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Hän valloitti naiset. Hän innoitti kansan. Hän haastoi kuninkaan. Keskiajan Skotlanti oli toisaalta ylenpalttisen loiston ja rikkauksien maa, maa joka häikäisi kauneudellaan ja toisaalta äärimmäisen löyhyyden, kurjuuden ja väkivallan tyyssija. Vaatimattomiin oloihin talollisen pojaksi syntyneestä William Wallacesta kasvoi nuorukaisena kapinallinen, joka oli muuttava koko sa Hän valloitti naiset. Hän innoitti kansan. Hän haastoi kuninkaan. Keskiajan Skotlanti oli toisaalta ylenpalttisen loiston ja rikkauksien maa, maa joka häikäisi kauneudellaan ja toisaalta äärimmäisen löyhyyden, kurjuuden ja väkivallan tyyssija. Vaatimattomiin oloihin talollisen pojaksi syntyneestä William Wallacesta kasvoi nuorukaisena kapinallinen, joka oli muuttava koko saarivaltakunnan historian kulun. Wallace oli ensimmäinen joka avoimesti ja uhitellen nousi englantilaishallitsijoiden tyranniaa vastaan, ja perusti kaltaistensa patrioottien kanssa armeijan, joka aikoi saada ihmisille sen mikä heille kuului. Sillä hän halusi antaa rakastetulleen onnellisen tulevaisuuden, sellaisen jonka vain itsenäinen ja vapaa Skotlanti voisi tarjota. William Wallace (n. 1270-1305) on todellinen henkilö, ja hänestä kertovia balladeja lauletaan yhä Skotlannissa. Ne ovat säilyneet vuosisatojen kuluessa sukupolvelta toiselle ja muodostavat olennaisen osan Skotlannin historiaa. Myös suurelokuvana, jossa William Wallacea näyttelee Mel Gibson.


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Hän valloitti naiset. Hän innoitti kansan. Hän haastoi kuninkaan. Keskiajan Skotlanti oli toisaalta ylenpalttisen loiston ja rikkauksien maa, maa joka häikäisi kauneudellaan ja toisaalta äärimmäisen löyhyyden, kurjuuden ja väkivallan tyyssija. Vaatimattomiin oloihin talollisen pojaksi syntyneestä William Wallacesta kasvoi nuorukaisena kapinallinen, joka oli muuttava koko sa Hän valloitti naiset. Hän innoitti kansan. Hän haastoi kuninkaan. Keskiajan Skotlanti oli toisaalta ylenpalttisen loiston ja rikkauksien maa, maa joka häikäisi kauneudellaan ja toisaalta äärimmäisen löyhyyden, kurjuuden ja väkivallan tyyssija. Vaatimattomiin oloihin talollisen pojaksi syntyneestä William Wallacesta kasvoi nuorukaisena kapinallinen, joka oli muuttava koko saarivaltakunnan historian kulun. Wallace oli ensimmäinen joka avoimesti ja uhitellen nousi englantilaishallitsijoiden tyranniaa vastaan, ja perusti kaltaistensa patrioottien kanssa armeijan, joka aikoi saada ihmisille sen mikä heille kuului. Sillä hän halusi antaa rakastetulleen onnellisen tulevaisuuden, sellaisen jonka vain itsenäinen ja vapaa Skotlanti voisi tarjota. William Wallace (n. 1270-1305) on todellinen henkilö, ja hänestä kertovia balladeja lauletaan yhä Skotlannissa. Ne ovat säilyneet vuosisatojen kuluessa sukupolvelta toiselle ja muodostavat olennaisen osan Skotlannin historiaa. Myös suurelokuvana, jossa William Wallacea näyttelee Mel Gibson.

