posted on Oct, 25 2003 @ 09:41 AM
Originally posted by Nerdling
I'm not a fan of American war movies as they tend to be extremely liberal with the use of facts.
well lets see here....movies are called entertainment for a reason. care to guess why?
if they were 100% "factual" (which generally tends to follow along the lines of what one believes or the way THEY think things happend) then they
would be called educational films such as the ones you see in places called schools!!!
even movies based on actual events actually say "based on actual events" not, "this is how everything actually happened", ever heard of creative
license? they have to make it as appealing as possible to make money, not educate people. guess thats why education and entertainment usually dont
go hand in hand. they do have disclaimers before or after the movie stating that events and timeslines havent been changed, characters added,
compressed for time and otherwise fudged with to ENTERTAIN the audience, not educate.
sorry if this crushes your understanding of how the entertainment industry works but you seem a bit confused as to what the entertainment industry
actually does and/or should do.
oh yeah one of my fave war movies is Glory.
morgan freeman, matthew broderick, denzel washington. even broderick shined through in this film like gold. great movie!