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10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

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10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

Postby Freakzilla » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:36 pm

2001 scrapes in at #10:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/10mosth ... urate.html

Does this dash anyone's hopes for a faithfull adaptation of a book?
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:24 pm

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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:32 pm

[rant...fair warning]

Yahoo; why am I not surprised. They are rapidly becoming as bad as MSN for vapid, trash publication. I'm just waiting to see who will present a top ten sex tips first to declare a winner :)

Some of these films on their "list" aren't meant nor presented as historical films. 10,000 B.C. and Gladiator in particular are clearly using only setting as the stage for their stories, nothing more. Braveheart and The Last Samurai use historical fact with about as much seriousness as films that begin with "Based on a true story" (translation: it's a showmanship technique for film meant to invoke gravitas). In other words, the audience should know better but understand that they are here for the story, not a history lesson. If I have to explain to Yahoo why 2001 doesn't qualify as a historical film, I'd ask that they put a bullet through their brains as a service to our race.

Personally, I find the World War II films the most egregious offenders for inaccuracies and more relevant due to their closeness to our modern times. Where is Pearl Harbour or U-571 on this list? These are films that don't get a few birthdays or personality quirks wrong; their facts displace or alter the very premise of the entire account.

Anyway...

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Postby Freakzilla » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:44 pm

I don't think they are trying to say that the movies were intended to be historical documentaries, just that they are very inaccurate. Some people believe everythign they see and have to have these things explained to them.

I thought 2001 being on the list wa funny too.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:40 pm

Then I guess you really would have laughed if they had put Metropolis on the list too.
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Postby Freakzilla » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:03 pm

Omphalos wrote:Then I guess you really would have laughed if they had put Metropolis on the list too.

What year was that supposed to be set in?
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:31 pm

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Postby Mandy » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:15 am

I've only seen Braveheart and 300, both of which I loved but didn't give a rat's ass about the historical accuracy.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:32 pm

10K BC looks like a complete and utter POS.
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Postby Mandy » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:47 pm

Yeah, Janitor saw it about a week ago and said it was crap.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:42 pm

I will never understand why someone throws so much money and effort into a movie project, knowing all along its going to suck ass when finished. Why bother?
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Postby GamePlayer » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:57 pm

Money. The studios are a business, first and foremost. Plus, not every director or producer is in the business to make art. Most are in it to entertain, though the definition of "entertainment" is much more suitably pliable a product to sell to the consumer than art :)
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:19 pm

I know. Ive said that thousands of times here. But if you do better entertainment, then you get more viewers and get more money. All you really have to do is sit the fuck down and think a few things out. You have a team of writers, actors, producers and directors. You have at least some experience. You have more money that most, especially for a movie like that. Jeez. Just sit down and think about your story and you will do better than some cave-man befriending a sabre-toothed tiger in Egypt. :roll:
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Postby GamePlayer » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:35 pm

An unfortunate reality.
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Postby Robspierre » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:37 pm

15-25 year old males have predominately low standards for movie's. They are the ones who spend the most money going ot movies so what they like ie POS are what get made. Working at a movie theater has really opened my eyes.

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Postby Phaedrus » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:51 am

You want to talk historical inaccuracy(by these standards)? 1984.

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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:53 pm

Omphalos wrote:10K BC looks like a complete and utter POS.


Actually I liked !0,000BC, I know it wasn't accurate but I thought the story was pretty good.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:44 pm

I still have not seen it, but the very second I saw that ad, I said, "Ill bet he makes friends with that Sabre toothed tiger!" :roll:

Did the movie have dinosaurs in it too?
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Postby Rakis » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Let's see if Yahoo is still around in 800,000 years from now to nag HG Wells about the Morlocks... :P
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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:25 pm

Not friends exactly but it did save his life. Which was pretty cool even if it was cliched.

No, no dinosaurs but that would have made it even better!!
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:36 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :cry:

The only places men and dinosaurs should coexist are Crichton novels and movies, bad OLD TV shows, and that stupid museum in Kentucky.

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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:10 am

SandChigger wrote:The only places men and dinosaurs should coexist are...and that stupid museum in Kentucky. :P

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Postby Eyes High » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:41 am

If those are the top ten, then someone flubbed on their research. Like some of you have said, a few of those movies were not meant to be historical. And I wonder if whoever compiled the list ever watched any of the war movies from the 50s?

What ever happened to seeing a movie just to enjoy it or just for relaxation?
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Postby Nekhrun » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:18 am

Eyes High wrote:What ever happened to seeing a movie just to enjoy it or just for relaxation?

Hey, I hear there's a new Dune movie coming out soon!
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:34 am

Eyes High wrote:What ever happened to seeing a movie just to enjoy it or just for relaxation?


That's why we have guilty pleasures, like Pirates of the Caribbean or The Bourne Identity :)
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:29 pm

Or "Bad Bints in Bondage Bordello" or ... :P
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Postby Robspierre » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:38 am

SandChigger wrote:Or "Bad Bints in Bondage Bordello" or ... :P


Volume 769 was the best of the series :wink:

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Postby SandChigger » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:36 pm

You heard they're coming (ahem) out with a new one for Xmas, I assume? :wink:
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Postby Robspierre » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:11 am

SandChigger wrote:You heard they're coming (ahem) out with a new one for Xmas, I assume? :wink:


Ah the annual christmas edition, now that brings back memories where did they like to hang the mistletoe again? :wink:

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Postby inhuien » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:47 am

Robspierre wrote:
SandChigger wrote:You heard they're coming (ahem) out with a new one for Xmas, I assume? :wink:


Ah the annual christmas edition, now that brings back memories where did they like to hang the mistletoe again? :wink:

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Postby SandChigger » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:36 am

Oh, my. :shock:
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