History Vs. Hollywood Site – How Accurate Are Movies or TV Shows Based On Real Life Events and People?
I recently added a link to a site called “History Vs Hollywood” to my blog’s blogroll.
I’ve only at this stage skimmed over a few entries, but it appears to be a very interesting site that analyzes how accurate movies based on real-life events are.
Most of the pages have side by side comparison photos, showing the real-life person next to whatever actor portrays that person in the movie.
The site also seems to provide a few reviews of television shows – such as mini-series – as well.
Here is a link to that site:
History Vs Hollywood
Here are a few examples from that site:
From their page on WELCOME TO MARWEN (2018)
Were the men who beat Mark Hogancamp neo-Nazis?
No. This is the movie’s biggest fabrication with regard to the true story. In real life, Mark’s assailants did admit to beating him because he told them he was a cross-dresser, which would make it a hate crime, but they weren’t actually neo-Nazi white supremacists like in the movie.
One of the real-life attackers, a 16-year-old nicknamed “Black Freddy,” wasn’t even white. However, to reinforce the point, the movie even shows one of the men with a swastika tattoo on his bicep.
Both in the Marwencol documentary and in the articles written about Mark Hogancamp, including in The New York Times, there was never a mention of his assailants being neo-Nazis. They also appear a bit older in the film. In real life, two of the five attackers were still teenagers.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)
Did Freddie Mercury really love cats as much as the character does in the movie?
Yes. The film is accurate in its depiction of Mercury’s adoration for cats. According to the memoir of his personal assistant, Peter Freestone, he would even talk to them on the phone when he was away, which is shown in the movie. Mercury owned a number of cats throughout his life.
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