Dianne: How has the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints responded to the movie?
CWS: Their formal reaction is to say that it is historically incorrect. I think there is much more of a reaction behind the scenes. We are seeing it in the blogs and reviews. It is interesting that the negative reviews are almost cookie cutter, and that there are hundreds of reviews on the movie web sites. Although some very well known critics like Rex Reed gave it high praise, the reviews are either all F's or mostly A's. The word sabotage comes to mind. It is my belief that eventually people will make up their own minds and not let bloggers and the critics make up their minds.
I also find it interesting that movie reviewers have suddenly become historians. I do not pretend to be the caliber of Will Bagley, the Utah historian who wrote Blood of the Prophets, but I stand by our research.
Coming next: I've heard the LDS church tried to stop the film. Is that true? In what ways?