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Lieography - A Podcast About Movies Based on True Stories

Join your hosts Joanna, Ace, and John as we discuss and debunk movies based on true stories. If you've always wanted to know how movies compare with real history while listening to a group of foul-mouthed nerds, then this is the podcast for you!
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May 21, 2018
May 4, 2018

Hello again, dear listeners, and sorry about the impromptu hiatus between our last episode and this one! Life just keeps getting in the way in 2018, but we're hoping to get back to regular posting real soon, so thank you for bearing with us! This episode we discuss the 1995 Ron Howard classic Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, and many others! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

Fairhead, David, director. Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo. Gravitas Ventures, 2017.

https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/the-real-story/apollo-13/679/141246

http://www.spaceacts.com/notanoption.htm

https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_13h_Timeline.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/17/apollo-13-tom-hanks-space-ron-howard

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/style/1995/07/09/the-wrong-stuff/13ce73e6-e954-4c28-81a7-9045e8da0696/?utm_term=.302e2284a2e5

http://apollocritique.umwblogs.org/apollo-13-the-movie/accuracy/

http://apollocritique.umwblogs.org/apollo-13-the-movie/historical-inaccuracy/

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/untold-story-back-room-team-saved-apollo-13/

https://www.universetoday.com/101531/ken-mattingly-explains-how-the-apollo-13-movie-differed-from-real-life/

https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/2014/04/cinema_peer_review_how_accurate_was_apollo_13/

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/19/garden/at-the-movies-with-jim-lovell-in-space-no-room-for-fear.html

https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/oral_histories/MattinglyTK/MattinglyTK_11-6-01.htm

https://www.universetoday.com/101531/ken-mattingly-explains-how-the-apollo-13-movie-differed-from-real-life/
 
Apollo 13, BluRay Special Features

Apollo 13, Feature commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell

Lagniappe, director. Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13. 1996.
 
Mission Transcripts: Apollo 13 - https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/apollo13.htm

 

 

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Mar 24, 2018

Hello again, dear listeners! We apologize for the delay getting this episode out, 2018 is proving to be a busy year for us here at Lieography! But we are finally back with a discussion of the 1993 film What's Love Got To Do With It, directed by Brian Gibson and starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne! AND we're joined by a special guest, Eric Ambler from the What Were We Watching podcast! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

http://www.indiewire.com/2013/11/tina-turner-is-74-years-old-today-here-are-9-whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-facts-you-may-not-know-163413/

https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/whats-fact-got-do-it

https://www.moviemistakes.com/film1396

http://articles.latimes.com/1993-06-24/entertainment/ca-6761_1_tina-turner

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108551/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id= whatslovegottodowithit.htm

https://www.theroot.com/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-10-facts-1790868330

"Behind The Music: Tina Turner." Season 3, episode 24, VH1, 5 Mar. 2000.

 

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Feb 22, 2018

Hello again, dear listeners! Just in time for the Olympics, join us for a discussion of the 2017 Craig Gillespie film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Sebastian Stan! We really enjoyed this movie and hope you did too, and that you also enjoy our discussion of this very enjoyable movie! Enjoy!

Sources:

"30 for 30: The Price of Gold." Burstein, Nanette, director. Season 2, episode 16, ESPN, 16 Jan. 2014.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/a-fact-checked-guide-whats-true-and-whats-not-in-i-tonya.html
 
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/14/us/police-in-oregon-make-arrests-in-assault-on-olympic-skater.html?pagewanted=all
 
http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/i-tonya/
 
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a15336599/i-tonya-fact-vs-fiction-list/
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/i-tonya-harding-steven-rogers_us_5a2afa4de4b069ec48ad444c
 
http://time.com/5027311/i-tonya-movie-true-story/
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2017/12/20/tonya-harding-movie-wants-your-sympathy-but-lets-not-forget-facts/971183001/
 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/true-story-i-tonya-how-accurate-are-characters-1047569/item/young-tonya-harding-portrayed-by-mckenna-grace-1047576
 
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2018/01/05/i-tonya-writer-finds-more-fun-in-facts-than-fiction.html
 
 

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Feb 10, 2018

Hello dear listeners, and apologies for the extended delay/impromptu mini hiatus! But we're back with an all new episode about the 2017 Steven Spielberg film The Post, starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and a bunch of other recognizable faces! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, performance by Daniel Ellsberg. PBS, 2010.

