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More on "Amish Grace"

Okay, first the authors of the book "Amish Grace" apparently "distanced" themselves from the movie of the same name being aired on the Lifetime Movie Network this weekend.  Now the producer of the film is distancing the film from their distancingSmile  I don't know...I'm not thrilled with what little I have seen of the movie, however, I am going to continue to withhold judgment until I watch it.  Meanwhile, though, if you want to read a bit more about the movie from the producer's perspective, click here.  I can tell you, though, that the movie is largely through the eyes of a fictional "composite character."  This is a literary device commonly used.  One of the more famous examples was when Ronald Reagan biographer Edmund Morris created a fictional character from which to write about the President's life.  I have mixed views on such literary devices, they do dilute historical fact....on the other hand they can provide a lens or a focus...depends on how it is used....