How True ARE Those “Based on a True Story” Movies?
Want to know how much of those “based on a true story” movies are actually, like, true? Gizmodo’s got you covered. “The site Information is Beautiful is providing an invaluable service to the film-going public: the ability to be an insufferable know-it-all during films based on true historical events. The interactive feature has carved up ten recent movies into their individual scenes and grades each scene as ‘true,’ ‘true-ish,’ ‘false-ish,’ and ‘false.’ You can set the grading system to different levels of skepticism, from ‘Flexible,’ to ‘Only the Absolute Truth.'”