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  • Story-Telling and History

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 17th April 2012 (All posts by )

    I am almost sure that telling a historical story through a movie is fraught with as many perils for the story-teller as doing so through the medium of historical fiction – it’s just that the movie-maker’s pratfalls are so much more … public, I guess is the word that I’m fishing for. There are big-name, serious historical fiction writers who abuse history almost beyond recognition in their attempt to weave a tale of the past – Philippa Gregory, anyone? – but to my mind, the really, really egregious mainstream offenses are committed in the service of movie-making.

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    Posted in Arts & Letters, Book Notes, Deep Thoughts, History, Human Behavior | 12 Comments »