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February 20, 2000
Regarding Susan King's article on Joseph Roquemore's book ("Films Seen Through History's Lens," Feb. 6): I would like to note that the screenwriter of the fine Robert Aldrich film "Ulzana's Raid" was Alan Sharp, who was greatly responsible for the historical accuracy of the picture. Alan, a Scotsman, is also the screenwriter of, among others, "Rob Roy" and "The Last Run." TONY MUSANTE Los Angeles
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February 13, 2000
Susan King's interview with Joseph Roquemore on the accuracy of historical films is a classic revelation of uninformed pretension ("Films Seen Through History's Lens," Feb. 6). The author of "History Goes to the Movies" is identified as a "speech writer, corporate communications specialist and history buff." One thing he obviously is not is an academically qualified historian. Historians do not waste time questioning a film's accuracy because they know that movies are made for entertainment, not education.
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December 31, 1999 | DEBORAH HORNBLOW, HARTFORD COURANT
The English should give Ireland home rule--and reserve the motion picture rights. --Will Rogers * With the arrival of "Angela's Ashes" at the cineplex, America's obsession with all things Irish continues unabated. (The film adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir opened in Los Angeles and New York in time to qualify for Oscars; it opens nationwide in January.
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February 6, 2000 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
The American Film Institute may have named "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie ever made, but according to author Joseph Roquemore, the landmark 1941 Orson Welles film is a golden turkey as far as historical accuracy. In his book, "History Goes to the Movies: A Viewer's Guide to the Best (and Some of the Worst) Historical Films Ever Made," "Citizen Kane" rates only two stars out of a possible five.
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