The gulf between the history books and what happens on the screen can be markedly different. In attempting to capture the spirit of a person, their life or a predicament they found themselves in, filmmakers can often overlook such trifling matters as… facts. From “Braveheart” to “JFK,” Here are some of the best examples from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” of movies that, while excellent viewing for their performances and storytelling, got the past very, very wrong.
saving private ryan
Actor Adam Goldberg (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 2 DAYS IN PARIS) goes out of his way to share some of the most mortifying memories of his childhood. It just may be that the anxious, neurotic characters he portrays are expressions of the awkward kid he used to be.