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Old 01-16-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"I simply wanted to caution people that this is a fictional film, lest somebody believe that they're seeing a film that makes a wholehearted attempt to depict what actually happened."

I think that a lot of people mistake movies for fact. They are not, that is not their intent. Movies are developed and released to make money. It is THAT simple, and with the fewest of exceptions, always has been. "Documentaries" such as "Food, Inc." are no more factual than any other film. Looked at from the perspective of an historian "Grapes of Wrath" is a slanted bias piece that ignores the larger forces at work. The famous biopic of Edison was made from whole cloth.

There is always a difference between a good story and real life. In "Sully" the dramatic tension had to be made with an actively antagonistic review board.

The government recognized the power of movies to influence public thinking early on, and some within government even considered attempting to shut the industry down. Instead, a combination of rules and practices, both written and unwritten, were developed. The Hayes code was only a broad outline.

If you want to see an example of the unwritten code in action, compare Dan Brown's "Inferno" book to the movie. One is a social commentary, the other a cheap action flick with any meaning gutted.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Didn't read the thread because I don't want to know too much before I see it. It is at the top of my list of movies to see. Unfortunately, I got talked into seeing La La Land over the weekend instead. What a waste of time that was. Should have seen this one. I'm so happy to see a movie about women, and women of color, no less, riding the top of the box office.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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Hidden Figures Movie vs the True Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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Already been discussed. You're behind the power curve.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Already been discussed. You're behind the power curve.
LOL! As per usual. :-) (I did enjoy the movie, though.)
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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No mention of the rockin' soundtrack? Immensely liked the movie - and that music, damn!
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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No mention of the rockin' soundtrack? Immensely liked the movie - and that music, damn!
I thought it was a very good decision to create new theme-relevant music with a 60s sound rather than using actual 60s songs.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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No mention of the rockin' soundtrack? Immensely liked the movie - and that music, damn!
Pharell did a great job with the music. Super fun!
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I saw it today and liked it
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It turns out to be the only Best Picture nominated film I saw.
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