Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Movie: Inherit the Wind

You have likely seen the movie or the play, Inherit the Wind, which supposedly accurately reports the events surrounding the famous Scopes Trial.

This movie is still shown repeatedly in Schools across the country even though the trial was in 1925. 

The original play opened in 1955 and the movie which is most frequently shown was made in 1960.

But, alas, the play and the movie, though purported to be accurate representations of what occurred, are in reality considerably more Fiction than truth!

What? The Movie, Inherit the Wind, is not an accurate synopsis?

Correct.  It is not accurate and is definitely more fiction than fact !!!

A very good article posted March 31, 2010 in the Answers Research Journal details the errors and explains why.

If you have seen the movie, or have a child or grandchild who has, or if you are a teacher who has shown it to your classes, you definitely need to read this article.  HERE’S THE LINK.