The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

How Hollywood misrepresents history

Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to blog for a while, but Ive been completely distracted from my work by stuff and can't possibly concentrate on anything too serious, so - continuing the theme of recent discussions - here's a couple of links to some recent news reports, which demonstrate quite clearly the problems that arise when Hollywood attempts to take artistic licence with historical events.

Academic takes on Mel Gibson (Good for her ;))

Culture Clash

1 comment:

Ceri said...

The fact that he had to swear to defend himself suggests to me that Mr Gibson knows he has taken liberties but cannot find the means to defend his position adequately. Why not admit that in pursuit of a story he had made fabrications? We know that most films purporting to be historical events take huge liberties... although in my opinion history is already filled with enough strange and fantastical stories to not need any tweaking. Anyway I went to see '300' last night and my thoughts were very similar so I will put them into a review.