On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Tom Knapp wrote:
> 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
> > on...
> 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.
> ... Tom ... [log in to unmask] ... Lancaster, PA ...
> ... I am the laughter in the woods. ...
"Wasn't absolutely accurate..."? I prefer the adverb "remotely."