Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Musical Interludes: Mel Gibson Really Hates The English

"Historical accuracy? Oh, really, who would expect that out of one of my movies? Seriously, no one will complain, aside from a few stuffy academics in an ivory tower." ~ Roland Emmerich, 1999

"Damned English!" Mel Gibson, 1999

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and we thought we'd do a music blog for the occasion. We're choosing a selection of film music, one of those examples in the cinema where the score is far and away the best part of the movie. This is John Williams, the master, with a cue from Roland Emmerich's film The Patriot. The music is stirring... the movie, on the other hand, wrecks havoc with the historical timeline and events of the American Revolution. And paints the British as if they're psychotics and monsters. One would think Mel Gibson had issues with them.

And of course the film gives us a brood of children, not one of whom seems to age a bit over the years of the Revolution. Seriously, are we all to believe these kids have had their growth stunted by smoking tobacco?

Happy Fourth of July!


  1. Have Scarlet and James gotten tame? No wild public makeout sessions?

  2. Crazy Mel was a more inviting target today!

  3. For the record, we spent the evening shocking the Daughters of the Revolution at their annual Fourth of July bash. They've never seen that done on top of a grand piano.