Monday, September 19, 2016
How Truthful Should You Have to Be When Telling a True Story in a Movie Not a Documentary?
Here's a long explanation of what really happened and what the movie portrayed. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/10/business/sully-is-latest-historical-film-to-prompt-off-screen-drama.html?_r=0
When a movie takes dramatic license in the way SULLY did, it portrays real people and government agencies as nefarious. In this case, an agency that did a good job in ferreting out the truth, is made to look like the opposite actions occurred.
I know this happens all the time but in this case so much of the movie hung on this lie, I find it inexcusable. What do you think? Perhaps it is just a movie, but millions of people will walk out of the theater believing once again that the government cannot be trusted.