Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hollywood's Vision of Reality

The Weekly Standard has an interesting article comparing the movies "The Great Raid" with "The Constant Gardner", pointing out that the former, despite being a rather accurate portrayal of a true event (I read the book "Ghost Soldiers" which it rather faithfully follows) has been criticized as unrealistic, while the latter, based entirely on a fictitious John LeCarre novel, has been praised for its realism. Ironic.