And a bit of history now becomes even more history rather than living.
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I read the book, and I've now read a few other things about this episode in history. In this instance, I read the book after seeing the movie, so I can agree that there is a great deal of dramatic license in the cinematic production. It's hard for me to determine which I think is the more powerful, book or cinema, because both of them present the story well. Still, I hear, and understand, what someone who survived the actual event says about the cinema.
There's always that issue, when converting/creating something real or imagined, first into words on paper, then into images on film, which parts to include. Which parts to keep, because they make a great story, which parts to leave behind because they don't contribute to art.
And now, one more connection to the reality passes beyond the pale. One more step closer to the written word, the moving image, being the only representation of reality.
And so it goes.