History Quotes / VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory

22nd Feb '17 5:03:32 AM DoctorNemesis
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->The story you are about to see is true, and by 'true', I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and in the end, isn't that the ''real'' truth? The answer is no.
-->-- '''Creator/LeonardNimoy''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Springfield Files"
17th Jan '17 5:26:10 PM nombretomado
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->As [[JesseVentura Jess]] gains popularity, he gets an offer to work for the biggest promoter in the US: James Chaney.\\\

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->As [[JesseVentura [[Wrestling/JesseVentura Jess]] gains popularity, he gets an offer to work for the biggest promoter in the US: James Chaney.\\\
22nd Oct '16 11:49:46 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->It looks like the casting people just waltzed into an Applebee’s and [[WTHCastingAgency randomly picked people]] to play the parts as fast as they could so they could [[TheyJustDidntCare get on with their 3 martini lunch.]] ''“You’re white. You can play Billy!”'' I look more like Jane Mancini than the actress playing Jane Mancini does. But you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a Lifetime movie. I want [[NoBudget community theater wigs]], acting that makes Creator/MeganFox look like Creator/TildaSwinton and actors who look absolutely nothing like the person they’re playing. I want that shit to be a wreck from top to bottom. And judging by that picture, it looks like the ''Melrose Place'' movie is well on its way.

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->It looks like the casting people just waltzed into an Applebee’s and [[WTHCastingAgency randomly picked people]] to play the parts as fast as they could so they could [[TheyJustDidntCare get on with their 3 martini lunch.]] lunch. ''“You’re white. You can play Billy!”'' I look more like Jane Mancini than the actress playing Jane Mancini does. But you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a Lifetime movie. I want [[NoBudget community theater wigs]], acting that makes Creator/MeganFox look like Creator/TildaSwinton and actors who look absolutely nothing like the person they’re playing. I want that shit to be a wreck from top to bottom. And judging by that picture, it looks like the ''Melrose Place'' movie is well on its way.
6th May '16 8:47:42 AM JamesAustin
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Yes, ''Bloodsport'' was based on a true story. Often, those who see their lives put to screen are unhappy with how they're portrayed, with many taking legal action over claims of misrepresentation, as elements of the story get changed, dropped, or invented entirely, to fit the best narrative structure for a movie. [[CanonSue Not so with Frank Dux]], whose fictional portrayal was an almost verbatim recreation of how it all went down for real...Chong Li existed, and had blinded Dux in the final fight, albeit [[MetaphoricallyTrue accidentally by flicking sweat into his eyes.]]

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Yes, ->Yes, ''Bloodsport'' was based on a true story. Often, those who see their lives put to screen are unhappy with how they're portrayed, with many taking legal action over claims of misrepresentation, as elements of the story get changed, dropped, or invented entirely, to fit the best narrative structure for a movie. [[CanonSue Not so with Frank Dux]], whose fictional portrayal was an almost verbatim recreation of how it all went down for real...Chong Li existed, and had blinded Dux in the final fight, albeit [[MetaphoricallyTrue accidentally by flicking sweat into his eyes.]]
16th Apr '16 9:05:26 AM CrankyStorming
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-->-- ''Honest Trailers: {{Film/Titanic}}''

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-->-- ''Honest Trailers: {{Film/Titanic}}''
[[{{Film/Titanic1997}} Titanic]]''
16th Apr '16 9:04:54 AM CrankyStorming
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->Based on the tragedy that spawned thousands of heart-breaking true stories... comes this fake one.
-->-- ''Honest Trailers: {{Film/Titanic}}''
24th Oct '15 11:16:02 AM hamonrye
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24th Oct '15 11:15:17 AM hamonrye
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->'''Osaka:''' Oh, Ah see. That story about the mold aliens was all made up!\\
'''Yomi:''' Why would you think... it was real?\\
'''Osaka:''' There was a real sense of reality to it.\\
'''Tomo:''' Of course there was! It was based on a true story!\\
'''Yomi:''' ''No, it was not!''
-->-- ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''

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->The story you are about to see is absolutely true -- except for the stuff we made up to make it more interesting.
-->-- '''Television''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''

->It's a wonderful story. But it's not ''mine''.
-->-- '''Maria von Trapp''', about ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''

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->The story you are about to see is absolutely true -- except for the stuff we made up to make it more interesting.
-->-- '''Television''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''

->It's a wonderful story. But it's not ''mine''.
-->-- '''Maria von Trapp''', about ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''
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->'''Osaka:''' Oh, Ah see. That story about the mold aliens was all made up!\\
'''Yomi:''' Why would you think... it was real?\\
'''Osaka:''' There was a real sense of reality to it.\\
'''Tomo:''' Of course there was! It was based on a true story!\\
'''Yomi:''' ''No, it was not!''
-->-- ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
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->God writes lousy theatre.
-->-- '''Creator/NoelCoward''' [[note]]Or maybe Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw[[/note]]

