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(SacBee)   Three leading U.S. senators are shocked to discover that Hollywood movies are often historically inaccurate   (blogs.sacbee.com) divider line 72
    More: Obvious, Hollywood movie, U.S., Zero Dark Thirty, US Senator, Film criticism  
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2012-12-20 09:35:37 AM  
Abe Lincoln wasn't a vampire hunter?
 
2012-12-20 09:40:28 AM  
So you mean to say that Pearl Harbour wasn't a victory for the Americans?
 
2012-12-20 09:45:13 AM  
This is why I liked the show Movies in Time on the History channel. They would point out the inaccurate parts of movies based on historical events/figures.
 
2012-12-20 09:45:16 AM  
So, that movie about the Titantic, the cartoon one with the talking whales, talking dolphins, talking sharks, talking mice, talking octopus where the ship sank as part of a conspiracy where whalers on the ship were trying to get a whaling contract signed and got the sharks to trick an octopus to sink the Titanic by throwing an iceberg into the path of the ship, but the whales showed up to save the crew, even though there were enough life boats for everyone, so no one died, might not have been totally accurate???
 
2012-12-20 09:50:52 AM  

Great Janitor: So, that movie about the Titantic, the cartoon one with the talking whales, talking dolphins, talking sharks, talking mice, talking octopus where the ship sank as part of a conspiracy where whalers on the ship were trying to get a whaling contract signed and got the sharks to trick an octopus to sink the Titanic by throwing an iceberg into the path of the ship, but the whales showed up to save the crew, even though there were enough life boats for everyone, so no one died, might not have been totally accurate???


Oh no. That one was 95% accurate. It's the James Cameron p.o.s. movie that was mostly innaccurate.
 
2012-12-20 09:54:28 AM  

monoski: Just like Paul Ryan's accounting...


... or anything Obama says...

\yes, i'm rolling my eyes at you.
 
2012-12-20 10:03:53 AM  
If torture doesn't work then why would virtually every government for the past 5000 years use it?

If buying the guy ice cream and whispering sweet nothings in his ear doesnt get him to tell you what you want to know, you've gotta try something else.
 
2012-12-20 10:04:55 AM  

jaybeezey: monoski: Just like Paul Ryan's accounting...

... or anything Obama says...

\yes, i'm rolling my eyes at you.


No offense taken, I think they are full of it just picked Ryan for my example today
 
2012-12-20 10:13:10 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: If torture doesn't work then why would virtually every government for the past 5000 years use it?

If buying the guy ice cream and whispering sweet nothings in his ear doesnt get him to tell you what you want to know, you've gotta try something else.


Does this argument mean that praying to a sky-father also must work? Because - you know - people have been doing it for a such a long time?
 
2012-12-20 10:13:51 AM  

Alphax: WippitGuud: TommyymmoT: They also wanted to know why our subs don't have worm drives, like the sub in Hunt For Red October.

Gah!

Caterpillar drive! Caterpillar!

/the book was much better

I thought it was a tunnel drive in the book, with 3 small propellers in each tunnel.


It is. And the Americans only ever referred to it as a tunnel drive, but the Russians called it the caterpillar - an engineer gave it the nickname and it stuck.

Just like American call that damn flying tank helicoper a "Hind", but the USSR never gave it a nickname, just it's numeric designator (which escapes me at the moment)
 
2012-12-20 10:43:52 AM  
Try reasoning with Hollywood people. Good luck.
 
2012-12-20 10:49:49 AM  

ernst_k: Pumpernickel bread: If torture doesn't work then why would virtually every government for the past 5000 years use it?

If buying the guy ice cream and whispering sweet nothings in his ear doesnt get him to tell you what you want to know, you've gotta try something else.

Does this argument mean that praying to a sky-father also must work? Because - you know - people have been doing it for a such a long time?


Newsflash: Yes, it works.
 
2012-12-20 10:54:44 AM  

Second Try: ernst_k: Pumpernickel bread: If torture doesn't work then why would virtually every government for the past 5000 years use it?

If buying the guy ice cream and whispering sweet nothings in his ear doesnt get him to tell you what you want to know, you've gotta try something else.

Does this argument mean that praying to a sky-father also must work? Because - you know - people have been doing it for a such a long time?

Newsflash: Yes, it works.


So does praying to Joe Pesci. Because he's the kind of guy that can get things done.
 
2012-12-20 10:58:06 AM  
So Abraham Lincoln's not a vampire slayer?
 
2012-12-20 11:45:20 AM  
So we didn't send the Discovery to Jupiter to investigate a giant monolith?
 
2012-12-20 11:52:05 AM  

No Time To Explain: but it's true,I saw Lincoln kill vampires

 

BenJammin: I didn't think Lincoln fought vampires.

 

dryknife: Abe Lincoln wasn't a vampire hunter?

 

sandbar67: So Abraham Lincoln's not a vampire slayer?

 
I'm not sure if it has been asked yet, but I believe that there may have been some historical inaccuracies regarding Lincoln's hunting of the undead in a recent movie.  Just sayin'.
 
2012-12-20 11:56:30 AM  
I guarantee you our people in Gitmo do not use torture. Any fool knows torture yields skewed results at best. Torture is both unreliable and non-productive.

What we use is a simple practice of withholding tryptophan from prisoner meals. This sets up a chemical imbalance in the neural workings of the brain leading to irritability and inability to control emotions. Interrogator can then easily goad the subject into revealing anything needed to be known.

Prisoner then receives tryptophan-laden meals and all is returned to normality. No harm, no foul.

We Do Not Torture

"Torture" is a CNN/MSNBC dog-whistle for hating on the military

If you are convinced we torture, then I have land to sell on in Florida ...
 
2012-12-20 12:03:56 PM  
Sad to say, they are not the only ones who cant tell the difference between a movie and reality.
 
2012-12-20 12:06:10 PM  
Three leading U.S. senators are shocked to discover that Hollywood movies are often historically inaccurate

Sounds like the senators attended the seminar hosted by the N.S. Sherlock Institute of the Obvious
 
2012-12-20 01:14:14 PM  
"Conservatives" spend a lot of time and energy biatching and moaning about movies, television, video games, music, Hollyweird, etc, but when it's torture porn and glorification of the military they become the entertainment industry's staunchest defenders.

Family values, ftw!
 
2012-12-20 01:45:07 PM  

urban.derelict: Yeah it's called 'historic fiction,' I learned it in grade school.

/you mean Wild Wild West with Will Smiff and ... what's his name wasn't historically accurate?

/welcome to earf...shamelessly stole that from some other farker, continuing to run wiff it -- Philly


A western with mostly black, mexican and indian cowboys would be more historically accurate...
 
2012-12-20 03:20:40 PM  
It took this long to post this?

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