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
>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.