I suppose you prefer the Disney version with Richard Todd and Glynis Johns?
Like I said before, if you want accuracy, make a documentary. Make it
totally accurate, and it will probably also be tedious. If you can't enjoy
it for anything else, enjoy it for the scenery and the music.
Did you expect "Gone With The Wind" to be a totally accurate portrayal of the
U. S. Civil War? How close was "Becket" or "The Lion In Winter" to accuracy
of the reign of Henry II. Has there ever been a movie made about Cleopatra
which rang true? What about "Sparticus"? "El Cid"? (I didn't realise
push-up bras vere in vogue quite that early). For that matter, I'm sure "Ben
Hur" was a nightmare and I know damned well that "Lawrence of Arabia" was
hugely fictionalised, but *it was a fantastic motion picture*.
Drama is drama. When you walk into the theatre you are expected to do so
with a suspension of belief. That's what it's all about. If you'd rather
stay home with a text book, do so, and save your $7.50. If you want to be
entertained, then go and be prepared to enjoy yourself, and let us do the
(who understands that the kilts she bought from Rob Roy are costumes and
loves them anyway)