A.O. Scott of all people gets to the we-they point of the ever-returning and about-to-resume battle in the arts:
It is not an obsessive opera like Mr. Herzog’s “Aguirre: The Wrath of God,” but rather a pop period epic in the manner of “Gladiator” or “Braveheart,” and as such less interested in historical or cultural authenticity than in imposing an accessible scheme on a faraway time and place.Yes it's regrettable that he sees the issue in terms of authenticity, and not say experience versus predigestion. Still.
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