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 Posted: Mon Mar 15th, 2010 11:56 am
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I don't think there is any harm in telling history through the camera lens (in fact I think it many respects it can be a good thing and reach a larger audience) as long as the visual media is held to the same academic standards that printed history is. If not you get movies like "300"--interesting visual effects, but lousy history, and now there is a large segment of the population who think they understand the battle of Thermoplye because they saw that movie.

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