Poll: Where entertainment and historical fact mix

Apologies for my absence, it has been a busy August, not to say the previous months weren’t. I am sure it is the same for you too. Technology has its advantages, and I do appreciate it uses, but boy has it created more work. Never mind, let’s move on.


The last few posts were on having creative license with historical fact in books and films. I thought it would be interesting to devise a poll, let it run for a few weeks and gather the results. There are four questions and though this form doesn’t allow to write answers, please don’t hesitate to comment below.

As to question 3, I left out historical events and persons as I would suspect most people would agree if writing on a particular person and/or event factual details would be included. Then again it may be a story that is in an alternative world. Now that would be fun.

Thank you for visiting and reading. As always, your comments are valued and welcomed.

Historical fiction fantasist Luciana Cavallaro, a secondary teacher, meanders from contemporary life to delve into the realms of mythology. Subscribe to her FREE short story http://eepurl.com/bhESs1

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  1. Aquileana

    Hello there cara Luciana… Interesting approach on your post… I think that the different polls reveal many important aspects to keep in mind when it comes to historical settings and backgrounds…
    I like that the script of the movies aim to be a reflection of a particular Era or Moment…
    I feel that the movies depicting centuries 16th onwards are quite accurate when it comes to this purpose… However, if we are talking about ancient times, such as the Greek or Roman times it might be hard to do so…. It depends, I guess! …All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    • cav12

      Ciao cara Aquileana,
      My previous post had elicited great comments I wanted to get further views on what people thought.
      I enjoyed watching movies such as Gladiator and Troy, though they weren’t historically accurate. It does help visualise a certain period in time and it generates further interest in those eras.
      We can rely on the historical accounts such as Plutarch, Caesar, Pliny and so on for insights, which is great 😀
      Mille grazie

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  2. courseofmirrors

    Been thinking about this since your last post. Historical details make characters more believable, but if details are only for accuracy’s sake they can become irrelevant, even annoying. A writer has the creative license to lie in service of a mythical truth.

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