I wasn't really addressing your first post so much as the drift of this thread towards realism. I very much agree that the movie is the most accurate movie presentation that has come along, and does so while providing entertainment. That, to me, is progress. And I realize that without the entertainment factor few if any would go to see it.
By the way, the story presented at the Alamo is also getting more accurate. I first visited there in 1952, then in 1981, and the last time in February of 2004. According to the guides presentation in 1952, the John Wayne movie was pretty accurate! So I guess progress is being made on all fronts!