Percel doesn't like microwave meals
- Feb 6, 2013
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Champtown Campaigners
They dont get up and walk around the room for one- that right?I remember reading somewhere that law classes show My Cousin Vinny as the most accurate courtroom scenes, 90% of courtroom dramas are complete bullshit that dont go close to following correct process.
What?The list is endless for biopics really, especially Hollyweird adaptations where 'dramatic license' and embellishment is widespread. Spotlight, Richard Jewell, Straight Outta Compton, The Social Network, etc, are recent ones OtToMH that twisted a few facts. Pain & Gain was typical tone-deaf buffoonery by Michael Bay, the guy is an idiot, so it's unclear why anyone thinks giving that boob a biography/true life story is a good idea. My favourites are the ones that purposely misrepresented with their fanfiction and either received lawsuits or were dragged pretty hard in the press: The Hurricane, Jobs, Hilary and Jackie, The Buddy Holly Story.
Did the A's have the Golden Glove and the hitting champ the year of the film?My favorite fictional movie (and book) that masquerades as a true story is Moneyball.
- Completely ignores the reason Oakland were such a good team - their 3 starting pitchers Mark Mulder, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito, and their best hitter, Miguel Tejada. Instead concentrates on minor players like Scott Hatteberg (good but overpaid) and Chad Bradford (a middle reliver who wasn't even trusted late in close games).
- Makes out that the Athletics were a hopeless team until the Moneyball way was adopted, when in fact they the best team in baseball not long before with 3 straight American League pennants and a World Series title in 1989. Way more successful than the overpaid & overrated New York Yankees at the time.
- Ignores the 2002 World Champions, the Anaheim Angels, who also had a very low payroll but relied on scouting and baseball fundamentals to win, rather than analytics.
- Plenty of others too like the portrayal of Art Howe, the firing of scout Grady Fuson (never happened), and the fact that the Peter Brand character (Paul DePodesta) actually joined the A's 3 years earlier.
Tom and Eileen Lonergan off the coast of Port Douglas. I actually listened to a podcast about it last week. They got left at sea but what happens afterwards is just speculation obviously. They took their wetsuits and life-jackets off though so probably drowned fairly quickly.Without googling Open Water is based on a true story of a couple of scuba divers left behind on a diving trip