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The Patriot

Post by Anniemouse » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am

Just finished watching this so here are my immediate thoughts on it.

So very saddened to see the youthful Heath Ledger and the much missed Rene Auberjonois (Odo in Deep Space Nine). Great performances by both actors and bother missed.

Jason plays the "beastly" Col Tavington all menace and self righteous manner. Murder and mayhem seems acceptable in achieving his aims (whatever they may be)

Ohhh the shaving scene and Jason lit up the screen every time he appears. The fight scenes were amazing. Got a shock with the headless soldier and the burning of the church scenes.

I can see how this was a break out role for Jason. Interesting that he seems to have little interest in the Hollywood machine and stayed true to his indie roots.

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:59 am

I think this probably was the first Jason-movie I watched. It didn't make an impression on me, but I liked it when I rewatched it after I "discovered" Jason some years later. It's not a very good movie from a history teacher POW, but it works for entertainment.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Anniemouse » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:12 am

Yes I can only imagine the liberties taken with the historical elements.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:15 am

Yes, and I was a history student at the time too... I also happened to watch it with a group of student friends, and one of them turned out to be one of Norway's most successful movie producers a few years later. I don't remember him being too impressed either, so it wasn't just me... :oops:

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Marie » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:30 pm

The atrocities committed during the Revolutionary War were generally by the Loyalists not the British. Proving of course that we “Americans” are always our worse enemies.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Helen8 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:20 pm

. . . then as now . . . the looters and the burners and the shooters.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Anniemouse » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:30 am

Just watched the DVD extra's and noticed on the two documentaries Jason gets a special thank you credit at the end of both. Any idea why that was?.

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Helen8 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:01 pm

. . . special thank you credit at the end of both. Any idea why that was?


Ladies? Is this when he started recording (somehow?—before Iphones) behind-the-scenes stuff that was later used in DVD extras? :scratch

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Anniemouse » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:02 am

Oh wow this sounds really interesting. Jason seems to like tech and was ahead of the curve. Imagine the treasure troves he has of his career. :woot

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Re: The Patriot

Post by thunder » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:51 am

Yes Helen, I think the credit was for behind the scenes footage. :D

They used his filming to make a behind the scenes doumentary on Peter Pan as well, and on Case Histories. :D :hands

Does anyone remember anymore movies that used Jason's own footage? :scratch

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Helen8 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:22 pm

I've got a small inkling that maybe one of the Harry Potter movies had some of his behind-the-scenes footage. A big maybe.

Not remembering things like I used to. :hit

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Re: The Patriot

Post by Anniemouse » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm

So it was mostly footage from Jason that made the speacial featuire for the Patriot. That is just so cool. Aslo really informative. Recently saw an interview where he was chatting about seeing Heath ledger just as he was preparing for his role of The Joker. I remember the shock when Heath passed it must have been even more so for Jason.

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