“Could a Movie Help Lead to the Departure of Scotland from the UK?” | History News Network

More proof that movies have more influence than historians, even when the movie is mostly myth!

History News Network | Could a Movie Help Lead to the Departure of Scotland from the UK?

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Saving Alan Turing from His Friends by Christian Caryl | The New York Review of Books

Should we expect accuracy from movies based on real historical events? I am conflicted on this question. On the one hand, I love great historical fiction (on screen and off) and I expect a great story even if the real events were not as spicy. On the other hand I know that it is through movies that most Americans get their history. But where I definitely draw the line is when dramatic license turns into irresponsible distortion. In this category I put movies like JFK and docudramas like The Sons of Liberty. On The Imitation Game I’m torn.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing

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