Andreas Johansson wrote: > > Quoting J Y S Czhang <[log in to unmask]>: > > > Well I recall Gibson's looong lovin'ly filmed torture and > > death scene in _Braveheart_ being waaaay too > > "ego-messianic" for me to take (besides all the liberties > > he took with historical facts *grrrowlsssnarrrllssppputtterrr!* > > which is something that seriously offends the history-obsessed > > Chinese in me: he should get it right, it's his possible ancestral > > heritage for bloody sakes!). > > It's occured to me more than once, that if he'd changed a few names, and > presented the film as taking place in an alternate world, I'd liked it better. > What's the point of making an historical movie if you're not going to stick > fairly closely to what actually happened? > > What really annoys me, however, are idiots who see this kind of films, and > then pontificate on the relevant historical subject. I always cringe when I hear a movie billed as "based on a true story" because almost everyone I know interprets that to mean "this film recreates the event EXACTLY as it happened." --Ph. D.