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Bat Goddess Anachronistic Music in Movies (91* d) RE: Anachronistic Music in Movies 29 Feb 20

Watching historical films -- or any film with weaponry or military uniforms -- with Tom (Mudcat's "Curmudgeon") could be both distracting and trying. He curmudged his way through them and I watched most of these types of films with Tom's rant about weapons or uniforms that were just WRONG. Thank goodness most of these were watched on videotape or DVD in the privacy of our home, rather than in a movie theatre! (In which case, the rant would come on the way home...) I don't think his rants interfered with the entertainment...often his rants were quite entertaining!

But it isn't just music, weapons and uniforms that film production gets wrong so often. I learned a lot about historical political nuances from Tom while watching popular films whose plot line treated historical truth carelessly.

We have a friend who works in Hollywood and he confided to us years ago that fact checkers, consultants, and writers in the film industry only worry about things that could get them sued. Nothing else matters or interferes with their highly fictitous world-view.


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