30 review for Braveheart - Taipumaton

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Braveheart, Randall Wallace Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the historical drama film Braveheart (1995). Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by Mel Gibson, who stars as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The film also stars Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine Braveheart, Randall Wallace Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the historical drama film Braveheart (1995). Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by Mel Gibson, who stars as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The film also stars Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack. The story is inspired by Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce... عنوانها: «دلاور»؛ «قهرمان دلیر»؛ نویسنده: رندال والاس؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 2001میلادی عنوان: دلاور؛ نویسنده: رندال والاس؛ مترجم: کامران بهمنی؛ تهران، واژه، 1383؛ در 70ص، مصور، چاپ دوم 1386؛، دوزبانه، فارسی و انگلیسی؛ شابک: 9789645607164؛ موضوع: داستانهای و فیلمنامه های نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20م فهرست: دیباچه ص 5؛ فصل اول پسر بچه ص 8؛ فصل دوم شورشی ص 13؛ فصل سوم لرز نخست اسکاتلند، ص 46؛ فصل چهارم دل شجاع ص 61؛ این داستان با عنوان: قهرمان دلیر، با ترجمه بانو: پروانه موسوی، نیز چاپ شده است شجاع‌ دل یا دلاور «بریوهارت»: فیلم حماسی درام آمریکایی، به کارگردانی، و بازیگری: «مل گیبسون»، محصول سال 1995میلادی، از کمپانیهای آمریکایی: «پارامونت پیکچرز»، و «فاکس قرن بیستم» است؛ «مل گیبسون»، در نقش: «ویلیام والاس»، جنگجویی «اسکاتلندی» است، که رهبری «اسکاتلندی‌ها» را در نخستین جنگ استقلال طلبی، علیه «ادوارد یکم» بر عهده داشت؛ این فیلم، نامزد ده جایزه ی اسکار در مراسم شصت و هشتمین جوایز اسکار شده بود، و توانست پنج جایزه ی اسکار شامل: جایزه اسکار بهترین فیلم، بهترین فیلمبرداری، بهترین کارگردانی، بهترین تدوین صدا، و بهترین چهره پردازی، را از آن خود کند؛ تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 18/12/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 4 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    The best we people can understand at all what was going on and what England did to a people who just wanted to live their lives and raise their children... That is so sad .. England never took responsibility for the carnage they put upon the people of Scotland.. A shame that England can never come out from!! England can only feel shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    I very much liked the movie Braveheart. The same man who wrote the movie also wrote this book and they are almost identical, with a few relatively minor exceptions. Just as I liked the movie, I liked the book a lot. I've heard that the history is not terribly accurate here and there are clearly some speculative things. But as a heroic tale it certainly worked. At least for me. I very much liked the movie Braveheart. The same man who wrote the movie also wrote this book and they are almost identical, with a few relatively minor exceptions. Just as I liked the movie, I liked the book a lot. I've heard that the history is not terribly accurate here and there are clearly some speculative things. But as a heroic tale it certainly worked. At least for me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lusitarius

    I've loved the movie ever since I saw it for the first time. That time I also had my first crush on actor, and since that I've been a huge Mel Gibson -fan. So it's really no wonder, that I wanted to read this book at some point of my life. I liked the story very much. I could see it clearly in front of me; every moment of William Wallace's epic story. Characters were described very well, they seemed very realistic. The only negative thing in the book was the few too short chapters, they really bu I've loved the movie ever since I saw it for the first time. That time I also had my first crush on actor, and since that I've been a huge Mel Gibson -fan. So it's really no wonder, that I wanted to read this book at some point of my life. I liked the story very much. I could see it clearly in front of me; every moment of William Wallace's epic story. Characters were described very well, they seemed very realistic. The only negative thing in the book was the few too short chapters, they really bugged me. And the epilogue was really weird, Randall talked to William? Yeah right. But the story was so strong and full of life, that you'd almost believe that all this really happened. This book is one of my favorites from now on.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    EXCELLENT--BUY IT!!**

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I read this when I was 13 as a strategy for getting my parents to let me watch the movie. I figured I could argue that since I'd read the book, then I knew all gruesome details that would be onscreen and thus not be "warped". That argument worked, and I did get to watch it. I don't remember a whole lot about this book other than I did love reading it despite my ulterior motives. It's grossly historically inaccurate (as is the film), but definitely an invigorating read. I read this when I was 13 as a strategy for getting my parents to let me watch the movie. I figured I could argue that since I'd read the book, then I knew all gruesome details that would be onscreen and thus not be "warped". That argument worked, and I did get to watch it. I don't remember a whole lot about this book other than I did love reading it despite my ulterior motives. It's grossly historically inaccurate (as is the film), but definitely an invigorating read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ann-marie

