Soon there will be no more eyewitnesses. The Holocaust is inexorably moving from personal testimony to textual narrative. Survivors, those who clung to life no matter how unbearable so that they could confirm the unimaginable and attest to the unbelievable, are harder to find after more than half a century.
Prince of Thieves" as prime offenders. In "Saving Private Ryan" all mention of British or Allied troops was omitted, while the British submariners at the heart of the real action were replaced by Americans in the film "U".
Beevor described the trend as "shameless and totally irresponsible -- a grotesque distortion of history". Classical historian Bettany Hughes said it was not just British history that had been misrepresented.
After all, it was made by an American from an American point of view. Is the Americanisation of other cultures now distorting our view of the past? How much of a mix should there be in films between entertainment and factual accuracy?
If we are not careful, we will create a bunch of Ersatz Hollywood heroes that will become indistinguishible from the real thing. The Battle Of Stirling as portrayed in Braveheart a not exactly accurate film itself - best description - a Porridge Western was nothing like as imaginative as the real thing.
Wallace cut away at Stirling Bridge during the night, waited for the English cavalry to charge across in the morning and then pulled away the remaining supports - trapping the cavalry in the marsh on the Scots side. They were subsequently slaughtered.
I think this would have made a far better set-piece on the Silver Screen. Perhaps history has something to teach Hollywood after all.Nor would she want to know about it even if it was presented to her for Natalie Portman is a Zionist, through and through, lock, stock and barrel.
Do you think this is a show for a planned Russian attack on the US, with the full knowledge and cooperation of the illegitimate regime in DC? Is this what Obama was referring to when he told the Russians to be patient and wait until his re-election before acting on some unknown agreement between Moscow and DC?
Hollywood’s lies. by Diane Dimond on February 22, G ood journalism is a lot like good police work. It takes a lot of digging and talking and research to learn all sides of a story on your way to the truth.
Sometimes it turns out both sides in a battle are kind of slimy. It was a disgraceful distortion of the truth – a truth easily. Feb 11, · An interesting article here: LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood film studios are guilty of a "grotesque distortion of history" which is destroying Britain's.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech, a frequent contributor to Aish, is a Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University and an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, and lecturer.
Hollywood's distortion of the truth alters history in the eyes of schoolchildren Hollywood's habit of playing with historical facts is leading schoolchildren to get it .