Tag: Historical inaccuracies

Gangs of New York

All historical movies take a bit of poetic licence with their subjects.  However, this is hardly needed as the truth is most times stranger than fiction.  This is also true of the movie Gangs of New York.  Set in Five Points around the time of the New York City Draft riots in 1863, it is […]

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U-571

U-571 was an exciting thriller made in 2000 about how an the crew of an American submarine attempting to steal an enigma machine from a German U-Boat.  Enigma machines were used by the Germans in World War II to create a very difficult code to send their messages.  It was based on the work of […]

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Historical Inaccuracies in Gladiator

I can understand why creative license is taken in film and television. We just do not know every tiny detail that happened throughout history. Sometimes creative license is taken to condense the events to fit into the relatively short time frame of movies and television. However, sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason […]

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Historical inaccuracies in Reign

Reign has been a popular show on the CW for three years now but what has audiences so captivated? There is a list of inaccuracies starting from the pilot episode and continue in every episode thereafter. I will assume then that the audiences watching the show are unfamiliar with Mary Stuart specifically or history in […]

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