The film portrays a partisan named Rodolfo collaborating with the Nazis,
contradicting Italian versions of the massacre, which record it as an
unprovoked war crime.
"We had asked for a meeting with Spike Lee several times to discuss the
inaccuracies and said we were willing to talk but we never heard back,"
Giovanni Cipollini, ANPI vice president, said.
"His film is made up of half truths which have nothing to do with what
really happened - and to add insult to injury we have not even been invited
to the premier."
The film is based on a book written by James McBride, the black American
Second World War veteran. At the ceremony in Sant Anna on Tuesday he said: "I
am sorry if I have offended the partisans.
"I am a historical writer and just wanted to give life to the victims. As
a black American I have utmost respect for the partisans but I wanted to
show that in war everything is possible.
"I want to stress that the book is fiction, I write historical novels not
books on history."
So the writer wanted to show that in war, anything is possible, so he made up a plot point. Spike Lee adapted that into his film, regardless of it being accurate or not.
Sounds just like QT. In slavery, anything is possible.
Edited by Random Thoughts - Jan 15 2013 at 11:57pm