->I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. 'Hey, Mitch, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?' 'Yeah, I did, and you know what -- that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!'
-->--'''Creator/MitchHedberg''', "Do You Believe in Gosh?"
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->There's a reason why ''{{Film/Bloodsport}}'' feels like a film described to you by a schoolboy, who in turn had it described to him by another teenager who hadn't seen it either. As the credits begin, over a still of JCVD doing a pose, a series of captions come onscreen.\\\
[[AC:"this motion picture is based upon\\
true events in the life of\\
FRANK W. DUX"]]\\\
Yes, ''Bloodsport'' was based on a true story. Often, those who see their lives put to screen are unhappy with how they're portrayed, with many taking legal action over claims of misrepresentation, as elements of the story get changed, dropped, or invented entirely, to fit the best narrative structure for a movie. [[CanonSue Not so with Frank Dux]], whose fictional portrayal was an almost verbatim recreation of how it all went down for real...According to Dux, the tournament was – of course – just as depicted, although it took place in the Bahamas instead of Hong Kong, and his sensei, though a composite of two wise old teachers, was also real. Chong Li existed, and had blinded Dux in the final fight, albeit [[MetaphoricallyTrue accidentally by flicking sweat into his eyes.]]
-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal''

->From the accounts which have reached me, the Death Star assault in Franchise/StarWars is a better fictionalization of the attack on Pearl Harbor than Film/PearlHarbor.
-->-- '''Benjamin "Gryphon" Hutchins''', Creator/EyrieProductionsUnlimited Forums

->''Film/{{Newsies}}'', we are informed as the movie opens, is based on actual events. I do not doubt this. I am sure that shortly before the turn of the century, newsboys organized a strike against the greedy Joseph Pulitzer, and were cheered on by [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold a dance-hall madam with a heart of gold]]. Nor do I doubt that the lads, some of them boys of nine or ten, [[GoodGuyBar hung out in saloons and bought rounds of beer while making their plan]], or that the proprietor of [[DastardlyWhiplash an evil city orphanage]] made himself rich by collecting fees from the city. I don't even doubt that the newsboys printed their own strike paper on an old flat-bed press down in [[SwissCheeseSecurity the basement of Pulitzer's building]]. Of course I believe. [[YesVirginia Yes, Virginia.]]

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->'''Osaka:''' Oh, Ah see. That story about the mold aliens was all made up!\\
'''Yomi:''' Why
->We would now like to thank you think... it was real?\\
'''Osaka:''' There was a real sense
for bearing with us during this story, which contains no factual basis other than the existence of reality to it.\\
'''Tomo:''' Of course there was! It was based on a true story!\\
'''Yomi:''' ''No, it was not!''
elephants -- and gayness.
-->-- ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
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->God writes lousy theatre.
-->-- '''Creator/NoelCoward''' [[note]]Or maybe Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw[[/note]]

->I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. 'Hey, Mitch, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?' 'Yeah, I did, and you know what -- that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!'
-->--'''Creator/MitchHedberg''', "Do You Believe in Gosh?"
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->There's a reason why ''{{Film/Bloodsport}}'' feels like a film described to you by a schoolboy, who in turn had it described to him by another teenager who hadn't seen it either. As the credits begin, over a still of JCVD doing a pose, a series of captions come onscreen.\\\
[[AC:"this motion picture is based upon\\
true events in the life of\\
FRANK W. DUX"]]\\\
Yes, ''Bloodsport'' was based on a true story. Often, those who see their lives put to screen are unhappy with how they're portrayed, with many taking legal action over claims of misrepresentation, as elements of the story get changed, dropped, or invented entirely, to fit the best narrative structure for a movie. [[CanonSue Not so with Frank Dux]], whose fictional portrayal was an almost verbatim recreation of how it all went down for real...According to Dux, the tournament was – of course – just as depicted, although it took place in the Bahamas instead of Hong Kong, and his sensei, though a composite of two wise old teachers, was also real. Chong Li existed, and had blinded Dux in the final fight, albeit [[MetaphoricallyTrue accidentally by flicking sweat into his eyes.]]
-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal''

->From the accounts which have reached me, the Death Star assault in Franchise/StarWars is a better fictionalization of the attack on Pearl Harbor than Film/PearlHarbor.
-->-- '''Benjamin "Gryphon" Hutchins''', Creator/EyrieProductionsUnlimited Forums

'''Jon Stewart''', ''Series/TheDailyShow''

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->''Film/{{Newsies}}'', we are informed as the movie opens, is based on actual events. I do not doubt this. I am sure that shortly before the turn of the century, newsboys organized a strike against the greedy Joseph Pulitzer, and were cheered on by [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold a dance-hall madam with a heart of gold]]. Nor do I doubt that the lads, some of them boys of nine or ten, [[GoodGuyBar [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster hung out in saloons and bought rounds of beer while making their plan]], or that the proprietor of [[DastardlyWhiplash an evil city orphanage]] made himself rich by collecting fees from the city. I don't even doubt that the newsboys printed their own strike paper on an old flat-bed press down in [[SwissCheeseSecurity the basement of Pulitzer's building]]. Of course I believe. [[YesVirginia Yes, Virginia.]]



