History Repeats and Hollywood Remakes
January 6, 2009 7:44 PM Subscribe
posted by wendell (36 comments total)
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You know the trouble with Historically-Based Movies? Unless you're an uneducated, ignorant moran, you know how they're gonna end. At least that's the argument of this Premiere
article on 10 Movie Endings Spoiled By History
. Of course there are ways to avoid that problem, as Cracked.com's (yeah, them) 11 Movies Saved by Historical Inaccuracy
declares. Books have been written about Historical Movies' accuracy or inaccuracy
, and everybody has an opinion
on what the Best Historical Movies are
, but if you want your History purely entertaining, there's only one
dog you can count on: here are Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the original
Wayback Machine dropping in on Cristopher Columbus
, Pancho Villa
and Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
(sorry, no USA History episodes on YouTube).
Notes: "300" is the only movie on both the 'Spoiled by History' and 'Saved by Historical Inaccuracy' lists. But it was the inclusion of the Star Wars Prequels
on Premiere's 'History' list that motivated me to make this post. What The Frak?!?
And the first episode of Peabody's Improbable History
is less about history and more about adoption issues that are still relevant today.