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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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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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Apr 30, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we discuss the very very very loosely based on a true story 2000 Disney sports movie Remember the Titans. We hope you enjoy us debunking all of its lies!

 

Sources:

http://deadspin.com/remember-the-titans-is-a-lie-and-this-man-wants-you-to-1609473834

http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/movies/rememberthetitans

http://www.71originaltitans.com/faqs.html

http://www.espn.com/page2/s/closer/020808.html

 

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Mar 19, 2017

Hello again, dear listeners! This episode we present to you the 1992 Richard Attenborough classic film Chaplin, about the life and times of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. We hope you enjoy!

Sources: "Charlie Chaplin." Biography. A&E. 10 May 1998. Television.

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Jan 22, 2017

In light of the recent depressing inauguration, we decided to focus on an unfortunately timely political film, the 2016 HBO movie All The Way. We hope you enjoy!

 

Source: American Experience: LBJ. Dir. David Grubin. PBS, 1991. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/lbj/

 

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