Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Lest we forget to proof read

Gregory Wakeman, film reviewer for Cinemablend, needs to lift his game a bit. In his review of Russell Crowe's directorial debut, The Water Diviner, he writes that Crowe's character, Joshua Connor, goes to Turkey in 1919 to search for the bodies of his three sons who were missing in action and presumed killed in the Battle of Tripoli four years earlier.

Mr Wakeman or one of Cinemablend's editorial staff failed to proof read the review before it was published. Studios usually give press kits to film critics when they review a film. Presumably this kit contained a synopsis of the film, which would have helpfully explained that Connor's sons fought at Gallipoli in Turkey, and not Tripoli, which is the capital city of Libya.

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