Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
"Based on a True Story"
When films are claimed to be "based on a true story," it is difficult to discern which parts are based on fact and which are fictional without knowing or researching the true history. But are the majority of viewers concerned with this distinction, or are most simply happy to watch an entertaining movie? Does finding out the actual story ‘ruin’ the movie, make it more interesting, or have no effect whatsoever?