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Old 03-13-2019, 06:30 PM   #16
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sure but you cant make a movie about al capone and have him driving around in a tesla
Sure you canů Might be fun!


I'm pretty sure that most aren't old enough to remember the TV show "Wild, Wild West." ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Wild_West ) Set in post Civil War USA, there were A LOT of things that had required suspension of belief.

From TV.com:

"WWW featured not only all of the typical "spy gimmicks" like boot knives, miniature explosives, and spike-firing grapple guns, but featured a variety of criminal masterminds wielding high-tech items (for 1880) like robot squids, cyborgs, exo-skeletons, steam-powered giant puppets, earthquake machines, hallucinogenic drugs, shrinking potions, and much much more."

It's all about riding that fine line of entertaining your audience and insulting their intelligence.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:34 PM   #17
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yeah most people really dont care, it's truel.

like that x-men movie with peter dinklage.
it's set in the 70s and they have 20 ft tall flying iron man robots
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There is a difference between making a mistake and knowingly making a mistake. First is ignorant (forgivable at least) and second is laziness + taking the audience intelligence for granted.

Taking the audience intelligence for granted is the main reason many action movies developed to the stage where the hero with one gun kills 10 (or 50!) bad guys and those 10 bad guys with AK-47 cannot fire a single shot properly at the hero.

At the same time, I have seen even masterpiece films like The Godfather or Gone with the Wind have anachronism errors. If the film is real good, it doesn't matter. But I would assume filmmakers didn't make those errors intentionally.
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Problem is that you would need a ridiculous amount of that explosive to do the same job as a barrel of dynamite would.
I would rather read a script that is more historically accurate.
Stretching the boundaries doesn't bother me.

If it takes a ridiculous amount of that explosive, so be it.
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I'd go for exaggeration over historical inaccuracy personally. Most people won't know what quantity of [insert explosive here] is needed to do a certain damage. Just look at grenades, their use in film drives real soldiers up the wall.
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I'd go for exaggeration over historical inaccuracy personally. Most people won't know what quantity of [insert explosive here] is needed to do a certain damage. Just look at grenades, their use in film drives real soldiers up the wall.
You have seen the Joe Rogan show about that soldier?
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I'm in the it-probably-doesn't-matter-camp, depending on context etc.

Or, does it have to be set in the 1840s/1850s? Could you bump the setting up a few decades?
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