    If you pick up this book, don't plan on doing anything else until you've finished it. I think it's all time, the best book i've ever read. Oh and also plan on making a trip to the local video rental to get a copy of the movie. Even if you've already seen it. If you pick up this book, don't plan on doing anything else until you've finished it. I think it's all time, the best book i've ever read. Oh and also plan on making a trip to the local video rental to get a copy of the movie. Even if you've already seen it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Steven Ross

    It had it's merits as a fun bit of fiction but............ Ever watch a movie or read a book and keep hearing a voice that says,"that's not the way it happened?" You have? Good. 'Nuff said. It had it's merits as a fun bit of fiction but............ Ever watch a movie or read a book and keep hearing a voice that says,"that's not the way it happened?" You have? Good. 'Nuff said.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    "They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen." I love the story and legend of William Wallace. I have grown up with the story and the movie, starring Mel Gibson. That being said, I wasn't a huge fan of this book. It was just like the movie, with some added facts and events, which was amazing. If I hadn't watched the movie dozens of times before I read this book, then I probably would have loved it.  Throughout the entire book, I just wanted things to move quicker and read about certa "They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen." I love the story and legend of William Wallace. I have grown up with the story and the movie, starring Mel Gibson. That being said, I wasn't a huge fan of this book. It was just like the movie, with some added facts and events, which was amazing. If I hadn't watched the movie dozens of times before I read this book, then I probably would have loved it.  Throughout the entire book, I just wanted things to move quicker and read about certain events. The parts added about Isabella of France were boring and although I saw how they were needed for the story to fully make sense, I was still skimming them. My favorite parts of the entire book were the ones that included Hamish and Stephen. They are by far my favorite characters and, lucky for me, were seen in most of the book.  Overall, the story was great, but I would have preferred to watch the movie. I knew everything that was going to happen and exactly how it was going to play out. I knew exactly what was going to be said and how people would respond to it. For me, that took all the fun out of reading this book. However, if you had never seen the movie and are interested in the story of William Wallace, then you definitely should pick up this book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mike (the Paladin)

    Not a bad read about an extremely inspiring man. The story of the Scottish fight for freedom and the picture we get here of a patriot is a wonderful story. The history is a little shaky, but remember what the newspaper man in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence said: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Not a bad read about an extremely inspiring man. The story of the Scottish fight for freedom and the picture we get here of a patriot is a wonderful story. The history is a little shaky, but remember what the newspaper man in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence said: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Bakker

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. William Wallace was born on a farm. Along with his father and older brother he lives and survives in Scotland. The place where William grew up is Elderslie, lying between Glasgow and Edinburgh. His father and brother are faced with the death of many men. From here you will follow the story of William Wallace. The story begins in the year 1276. On the first day, with the story of some men who want to have the crown of Scotland. A few days after the meeting Malcolm Wallace (father of William) sees William Wallace was born on a farm. Along with his father and older brother he lives and survives in Scotland. The place where William grew up is Elderslie, lying between Glasgow and Edinburgh. His father and brother are faced with the death of many men. From here you will follow the story of William Wallace. The story begins in the year 1276. On the first day, with the story of some men who want to have the crown of Scotland. A few days after the meeting Malcolm Wallace (father of William) sees suspicious behavior in the barn of his neighbor. He decides tot enter the premises with his eldest son. The story forms her storyline from here. The first five chapters are written incredibly catchy. Randall Wallace knows exactly dose the humor, so the story begins realistic. When William is appointed by themselves, Randall knows how to convey those emotions. That leaves the reader sympathize with the early life of William Wallace. The book then moves on to the wedding of new King of England. I thought this was a major shift, because a lot of storylines start. You get in first instance to the character Isabella. She is going to marry Edward, the king-to-be. These chapters are quite confusing, but it is written pleasant. The component paints a great picture of the chilly Edward and his secrets. The book continues in an exciting battle of revenge, love and action. I must say that the pages really like a spear flew by. In addition, I noticed that the way of writing I really appealed. I felt that I sympathized with the main characters, who also unwise be pleasant and described in detail. This book is one of my favorites, because everything comes together. This book is good, because it makes even a war story incredibly strong. All parts come forward; from hate to love, and betrayal of friendships. I would recommend this book to anyone. The story may or may sound boring, but I think everyone can get out of life lessons here. That's why I rate this book 5/5 stars. P.s. a dutch review can be found here: https://kimberlyhaarmening.wordpress....

