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Article Discussion - Films: History & Historical Fiction


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Thursday July 28, 2005 10:16 AM
Discussions about Damiens Films: History & Historical Fiction article.
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Thursday July 28, 2005 11:00 AM
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That was very true indeed to what happens in a movie and how certain occurances and mistakes are bound to happen. I agree with it. But then there are sometimes things that I end up talking about a bit since they are humorous to me cause of how obvious they are in historical movies. But I do not usually critisize them in a horrible way. Once in a while I will but not usually. I just usually point them out trying not to be a critic in front of people than forget about it.
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Thursday July 28, 2005 2:04 PM
We're bound to mention mistakes if we see them - that's human nature. Hell, people even talk about mistakes that aren't really mistakes (there's a famous one from the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film involving apples or something).

But of course, there's a big difference between "did you notice that Cleopatra was wearing earrings with 19th century clasps?" and "that movie was so lame. It wasn't even remotely historically correct. I mean, she had 19th century earrings, what a waste!"

Basically, I do believe that anyone that notices an anachronistic mistake should point it out, especially if it's one that could cause confusion for people if they go on to study that era. But I don't believe in giving a film a bad review, or discouraging people from seeing it, based on a few anachronisms or minor mistakes.
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Saturday July 30, 2005 12:17 PM
Oh come on - no one finds the subject matter interesting?
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I find it very interesting. I am just surprised that no one else has picked up on it.
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Saturday July 30, 2005 4:44 PM
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I've already expressed my delayed entries.

I'd have to say that I pretty much agree with your article. I very much enjoy many of the listed movies, dispite any possible inaccuracies. Just a very small added example of nessissary changes in a story. In Troy, Hector's spear should have been massive. However, it would have made many of the scenes more difficult than they already were.

Just as an additional thought, I prefer to try and just enjoy the movie the first time I watch it. I'll then go back and look for 'errors', although not so much inaccuracies as just changes in scenery and such. Example: When they find the nest in Jurassic Park, it is originally just a brown dirt jungle 'floor'. When they go back to it, the tracks leaving the nest are in white sand.
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