Re: Mann's Comments on Historical Accuracy

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Posted by ann on August 03, 1998 at 18:50:07:

In Reply to: Re: Mann's Comments on Historical Accuracy posted by Marcia on August 03, 1998 at 15:03:41:

: Ann wrote:

: : Well, MMMMarcia, since you've made such an eloquent defense of Mr. Mann's appreciation of historical accuracy(must be a lawyer), I'll keep him in the "excellent" section of my Movie Directors file. It's a very slim folder:o) -- almost empty.

: Nope, not a lawyer. Just been hanging around my son too long. He will get his law degree in one more year, and he can out argue anyone on any topic, regardless of which side he's given. Me, I have to believe in something completely in order to present a good argument.

: Sorry to hear your Excellent section of your Movie Director file is so small. For myself, I enjoy a wide variety of movies, covering many topics and styles of direction. I don't even mind violence, in certain contexts. The films I find most offensive are those that give us no decent characters to care about. It's the main reason I disliked the movie Casino. When I find all the characters so completely unredeeming and worthless, I just wanna shoot 'em and put ME out of my misery. ;o) But violence as portrayed in LOTM, Braveheart, and several other favorites of mine, doesn't upset me, as I think it is very necessary to show the audience exactly what it was like to live through those experiences. This isn't to say that I don't wince, gasp, or cry during some of the violent scenes...just that I feel in many films they are appropriate.

: MMMMarcia

This is a small postscript to my last post to you, MMMMarcia.

After viewing LOTM, I remembered that hubby had a copy of Cooper's "Last/Mohicans" on a bookshelf. The next day, I went thru the book to see how similar it was to the movie. I was very surprised how Mann had changed the characters around. One of these days, I'll read every word, rather than just the outstanding parts of the story........See, this type of cinema even inspires more reading.......all kinds of good best, ann

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