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VMHC Movie Mythbusting | The Patriot - Shared screen with speaker view
Maggie
14:24
Hello Everyone! Thanks so much for joining, and feel free to introduce yourself in this chat box!
Justin Halterman
16:11
Hello, Everyone. My name is Justin, and I am Zooming from Botetourt County, VA.
Patricia Maclay, MD
16:15
Hi Here from Gaithersburg, MD and looking forward to the discussion!
Patricia Maclay, MD
16:43
Repeat!
Justin Halterman
16:56
Repeat.
Rachel Murphy-Weast
17:24
hello everyone!
Maggie
18:16
While we wait to get started, did anyone have a favorite or least favorite part of the movie? We’ll chat and answer questions at the end!
Wendy Collins
18:50
Mike & Wendy Collins from Chesterfield, VA; this was a repeat viewing for us.
Joan Schlegelmilch
18:54
My least favorite was all the bloody violence…..
Heather and Jason Grande
18:55
We are REPEAT, but only an hour in so far.
Rachel
19:08
least fav part: the length of this movie
Donna Dabb
19:46
Hello All!
Donna Dabb
24:08
From Donna: We forget there are two sides.
Maggie
45:43
discussion is up next! feel free to send along any questions or comments in the chat!
Richard Werther
46:50
Was Gibson's character meant to be Francis Marion, or was he a composite?
Wendy Collins
48:32
Early in the movie during the scene of the convention in Charleston, women were shown in attendance. Would that actually have happened?
Richard Werther
49:17
What major themes does it get right?
Donna Dabb
49:29
Least favorite was the burning of the church. Favorite part was the movie was about the Revolution!
Joan Schlegelmilch
49:31
Mel Gibson’s character was a bit too much of a superhero!
Karen Sherry
50:38
How accurate was the portrayal of British attitudes toward militia, as undisciplined, unskilled, prone to retreat?
Alice Waagen
50:47
Gibson was portrait as getting his military experience from the French and Indian War but would they have recruited as far south as S. Carolina?
Donna Dabb
52:16
From Donna: How important were the battles that far south to the Revolution? That area is not as well known in the history books
Robert Irwin
52:48
Regarding the African-Americans who went to the British lines for freedom - what happened to most of them after the Revolution? Were they given passage to England? Did they relocate to Canada? Or were they given back to slavery?
Rachel
57:07
The tomahawk massacre scene is iconic. Was that actually a popular weapon, or just an early-2000s creative choice?
Maggie
01:05:09
if you have any additional questions, or movies you’d like to see us covering the future, feel free to email me at mcreech@virginiahistory.org !
Rachel
01:07:00
Thanks Sam!
Genne Johnston
01:07:47
Thank you! Cleared up several questions I had. Genne
Wendy Collins
01:07:51
Thanks so much...we enjoyed the discussion!
Maggie
01:08:26
thank you for coming everyone!
Allison Graham
01:08:38
Thank you Sam!!! You’re the best!!
Joan Schlegelmilch
01:08:47
This was great - please continue this type of session.
Alice Waagen
01:09:00
thank you this was great!
Richard Werther
01:09:14
Thank you - nice job!
Rebekah Stewart
01:09:14
thanks Sam!!
Robert Irwin
01:09:17
Thank yo Maggie & Sam!!
Justin Halterman
01:09:17
Thank you guys a lot. This was fun and informative.
Jessica Kamvar
01:09:22
Love that you do this!! Keep up the great work :)
Heather and Jason Grande
01:09:22
thanks
Constance Keen
01:09:36
Great! Thx!
Theresa Lyons
01:09:44
Thanks so much.