Cover image for Braveheart
Title:
Braveheart
Author:
Gibson, Mel.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Paramount, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.

Based on the book by Randall Wallace.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
ISBN:
9780792164937

9780792164944
UPC:
097361558424
Format :
DVD

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William Wallace witnesses a brutal execution of his Scottish countrymen by the order of England's cruel King Edward the Longshanks. This defining moment marks the beginning of Wallace's dedication to the struggle for Scottish independence.


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Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron (Catherine McCormack), and the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace. However, when his love is killed by English soldiers the day after their secret marriage (held secretly so as to prevent the local English lord from exercising the repulsive right of prima noctae, the privilege of sleeping with the bride on the first night of the marriage), he springs into action and single-handedly slays an entire platoon of foot soldiers. The other villagers join him in destroying the English garrison, and thus begins the revolt against the English in what will eventually become full-fledged war. Wallace eventually leads his fellow Scots in a series of bloody battles that prove a serious threat to English domination and, along the way, has a hushed affair with the Princess of Wales (the breathtaking Sophie Marceau) before his imminent demise. For his efforts, Gibson won the honor of Best Director from the Academy; the movie also took home statuettes for Best Picture, Cinematography, Makeup, and Sound Effects. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi


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