The Pestle


Ep 217: “Braveheart”

December 06, 2022

We gallop across Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, recreating moonlight;
  • Story & Writing, romance, symbolism;
  • Directing & Performances, visual storytelling, ending a scene on a good note;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. – George Washington

Notes & References:
James Horner passed away in 2015 (HollywoodReporter) – Thanks to Seth for bringing this to our attention
Battle of Stirling Bridge (wiki)
Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence”
Fascinating read of George Washington’s unique position of power in American history, from the article “The civil and military control he received were similar to a military dictator. He could have simply grabbed power and served over the United States as an absolute ruler or an “American King.”

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