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Re: The Patriot

Post by Helen8 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:12 pm

Watched it with DH, and we both laughed. Also, I forgot how gory that fight scene in the forest was. Yup. Overkill. (Pun intended.)

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Re: The Patriot

Post by LadiSimone » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:29 pm

Hello :?:

Got a question for you .. I was surfin on Amazon a few days ago and noticed that not only do they have the Patriot (special edition .. which is the DVD I have) but also an extended cut edition .. so, the question remains should I get back on Amazon and order the extended cut or be happy with special edition ( which I own) .. is there a big difference between the two or not?

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:03 am

I think there were some deleted scenes on one of the versions, but I don't remember which it was. I think I saw the deleted scenes on YouTube, they may still be there, if you just want to see them, and not buy another version....?

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:06 am

Jason talks about The Patriot for the 20th anniversary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy9rxMMnncs

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Helen8 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:08 pm

Thanks, thunder. This was such a meaty interview. More than I've heard about the movie before.

The Patriot is where most of our members first got on the Jason bandwagon. Happy 20th anniversary! My anniversary will come in two years since I saw the sneak peak trailer of The Sorcerer's Stone and Lucius gave the "Let us hope . . .' line. That's when I caught up to the bandwagon. I hadn't seen The Patriot in 2000 but on DVD in 2002. I'll probably forget to wish myself happy anniversary in 2022. :roll:

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Re: The Patriot

Post by servalan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:13 am

Thanks for that interview. I liked all the detail about the filming and the design of the final fight sequence.

I also agree with Jason - don't get your history from the movies! I am rather appalled that a school teacher would use a historically inaccurate film as a teaching tool!

There is a portrait of the real Tarleton in the National Gallery in London.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/pain ... l-tarleton

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:44 am

I agree with him about he issue about showing movies while teaching history. It's just that sometimes you would like to give students a treat. So you do all of this teaching about the subject, and then you show them the movie, asking them to find the errors. After the movie you go through everything that was done right/wrong in it... and then there comes the test, and all they remember is the movie... :roll:

I've never shown The Patriot, though. :mrgreen:

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