Skip to comments.W/VIDEO: Hollywood versus History – Kingdom of Heaven and the Real Crusades
Posted on 12/07/2010 12:35:19 AM PST by damonw
The film Kingdom of Heaven shows conflicts between Muslims and Christians in the twelfth century after the Second and before the Third Crusade, and dramatically culminates with the short siege and fall of Jerusalem to the Muslims in 1187. It is an amazing Hollywood version of the period, but it certainly is not factual history. Such misconceptions, nevertheless, have contributed to the situation today in which the Crusades have become virtually synonymous with supposed Christian cruelty and intolerance. The Crusades actually were motivated in part by the desire of Christians in the West to help fellow Christians in the East. Those who went to the East suffered and often died in their attempts to help.
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“Lawrence of Arabia” and “Kingdom of Heaven” are shown on TV often; “El Cid” never is shown. No bias, of course./s
The evil one has been re-inventing history since the beginning. What’s sad is those that fall for it.
I’m grateful for those who take the time to correct it.
How often has Hollywood followed history? The closest they come is to use an isolated incident to base a screenplay on and expand it to make it entertaining. With all the great stories in history they cant use them?
The problem with this approach is that far too many people watch a movie and think theyre learning history.
Excellent post!!!!! Thank You !!!!!
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spirirual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
Ping to read later
***El Cid never is shown. ***
EL CID is out on DVD. Completely restored and is beautiful!
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