There’s no excuse for films that distort facts


The Globe’s editorial giving filmmakers a pass on the historical inaccuracies in the film “Lincoln” boggles the mind (“As a teacher of history, Hollywood isn’t high school,” Feb. 18). Misrepresenting recorded votes to make for a more compelling story damages the reputation of the Connecticut congressmen. Since the amendment banning slavery passed by a thin margin, why couldn’t Tony Kushner, a brilliant writer, be accurate in depicting the debate? The drama was real.

Don Makson


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