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Based on a true story


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
In your opinion, do you believe a movie is better when it's based on a real story or you don't real care either way?

For me, it seems that a lot of my favorite movies are based on a true story. For example, I'm a huge fan of Blood Diamond, and one of the reasons I like it is because it told us what is going on in Sierra Leone. Yes, a lot of these based on a true story movies are not always accurate, but some parts of it are.



Registered Member
In general being based on a true story adds something to it although I think it can also take away from a movie if you know a fair amount about the subject. Argo was like that for me as well as some war movies. Being made by americans they play up the american involvement and downplay everyone else (or just write them out completely) which tends to piss me off.