Will you check back the history after watching some movies based on the truth?

@youless (100179)
Guangzhou, China
August 27, 2009 1:41am CST
Lately I watched an old black and white movie and it is called The Diary of Anne Frank. Although it is an old movie, but I was still moved to it. After watching this movie, I checked back the history of the people who hid in this little room in World War II. It is sad to know that Otto Frank who was Anne's father was the only one survivor. Other people all died. They had hidden for over two years, but at the end they could not survive from the death.
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@chaitra001 (3278)
• Bangalore, India
27 Aug 09
Hi youless I have not seen this movie but I have read this in my lessons in English language.. yes thats true they all were hidden for two years and it was very difficult for them to go out and all.. I hardly remember this now..
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
This is a very old movie so I think not many people watched it.
• Bangalore, India
27 Aug 09
but the little girl's dairy really tells the real story that how they suffered for such a long time..
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Oh yes I do, I've seen TDAF too along time ago on TV and I remember searching her story in encyclopedia, there were no Encarta yet and internet that time. I always compare the facts on true-to-life movies if its really that true. War movies like "The longest Day", "Pearl Harbor", "Schindler's List" and the like, "300", "The last Samurai", "Joan of Arc" even the animated Disney movie "Anastasia".
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
I am not sure whether you have watched John Rabe. It is also a moving movie about the World War II. I checked about John Rabe via the net and he is a great man.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
I never new John Rabe but now! He must be a hero in your country, luckily it was released this year, hope I could grab a copy of it. Thanks Youless
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
I do that my friend, I have a big interest and fascination with The Titanic, although I loved the film, obviously the film is not the full true story and things are added, tweaked etc, I recently visited Southampton, UK and went to the Titanic exhibition where I found out more from true witness statements and audio from the passengers that were on board that fateful night and the survivors.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
I think it is so amazing to see the Titanic exhibition.
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@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
29 Aug 09
It has been a long time since I watch this movie. No I do not check back the history after watchin some movies which are based on the truth.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
If there is no internet, perhaps I won't have the chance to watch this movie.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 Aug 09
Yep I sure do. Most especially if they're horror movies that claim it's based on true events/stories/people. I love to research just how much of the stories are based on facts and not just the concept but everything else from the storyline to the dialogues are fictional. I sometimes get disappointed at that. More so if I truly loved the horror movie overall. As for those inspirational stories that are based on real people, Im never disappointed with that since they are indeed based on true existing, possibly still living individuals, like "Radio" and "Tuesdays with Morrie".
@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
Thanks for your response.
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• Indonesia
29 Aug 09
Hi youless The Diary of Anne Frank, this is the first time I hear about it. From your short description, seems like it's an interesting movie! I think I will search about it in DVD's store near my home. Well, if it's said based on the true story I won't check it and simply believe it,hehehe.. I watch movie for pleasure and don't really care it is based on the truth or not. If I need information or need to do my task, I will search on the net and if it related to that movie, then I will search back the history. At least I'll have something to say based on that movie if the conversation about that topic appear.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
This is a good movie but it is also an old one because this is a black and white movie. I hope this movie will be filmed again so that it may attract more people today.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
29 Aug 09
I have read the book a few times and watched the movie as well a few times. I think I first read the book when I was about 15 but did not see the movie untill my late 30th, is a truth and sad story. I admire the peoples courage and their values I wish a lot of our young generation could see this movie it may change their mind about a lot of things.
@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
You are right. The young people shall understand how lucky they are right now.
• United States
29 Aug 09
I do that a lot. I see a true story movie or show and I go to the computer and start looking things up to get more info. This was one of my favorite books and movies when I was younger. The movie is based on a true story, but they did have to shorten it some and combine some things due to time constraints, but they tried to touch on all the main points.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
I think I also need to read this original book. Usually the books are better than the movies.