The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee. Directed by John Maggio. HBO, 2017. HBOGO, https://play.hbogo.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GWeEKjA6v3sNcawEAAAHl?icid=hbo_signin_go

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-the-post-fact-checking-20171223-story.html

https://www.biography.com/news/true-story-behind-the-post-movie-washington-post-pentagon-papers

https://moviepilot.com/p/the-post-movie-true-story/4220848

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/movies/the-post-katharine-graham-meryl-streep-ben-bradlee-tom-hanks.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/spielbergs-the-post-good-movie-bad-history

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51WekYfoVOk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-had-a-front-row-seat-to-the-pentagon-papers-intrigue-heres-what-happened/2017/12/28/f44c7042-ebd7-11e7-9f92-10a2203f6c8d_story.html?utm_term=.31005b77a1cf
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/08/AR2007020802132.html
 
https://www.c-span.org/video/?67506-1/book-discussion-ben-bradlee-a-good-life
 
http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/the-post/
 

 

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Jan 25, 2018

Hello there, dear listeners! Your illustrious hosts have unfortunately had a bit of a busy January that led us to have some difficulty getting in the same room to record our latest episode on The Post, but fear not! In the mean time, we're re-releasing our episode on All The President's Men that originally aired August 6, 2017, as it is a great primer for a bunch of what we'll be talking about with The Post. And we'll be back in two weeks for an all new episode! See you then, and we hope you enjoy this classic episode!

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Join us as we discuss the 1976 Alan J. Pakula film All The President's Men, about intrepid journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and their quest to uncover the truth about the Watergate story that eventually took down President Richard Nixon, which definitely has NO relevancy to anything happening in the United States today... We also get into some hard-hitting present-day political commentary! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/78307/13-investigative-facts-about-all-presidents-men

https://nixonscandal.wordpress.com/differences-and-similarities/differences/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/features/dcmovies/postinfilm.htm

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/04/03/all-the-presidents-men-movie-oral-history/

All The President's Men Revisited. Dir. Peter Schnall. Discovery Channel, 2013. TV Movie.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/obituaries/katharine-graham-former-publisher-of-washington-post-dies-at-84.html

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/is-the-comey-memo-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-trump

http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?Movie=53913

 

 

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Jan 10, 2018

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we bring you a discussion of the recent 2017 film Molly's Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, and many more! We were lucky enough to attend an early screening of this film that included a Q&A with Aaron Sorkin, the film's editors, and stars Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, so be sure to check out the episode for some fun inside info! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

Bloom, Molly. Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World. Harper Collins Publishers, 2014.

http://nypost.com/2014/06/22/inside-the-poker-princess-a-list-house-of-cards/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/02/poker-princess-molly-bloom/8641117/

https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/losangeles/press-releases/2010/la011110a.htm

 

 

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Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, dear listeners! This episode we bring you a discussion of the recent 2017 film The Man Who Invented Christmas, directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, and many more! It's a fun time for a fun time of year, and we hope you enjoy it! We'll be back in 2018 for plenty more lively discussions, and until then, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year!

