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Based on a *True* True Story?

Based on a *True* True Story?
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 » See the data for even more detail. » Sign up to be notified when we add new movies. » Check out our beautiful books » Learn to be a dataviz ninja: Workshops are Beautiful

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