As I was sitting in the movies watching "The Other Boleyn Girl" a couple of people actually gasped when Anne's head was cut off. If that was a spoiler to you... you will not understand this post! I cannot believe people's reactions... hello... it was not a surprise ending!!! It was based on history. What was the BBC going to do? Change the ending b/c Natalie Portman portrayed Anne so beautifully!! BTW- I am not saying she did... I still need to sleep on that one :)
Another new pet peeve is the screen at the end that says that the characters and all of the incidents portrayed are fictitious, and any similiarity of these fictitious characters or fictitious incidents to the name, character or history of any actual person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
Hello... again, it is based on history... the characters are not fictitious, just your portrayal of them. If people actually think that is live footage from their lives... they need more help than a disclaimer :)
Oh... how I love movies :) Without them so many people (sometimes including myself) would not know British and American history.