Week 40: South Carolina (The Patriot)
Quote of Interest:
“Aim small, miss small.”–benjamin martin
Three words to describe this film/state: Everything for one
- Continental Private Hit in Leg by Cannonball (uncredited), played by Danny Nunn
- Redcoat Colonel Saying ‘Make Ready!’ (uncredited), played by Marvin Schroeder
- Beach Slave (uncredited), played by Kemper Sease
- Redcoat Hacked to Death (uncredited), played by Phil Warren
State food/recipe to try: Barbecue / Boiled peanuts / Sweet tea / Pimento grits at Five Loaves Cafe
Earring Inspo Character: Susan Martin
Other Notes: I’m not into war movies (why do they always have to be 3+ hours long??), and this one was okay. A little cheesy in parts. What struck me the most was how utterly stupid war is–thousands of men marching in lines to their deaths, to obliterate each other–and for what? Men are astoundingly stupid, but this is nothing new. No epiphanies here. And then there’s the part where the main character is ‘loosely based’ on several real-life characters who actually affected the war and its outcome. Just as in Mississippi Burning–why bother? Just make it fiction.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/south-carolina
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