Read this article last week. I can see why he’s a little annoyed but still this is Hollywood where people lie for a living.
I did enjoy Ben Affleck’s Argo but unless it’s a documentary, I know that the film version behind this “based on a true story” proclamation is not completely accurate. As often said there’s different versions of the truth. The film will only get part of it right. The rest is entertainment. Still, it’s good to know that Canada’s role was a bit more involved than just keeping house guests hidden from extremists.
Don’t laugh (some people already have) but I learned late last year that the Cohen’s brothers Fargo was not based on a true story as it said in the opening credits. It’s based on a bunch of cases the directors had heard about. They just put them all together and made a fictional movie out of it. Of course the director made a point to say this:
..If an audience believes that something’s based on a real event, it gives you permission to do things they might otherwise not accept.”
Is that true for you? It’s certainly not true for me. #whoarewekiddinghere
Update: My mistake. That article is 4 months old (linked at the top). Thoughts still stand though and anyway, I’ll stick to book reviews