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4th Apr '17 5:13:34 AM Yugnat
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** {{Mockumentary}}: A fiction or parody that takes the form of a genuine {{documentary}}, but unlike a DocumentaryOfLies is not inteded to be taken at face-value.



** {{Mockumentary}}: A fiction or parody that takes the form of a genuine {{documentary}}, but unlike a DocumentaryOfLies is not inteded to be taken at face-value.
4th Apr '17 5:13:13 AM Yugnat
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* RomanAClef:
** A true story, just [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.

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* RomanAClef:
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RomanAClef: A true story, just [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.



** Compare DocumentaryOfLies, which purports to be {{Nonfiction}}, but is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Very Loose]] or BlatantLies.

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** Compare DocumentaryOfLies, which purports DocumentaryOfLies: Purports to be {{Nonfiction}}, but is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Very Loose]] or BlatantLies.BlatantLies.
** {{Mockumentary}}: A fiction or parody that takes the form of a genuine {{documentary}}, but unlike a DocumentaryOfLies is not inteded to be taken at face-value.
26th Dec '16 10:26:33 AM Malady
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19th Dec '16 10:07:18 AM JulianLapostat
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* RomanAClef: A true story, just [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.

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* RomanAClef: RomanAClef:
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A true story, just [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.it.
** BiographyAClef: The inversion, where instead of fiction serving as a "key" to real-life events, the real-life of artists is presented with a key via their interactions with the inspirations for their fictional creations.
11th Oct '16 9:24:37 AM GrigorII
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. If there ''is'' any such resemblance, it will only be discussed in {{Fanfic}}s, WildMassGuessing and the like.



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11th Mar '15 10:57:31 PM jormis29
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* {{Documentary}} (and {{Nonfiction}} in general): "A true story", no "based on" -- something like the Snopes.com page above, only told with interviews, StockFootage, and narration. Elements can still possibly be exaggerated via ManipulativeEditing or use re-enactments to visualize him finding the painting.

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* {{Documentary}} (and {{Nonfiction}} in general): "A true story", no "based on" -- something like the ''[[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com com]]'' page above, only told with interviews, StockFootage, and narration. Elements can still possibly be exaggerated via ManipulativeEditing or use re-enactments to visualize him finding the painting.
2nd Jul '13 12:19:08 AM Tarlonniel
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* RomanAClef: A true story, just [[{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.

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* RomanAClef: A true story, just [[{{Dragnet}} [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} with the names changed, to protect the innocent]]. Perhaps you will call the hero "Daniel Light" and write dialogue for the bits which weren't televised, but he'll still just find the Declaration and sell it.
10th Nov '12 5:30:46 PM Prfnoff
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A StockPhrase in fictional works of all kinds. Popular, partly because you can get away with more outrageous elements if you say "ButItReallyHappened", and partly because some works [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin happen to be based on true stories]].

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A StockPhrase in fictional works of all kinds. Popular, partly because you can get away with more outrageous elements if you say "ButItReallyHappened", it really happened, and partly because some works [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin happen to be based on true stories]].



* ButItReallyHappened: The use of "BasedOnATrueStory" as an excuse to dwell on prurient, morbid, or otherwise nasty aspects of the tale.
30th Apr '12 6:24:18 AM rsduhamel
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As an illustrative example, we will use the story of [[http://www.snopes.com/luck/declare.asp Donald Sheer finding an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at a flea market painting and auctioning it for US$2.42 million]].

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As an illustrative example, we will use the story of [[http://www.snopes.com/luck/declare.asp Donald Sheer finding an original copy of the Declaration of Independence behind a painting bought at a flea market painting and auctioning it for US$2.42 million]].
30th Apr '12 6:22:59 AM rsduhamel
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As an illustrative example, we will use the story of [[http://www.snopes.com/luck/declare.asp Michael Sparks finding an original copy of the Declaration of Independence in a thrift-store painting and auctioning it for US$2.42 million]].

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As an illustrative example, we will use the story of [[http://www.snopes.com/luck/declare.asp Michael Sparks Donald Sheer finding an original copy of the Declaration of Independence in at a thrift-store flea market painting and auctioning it for US$2.42 million]].
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