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Safe-Keeper

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#1 12 years ago

I've just about had it with Hollywood movies. Let's not get into how they get all these little technical details wrong (such as how "everything's in German" in German submarines:rolleyes:, or how you can open locked tank hatches from the outside to drop in grenades). What gets me is their total lack of respect for history and their constant rewriting of just about everything they can get their paws on.

Yes, they make some fantastic movies. Spielberg's War of the Worlds was awesome. But whenever they try to re-enact something historical, the "don't research a story to death"-motto kicks in and the end result is a caricature of reality. [COLOR=DarkGreen]Case of point:[/COLOR] U-571. Throws real history out of the window and tells a fairy-tale about how the brave super-human Americans capture the ENIGMA from the evil life-boat massacring, cowardly Germans. German submariners in reality were handpicked for their bravery - in U-571 they cower in the back of the submarine when the Americans board.

But can't they make a fictional story if they want to? No, not when they portray it as reality (read: When you hide the tiny little "this is a work of fiction"-note behind the end credits so that no one will see it:D).

I've seen at least one person talk about how the Americanscaptured the ENIGMA machine, and it's driving me nuts. OK, so Alan Turing cracked the code, but that's the extent of it. The British captured the ENIGMA machine, not the Americans. What'd the average American think if the British were to release a movie on how England captured Iwo Jima? how about English troops capturing Omaha Beach?

Is it too much to ask that Hollywood makes at least a minimal effort to research important subjects before making movies on them:rolleyes:?

[COLOR=DarkGreen]Another example:[COLOR=Black] People with mental problems are never portrayed realistically. They're always archetypes meant to scare, amuse, or both. If you've watched Elling (a Norwegian movie), you should be able to tell the difference between accurate portrayal and caricature.[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Bottom line: Cut the parodies and historical re-writing. Make some real movies. It takes so little.

[COLOR=DarkGreen]PS: [/COLOR]To those planning to go "OMG don't watch it if you don't like it!lololol!!11 Quit you're teh whinging!111": Don't. This is hereby declared a cliché-free thread.




Mr_Cheese

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#2 12 years ago
foodmaniac2003

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#3 12 years ago
Safe Keeperhow about English troops capturing Omaha Beach?

Private Ryan, care for a spot of tea?




Gauntlet

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#4 12 years ago

Never watch Hollywood movies and expect them to be realistic or accurate, thats for sure!

Hahaha...I remember I was dumb enough to spend 2 hours of my life watching 'Hart's War' when it was aired on TV a couple of weeks ago...

Og 'Elling' er en jævlig bra film...ihvertfall 1'a!




foodmaniac2003

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#5 12 years ago

Harts War was the most stupidest and retarded movie ive ever seen.




oscar989

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#6 12 years ago

They may be inaccurate, but they do have some good acting. Thats haf the movie.




Gauntlet

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#7 12 years ago

What? I hope you're joking.

Bill Paxton was one of my favourite actors until I saw him in U-571. The same with Harvey Keitel.

And Bruce Willis' character in 'Hart's War' was just plain silly and idiotic.




Safe-Keeper

Aw, c'mon Cyan, it's quality!

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#8 12 years ago
Og 'Elling' er en jævlig bra film...ihvertfall 1'a!

To translate: And Elling's a ****ing good movie.

Yes, indeed it is. Funny, charming, entertaining, and thought-provoking. With a dash of pro-welfare system propaganda:p.




foodmaniac2003

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#9 12 years ago
oscar989They may be inaccurate, but they do have some good acting. Thats haf the movie.

But they make a trial to distract people from blowing up an ammunition plant? Is there any recorded incident at all of American POWs blowing up any large plant at all? They kind of do need to do their research...




{TDB} Bravowhisky

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#10 12 years ago

I thought they blew up a boot factory. Course I haven't seen the movie since it was in theathres, man talk about a wasted 8 bucks.