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The Brave Trailer, Madeleine Stowe and The Drovers

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You gotta see this movie!

Jimmy sent this link a few days ago and I was so caught up with Annalivia that I forgot to post this. My bad! This current post is dedicated to TV shows and movies.  Here’s the blurb:

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Directed by Mark Andrews (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, John Carter of Mars) and Brenda Chapman (The Lion King, Prince of Egypt), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (Lifted, The Incredibles), Brave is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humour enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Sounds like a beautiful movie to me. Not to mention the voices behind.

If you are wondering who is singing the song in this movie, it is no other than Scottish musician Julie Fowlis. Here is the video:

Visit her site here: http://www.juliefowlis.com/

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Remember when she played a Celtic rock fiddler?

My favorite TV shows are: The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, Terra Nova, Revenge and Haven.  Madeleine Stowe plays the character of Victoria Grayson in Revenge(Based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas). I learned about this show from Timothy. The two movies Last of The Mohican and Blink  where she appeared are memorable to me.

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This is a funny opening scene in Blink where she plays a blind fiddler of the Celtic Rock band The Drovers opposite Aidan Quinn. Parents please take your kids away from the computer!

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The nice violin part…

And now ladies and gentlemen…The Drovers.

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More info about the band here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drovers

 

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2 thoughts on “The Brave Trailer, Madeleine Stowe and The Drovers

  1. Cannot wait for the movie Brave!! I’ve been seeing trailers since I went to the last Harry Potter movie and I want to see it!

    Saw that clip for Blink before. Very interesting…I have heard the Drovers from the movie, of course but not much else. Good to see – and hear the clips here!

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