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Re: Seeing is Believing

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  • Maitiú the JOAT
    ... Off topic, but this reaction of the general public is the reason I m rather upset over the upcoming Brothers Grimm movie. Take a look at how they re ...
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      Sharon L. Krossa wrote:
      >... This is quite similar to how much of the general public reacts to
      >"historical films" -- having been told it is historical, they tend to
      >believe it despite knowing it is "just a movie" unless something is
      >so obviously modern or obviously fantasy.

      Off topic, but this reaction of the general public is the reason I'm rather
      upset over the upcoming Brothers Grimm movie. Take a look at how they're
      being portrayed:

      >Matt Damon [said] that the brothers he and Heath Ledger play in Terry
      >Gilliam's upcoming fantasy film The Brothers Grimm bear no resemblance
      >whatsoever to the real-life Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. "The Brothers Grimm
      >are con men in [Gilliam's] world, whereas in reality they were these
      >beloved scholars and really cultured guys," Damon said in an interview
      >while promoting his latest film, The Bourne Supremacy. "But our Brothers
      >Grimm are these two con men who are going from town to town pretending to
      >rid these sort of backward people of the ghouls and goblins they think are
      >haunting their towns. They'll come and they'll put on a show, and they
      >have two other actors working with them who will pretend to be the witch,
      >and then they'll vanquish the witch."
      >
      >Damon added, "So they're set up as these guys who are preying on the fears
      >of the villagers all over Germany, all over occupied and unoccupied
      >Germany. It's set in 1810, when Napoleon was in Germany. And then they run
      >across a truly enchanted forest, so a lot of the imagery from their fairy
      >tales they see in the forest. They come across a lot of these characters
      >that they end up writing about. And these two con men, who are totally
      >ill-equipped and kind of buffoons, have to battle the enchanted forest."
      >The Brothers Grimm will be released in early 2005.

      Maitiú
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