Friday, February 22, 2013

Historical Fiction ---?? What is it?

Historical Fiction is popular both in novels and in movies. This year we have such films nominated for
Academy Awards in several categories including Best Picture. Zero Dark Thirty is up for best Orignial Screen Play and Lincoln and Argo up for best Adapted Screen Play.
We all approach Historical Fiction in different ways. The gullible believe it all. The sceptical believe very little.

My approach is to look at the Director and/or writer and see if I trust their research and how they have merged journalism and storytelling. Needless to say, if it is going to be a good and particularly a great film it has to have a good story that is told dramatically.

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