Thursday, March 8, 2012

Movies are Not Historical Fact

My friend Sadra asked on Facebook what we REALLY thought about Red Tails. A lot of people were complaining about how it wasn't accurate to which YOU KNOW I had a reply
Having said that, NO MOVIE, narrative or documentary is going to accurately portray a historical topic 100% nor should it. If you rely on films as your sole source for history then I feel the sorriest for you.

Movies are made to ENTERTAIN & therefore certain elements shouldn't make it into the picture. Your best source for history is IN WRITING. Books and well written articles are the best source for historical content NOT a motion picture.

A film can be the impetus to seek more material and in that a movie like RED TAILS can be good.
You can read my review of Red Tails here