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 Posted: Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 04:29 pm
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I think we'd all be better off by commenting on those films which we think are the most historically accurate.  It would certainly shorten the list.  I really miss shows like the History Channel's "Movies In Time," where some of the fiction vs fact was discussed along with viewing the movie.  My favorite in this regard was Zulu (1964) and, maybe even better, Zulu Dawn (1979), the Battle of Isandlwana .  The History Channel also did a nice commentary piece called "Rork's Drift: Against All Odds." 

Two films that I consider to be almost totally inaccurate are "The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)," and "The Patriot (2000)."  There's not enough space here to list all of the flaws.  It's no wonder that a lot of folks view of history is what it is because of Hollywood.


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