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news:CPOdnfkIUqxEnebYnZ2dnUVZ_sSmnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx by "Searles O'Dubhain"
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> "Peter Ashby" <pashby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Searles O'Dubhain <odubhain@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Maybe we shouldn't go to this film?
>> Hmm, I was with her up and until she mentioned liking Braveheart. She
>> undermined her entire thesis by displaying ignorance of how that film
>> seen in the light of true Scottish history or that the term
>> Tendency' refers to the sort of simple minded nationalism that film
>> elevates. If it is ok by her for Gibson to misportray Scottish History
>> why is not alright for him to do the same to the Mayans?
>> Add my middle initial to email me. It has become attached to a country
> I think Gibson portrayed his own beliefs and bias in Braveheart, The
> Passion of the Christ and now in Apocalypto. at least two of the movies
> seem to have the redeeming qualities of portray the landscape in a
> beautiful manner (even if Ireland is made out to be Scotland). One of
> the movies reminded me of the Rocky boxing movies. I expect that
> Apocalypto also has these extended torture and brutalization scenes in
> it as well.
The mayan people still exist, they are proud, hard working
people with stong family values. It is not like their
culture has ceased to exist, it has been transformed.
Guatamala and parts of the Yucatan preserve the beauty
of the past, both in terms of people, culture and nature.