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Movie Night: "Kidnapped"­

  • Mar 2, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Kidnapped is a film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel by the same name.

The setting is mid 18th Century Scotland in the years succeeding the Jacobite defeat at the battle of Culloden a time of great change and conflict.

I don't think that there are many movies that do a better job of portraying the duality of Scotland in the period it takes place and the physical and psychological struggles the Scottish people underwent as they transitioned from the old Gaelic Scoto-Norman order to an ever more English world.

If you're interested in Scottish history and culture this is a movie you must watch.  I would also recommend the book, as well.

We'll have a short discussion after the movie concludes.  Please bring refreshments to share. 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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  • Mary Kay M.

    Sorry to have to cancel but I'm not feeling well.

    March 2, 2013

    • Lorene S.

      Sorry to hear you are under the weather Mary Kay. get better.

      March 2, 2013

  • HELEN

    Thanks for posting though. I'll catch up with you all some time soon.

    February 27, 2013

  • Julie

    Are you starting the movie right at 4:00? I have to work until 5:30. :(

    February 23, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I'll be in Ireland so have to miss this one unfortunately

    February 21, 2013

  • Jerome

    I would say so. On the back of the DVD box it claims it is presented by RHI Entertainment in association with American Zoetrope and "The Family Channel".

    It's Scotland we're talking about, so alcohol and tobacco consumption are invariably present through the whole movie, there is mild theatrical violence from start to finish, and one scene in particular where a young sailor boy can be heard being beaten to death by a drunken officer in the background, but you don't actually see anything. There's also a hanging scene that lasts about three seconds and is not graphic at all. Really nothing you wouldn't expect out of a movie about the Jacobite rebellions.

    If I had kids, I'd let them watch much worse as long as they read the book first. But, mind you, you're asking a former Marine what is appropriate viewing for children. It's really up to you, Annie.

    February 20, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Need to know if it's o.k. to bring the kiddos, 6 and 8?

    February 20, 2013

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