At 08:36 PM 2/16/96 -0500, you wrote:
>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)
>A'm swynsei Math, Cyn bum diaered..."
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