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Malcore

    William Wallace is a Scottish rebellion that had his secretly married wife Murren get murdered by King Longshanks Village lord. This takes place in English territory prehistoric civil times. The problem for Wallace and his fellow Scotsmen try to rebel for freedom of Scotland from British exiles. Wallace is very successful in a lot of his battles, with his military technique and his own men fighting for Scotland The events that I enjoyed best were how strong the Scotsmen were and how Wallace and William Wallace is a Scottish rebellion that had his secretly married wife Murren get murdered by King Longshanks Village lord. This takes place in English territory prehistoric civil times. The problem for Wallace and his fellow Scotsmen try to rebel for freedom of Scotland from British exiles. Wallace is very successful in a lot of his battles, with his military technique and his own men fighting for Scotland The events that I enjoyed best were how strong the Scotsmen were and how Wallace and clever war techniques such as pouring tar on the enemies battle territory and shooting flaming arrows to the other side, so then the battle would get "hot" in terms. The other thing is that I loved how William fought so hard for his death of his wife. It takes insane courage to be able to gain freedom and fight so hard because of that. If I was in that same boat I would not be able to do that, I mean I would try, but it probably wouldn't turn out that great I would direct this book to anybody that likes or enjoys to read old history war books, because in my very opinion this is probably the best one ever made. Also being my age at this young it is and easy book to keep your nose in and there is a movie out there about Braveheart with one of my favorite actors Mel Gibson. Overall this is a great book for all types of readers to keep continuously reading.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rosanna

    I was disappointed. In short, the movie is far better than the book. I never thought I'd say that. Of course, that's probably because this book came AFTER the movie. There is a book the movie is based on, called The Scottish Chiefs. It's on my to-read list. I was disappointed. In short, the movie is far better than the book. I never thought I'd say that. Of course, that's probably because this book came AFTER the movie. There is a book the movie is based on, called The Scottish Chiefs. It's on my to-read list.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Realini

    Braveheart by Randall Wallace 9 out of 10 To see this acclaimed, popular motion picture, winner of five Oscars, including for Best Picture and Director, with only three weeks to go before Brexit - which looks increasingly as a no deal one - would invite the viewer - this one has seen it before - to muse over what has changed in the relationship between Scotland and England. Evidently, they are no longer at war with each other, as is the case in Braveheart, but they still se their future differently Braveheart by Randall Wallace 9 out of 10 To see this acclaimed, popular motion picture, winner of five Oscars, including for Best Picture and Director, with only three weeks to go before Brexit - which looks increasingly as a no deal one - would invite the viewer - this one has seen it before - to muse over what has changed in the relationship between Scotland and England. Evidently, they are no longer at war with each other, as is the case in Braveheart, but they still se their future differently, with Scotland voting to stay in the EU and eventually to separate from Britain, and England to exit...most likely in an acrimonious manner, in three weeks time. If this motion picture is indeed a classic, it is also unnerving to know that it takes liberties and the scope of the narrative could make it somewhat difficult to digest for some cinephiles, such as this one, who has worked with English people and has found them to be wonderful, almost all of them and not the savages, cruel monsters that we see in Mel Gibson's take on them. Granted, things have changed and it is probably no longer debatable, the point of view that I hold that the British Empire at its majestic point has done a lot to bring a better life for many lands is not just antiquated, but dead wrong. If we refer to the story of William Wallace aka impressive Mel Gibson, who although winner for best film and director, should have also been at least nominated as an actor, that is emotional, gripping and if historically hard to prove of not imagined, it is still compelling. Wallace comes out of this as the ultimate hero, someone we need to see more than any Avenger, dedicated to his lover, magic Murron, imperial in his revenge for her awful death, condemned for trying to defend herself against attempted rape...it seems that there are no documents though to probe that Wallace has ever been married, but the love story is magnetic nevertheless. Longshanks aka King Edward I is the legitimate villain to the Wallace Superhero, Ubermensch, and the soldiers and officers he leads and sends into battle are the epitome of the despicable conquistadors. Alas, this seems for this viewer to be the weak point of the movie. The side of the English is too vile and abject to be believable. True, there is more complexity on the Scottish side. They have among them traitors, Robert the Bruce and especially his father would represent the bad apples, perhaps the reason why the good war is lost...I guess there was no need for spoiler alerts there...we all know that Scotland is part of Britain today and has been for centuries, although they could soon take an alternative road, with the calamity of Hard Brexit and all...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Layne

