article: Historical inaccuracies in movies

As further compensation for my failure to produce a “Snide Remarks” column this week, check out today’s entry at, “Hollywood Is Terrible with History.” It contains gems such as this:

If you watch closely in the famous chariot-race scene in Ben-Hur, you can clearly see that one of the “chariots” is actually a Volkswagen Beetle.

The only thing keeping it from being a “Snide Remarks” column is that it doesn’t say “Snide Remarks” at the top of it.