By Christopher B. Daly
Hooray that more than half of the leading contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards have historical themes.
A question that always hangs over such films is: how accurate are they? Accuracy, of course, is often in the eye of the beholder, but a more useful question might be: do any of these films revise history in a way that improves our historical understanding, warps our historical understanding, or makes no difference?
Keep that in mind tonight when watching the Oscars show a propos the following: