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Kingdom of Heaven (5 May 2005)

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A look at the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in the film Kingdom of Heaven (2005).


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Episode credited cast:
Dorsey Armstrong ...
Herself - Purdue University
Himself - Author 'No God But God'
Kelly DeVries ...
Himself - Historian
Jeffrey Forgeng ...
Candice Gregory ...
Herself - California State University
Thomas F. Madden ...
Himself - Saint Louis University (as Thomas Madden)
Tony Perrottet ...
Himself - Author 'Route 66 AD'
Lorraine Stock ...
Herself - University of Houston
Geoffrey Wawro ...
Himself - Host (as Geoff Wawro)


A look at the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in the film Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

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This episode can be found on the 2-Disc special edition DVD of Kingdom of Heaven (2005), released in late 2005. See more »


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Fiction or fact?
7 March 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a documentary on the second DVD of the 2-Disc set of Kingdom of Heaven, obviously regarding that film. It consists of actual footage from at least one location(shot in present day, in case you weren't sure), interviews, drawings and such, of the time and the battles, speaks and, finally, clips from the movie. It is of course mostly the "real people", the experts, that talk, the focus of this being how realistic and true the depiction is. They go into what the source of the conflict is, and the crusades are described, to an extent. The pacing isn't bad. It's about 43 minutes long. We get to see weapons, armor and the like from the period. The castle that they used in the silver screen effort is covered, and its defenses and structure gone into. The editing is quite good, if a tad flashy in one or two brief parts. The whole thing is informative and interesting, and relatively entertaining, as well. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the historical basis of the Ridley Scott Hollywood production. 7/10

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