Old Feb 10, 07, 4:18 pm
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Wildman
 
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Since I bought it up, did a little search and came up with it:
from Gauntlet article titled, "Hollywood Rewrites History."


Fargo and graves

What's shown on the screen isn't reality. It's filtered and biased. That doesn't mean such films lack value but that audiences should think about what they see and not believe so easily.

Consider this. The first minute of the film Fargo says:

"This is a true story. The events depicted in this film took place in Minnesota in 1987. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred."

When a movie starts with a passage like that, don't always assume it's true. In fact, the story behind Fargo is entirely from the minds of the Coen brothers, and they admit to it. In other words, there is no million dollars buried by the side of a highway as the movie suggests. One woman, Takako Konishi, flew all the way from Japan late last year to search for the buried loot. She wasn't prepared for the cold weather and froze to death in her search. She actually visited a police station first, asking for assistance, but the best efforts of the officers couldn't dissuade Konishi from her search.

In other words, those who don't know their history are doomed to believe Hollywood movies--or end up looking for Leonardo DiCaprio's grave.
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