Episode 270 - Historical Accuracy Vs Story Needs part 2

May 9, 2016

We return to the topic of historical accuracy versus the needs the the story. This was Bravo's idea and we wanted to have him along but alas it was not to be! Tantz Aerine, Pitface, Banes and I discuss the topic, reading from a few of the many contributions in the form thread that Bravo started. Special congratulations to Pitface who's just graduated with honours with her BA in classics! -So you she really does KNOW what she's talking about… as does Tantz too of course. Banes and I are just along for the ride. Gunwallace gave us a really pretty tune for the comic Torn Vines, a real action music, such a driving rhythm to it!

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Fading World - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fading_World/

From THIS thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177492/

Contributions from:
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
HippieVan - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/HippieVan/
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz Aerine/
bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/

Featured music:
Torn Vines http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Torn_Vines/, by Udyr, rated M.

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Episode 269 - Historical Accuracy VS Story Needs

May 2, 2016

6 likes, 4 comments

Never let historical accuracy get in the way of a good story… at least that's what Bravo proposes. We stole his thought provoking forum post subject for the topic of this Quackcast. This is how Bravo goes on to explain it: “So how do feel about that? Should exact adherence to the historical record be allowed to wreck your wonderful fiction? If so how much dramatic license is too much? What are your favorite examples of how they got it wrong and how they got it right? And what if just a touch more research would have revealed that the historical story was better than what the fiction writers concocted? How tragic is that? And what about the usage of known historical mythology/hoax as in the Da Vinci code?” The frisson between story requirements and known historical record is pretty interesting. In Hollywood the former wins out EVERY single time and usually it doesn't result in a better story anyway, but as we discuss in the Quackcast there are OTHER reasons than simple bad writing choices for not sticking to the real story and trying to hammer everything into the Hero's Journey template.


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