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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:50 am

it must be true tony its in colour :lol: :lol:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:05 am

Tonyblack wrote:There are numerous glaring historical mistakes with the film. Yes, people will argue that it's just a film and not to be taken seriously, but if you are making a film about real people and their part in history, then one would think that they'd at least base it on a real history.

You only have to Google "factual errors in Braveheart" and you'll get loads and loads of hits. This one is from Scottish History.com for example.

The trouble is, a lot of people think that the events in Braveheart are factual - and they are not. :P

They are not??? :shock: okay, now I have to google factual errors in braveheart and see :ugeek:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:08 pm

This is one of my favourites. :D

When asked by a local why the Battle of Stirling Bridge was filmed on an open plain, Gibson answered that "the bridge got in the way". "Aye," the local answered. "That's what the English found."
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Del » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 pm

IT'S A MOVIE !!!! :roll:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:27 pm

Del wrote:IT'S A MOVIE !!!! :roll:

Don't roll your eyes at me, missy! :P

As I said in my post: "Yes, people will argue that it's just a film and not to be taken seriously, but if you are making a film about real people and their part in history, then one would think that they'd at least base it on a real history."

If I read a book of historic fiction (and I do, a lot) then I expect the historical bits to be as accurateas possible. I don't dismiss glaring inaccuracies as: 'it's just a book'.

It's something that bothers me and I'm not going to just dismiss it. :snooty:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm with you Tony, films that play fast and loose with history annoy me as well.
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Tonyblack wrote:This is one of my favourites. :D

When asked by a local why the Battle of Stirling Bridge was filmed on an open plain, Gibson answered that "the bridge got in the way". "Aye," the local answered. "That's what the English found."


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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Del » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:14 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:I'm with you Tony, films that play fast and loose with history annoy me as well.


Yeah I know.... me too.... and why I refused to see Titanic until it was THRUST upon me :evil:

See what I cant figure out is....... all those subs they have now down exploring the wreck of the Titanic... and NO SIGN of that whopping great diamond she dropped over the edge!!!!
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Batty » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:42 pm

It isn't just Brave Heart though, is it?
When you think that most kids can't be bothered to read a history book, and will take their knowledge from films, and accept them as factual, then it's scary.

Even Pochahontos was inaccurate. Then there was the time that an American film company wanted to depict the Battle of Hastings, and asked if they could have Harold win, as he 'was the good guy'?! :doh:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Dotsie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:14 pm

I have a few issues with U-571 myself, but Braveheart and some other rubbish Gibson did that I can't be bothered to remember the name of right now are right up there on my list too.

It's not just a movie, it's now historical record as well.
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby chris.ph » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:39 pm

MAD MAX :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:04 pm

Probably The Patriot. ;)
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Conforumist » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:39 pm

For me, if a film does not say "true story" or "based on actually events", it's fiction to me.

"Seabiscuit" & "Secretariat" were 2 excellent examples of films which stayed true to the true stories. It was so refreshing to see that Hollywood did not throw a bunch of unnecessary crap into them.
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:27 am

But Braveheart DID say that it was based on the true story of Wallace, didn't it? :naughty:
anyway it doesn't bother me too much because I never liked the movie
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Re: You learn something new each day.

Postby Penfold » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:51 am

I wonder if they will make a movie of "Dodger"? :whistle: ;)
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