There are several similarities and differences between the movies Braveheart and The Patriot.
Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed and co-produced by Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior. The film is fictionally based on the life of Wallace leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, takes place during the events of the Southern theatre of the American Revolutionary War. The similarities and differences in these two movies include features such as camera work, settings, costumes and sets. These two films depict war and how it is viewed, where it takes place, how the people dress, and the sets that each movie uses.
The art of camera work has a big effect on both moves. In the movie Brave Heart, there is both a third-person view and a second view just as there is in The Patriot. The third person’s view is, in this case, is when someone is looking at the battle from far away. An example of a third person’s view in the movie The Patriot was when Martin and his son were looking down at the battle from the window. A second person’s view is in the battle that shows one or a few people fighting in the war. This is shown in Brave Heart when a battle is happening. Each movie uses camera effects to make these films exciting to watch.
The place each movie takes in is different and similar in many ways. In the movie The Patriot, the setting takes place during the revolutionary war where the Americans and the English are fighting. This is in a different period than Brave Heart. Brave Heart also has English fighting. Along with the English, the Scottish are fighting. In both movies, the English were the bad ones. Both movies had great big open areas to fight in which make it a perfect place to fight. Between both movie settings, there are a lot of similarities and differences.
Costumes are another very important subject to both movies. In Brave Heart, the costumes were dresses (that the Scottish wore), armour, and other war-related items that were made in medieval times. The Patriot used war-related items from the Revolutionary War such as muskets, swords. Music is also a very important part in both movies. The musical score for The Patriot was composed and conducted by John Williams and was nominated for an Academy Award. The score in Braveheart was composed and conducted by James Horner and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The score has gone on to be one of the most commercially successful soundtracks of all time.
In conclusion, both movies are great to watch and learn about wars at that time. It is important to know our history.