@bunnybon7 (44233)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Aug 09
thats me also. i do check history online. also from books etc., especially when they dont tell you everything. some movies, books, etc. just dont answer some questions you'd like to know. Anne Frank was exceptionally sad. i read the book first then watched the movie and now i have an audio tape i've been going to listen to when i get the time read from a book the lady that hid them wrote
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
I think you learn about the story of Anne Frank much more.
• India
27 Aug 09
After watching the Brad Pitt, film TROY, I checked up on the ancient History, and found out, that most of the film is crap, and they have changed the story to suit their demands. Well that is Hollywood.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
I read the book about it. So I also think the movie Troy is not so good enough.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
I don't research further upon watching a true to life movies. I just contend myself with what I saw and learned from watching. And I always remember the moral lessons. It serves as my guide as I go through life.
@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
Thanks for your response.
@kunizzul (1067)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Of course. We should check back the truth of that movie storyline. You can check at Wikipedia or search at other related site. Mostly movie will add some part and remove some part from the real story to make that movie more interesting to audience.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
Yes, I checked this fact via Wikipedia.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
27 Aug 09
My love of history was born, not in the classroom, but long after I left school, when I watched the drama series, 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' on tv. I was so fascinated by it, that I read around the subject and learned all I could, and this is how I have proceeded ever since. When I studied for my degree in English and History as a (very) mature student, I turned things around, as one module was about the history of filming in the 2 world wars. In my opinion, facts that you research voluntarily after your interest is caught by something are more likely to be absorbed and remembered than facts you are force fed in the classroom. Nice topic.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
27 Aug 09
Sandra my dear, spooky again, my degree was in Lit but I studied history alongside, come on now, start a topic on old Henry and his gout or something.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
I haven't watched the drama series you mentioned yet. Perhaps it is also based on the truth?
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
29 Aug 09
[b]Ever since "Inherit the Wind (ITW)," the movie made about the "Scopes Monkey Trial SMT)," I've totally distrusted whatever Hollyweird does in its so-called "historically-based" films. The SMT was actually completely out of phase with ITW. Not only was the populace attending the trial misportrayed as ignorant hicks, full of ignorance, bigotry & anger, but the actual transcripts of the trial, when read alongside the film's text reveals the film to be an anti-Southern, anti-religious, anti-Conservative diatribe. "An Inconvenient Truth," "Schindler's List," & others are being shown in government "schools" in history classes, & touted as fact! "SL" is true as far as it goes, but a lot of really important, relevant information was omitted which would have shown how he was far from alone, & would clear the smear against the RC Church & the Pope, for example. And as for the propaganda in the bogus "AIT," even many scientists & teachers have decried the junk science & the anti-capitalist agenda of the film. Most of the "based on" films are agenda-ridden, Leftist propaganda now. I don't waste my money. If I want to know what really happened, I'll read the historic texts & news films of the time in question. Lies are evil. Truth is good. Reality is best, if you love truth. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 09
I watched Schindler's List and I think it's a good movie.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
31 Aug 09
[b]Oh, it's a fine movie, but I object to classrooms being forced to accept any movie as history. Hollyweird has a bad habit of "taking liberties" with history, the better to promote its agenda du jour. Any resemblance to fact is mere co-incidence, so they can't be trusted not to use films to propagandize. Fine, if you like, in a theater setting, but lazy, & maybe even malicious in a school setting. How many films made during WWII did this little dance with the truth, the better to stir up the fervor for our side? Entertaining, but hardly a source of impeachable fact! And "Inherit the Wind" isn't even the worst of what the film industry has done to the truth. No, when it comes to films, I can't recommend highly enough going to actual historical texts to check the facts. You'll be amazed how often these don't jive. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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• Canada
28 Aug 09
I really think that one of the saddest times in our history. I also think that Hitler was pretty sick for the torture he put Jewish people through. I've heard that people still have nightmares when they visit the camps. I don't blame them. Anyway good for you for looking at the history of that time. I hope that you read the diary too as well as seeing the movie.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Aug 09
Hopefully there won't be some people like Hitler any more.
