People always say, just enjoy the story as it's not meant to be accurate . And that is true in many instances. Actually, I rather get a kick out of looking for miscues in a film, continuity, I think it's called. But if a film is specifically portraying a part of history or person, or situation, it should be accurate as possible.
I enjoy history. I don't claim to be an expert but I like to learn and when I am wrong I like to investigate. If it's the human interaction that is the substance of the story, then be realistic in that depiction .if these issues become to incorrect, then it merges into becoming like a cartoon, like the old Road Runner with bizarre acts of physics.
We enjoy period pieces like Road to Perdition. I liked the play on words, first off. We like the old cars wich played a big role in the film. I'm not so much a car buff but were the cars, used in the film, legitimate for the time. Someone who is a vintage car buff would be interested to check on this and if they were using a 1938 car in the film which, as I believe, depicted prohibition then that is an error some might have issue with.
I've started becoming interested in history of under garments and other clothing ( don't laugh). Today I'm watching a Gene Hackman and Candace Bergen, film about a long distance horse race called "Bite the Bullet". In it a prostitute just removed what appeared to be a modern style bra. The didn't wear them in 1906. But who would notice that. It's not enough to mess up the film but just a thing. But in all westerns, the clothing is mostly wrong along with hair styles . We are used to this, but what if they put Candace Bergen in a miniskirt to wear on that horse in 1906. Would people think that was too far fetched?
It's all a matter of degrees
Edited by MrB (07/03/1411:24 AM)
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I just noticed that Taxi / Tom Hanks clip. I watched the whole thing. Likely a very early Hanks role eh? Pretty good. Marijuana the gateway drug. Jim tries the pot brownie and feels an immediate reaction, hmmmm... now there's an inaccuracy. Should take at least 30 minutes..
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