Allen vs. Farrow - HBO/HBO Max *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA


    It's undeniable that children have much less filter between brain and mouth and that they'll blurt out "the truth" that's in front of them without thinking about it. But it's also undeniable that children are very suggestible, are not great at discerning between reality and fantasy, and that their memory is prone to manipulation. Just consider the crazy "Satanic Panic" in the 80s.

    So asking if children lie all the time isn't really relevant and I think counsel in that case was just bad at his/her job. The question is not whether children are lying but rather whether what they are remembering is what really happened.

    I've not watched any of this and probably won't. I have no great love of Allen or his movies. I have read a few things about this situation in various magazines over the years. For me, the article by Moses Farrow seems to be the definitive statement on the subject from the only person that appears to me to be fairly well-adjusted and doesn't have any incentive to tell anything but the plain truth.
  2. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I have a problem with Moses Farrow’s statement in that he says that there was no train set in the attic, but the detective’s investigation noted that there was one (and included it in a diagram)
    Moses: “Now, whenever I hear Dylan making a public statement about what allegedly happened to her that day when she was barely seven, I can only think of that imaginary train set, which she never brought up during the original investigation or custody hearing. Did somebody suggest to the adult Dylan that such a specific detail would make her story more credible? Or does she really believe she remembers this train “circling around the attic” the same way she says she remembers Woody’s whispered promises of trips to Paris and movie stardom (kind of odd enticements to offer a 7-year-old, rather than a new toy or a doll)?”​

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2021
  3. ncbill

    ncbill Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Sep 1, 2007
    Western NC
    Yep, kids are very eager to please the authority figures in their lives...parents, teachers, etc.

    And since you bring up the "Satanic Panic" era we had one such incident in my state where kids were quick to please those adults suggesting they had been abused, with devastating consequences to the those falsely accused:

    Little Rascals day care sexual abuse trial - Wikipedia

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