Reel V. Real: How Hollywood Turns Fact into Fiction

Reel V. Real: How Hollywood Turns Fact into Fiction

Frank Sanello


All too frequently, hugely fictionalized cinematic depictions of the previous are approved because the unassailable fact by means of these surprising with the "real" account. This publication profiles sixty videos that painting genuine moments in historical past, and compares the mythologized account of every occasion to what quite occurred. video clips chronicled comprise The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, a guy for All Seasons, Gladiator, Gandhi, Apollo 13, The skinny purple Line, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, The final Emperor, All the Presidents Men, Mutiny at the Bounty, Gone with the Wind, Bonnie & Clyde, Patton, and Elizabeth. Sanello additionally contrasts numerous ancient figures with their filmed remedies, together with Julius Caesar, Henry V, Christopher Columbus, Joan of Arc, Sir Thomas extra, Jesus Christ, Catherine the good, Sigmund Freud, and Harry Houdini. Lavishly illustrated with sixty movie stills, Reel v. Real indicates how a happening's real info are often reshaped and distorted by means of Hollywood's bottomless urge for food for over-the-top flamboyance and melodrama.

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