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GUEST,Chicken Charlie BS: Ten films that got it wrong (240* d) RE: BS: Ten films that got it wrong 26 Mar 08

Sorry, but the "it's just entertainment" argument doesn't work for me. Regardless of WHY a film is made the way it is, people who see it will have their perception of reality shaped by it. Evidently no one in Hollywood understands a damn thing about geography, chemistry, mathematics or logic. I have my own list of anti-favorites, but I seem to foggily recall doing this before on another thread, so I'll go back to work now.

Except to say that while Pearl Harbor (it's entertainment, right?) was to my mind just a sappy movie, it was the Military Channel/History Channel "expert" guru/shooter dudes who approved the statement that NO American planes got airborne during the attack, thereby dissing the guys who did get off the ground and the ones who were killed or wounded trying to.

It may seem hyper-something to slam "Glory" for racism, but they did conveniently kill off the Denzel Washington character, who in reality won a medal (Medal of Honor, I think ...) for bringing the flag back. Did we omit that so Matthew Broderick/Col. Shaw would look even better? Oh, surely not, and if we did, it was just entertainment.


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