Sources:

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/the-man-who-invented-christmas/
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6225520/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6225520/goofs/?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf
 
https://www.biography.com/people/charles-dickens-9274087
 

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we bring you a discussion of ridiculous 2017 Lifetime biopic Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer. We're going back to our roots with a crazy Lifetime biopic, but fear not! We will be returning to more serious fare again next episode. We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

http://www.channel24.co.za/PartnerContent/the-oscar-pistorius-movie-how-facts-became-fiction-20171121

http://www.channel24.co.za/Movies/News/actor-playing-oscar-in-new-lifetime-movie-actually-grew-up-in-joburg-20171002

http://www.newsweek.com/oscar-pistorius-threatens-legal-action-over-lifetime-movie-blade-runner-killer-676517

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-10-04-pistorius-wont-be-able-to-sue-over-film/

https://www.dailyvoice.co.za/news/national/reevas-parents-horrified-by-oscarpistorius-movie-11467190

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/24/oscar-pistorius-end-of-rainbow

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/12/oscar-pistorius-reeva-steenkamp-murder-normal-relationship

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ex-girlfriend-how-oscar-pistorius-terrorised-4206556

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4896365/oscar-pistorius-tv-movie-enrages-family-of-killer-athletes-former-lover-reeva-steenkamp/ 

“Oscar Pistorius: Shots in the Dark.” 48 Hours, season 27, episode 33, CBS, 16 June 2014.

 

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Nov 29, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we discuss the recently released 2017 film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, directed by Angela Robinson and starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote! It's definitely the kinkiest film we've covered so far! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

"William Moulton Marston & the Creation of Wonder Woman" 12 June 2017. HowStuffWorks.com.https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/william-moulton-marston.htm 28 November 2017

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage; F First Edition Used edition (July 7, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0804173400

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/origin-story-wonder-woman-180952710/

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/wonder-womans-kinky-feminist-roots/380788/

https://fethistory.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beyond-heroes-and-villains/201710/the-true-story-wonder-womans-marston-m-nage-trois

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-professor-marston-the-wonder-women-is-might-shock-you-2890527

 

 

 

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Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, dear listeners! This episode, we bring you an extra-spoooooky discussion of the 2013 James Wan-directed horror film, The Conjuring! (It's not actually all that spooky if you, like Joanna, are not a fan of horror movies.) We hope you enjoy and have a SPOOKtacular Halloween!

Sources:

http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/10/05/meet-the-perron-family-the-real-story-behind-the-conjuring/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/07/22/conjuring-true-story-perron/2457209/

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/conjuring.php

http://theweek.com/articles/461862/real-story-behind-conjuring-four-other-horror-movies-based-true-story

http://deadline.com/2015/02/warner-bros-wins-arbitration-conjuring-producer-lawsuit-1201367918/

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/04/07/warner-bros-haunted-true-story-marketing-the-conjuring-900m-copyright-lawsuit-gives

http://horrorfreaknews.com/is-the-conjuring-based-on-a-true-story

http://turnto10.com/archive/homeowner-disputes-history-of-conjuring-house

http://turnto10.com/news/local/only-on-10-owners-of-the-conjuring-house-suing-warner-bros

http://psican.org/index.php/pop-culture/1002-interview-of-norma-sutcliffe-the-conjuring

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-900-million-conjuring-lawsuit-warner-bros-1033425

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pW0rodFD8TI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X1sMSVIfsQk 

 

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Oct 16, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we bring you a discussion of the recently-released film Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and chronicling the historic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. We hope you enjoy!

 

Sources:

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/battle-of-the-sexes/
 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/09/25/fact_vs_fiction_in_the_movie_battle_of_the_sexes.html
 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/billie-jean-king-film-billie-jean-king/2637/
 
Oct 3, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This time we bring you a discussion we hope is enjoyable and interesting about a movie we didn't find to be either of those things, 2009's Mira Nair-directed Amelia. Even if the movie didn't include the most interesting parts of Amelia Earhart's life, our podcast sure did! We hope you enjoy!

