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letters | SHOULD ‘LINCOLN’ BE HISTORICALLY ACCURAT E?

Writers are paid enough to get the facts right

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AFTER TWO careful readings, the reasoning of the Globe’s editorial condoning revision of history in the film “Lincoln” still escapes me (“As a teacher of history, Hollywood isn’t high school,” Feb. 18). I can see no justification for reversing bald truths in the pursuit of drama. Writers of movies are paid enough to expect that they could tell a story without perverting history.

Harvey E. Finkel

Brookline

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