Shi Jing Xu wrote:I have a question. Why exactly would a director/screenwriter, etc., decide to portray certain aspects of history not accurate? Example: Gladiator
English_Druid wrote:It also depends who is making the film, for example American war films in the past always portrayed war as glorified, and themselves as the merciful saviours.
Tianshan Zi wrote:I cannot remember if All Quiet on the Western Front was American or British (or other), but it hardly glorifies war either. From the 1950's, Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory stands out as one of the greatest anti-war films of all time (and one of my favorites). Again, though, do we consider Kubrick American or British? (Like T.S. Eliot...)
I have a question. Why exactly would a director/screenwriter, etc., decide to portray certain aspects of history not accurate? Example: Gladiator
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