Fact, Fiction or both?

On the weekend of the “Oscars” the debate over fact or fiction is again out there. Are some of the nominated movies supposedly based on fact …. fact or fiction? My take is that they are a little bit of both. For example, the Congressional roll call near the end of “Lincoln” that shows two Connecticut Congressmen voting against the amendment to abolish slavery never happened. All of he state’s representatives voted for the amendment. Do most people go to a movie expecting it to be completely accurate? I doubt it. Most go to be entertained. Truth is somewhere lower on the priority list as it is with this year’s “Oscar” nominees.


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