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I survived Bucky Larson
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2023, 11:31:46 PM »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Kubrick, Nolan, Tarantino, Wan, Iñárritu, Scorsese, Chaplin, Abrams, Wes Anderson, Gilliam - the elite

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2023, 01:39:54 AM »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Definitely: the depictions of Sharon Tate and Bruce Lee made me a little angry.

Bruce Lee walked the walk and talked the talk: he wasn't as depicted in the film.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2023, 01:41:09 AM »

Also, when you watch the Disney movie HAMILTON, it's worth noting that some of those extended musical numbers never happened in real life.
And female dancers did not attend cabinet meetings.

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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2023, 08:43:51 AM »

Amadeus. Fine film, poor history.

All Quiet on the Western Front. Netflix's new version not only poorly represents the novel, it distorts history past the recognizable, though doubtless it did get the horrors of the war correct.

Sweeney Todd. Generally Sondheim has left the exact date vague but on stage the clothing was roughly mid-19th century, and in Tim Burton's amazing film, Tower Bridge is shown in the background, despite the fact it wouldn't be built until the late 1880s.

Pride and Prejudice (1940) had the cast dressing in hoop skirts which would not have been  proper attire for at least fifty years after the book's time period.

Yes, John Wayne's The Alamo is a mess, but when an accurate version was released in 2004, people kvetched about details that were completely accurate.

Matewan, 1987, was a very good movie that got almost everything right but inexplicably left out the coal company trying to spread fears of Communist agitation among those seeking to unionize the miners. For generations "Red Panic" was used to cast the coal company in a positive, patriotic light. I'm surprised this wasn't emphasized. Supposedly, according to my neighbor as a kid, when President Reagan visited West Virginia, he said something praising the big coal's efforts to keep "the Reds" out of Appalachia. Anyway....

The Right Stuff. Unlike the 1980s movie, Disney's recent version was a cluterflunk of inaccuracies and downer storytelling.


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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2023, 02:20:42 PM »

Inglorious Basterds
The one thing they did get right was to show how dangerous nitrate film is  Buggedout
Not that historical accuracy was in any way the goal.

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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2023, 06:18:33 PM »


in this film the Whitehouse is depicted as having a second floor balcony - something that was not constructed until after Lincoln's presidency.

Yeah. That's what is inaccurate about that movie.  BounceGiggle


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