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
29 Aug 09
[b]Doglady (& Youless), I wouldn't call him "sick," but evil. Those who think the Holocaust was a myth should've met an old boss of mine, who was often harsh to his employees. One day I saw him when he had his shirtsleeves pushed up. In old, but still all-too-visible ink, there on his arm, was tattooed a concentration camp number. A chill prickled up & down my spine. I resolved to take that into account thereafter. Who knew what horrors he'd survived, & what it did to his spirit? He was a fair, if very strict employer. Then there was my (now deceased) friend Judith, who told me that her own parents would never answer the door if someone knocked exactly 3 times, because invariably, that's how the SS knocked when they came to haul someone off to interrogate...& sometimes kill. Her folks would always hold their breath, hoping for a fourth rap. They did this even into their old age.... Oh, & Youless, there is always a Hitlerian sort in the world. Usually several. Some just don't get as much fame or power, but there's never a shortage of evil people who are ruthless, twisted, domineering. Think Pol Pot & his vast "killing fields." Or Che Guavara, the Communist murderer, or his chosen successor, Castro, who puts political prisoners in what are basically body-sized dirt holes, keeping them there, barely alive, in their own excrement, for months), or Stalin (at one point, he'd put one-fourth of Moscow under arrest! And he purposely starved many of his own people!), or Saddam Hussein (who often put people alive into wood chippers), or Vlad the Impaler, or...or.... Well, you get the idea. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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• United States
27 Aug 09
Yes.It is based on truth.he house where they hid is now a museum. If I ever get to Amsterdam ,I will have to visit The Anne Frank House.I usually see movies where I know it is based on fact before I go. and I avoid films where the screenwriter has changed history. Case in point . The Other Boleyn Girl is pure fiction.I didn't go see that film because I Knew it would anger me.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Aug 09
Yes, I also saw the house via the net and out of my expectation, this house still looks well today.
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• United States
28 Aug 09
It is history and the Dutch preserve their history. In fact I think it is only us Americans that don't. We would have torn down the building and put condos on the site.
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@Abhii88 (214)
• India
27 Aug 09
As per your heading of the discussion, I really wonder that of all the movies that i have watched which are based on true stories, i have never checked even once that the particular movie is based on a true event or not. For me if i knew that i have heard the story or read it somewhere it's ok else the director's word that IT IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY is enough for me :). Moreover i don't feel that what i am seeing would be different if i investigate which can't be true in all cases i know
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
Usually the movie will tell you whether it is based on a true story or not at the beginning or at the end.
@Abhii88 (214)
• India
27 Aug 09
Obviously the movie says it, mostly or in all cases at the beginning only and in some cases at the end :)
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
27 Aug 09
i do like movies based on reality. but i do not go out of the way to check on them. however when the opportunity arises i do go through other materials related to it.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
I think the movie isn't enough to told me everything about the fact. So I check it via the net to learn more about it.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
27 Aug 09
movies do have a time limit and cannot do justice to the real event. but it does give you a fairly good idea of what happened.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
27 Aug 09
I have seen this movie on television but have never really watched it. I started to watch it on youtube a few days ago but I never did finish watching it. It looks like a good movie and I plan to finish watching it one of these days. We had the book titled "The Diary Of Anne Frank" when I had my bookstore years ago. Yes, this is based on a true story. It's very sad, too. Kathy.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
Perhaps you don't like the black and white movie very much. If this movie can be filmed again, perhaps it will attract more people.
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
27 Aug 09
No, it's not that I don't like black and white movies. In fact, I like some of these movies better than some of the ones they make these days. It's just that, knowing me, I was probably so busy at the time and didn't have time to watch it. Kathy.
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• Philippines
31 Dec 11
Hi there youless! There are instances when I would check literature about what I watch. That is because there are things we see in the movie that are not included in the literature. Usually it is because movie producers just want to "market" their films and thus, make it interesting with all those twists and turns.
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@youless (100179)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
You are right.