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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #171

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Cromwell springs to mind.
Firstly Cromwell was not one of the five MPs Charles sort to arrest,
Since when was Cromwell in charge at Edgehill? He didn't even turn up until it finished.
The New Model Army did not wear black, they wore red, hence British Redcoats.
What happened to the Battle of Marston Moor? It wasn't some little skirmish easily ignored.
The NMA was not outnumbered at Naseby in fact the Royalists were.
Cromwell did not arrest the King himself.

Correct on all counts.

The part about Naseby looked as half the battle scene was left on the cutting room floor. it made no historical sense at all.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #172
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Just tooooooooo many; the right question here should probably be the reverse one.

Historical accuracy and film-making are simply no good partners.
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I never watch history based movies for a history lesson anyway. It is pure entertainment, that same entertainment can influence people to be interested in teh real history of the story, which is great.
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I never watch history based movies for a history lesson anyway. It is pure entertainment, that same entertainment can influence people to be interested in teh real history of the story, which is great.

i hope you are right, i thought people watched inaccurate and misleading Hollywood spetaculars and then thought themselves historians.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #175

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I never watch history based movies for a history lesson anyway. It is pure entertainment, that same entertainment can influence people to be interested in teh real history of the story, which is great.
Absolutely. I do think it's a shame that so often Hollywood feels the need to change a story that was great anyway, but that's entertainment. "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"
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Old December 5th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #176

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Films listed here that I enjoyed. May not be perfect on historical accuracy but very enjoyable to watch.

Gladiator (One of my top 5 films)
Kingdom of Heaven (One of my top 5 films)
The Last Legion
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Valhalla Rising
Braveheart
King Arthur
The Eagle
The Last Samurai
300
Fall of the Roman Empire

I'm sure some hated Caligula as well. However, I did not.

But to be honest, the only thing that matters to me, is that they were enjoyable films for me.
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Um you do know that this THREAD is for WORST historical film. Not for favorites....You can start a thread on favorite history film.
These films are listed here as the WORST. I knew where I was posting.

I just happen to enjoy films that some consider the WORST.
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These films are listed here as the WORST. I knew where I was posting.

I just happen to enjoy films that some consider the WORST.
lol sorry
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lol sorry
I enjoy them for entertainment value. I research historical items for the real truth.

You would not believe how inaccurate films are about the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. It doesn't matter, I still watch them.
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