No, Janice, I must recognize I didn’t see Braveheart … not having the guts to do so yet. Bloody wars are not my cup of tea. I know Scottish history has had its lot of blood and violence but it’s one thing to learn about it in books and another to see it on a big screen…with bodies cut into pieces, blood everywhere and so on and so on…that’s also why I didn’t see a single film of the great saga Highlander, in spite of its popularity and great distribution. You know, as a fan of Sean Connery, I prefer to see him as an ageing gentleman playing the truant in a film of adventure such as Entrapment.
But ask me to speak of the background of films shot in Scotland …lochs and mountains…old castles full of mystery and murmuring “ghosts” and I could go on forever… did you know parts of Rob Roy, Harry Potter and Quest for Fire were partly shot in Glencoe ? Wow the atmosphere of Scotland !!!! Were I a film director I think I would settle there !
Anyway if If I had to choose my number one among the small number of Scottish films I’ve seen it would certainly be Local Hero but that’s another story and we’ll come back to it later. It’s worth a whole page.
As for Wallace’s sword… let me take time to search our thousands of photos we’ve taken in Scotland and I promise you a beautiful one of that mythical sword…