done any injustice...
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You know, an Aussie producing an American movie about that touches upon the British occupation of the Colonies, and people are surprised the Brits are shown in a bad light?

Speaking as a Native American, I can't say the Brits were done any injustice...
I'm reading Crucible of War by Fred Anderson now and liking it. The public libraries in town didn't have a copy but I did manage to get an inter library loan from out of town. I'd prefer a good book to a movie any day and the folks on ACG do a good job of promoting a good read.

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You do realize that the facts are less important than not insulting the emotional intelligence of the audience?
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You do realize that the facts are less important than not insulting the emotional intelligence of the audience?
Yup. To hell with a Scottish noble leading his men with gentry, let's have him put into a Jesus pose and shout "FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM".
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The problem with this image is Wallace was from a minor Knight family, and was definitely not noble. He was a six and a half foot tall homicidal maniac that had a taste for Englishmen.

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The problem with this image is Wallace was from a minor Knight family, and was definitely not noble. He was a six and a half foot tall homicidal maniac that had a taste for Englishmen.

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Agreed on that, he was definitely no higher-up nobility. However the film was pretty bad in showing him as a commoner wearing ragged garbs like some sort of Highland tribesman. He wasn't royalty but he definitely wasn't a savage.
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