True stories/historical topics: does it disturb you when some fact is known but is pictured differently in a movie/show? :D

True stories/historical topics: does it disturb you when some fact is known but is pictured differently in a movie/show? :D

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Oh how much I can't stand it, always hissing and fussing when I see something what I know that it happened differently!!! ^^
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funluvinmama funluvinmama
I do the same. It annoying to my hubby when I sit and point out all the errors that I see happening.
Peggi Peggi
Well, yes and no. If it is something that is done for entertainment purposes and isn't trying to actually sway people's thoughts on what took place, it doesn't bother me. If it is something that might cause people to think that something different took place, I get kinda pissy over it.
Bex1331 Bex1331
Yea it bugs me, I want accuracy in what I'm watching, don't lie to me lol

... unless it's a Disney movie, Pocahontas is totally okay
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't take it personally. I know that Hollywood changes things to suit what they think audiences like.

I have a friend who goes insane about any historical inaccuracies in movies. She refuses to see Amadeus (my FAVORITE movie of all time) because "they left stuff out." *sigh* She misses good movies all the time, because she's so obsessive about minutia. I love this woman dearly, but her insistence on detail to be to the letter is a huge pain in the ass. I always tell her "Shut UP and just enjoy the movie! It's not a history lesson, it's entertainment."

I read a LOT and know history as well as a lot of fiction novels. Yes, movies usually change things, and I notice, but I refuse to let it bother me. I have important things to worry about in my life, this isn't one of them.

Life is stressful enough. I let this stuff go years ago, in an effort to allow more Peace into my life. Really.
Chilipepper Chilipepper
As a writer, I totally understand creative license and punching up the drama and action. It's part of how entertainment is. Real Life is not as dramatic, has no cliff-hangers, and doesn't wrap up things in a neat little package ...

Which is why I'm finding myself with a 600 page novel on my hands because I can't think of a logical ending due to life "continuing on".
gypsymama gypsymama
Depends on the historical fact.... if it is an issue that has a lot of importance (Holocaust, etc.) it REALLY pisses me off.... if it is a small less important thing I am totally ok with political license!!
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