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Old July 15th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #21

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Mel lived much of his life in the USA and plenty of Australians can be Anglophobic (many not it must be said).
Well, speaking as an actual Australian I'd like to call bullshit on your claim that "plenty of Australians can be Anglophobic". Everyone I know either has no strong feelings towards the English or they actually really like them. Not surprising considering that many of us have English ancestors....
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 12:14 PM   #22

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It is an entertaining channel. Been watching it.
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Old October 15th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #23
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I've been subscribed to him for a few months now. His channel was almost taken down recently due to a false DMCA complaint.
Yep, there's YouTube for you.
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Old October 15th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #24

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Well, speaking as an actual Australian I'd like to call bullshit on your claim that "plenty of Australians can be Anglophobic". Everyone I know either has no strong feelings towards the English or they actually really like them. Not surprising considering that many of us have English ancestors....
Really 'Bullshit'? well I will bow to your superior knowledge and retract may accusation that a good number or 'plenty' of Australians can at times be Anglophobic and by implication that Mel Gibson could possibley be Anglophobic.


"The myth of a Great Betrayal by Britain during the Second World War has taken root in Australia, not just in the minds of parochial scholars, but in a hazy Anglophobia amongst the general population..."

https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/201...reat-betrayal/


Peter Fitzsimons on the growth of his Republicanism

"...My ardent republicanism ­started at a young age, initially driven by chippy, adolescent Anglophobia before maturing into a nationalism based on democratic values. During the past decade or so, it has been frustrating to see how the broader republican debate hasn’t really progressed..."
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How can this be when its 'bullshit' that an Australian could be Anglophobic?

It would seem that I could go on but of course the very idea that an Australian or even a number of them (never mind the percentage) could be in any way Anglophobic is as you put it 'Bullshit'.
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Old December 20th, 2016, 01:16 PM   #25
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Nick Hodges has training as an historian and a military background. As such his videos are very opinionated (in a generally good way). The problem is that few if any fiction films hold up to historical scrutiny.

I would like to see someone with film background who doesn't mind seperating fact from fiction as an adjunct to the film with explainations as to why film makers go the way of dramatic license.
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Certainly an extremely specific YouTube channel. Reviews of movies about history, I would call it particular even.
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I think he is incredibly biased and has an ego for a historian. Most knowledgeable historians are open to new ideas. Here I'll break down his "biased" attitude

1. In Gladiator, he notes an inaccuracy in the film where it appeared that the Gladiators armor was randomly chosen while in Ancient Roman times, the armor was chosen based on the character's personality... How in God's name does he know that the armor was randomly selected? Did the film go through the backstory of how the armor was selected for each of the characters? No... The film did not. So he is "assuming" that the film selected the armor randomly

2. He doesn't note any of the inaccuracies in Master in Commander like how stick insects (Phasmids) (When Stephen Maturin presents them in the film) didn't exist in the Galapagos Islands. Neither does he mention how the film is set in 1805, yet the book handed to Blakeney by the Captain was actually written in 1806: The Victories of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, by Archibald Duncan.

There were countless historical errors in this film, just like most historical films. But he doesn't explain them. He just ignores the inaccuracies in films he likes and points out the inaccuracies in films he doesn't like.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #28
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Yeah, The Patriot was almost deranged with the anti-British sentiment. You'd think we were at war with them when the movie was made. Someone should've told Mel that we're all friends now. Its ok.
Worth remembering that Gibson didn't write or direct "The Patriot" and any anti-British sentiment would be coming from a German director, not an Aussie.
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I think he is incredibly biased and has an ego for a historian. Most knowledgeable historians are open to new ideas. Here I'll break down his "biased" attitude

1. In Gladiator, he notes an inaccuracy in the film where it appeared that the Gladiators armor was randomly chosen while in Ancient Roman times, the armor was chosen based on the character's personality... How in God's name does he know that the armor was randomly selected? Did the film go through the backstory of how the armor was selected for each of the characters? No... The film did not. So he is "assuming" that the film selected the armor randomly

2. He doesn't note any of the inaccuracies in Master in Commander like how stick insects (Phasmids) (When Stephen Maturin presents them in the film) didn't exist in the Galapagos Islands. Neither does he mention how the film is set in 1805, yet the book handed to Blakeney by the Captain was actually written in 1806: The Victories of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, by Archibald Duncan.

There were countless historical errors in this film, just like most historical films. But he doesn't explain them. He just ignores the inaccuracies in films he likes and points out the inaccuracies in films he doesn't like.
Well made points!
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Wow. Thanks for the YouTube Channel. He is interesting to watch and listen.
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