Is Hollywood right to rewrite WW2 history? - Page 4




 
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December 13th, 2004  
Zyca
 
 
Hollywood movies are made to make money, plain and simple. They will continue to make movies that pay little details to historic accuracy if those movies bringing in money. I certainly hope kids are not learning everything from the movies, or the hospitals will be filled with children with spider bites.
December 14th, 2004  
beardo
 
the sad thing is most people wont pick up a book and read, they will just watch the film instead..and believe it too...

its sad because our grandparents died defending our country and attackintg the enemy, and are forgotten about, or even more disrespectfully, replaced by another country in films which kids grow up beleiving....
December 14th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
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December 17th, 2004  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: hey what about me!!!!


hey can i just ask..............."saving private ryan"...........did america have their own beach to storm in that film lol cus i didn't see any of the south africans, french, british lol.......................

You think they could of asked a brit and said "hey private have ya seen this us soldier?"

I know the film is about american soldiers etc and can understadn why no other nationalities were shown apart from the nazi's but when the uk have done war film we have shown other countries.

I wanna be an extra lol
December 17th, 2004  
beardo
 
only the americans took omagh beach...we werent there
December 17th, 2004  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: i know


beardo lighten up hun.............i am talking in general
December 17th, 2004  
beardo
 
yeah i know i just mean that it would be more innacurate if the film had brits landing on omagh
December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
first of all; books. antony beavor excellent. i've read his books on berlin and stalingrad....heavy going because of the content but chilling stuff.

as for movies;

try; winston churchill, the hollywood years

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/review_2291.html
December 20th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
the problem is that despite the fact that we all know that movies are entertainment and are not accurate and are there not to tell a story, but to put bums on seats, many people do not realise this.
i work in a cinema and the ammount of people we have coming out of movies talking as though what happened in the movie was gospel truth is really scary.
people are not questioning what is put in front of them, their logic appears to be "if its ina cinema it must have been well researched and true" which is simply not the case. as it has been stated many times, if you want historical accuracy, go to your local book store and buy a book. even they have some biases and gloss over some details but on the whole they are better than hollywood will ever do
often these days when a movie has the chance to be smart and it actualyl shows some potential, this is lost because the director is more focused on having nifty special effects, it seems that characters and plot are of secondary importance behind effects and making the hero seem heroic. they forget that these people are jsut that, people and because of it they have flaws. this is something else hollywood has great difficulty, doing: showing anything more than one dimensional characters. the bad guy is bad. full stop. the good guy is good and only ever does good. black and white. and its funny how often when a film does start to show the grey areas of characters personality (ie flawed people, capable of good and bad) its often a tremendous movie and generally gets a swag of awards
December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
what would be your worst example of an audience swallowing as gospel a movie script?

or in your opinion, the worst butchering of an actual event/character?