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Re: Directing The Patriot

Posted by wendy on December 30, 2000 at 20:41:
-:In Reply to: Directing The Patriot posted by Andrea on Dec. 24, 2000 at 12:31:

you know what's weird i've only found reallly bad review i read on the internet. most of the people i talk to say they think it's great movie one of the best, but i know what you mean for some reason a lot of reviews i read are like it was okay but they shouldn't have the boys shooting and stuff. but i went onto this site ( and read all the good revies (the ones with the most stars) and colleted a lot of cool info and input on the actions in the movie. i'll post them later.

: Hi all,

: I have some questions I'd like to propose. Like we know, The Patriot has been savagely atacked by some critics on account of the treatment Emmerich gave to the story, choosing to tell a revenge tale rather then trying a more insightful approach on the war itself (their opinion, not mine). This has me thinking. Had Rodat's script been given to other director, such as Steven Spielberg or Michael Mann (Last of the Mohicans), would they have worked it differently? How? Would it have made the movie any "better", from the critics point of view? "What comparison can be made between The Patriot and Saving Private Ryan, another Rodat's script? Any opinions?

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