On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Raghnall Toma/s O/g O/ Cearbhaill wrote:
> Was anyone else as offended by the blatant historical flaws in "Braveheart?"
> As for the bagpipes, outlawed pipes before 1745? Uillean pipes in that
> period, in that place, and being used as instruments of war? The list goes
I absolutely loved "Braveheart." Sure, it wasn't absolutely historically
accurate, but what the heck is?? It sure came a lot closer to the right
"feel" than any Arthurian movie I've ever seen! And what about "Rob Roy"?
Sure, it was an awesome movie, but the real Rob MacGregor was not a PC
peace-lovin' only-fight-if-I-have-to kinda guy! He fought the English
whenever he could, and LIKED it. He was a cattle thief and protection
racketeer, and LOVED it! And the villain? HA! Rob Roy & Cunningham met
one night in a pub, dueled, Rob lost, and they spent the rest of the
night buying each other drinks! That was IT! No rapes, home-burnings or
Hmmm. Did I ramble on for a while there or what?? Um, to answer your
question, no, I wasn't offended by "Braveheart," I rather liked it a lot.
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