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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.