    In 1280, King Edward "Longshanks" invades and conquers Scotland following the death of Alexander III of Scotland, who left no heir to the throne. Young William Wallace witnesses Longshanks' treachery, survives the deaths of his father and brother, and is taken abroad on a pilgrimage throughout Europe by his paternal Uncle Argyle, where he is educated. Years later, Longshanks grants his noblemen land and privileges in Scotland, including Prima Nocte. Meanwhile, a grown Wallace returns to Scotland In 1280, King Edward "Longshanks" invades and conquers Scotland following the death of Alexander III of Scotland, who left no heir to the throne. Young William Wallace witnesses Longshanks' treachery, survives the deaths of his father and brother, and is taken abroad on a pilgrimage throughout Europe by his paternal Uncle Argyle, where he is educated. Years later, Longshanks grants his noblemen land and privileges in Scotland, including Prima Nocte. Meanwhile, a grown Wallace returns to Scotland and falls in love with his childhood friend Murron MacClannough, and the two marry in secret. Wallace rescues Murron from being raped by English soldiers, but as she fights off their second attempt, Murron is captured and publicly executed. In retribution, Wallace leads his clan to slaughter the English garrison in his hometown and send the occupying garrison at Lanark back to England. Longshanks orders his son Prince Edward to stop Wallace by any means necessary. Wallace rebels against the English, and as his legend spreads, hundreds of Scots from the surrounding clans join him. Wallace leads his army to victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge and then destroys the city of York, killing Longshanks' nephew and sending his severed head to the king. Wallace seeks the assistance of Robert the Bruce, the son of nobleman Robert the Elder and a contender for the Scottish crown. Robert is dominated by his father, who wishes to secure the throne for his son by submitting to the English. Worried by the threat of the rebellion, Longshanks sends his son's wife Isabella of France to try to negotiate with Wallace. After meeting him in person, Isabella becomes enamored of Wallace. Warned of the coming invasion by Isabella, Wallace implores the Scottish nobility to take immediate action to counter the threat and take back the country. Leading the English army himself, Longshanks confronts the Scots at Falkirk where noblemen Lochlan and Mornay, having been bribed by Longshanks, betray Wallace, causing the Scots to lose the battle. As Wallace charges toward the departing Longshanks on horseback, he is intercepted by one of the king's lancers, who turns out to be Robert the Bruce. Remorseful, he gets Wallace to safety before the English can capture him. Wallace kills Lochlan and Mornay for their betrayal, and wages a guerrilla war against the English for the next seven years, assisted by Isabella, with whom he eventually has an affair. Robert sets up a meeting with Wallace in Edinburgh, but Robert's father has conspired with other nobles to capture and hand over Wallace to the English. Learning of his treachery, Robert disowns his father. Isabella exacts revenge on the now terminally ill Longshanks by telling him she is pregnant with Wallace's child. In London, Wallace is brought before an English magistrate, tried for high treason, and condemned to public torture and beheading. Even whilst being hanged, drawn and quartered, Wallace refuses to submit to the king. As cries for mercy come from the watching crowd deeply moved by the Scotsman's valor, the magistrate offers him one final chance, asking him only to utter the word, "Mercy," and be granted a quick death. Wallace instead shouts, "Freedom!", and the judge orders his death. Moments before being decapitated, Wallace sees a vision of Murron in the crowd, smiling at him. In 1314, Robert, now Scotland's king, leads a Scottish army before a ceremonial line of English troops on the fields of Bannockburn, where he is to formally accept English rule. As he begins to ride toward the English, he stops and invokes Wallace's memory, imploring his men to fight with him as they did with Wallace. Robert then leads his army into battle against the stunned English, winning the Scots their freedom.

