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The Resource Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen

Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen

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Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
Title
Based on a true story
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fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
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Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
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Based on a true story, but with more car crashes
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eng
Summary
  • Those five words seem magical. It's no accident that 18 Best Picture winners have been based on true stories. Feel-good movies feel better if they're for real. Inspirational films are more inspiring, horror movies more horrifying. Yet again and again, from Gandhi to JFK, Hollywood comes under attack for twisting the truth, fudging the facts, and outright lying in the name of entertainment
  • The authors of this book have dug up the truth behind the "true stories"-not only how Hollywood has altered reality to fit its formula, but why. Here are concocted love affairs, obvious character motivations, trumped-up endings, bigger explosions, more car crashes, and large groups of people spontaneously bursting into song. But here are also pictures like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas-films that provide great entertainment while sticking quite closely to the facts. Based on a True Story illuminates, explores, and, whenever necessary, rips the living crap out of Hollywood's uncomfortable relationship with the factual accounts it converts into fantasy. It will settle a hundred arguments and start a hundred more, while answering every moviegoer's question-"Did that really happen?" Book jacket
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188017
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1962-
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Vankin, Jonathan
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1962-
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Whalen, John
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fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
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Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
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Asterisk following title proper leads to phrase: but with more car crashes
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 446 pages
Isbn
9781556525599
Lccn
2004010118
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • ocm55097654
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Label
Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Asterisk following title proper leads to phrase: but with more car crashes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 446 pages
Isbn
9781556525599
Lccn
2004010118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm55097654
  • OCoLC

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