History vs Cinema

BAYLOR

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After a quick google it seems it had paint thrown on it and had its face gouged. So no not decapitated.
I think it would be safe to say that there is disapproval of the statue.
 

paranoid marvin

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If watching a historical movie gets the viewer to pick up a history book or historical novel - or even Wikipedia - to learn more about it then that is all good. Movies first and foremost are there to make money. I have spoken to people before who very much dislike Braveheart for the fact that it is historical nonsense, but that is kind of missing the point. It's a captivating, action-packed movie which has great baddies and charismatic good guys. And the battle scenes are uncompromisingly brutal, and few films to that point had shown a battle how it actually probably was.

It was only after watching the movie that I took more interest in Edward I and have visited many of his Welsh castles as well as Stirling Castle and the magnificent Wallace monument. I know now that the film is jam-packed with inaccuracies, but I don't find it less enjoyable to watch.
 
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