 

Sources:

http://www.historyplace.com/specials/reviews/amelia.htm

http://teachinghistory.org/nhec-blog/25653

http://www.studiodaily.com/2009/10/amelia-flies-with-subtle-vfx/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129445/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Luther_Vidal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_P._Putnam

 

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Aug 20, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! In this episode, we bring you a discussion of the not-super-fun-to-watch-but-important-anyway 2017 Kathryn Bigelow film, Detroit. Our discussion, on the other hand, is, we hope, pretty super fun to listen to! We hope you enjoy!


Sources:

CBS Sunday Morning: "Detroit 1967: When A City Went Up In Flames"
 
The Algiers Motel Incident by John Hershey
 
"Motown Justice" by Edgar Z. Friedenberg, The New York Review of Books, August 1, 1968 Issue
 
Rebellion in Detroit Podcast, https://art19.com/shows/midroll-test-series
 
The Director's Cut Podcast, https://soundcloud.com/thedirectorscut/episode-84-detroit-with-kathryn-bigelow-and-paris-barclay
 
http://www.bridgemi.com/detroit-journalism-cooperative/he-started-detroit-riot-his-son-wrestles-carnage
 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/08/03/fact_vs_fiction_in_kathryn_bigelow_s_detroit.html
 
http://www.vulture.com/2017/07/mark-boal-on-why-he-wrote-the-movie-detroit.html
 
https://www.biography.com/news/detroit-movie-true-story
 
http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/detroit/
 
 
 

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Aug 6, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! Join us again as we discuss the 1976 Alan J. Pakula film All The President's Men, about intrepid journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and their quest to uncover the truth about the Watergate story that eventually took down President Richard Nixon, which definitely has NO relevancy to anything happening in the United States today... We also get into some hard-hitting present-day political commentary! We hope you enjoy!

 

Sources:

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/78307/13-investigative-facts-about-all-presidents-men

https://nixonscandal.wordpress.com/differences-and-similarities/differences/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/features/dcmovies/postinfilm.htm

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/04/03/all-the-presidents-men-movie-oral-history/

All The President's Men Revisited. Dir. Peter Schnall. Discovery Channel, 2013. TV Movie.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/obituaries/katharine-graham-former-publisher-of-washington-post-dies-at-84.html

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/is-the-comey-memo-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-trump

http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?Movie=53913

 

 

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Jul 23, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode we bring you a discussion of the 2002 film Frida, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/jun/17/frida-reel-history
 
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2002/10/paint_job.html
 
http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/
 

 

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Jul 10, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! We bring you a very special episode this time in celebration of Independence Day, discussing the 1972 musical film 1776, with guest co-host Irina! We hope you enjoy!

Sources:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix
 
https://theshoutheardroundtheworld.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/the-musical-1776-and-historys-most-obnoxious-revolution/
 
http://www.historyteacher.net/HistoryThroughFilm/FilmReadings/Is1776HistoricallyAccurate.pdf
 
 
http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/07/entertainment/ca-42982
 
http://johnadams1776.tripod.com/1776accuracy.html
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/goofs
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
 
Rollins, Peter C., ed., The Columbia Companion to American History on Film (Columbia University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-231-11222-X)
 
 

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May 28, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode we discuss the recently-released 2017 James Gray film The Lost City of Z, about English explorer Percival Fawcett's many expeditions to try to find a hidden city in the Amazon Rainforest. We hope you enjoy!

 

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/lost-city-of-z-alters-history-for-the-sake-of-modern-audiences-are-we-okay-with-that/2017/04/20/69492ada-253f-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.376a5bff815b
 
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/the-lost-city-of-z-is-a-very-long-way-from-a-true-story-and-i-should-know/#
 
http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/lost-city-of-z/
 
Secrets of the Dead, Season 11, Episode 1, "Lost in the Amazon" - PBS
 
https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-treatment/james-gray-the-lost-city-of-z

http://time.com/4735505/the-lost-city-of-z-true-story/

Worth Books Smart Summary - Summary And Analysis Of The Lost City Of Z: A Tale Of Deadly Obsession In The Amazon
 
 

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