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Re: [MR] Braveheart

Poster: Corun MacAnndra <corun@access.digex.net>

Alfredo wrote:
>Since I was taught to ignore parenthetical directives, I feel I can
>ask: If that film is so inaccurate, why did it win all those Oscars
>over that other big moon-shot film?
>In fact, I'd like to see how "Apollo 13" would have turned out if
>its makers had shown the same degree of concern for historical
>accuracy as did the makers of "Braveheart".

The answer is simple. It was a good film. Mel Gibson was good, as was
Patrick McGoohan. It was also historically inaccurate, and that, for me, was
it's failing. Unfortunately, it is only inaccurate to a minority of it's
audience. That's how it won the Oscar. There was more Adventure and less
History than in Apollo 13, and Adventure appeals to a wider audience than
does History. Regretable, but true.

In service,

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