History Main / BasedOnATrueStory

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]].
4th Nov '11 2:59:19 PM Hadashi
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* RecountedByTheMainCharacters: Where the creator pretends that a work of fiction is a "true story" or a {{Dramatisation}}

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* RecountedByTheMainCharacters: DirectLineToTheAuthor: Where the creator pretends that a work of fiction is a "true story" or a {{Dramatisation}}
3rd Nov '11 7:38:23 AM Hadashi
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: When fans theories that a work is based on actual events, which are published as fiction.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: When fans theories theorise that a work is based on actual events, which are published as fiction.
3rd Nov '11 7:36:53 AM Hadashi
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Treating a work of fiction as a dramatization of the "true story" while acknowledging the "true story" is itself fictional.

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* RecountedByTheMainCharacters: Where the creator pretends that a work of fiction is a "true story" or a {{Dramatisation}}
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Treating When fans theories that a work of fiction is based on actual events, which are published as a dramatization of the "true story" while acknowledging the "true story" is itself fictional.fiction.
10th Feb '11 6:41:40 AM RobinZimm
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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

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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 findingfinding the painting.
10th Feb '11 6:40:57 AM RobinZimm
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* {{Dramatization}}: Changes are made, but largely for the [[PragmaticAdaptation sake of telling the proper story]] instead of adding drama / conflict to the proceedings. Such changes might make the painting be bought at a yard sale or three seperate appraisers are [[CompositeCharacter merged into one]] specialist to avoid redundancy. The actual term {{Dramatization}} can refer to any of the other types, depending on how it is used.



* {{Dramatization}}: Changes are made, but largely for the [[PragmaticAdaptation sake of telling the proper story]] instead of adding drama / conflict to the proceedings. Such changes might make the painting be bought at a yard sale or three seperate appraisers are [[CompositeCharacter merged into one]] specialist to avoid redundancy. The actual term {{Dramatization}} can refer to any of the other types, depending on how it is used.
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