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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. Greetings, Jörg.