Fact and fiction at the movies

Geier, Thom
March 1993
U.S. News & World Report;3/1/93, Vol. 114 Issue 8, p16
Announces that last week, after 19 straight years in which at least one fact-based film--including `The Last Emperor'--was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, not one of the new nominees turned out to be based on a true story. How television has changed the expectations of American audiences; Reality programming; Today's filmmakers seem to relish bringing their heroes down to earth; Limit to how often people want to see real-life downers on film; More.


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