The Sunday Question is back and ready to go. So get your minds ready, and let the debate begin!
This Week's Prompt: Do films based on historical events, or individuals, have any obligation to present the narrative as truthfully as possible? If not, to what extent should they be allowed artistic freedom?
Considerations: This is a tricky one considering that if you go back through all of our films based on historical events and people have, on some level, been altered in favor of cinematic simplification, dramatic impact, or simply pacing.This can involve changing everything from the year something happened, to the very situation in which they exemplified themselves. On some level I believe many come to expect it, but it also seems to me people fail to forget it. All too often ignoring historical fact in favor of the far more appealing cinematic presentation. I'm sure those who care more about history than others will care more for accuracy, but so much gets put into play when they make these films it may be hard to draw the line between profit, appeal, and studio.
Let the debate, begin!
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T2 TRAINSPOTTING - Choose to remember. Choose to forget. Choose to know when it's best to do which.