OT: "history" vs. "fantasy" (was Re: OT sorta (was USAGE: names for pillbug/wood louse/woodbug)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 19, 2004, 20:03|
On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 21:51:24 +0100,
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> > [Braveheart]
> It's occured to me more than once, that if he'd changed a few names, and
> presented the film as taking place in an alternate world, I'd liked it better.
> What's the point of making an historical movie if your not going to stick
> fairly closely to what actually happened?
Well, because "history" sells better than "fantasy". Most people
take more interest in a story set in medieval Scotland than in one
set in a fictional realm.
> What really annoys me, however, are idiots who see this kind of films, and
> then pontificate on the relevant historical subject.
They annoy me, too.