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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

Label
Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
Title
Based on a true story
Title remainder
fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
Title variation
Based on a true story, but with more car crashes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exposé that reveals how Hollywood alters history for movie fans examines the facts behind some of the industry's most acclaimed films, as well as the alterations to the "true story" such as concocted love affairs, character motivations, and trumped-up movie endings. Exposing the real stories behind 100 hit reality-based movies, this captivating resource offers interesting facts about some of the most well-respected and much-loved films. For both film buffs and casual moviegoers, this invaluable guide explores Hollywood's ardent and often uncomfortable relationship with the factual accounts it converts into fantasy. Illuminating films such as A Beautiful Mind, Adaptation, Apollo 13, Black Hawk Down, Catch Me If You Can, Erin Brockovich, The French Connection, The Perfect Storm, and Titanic, this work reveals how Hollywood alters history for movie fans, leaving filmgoers often unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction
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188017
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Vankin, Jonathan
Dewey number
791.43/658
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
V36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Whalen, John
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True
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  • Historical films
  • Motion pictures
  • Historical films
  • Motion pictures
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fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies
Label
Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Asterisk following title proper leads to phrase: but with more car crashes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Films listed alphabetically by title -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Reel one- keeping it reel -- Reel two- strange but ... true? -- Reel three- true crime -- Reel four- docu-trauma -- Reel five- showbiz phonies -- Reel six- reality strikes out -- Reel seven- first caualty -- Reel eight- kilts, culottes, and corsets -- Reel nine- out of the past
Control code
ocm55097654
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 446 pages
Isbn
9781556525599
Lccn
2004010118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55097654
Label
Based on a true story : fact and fantasy in 100 favorite movies, Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
Link
Publication
Note
Asterisk following title proper leads to phrase: but with more car crashes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Films listed alphabetically by title -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Reel one- keeping it reel -- Reel two- strange but ... true? -- Reel three- true crime -- Reel four- docu-trauma -- Reel five- showbiz phonies -- Reel six- reality strikes out -- Reel seven- first caualty -- Reel eight- kilts, culottes, and corsets -- Reel nine- out of the past
Control code
ocm55097654
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 446 pages
Isbn
9781556525599
Lccn
2004010118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55097654

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