'Selma' just latest history film to face accuracy questions

January 19, 2015 8:02 PM

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The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit.

Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt, for instance, playing Queen Elizabeth I as far back as a 1912 star vehicle.

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