Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fact vs. Fiction

Read Mark Steyn on a movie about Chappaquiddick:

"Over at Powerline, "Twin Cities man" John Hinderaker reports that they're making a film about Chappaquiddick. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades of Grey, is in talks to direct Apex Entertainment's feature Chappaquiddick.
Mark Ciardi is producing the project, with its script just named to the 2015 Blacklist. Campbell McInnes of Apex Entertainment and Chris Cowles of DMG Entertainment are also producing.
"I've done a lot of true life stories, many sports stories, but this one had a deep impact on this country," said Ciardi. "Everyone has an idea of what happened on Chappaquiddick...
John Hinderaker:
Actually, the facts are clear. "Everyone has an idea" only because the truth has mostly been suppressed by the liberal press.
Hollywood:
...and this strings together the events in a compelling and emotional way.
Hinderaker:
Not, you will note, in a true way. Instead, in a "compelling and emotional way."
Hollywood:
"You'll see what he had to go through."
Hinderaker:
What he had to go through? Are these people crazy?
Hollywood:
Written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, Chappaquiddick is political thriller that unveils the true story of what is described as the seven most dramatic days of Senator Ted Kennedy's life.
Hinderaker:
True story? We'll see. I don't doubt that these were the seven most dramatic days of Ted's life–only political corruption spared him from a jail term–but more significantly, it was the last day of Mary Jo Kopechne's life."

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