Saturday, 28 December 2013

Theory > Facts #2154

Just started reading Hard to Swallow: Hard-Core Pornography on Screen, edited by Gail Dines and Darren Kerr.

 The introductory chapter includes this howler, about Paul Schrader’s Hardcore:

"In this film, starring Rod Steiger, a morally upright evangelical preacher pursues his daughter when she runs away to the decadent west coast of the US, only to turn up in a porn movie. The plot takes us on a journey through the LA porn industry, in which all those he encounters are either damaged, or despicable, and wholly deserving of the beatings Steiger’s character dishes out."
But it's not Steiger, rather George C. Scott.

How can film academics get away with such basic factual errors?