This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
February 7, 2019
Every so often, I fall down a rabbit hole. Not a literal one – although I doubt there’s a single person reading this who would be surprised – but its digital equivalent. I stumbled across an opinion piece recently that argued there’s no reason movies based on historical events should have to be accurate because they are art, rather than journalism, and I’m not sure how I feel about this.
It’s true they are an artistic medium, but it’s also true that many of us (including me) think we can learn about history while we watch. And if we are all thinking things are true because we...