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Re: In Public Affairs..

July 20, 2018 06:21AM
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sstrams
..and by the way, I don't do Public Affairs related stuff, but am owned by Public Affairs, we have a saying, " Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story"..

Another Mel Gibson movie that flirted, well raped, reality, was The Patriot...

Yeah Braveheart and The Patriot are similar, both in ignoring history and in setting up the hero figure as both a vengeful suffering martyr and just impossibly not human.

BUT as I said that's taste. Some people care about that, some don't, and they focus on other things.

Anyway on The Patriot---the real Battle of Cowpens was one of the great tactical chess moves of the Revolutionary War. In fact one historian calls it "the tactical masterpiece of the war."

For those who don't know about the Battle of Cowpens, this is good and informative: [www.britannica.com]




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  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

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  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

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  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

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  Re: Just curious, about WWII and your interest...

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  Re: Midway itself, is almost a hobby for me.

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  Re: Little known War movie that I love...

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  Re: A good question, I think, regarding great films, directors...

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  Re: Stirling is one..

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  In Public Affairs..

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  well as it happens

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  Re: Each to their own....

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  "Midway" starts filming in September, according to IMDB. nm

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