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"Based on a true story...."

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 03:26 pm
@izzythepush,
Really enjoyed that movie, The Shawshank Redemption. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 04:12 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

Really enjoyed that movie, The Shawshank Redemption. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/


Yep. It's a great work of fiction.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 04:19 pm
@InfraBlue,
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11585263/Real-life-Shawshank-Redemption-prison-escapee-recaptured-after-56-years.html
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 05:48 pm
@cicerone imposter,
It was based on a short story by Tolstoy who died in 1910. Your example escaped in 1959, the story is not based on him.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 20 Apr, 2019 06:06 pm
@izzythepush,
The Tolstoy story just has a few tangents with Kings. Kings reference in his book on writing style just gave a POR to several tales that regarded men in prison for crimes they didnt commit.... I read the Tolstoy shorty after I finished Kings book on writing , The two plot lines are barely in the same vein. The hero in Tolstoy' ultimately dies and much time psses before the actual murderer of a business associate of the hero confesses. His guilt was what moved him to do the right thing ultimateley even though the hero helped the actual murderer while they were both in prison. Kings story makes better use of the surroundings and does more with action than does Tolstoy (IMHO).

Id have to go bck nd read both to pick out the tanget points but thir werent a whole lot.

Just Like Elmore Leonard gave some shout outs to Shakespeare's Julius Caeser as an idea man for Leonard's "GET SHORTY"
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 21 Apr, 2019 11:10 am
Saw Spielbergs Bridge Of Spies last night which was based on the exchange of Francis Gary Powers for Russian spy Rudolph Abel.

Mark Rylance won an Academy award for his fine portrayal of the Russian spy.


cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 21 Apr, 2019 11:37 am
@panzade,
Just realized that "Bridge of Spies" stars Tom Hanks. Should be a good movie.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sun 21 Apr, 2019 03:10 pm
Just watched Pain & Gain. Muscle bound airheads conspire to extortion and it goes terribly bad. It's hard to believe it's based on a true story.

Before that we watched Vice. Pretty amusing dark comedy about Dick Cheney. Christian Bale is a chameleon.
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El8482
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 03:25 pm
Wow. I am so happy that I found this thread ! Such a nice list for me to check out. Really love to watch movies based on a true story's. Thanks.
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