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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. A riveting examination, this volume focuses on alterations to the "true story" such as concocted love affairs, annoyingly obvious character motivations, trumped-up endings, bigger explosions, more car crashes, and spontaneous songs, all created for the sake of entertainment.

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Jonathan Vankin

Jonathan Vankin is the author of CLOSE TO ZERO How Donald Trump fulfilled his apocalyptic vision and paid his debt to Putin with a devastating biological warfare attack on America, the first comprehensive book that details not only how Donald Trump assaulted America using the COVID-19 pandemic, but WHY.An award-winning journalist, Vankin has had his work published by The New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, Salon, and others. He has also served as a comic book editor for DC/Vertigo Comics, writer of graphic novels, and co-author of the successful off-Broadway show FOREVER DUSTY, a bio-musical of the great British pop star Dusty Springfield.

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