I’ve created this new thread to try to organize the info related to Weisser’s inaccuracies.
As some of you may have read in the other thread devoted to Weisser, I have been in contact with his publisher and am going to submit to them a partial but representaive list of Weisser’s errors.
Phil calls these his “untruths” because “the term error implies a level of good will that is inapropriate.” I could not agree more so I have borrowed his terminology.
I am going to put this info in a table so I would like to ask forum members who want to contribute to exposing Weisser’s untruths give me the info in a certain format/way:
- Page Number
- Film title (where appropriate)
- Where the untruth occurs (title, plot synopsis, character identification, etc)
- What the untruth is
- What the reality is
Here is an example:
A Bullet for Sandoval
Incorrectly characterizes the relationship of Warner, Don Pablo Sandoval, and his daughter.
Claims Warner’s family dies of the plague after receiving no help from the rich Don and that Warner had been “carrying on” with the Don’s daughter while married.
In fact, Warner intends to marry the Don’s daughter and it is the baby that they have had together that precipitates the drama. He was not married and had no family other than the Don’s daughter and their newborn son to whom he is devoted.
Last night I flipped through the book and, just casually, noticed problems with the plot synopsis of over 60 films. I am sure there are many more.
I am also interested in errors ANYWHERE in the book. I did notice one photo caption that was wrong. And there are untruths in the Personnel section in the back as well.
I am going to mine the other Weisser thread here plus the one on lovelockandload as well for info.