Wait what? I thought U-571 was a documentary!
And therein lies the problem. 90% of your Country probably thinks so, too!
Point taken (lol), but you can understand people who were actually involved personally and still alive being a bit irked by it....No?
If you're making a film about a historical event, at least make some
effort to contain a bit of truth. A good start would be not blatantly lying about who did it
, its the 'little things' like this that can make all the difference.
RE: 'The Patriot', don't get me effin started.
I remember a Battle of Britain film was mooted and supposed to star Tom Cruise as 'Billy Fisk'....mercifully it appears to have been shelved. I can see it now.
Fisk: Get me the Goddamn President....Of Britain on the phone!!!
Churchill: Fisk? I don't like this guy....HE'S DANGEROUS. However, we need every swinging d*ck in the air to save Blighty, and this kid is good.
He just might swing the balance......
Fisk: You're GODDAMNED RIGHT I'M MUTHA-F*KKIN DANGEROUS!!! Hold tight President Churchill, here comes the Cavalry, tuh save all O' Y'all asses!!! WHOO-HOO!!!
Etc etc....Fisk shoots down 42 Huns and saves Britain single handedly, US audience believes it, you get the picture.