You say that as if there is something wrong with making a profit off of genuinely entertaining film.
Originally Posted by MBond057
More research and accuracy in recent films does not equal better entertainment.
I'll take the farby but sublime Gone With The Wind over the generally accurate but trashy and dull Cold Mountain any day.
I love John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage with its incorrect uniforms and weapons because it has great dialog beautifully delivered by some great character actors, one of whom is a real WWII hero. That is a far cry from the perfect uniforms and weapons of the vastly overrated Saving Private Ryan with its gross-out shock scenes, improbable story line and pretty-boy faces. (Pssst.... for those who don't know, Saving Private Ryan is nothing more than Steven Speilberg's symbolic remake of Jaws.)
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I shall move from Chattanooga when the Lieutenant-General orders me; ready or not ready. And if you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir. – General William Tecumseh Sherman to the Quartermaster in Nashville. 1864