Based on a True True Story?

Scene-by-scene breakdown of Hollywood films

Pedantry Level
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  • True
  • True-ish
  • False-ish
  • False
  • Unknown

Explore your favourite “based on a true story” films scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat and test their veracity on a data level.

Obviously watch out – **MEGA SPOILERS**

Here’s how the truth levels break down.

» UNKNOWN We couldn’t verify it or the sources were secret (i.e. personal diaries)
» FALSE Out and out didn’t happen, or outrageous dramatic licence taken.
» FALSE-ISH Pretty false but with reasonable / understandable dramatic licence.
» TRUE-ISH Some tweaks but true in spirit. Or a mix of true and false.
» TRUE Pretty much as it happened.


Concept & Design: David McCandless // Research: Stephanie Smith // Code: Omid Kashan


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Sources

Many. See the data sheet.

Credits

Design & Concept: David McCandless
Research: Stephanie Smith & David McCandless
Code: Omid Kashan

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