Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Braveheart (1995)

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #23 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

Braveheart (1995)



This is one of my favourite scenes from the movie, Braveheart.  



And this is my second favourite . . . LOL.

Who doesn't love an epic love story?  Action?  Adventure?  A hero trying to defeat evil?  This movie has something for everyone.  It is an exciting story.  William Wallace's wife is killed by the British and Wallace turns his anger toward starting a revolt against the tyrant King Edward I and trying to free Scotland from his iron fist.  The cinematography, costumes and location are all amazing.  



Academy Awards, USA 1996

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Mel Gibson
Alan Ladd Jr.
Bruce Davey 
Best Director
Mel Gibson 
Best Cinematography
John Toll 
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Lon Bender
Per Hallberg 
Best Makeup
Peter Frampton
Paul Pattison
Lois Burwell 
Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Randall Wallace 
Best Costume Design
Charles Knode 
Best Sound
Andy Nelson
Scott Millan
Anna Behlmer
Brian Simmons 
Best Film Editing
Steven Rosenblum 
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
James Horner