  16. 4 out of 5

    James Lopez

    I read this for a high school assignment (I think the class might have been World History) and, honestly, I loved it. I can't remember if I had seen the whole movie first or not, but it is definitely in line with it, and both were great. I honestly don't know too much about Europe's history (partially because it's so big and there's so many countries), and I had never really thought much about these neighboring countries being at war. The writing made the battles really easy to picture in my hea I read this for a high school assignment (I think the class might have been World History) and, honestly, I loved it. I can't remember if I had seen the whole movie first or not, but it is definitely in line with it, and both were great. I honestly don't know too much about Europe's history (partially because it's so big and there's so many countries), and I had never really thought much about these neighboring countries being at war. The writing made the battles really easy to picture in my head. Also, I found the characters to be really believable and many to be inspiring. An epic tale, indeed.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Landon Graham

    I read this on the urging of a friend who enjoyed the movie. Though still having obvious historical flaws similar to those in the movie, this book is well put together and enjoyable to read. Romantic and tragic, much like the times it is based upon.

  18. 4 out of 5

    D Reed Whittaker

    Had a couple good sections, but it became a little too strident, preachy, and religious for me. If you are religious you may enjoy this.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    4.5 I really loved the story. Read it!! It is a story everyone should read and know.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Frank

    Read in 1996

  21. 5 out of 5

    Naliza Fahro-Rozi

    For love of country, for love of maiden, for love of freedom ... he became the hammer and scourge of England.

  22. 5 out of 5

    emma Mg

    FREEEDOM!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Blair

    I'm aware that the book took many liberties with the accuracy of the story but story still stirred my soul. Wallace is depicted as a man of true conviction pushed on by the death of all he loved. I'm aware that the book took many liberties with the accuracy of the story but story still stirred my soul. Wallace is depicted as a man of true conviction pushed on by the death of all he loved.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    I think it's very difficult to rate a really great book when it has been made into a really great movie. Usually when I read a book-to-movie, I almost always love the book more with the exception being The Notebook. This one was tough because I absolutely LOVED the movie before I even knew it was based on a novel and it is one of the best adaptations of a book that I have seen. I wish that I had read the book first because I think that I would have enjoyed the movie a LOT more. I remember when I I think it's very difficult to rate a really great book when it has been made into a really great movie. Usually when I read a book-to-movie, I almost always love the book more with the exception being The Notebook. This one was tough because I absolutely LOVED the movie before I even knew it was based on a novel and it is one of the best adaptations of a book that I have seen. I wish that I had read the book first because I think that I would have enjoyed the movie a LOT more. I remember when I first saw this movie, I was really confused with some of the military strategies and had to watch the movie a few times, whereas the book explains them quite clearly. This book is very clear, concise, well-written and easy to understand. It's a little cleaner than the movie (meaning that there isn't constant bloodshed described in the book) so if you are curious about the story but just can't stomach what you have heard about the movie (which is pretty graphic), give this book a try. It's not very long, the dialogue isn't heavily accented and hard to read (like Outlander), and the romance between William and Murron and William and the Princess of Wales is a little bit more in depth. There is also a large section discussing Wallace's plea to the Pope for support and the epilogue explains what happens to Longshanks, Prince Edward and the Princess of Wales + the bun on the oven which the movie does not do. The screenplay writers must have had an easy time writing the script for the movie, because the dialogue is pretty much word for word from book to the movie. Which is a good thing...why mess up a good thing?

