Friday, July 01, 2005

I Love Braveheart and its Soundtrack

Can you believe how good this movie--and its soundtrack--are? With Gladiator and LOTR, this one contends for most inspiring film ever made. The cinematography is breathtaking. The writing is crisp and stirring. Mel Gibson's character leads the viewer on the emotional rollercoaster the story provides. He captures well the rapture of first love, the horror of the death of a loved one, the ruthlessness of vengeance, the power of a motivating principle. Watching this movie, you can't help but wish you were able to a man of such conviction and action.

The movie's got it all--entertaining, fun, terribly sad, realistic. The score captures all of these elements. If you don't have it, buy it. I'm pretty sure my grades will improve from this past summer term--I worked many nights to the movie's melodies. I mean, you take some homework and throw soaring trumpets into it, couple it with fleet violin playing, and you got the most heartfelt Baptist History homework ever completed. Awesome movie.


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