Posts Tagged ‘Captain Phillips’

captain pTruth in Fiction, Part 1: It was just announced that the New York Film Festival will open this year with Paul Greengrass‘s movie Captain Phillips.  With current trends leading us to have “Inspired by Something that Really Happened Somewhere Sometime in the Course of History” at the bottom of every movie poster, this movie starring Tom Hanks is another in the mode of last year’s award winning Argo.  Issues of the gray areas between non-fiction and fiction motion picture media are discussed at length in Chapter 6 of Moving Images (including images from the movie Seabiscuit as a motivator for classroom debate, among others), and contemporary filmmakers continue to push boundaries from both sides of the ledger.

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