  25. 5 out of 5

    Victor Orozco

    Great. As far as movie adaptations go this was pretty good. Great movie Braveheart and just as good as a book. Nice detail to the characters from William Wallace and especially Princess Isabella. My guess over this adaptation is that it was based on a early draft of Randall Wallace's script. Little quirks such as Hamish punching William as a form of affection, the rearrangement of scenes, additional scenes that were probably never filmed or remain on the deleted scenes of a DVD/Blu-Ray release. T Great. As far as movie adaptations go this was pretty good. Great movie Braveheart and just as good as a book. Nice detail to the characters from William Wallace and especially Princess Isabella. My guess over this adaptation is that it was based on a early draft of Randall Wallace's script. Little quirks such as Hamish punching William as a form of affection, the rearrangement of scenes, additional scenes that were probably never filmed or remain on the deleted scenes of a DVD/Blu-Ray release. The story itself is based on historical fact although is grossly inaccurate but I recall from the making of Braveheart from Randall Wallace that the stories of William Wallace were exaggerated even in his time, the tales of Blind Harry which include the 7ft tall, lightning-bolts from his arse bit. Its the same with other heroes like Davey Crockett. Overlook these details and you get a pretty good story of Romance and Heroism and that is not fiction. Wonderful! B+

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kanami Iinuma

    BRAVEHEART - penguin,level3 12/8-60minutes,12/10-30minutes,12/11-30minutes 7words. Man-Scottish-Blitish- family-fight-free-princess Discussion question. 1.This main character fight to free his country from British, and finally he died. Can you fight for Japan? -Maybe, I can't! Because I don't have brave heart like him, I don't want to die because of fight. 2.Scottish fought with using only sword. Do you think can they win enemies with using gun? -I think they can win! Because to use clever idea is impo BRAVEHEART - penguin,level3 12/8-60minutes,12/10-30minutes,12/11-30minutes 7words. Man-Scottish-Blitish- family-fight-free-princess Discussion question. 1.This main character fight to free his country from British, and finally he died. Can you fight for Japan? -Maybe, I can't! Because I don't have brave heart like him, I don't want to die because of fight. 2.Scottish fought with using only sword. Do you think can they win enemies with using gun? -I think they can win! Because to use clever idea is important to win! This story is very good!! The main character keep fighting for his country! He lost his family and lover which are his important people because of fight. He is very brave and clever, very good person but he was  poor person. He died because of fight, but his blood keep alive as new prince because of good and clever princess!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Liz Cee

    This book was written by a direct descendant of William Wallace. In the forward, Wallace tells us that not much is known about the Scottish hero and basically tells us that he filled in the blanks with his own imagination. The reason I gave this book any stars at all, is because I am intrigued with that time period in history. The reason I deducted four stars was due to the ridiculous amount of typos in my e-book. There were one or more errors on each page! How can any editor let this happen? In This book was written by a direct descendant of William Wallace. In the forward, Wallace tells us that not much is known about the Scottish hero and basically tells us that he filled in the blanks with his own imagination. The reason I gave this book any stars at all, is because I am intrigued with that time period in history. The reason I deducted four stars was due to the ridiculous amount of typos in my e-book. There were one or more errors on each page! How can any editor let this happen? In some instances, the mistakes were so bad that the author's meaning was completely obliterated! I can't believe I kept reading this book! Don't bother!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sad Face

    Easy to read. Not too long. I would recommend this generally to anyone who enjoys reading. According to my research, and contradictory to popular opinion, this is pretty accurate. The author took some liberaties with the plot and filled in some holes that, honestly, can never be factually filled, but I think he did a good job. There is nothing fantastical about it, he kept it realistic, and tried his best to stick to the legends and stories that we do have.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    Braveheart is a sad story about a Scottish man drivin mad by British oppression. William is the main character who loses his wife when a British General kills her. It is a very very sad book and it makes you think a lot. It takes place in the Middle Ages. He is still praised in Scottland for his courage (and yes he was real). I recomend this book to people looking for a good book that will take awhile to finish.

  30. 5 out of 5

    woody

    I loved the movie and so when I saw this book I had to buy it. Not the greatest writing, but the story was just like the movie. I could picture Mel Gibson in my head as I read. Not sure that either the book or the movie is historically accurate, but the story is spellbinding. English oppressors, Scottish rebels with a charismatic leader beating back the more numerous English in most every battle, fighting for freedom. I think I'll watch the movie again. I loved the movie and so when I saw this book I had to buy it. Not the greatest writing, but the story was just like the movie. I could picture Mel Gibson in my head as I read. Not sure that either the book or the movie is historically accurate, but the story is spellbinding. English oppressors, Scottish rebels with a charismatic leader beating back the more numerous English in most every battle, fighting for freedom. I think I'll watch the movie again.

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