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->The story you are about to see is absolutely true -- except for the stuff we made up to make it more interesting.
-->-- '''Television''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''

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->'''Mike:''' ''Red Tails'' is the new film from world-renowned entrepreneur and billionaire filmmaker [[YesMan Anthony Hemingway]]. ''Red Tails'' tells the story of Native-American fighter pilots in World War I, and has been praised by critics for its [[CriticalResearchFailure historical accuracy]], [[TheGenericGuy memorable characters]], and [[{{Narm}} moving realism]]. So far, ''Red Tails'' [[BoxOfficeBomb has smashed box office records]], even sailing past James Cameron's ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', and [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible is generally loved]] by moviegoers and film critics alike. How's that for an intro?\\
'''Jay:''' Well, just like the movie itself, everything in it is ''wrong''.
-->--''[[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Half in the Bag]]'' on ''Film/RedTails''

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->'''Mike:''' ''Red Tails'' is the new film from world-renowned entrepreneur and billionaire filmmaker [[YesMan Anthony Hemingway]]. ''Red Tails'' tells the story of Native-American fighter pilots in World War I, and has been praised by critics for its [[CriticalResearchFailure historical accuracy]], [[TheGenericGuy memorable characters]], and [[{{Narm}} moving realism]]. So far, ''Red Tails'' [[BoxOfficeBomb has smashed box office records]], even sailing past James Cameron's ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', and [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible is generally loved]] by moviegoers and film critics alike. How's that for an intro?\\
'''Jay:''' Well, just like the movie itself, everything in it is ''wrong''.
-->--''[[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Half in the Bag]]'' on ''Film/RedTails''



->We would now like to thank you for bearing with us during this story, which contains no factual basis other than the existence of elephants -- and gayness.
-->-- '''Jon Stewart''', ''Series/TheDailyShow''

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->'''Mike:''' ''Red Tails'' tells the story of Native-American fighter pilots in World War I, and has been praised by critics for its [[CriticalResearchFailure historical accuracy]], [[TheGenericGuy memorable characters]], and [[{{Narm}} moving realism]]. So far, ''Red Tails'' [[BoxOfficeBomb has smashed box office records]], even sailing past James Cameron's ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', and [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible is generally loved]] by moviegoers and film critics alike. How's that for an intro?\\
'''Jay:''' Well, just
like to thank you for bearing with us during this story, which contains no factual basis other than the existence of elephants -- and gayness.
-->-- '''Jon Stewart''', ''Series/TheDailyShow''
movie itself, everything in it is ''wrong''.
-->--''[[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Half in the Bag]]'' on ''Film/RedTails''



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->God writes lousy theatre.
-->-- '''Creator/NoelCoward''' [[note]]Or maybe Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw[[/note]]

->It's a wonderful story. But it's not ''mine''.
-->-- '''Maria von Trapp''', about ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''

->Creator/SarahJessicaParker smokes all the time, and ''I'' would never would smoke. And she didn't contact me--she's playing my life, and she didn't bother to do any research...'I just got done telling everyone how I'm playing the worst actress in the history of film!' [[NiceCharacterMeanActor That wasn't nice]]. She didn't know me.
-->--'''Dolores Fuller''' on ''Film/EdWood''

->I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. 'Hey, Mitch, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?' 'Yeah, I did, and you know what -- that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!'
-->--'''Creator/MitchHedberg''', "Do You Believe in Gosh?"

Yes, ''Bloodsport'' was based on a true story. Often, those who see their lives put to screen are unhappy with how they're portrayed, with many taking legal action over claims of misrepresentation, as elements of the story get changed, dropped, or invented entirely, to fit the best narrative structure for a movie. [[CanonSue Not so with Frank Dux]], whose fictional portrayal was an almost verbatim recreation of how it all went down for real...Chong Li existed, and had blinded Dux in the final fight, albeit [[MetaphoricallyTrue accidentally by flicking sweat into his eyes.]]
-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal''

->From the accounts which have reached me, the Death Star assault in Franchise/StarWars is a better fictionalization of the attack on Pearl Harbor than Film/PearlHarbor.
-->-- '''Benjamin "Gryphon" Hutchins''', Creator/EyrieProductionsUnlimited Forums
23rd Aug '15 6:59:34 PM Prfnoff
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-->'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers: 300'''

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-->'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers: 300'''-->-- ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers: [[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]''
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