The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23445   Message #260674
Posted By: Grab
19-Jul-00 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Anyone care to cross-reference with movies (as in other threads recently)? Various America-won-the-war films, both old (Errol Flynn in Burma, etc) and new (U571, Private Ryan). Braveheart, Titanic, and The Patriot (and possibly also Rob Roy - no-one knows the facts in that to say one way or the other). And to prove us Brits aren't immune, there's Elizabeth too. Oh, and Shakespeare completely invented history to either (a) produce interesting plays, or (b) flatter his current patron.

Just goes to show that what makes good entertainment is not necessarily the truth...