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Old November 22 2013, 10:55 PM   #42
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Re: An Adventure in Space and Time - Grade and Discuss

Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post

I think Lawrence's point was that history was more interesting than the fantasy version he saw in AAiSaT. And he's right; film tones down history because it's messy and makes for poor storytelling. Storytelling needs character arcs, but real people don't develop (or behave) in ways that naturally lend themselves to that.
Which is why most sensible people go into a historical story knowing that things are going to be changed. Unless its something really egregious (A nuclear carrier turning up in a WW2 film for example), complaining about changes seems a bit pointless.
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