Sunday, January 11, 2015
Another Movie Adopts Truthiness
Apparently, Selma has now joined those movies I discussed a week ago that had comprised the historical record for the sake of telling a more audience-appealing story. The bad news is that such historical distortion is about the worst thing that could happen at a time when racial tensions are on the rise, particularly where law enforcement is involved. The good news is that Elizabeth Drew used a NYRBooks blog post to set the record straight, but the other bad news is that only those willing to take the time to read and think about her text are likely to benefit from it.