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To: John H K
No movie is free from poetic license. IT'S A MOVIE. Sheesh... I'm going to see Gods and Generals, but I know not everything is going to be accurate. You think ANY movie is really accurate on any point?

Some people are never satisfied.
17 posted on 02/04/2003 8:55:42 AM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg
Maybe it's some kinda movie lingo too. Gibson seems like a swell guy, but that film, frankly, stinks.

Oh, I know I'm gonna get it now....

20 posted on 02/04/2003 9:04:27 AM PST by onedoug
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To: cyborg
There's a difference between pedantic "that guy's uniform should have had 6 buttons, not five" and the sort of rampant, egregious fabrications "The Patriot" engaged in.

What basically offends me is that The Patriot PRETENDED to be historically accurate; they made a big deal of having hired historical consultants so that they could say they did; then then proceeded to ignore them totally.

I mean, the central incident of the movie (the church burning) was totally and completely invented out of whole cloth. That's not trivial.
22 posted on 02/04/2003 9:11:59 AM PST by John H K
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To: cyborg
Could you tell us where "SHEETS" BYRD (IF) he shows up. (reason: not to spend money to enrich ted turners projects)
23 posted on 02/04/2003 9:15:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just be because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: cyborg
You said...."No movie is free from poetic license. IT'S A MOVIE. Sheesh... I'm going to see Gods and Generals, but I know not everything is going to be accurate. You think ANY movie is really accurate on any point? "

I say..."There is one movie that I can say is absolutely correct...BAMBI VS GODZILLA!!!!" Guess who wins. This is a real movie. It played for 3 minutes.

46 posted on 02/04/2003 10:20:49 AM PST by Radioactive
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