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8 other great films that are rewriting history as we know it

When it comes to movies based on real events and people, Hollywood is known for making minor or major changes to real stories for the purpose of cinematic storytelling and entertainment. However, there are a few films that take history and completely rewrite it, the latest being Netflix. Marilyn Monroe click Blonde. Starring Ana de Armas as Norma Jean, the film is based on the 2000 novel Joyce Carol Oates.


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It is a fictionalized retelling of the iconic and tragic movie star’s life, juxtaposing her public persona with her private self. The film dives into her rise to fame, unstable childhood, romantic entanglements, issues of abuse and exploitation through a non-linear and fabricated chronology of events. Blonde follows a slew of films that have taken pieces of history and reimagined them in new ways.

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“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantinoa love letter from a bygone era and a kind of nostalgic tale. Following washed up actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) in the 1960s, the film features many real-life historical cinema icons, including the late Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Tate lives next door to Rick in the film.

Pregnant Tate and four other people were shamefully and brutally murdered by members Charles Mansonbecame a cult hit in 1969, so viewers thought they knew exactly how the story would end. However, Tarantino has completely turned this ill-fated affair on its head and presented a happier version of what could have been. In a show of classic Tarantino bloodshed and in a comedic fashion, Manson’s followers are chaotically killed by Rick and Cliff, with Tate only eavesdropping on the noise in the neighborhood.

“Inglourious Basterds” (2009)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood This isn’t the first time Quentin Tarantino has tampered with history. It was Inglourious Basterds back in 2009, a tale of World War II revenge. Tarantino’s film is about a group of Jewish soldiers – the Bastards – on a covert mission to exterminate the Nazis, as well as a woman named Shoshanna (Melanie Laurent) seeking to avenge the death of her family to the German officer Hans Lande (Christoph Waltz).

While Tarantino faithfully portrays the circumstances and era of Nazi-occupied Germany, much of the narrative is completely fabricated. One of the most far-fetched examples is the glorious scene where Shoshanna, a Jewess, burns down an entire movie theater full of Nazis. In the opera box of the cinema too Adolf Gitler (Martin Wuttke) who was shot by the Bastards. It’s an utterly fantastical yet enjoyable reimagining of the end of such evil.

‘Eddie the Eagle’ (2015)

True story Eddie “The Eagle” EdwardsThe misfit ski jumper who represented Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics is a delightful and touching tale of perseverance. Eddie Eaglestarring Targon Egerton, depicts the unlikely and often difficult rise of an athlete to Olympic level. Edwards won the hearts of many with his inspiring story and humble roots, which are evidenced by the film’s joyful climax.

Although this story is very real, Edwards coach Bronsan Perry (Hugh Jackman) completely fictional and was created for the film. The character is based on Edwards’ numerous trainers throughout his training, but his presence provides a strong and necessary mentor figure throughout the narrative. Perry also helps anchor important character development for our protagonist through their relationship.

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“Social Network” (2010)

Storytelling masters David Fincher as well as Aaron Sorkin chronicle the creation and rise of Facebook in Social networkfocusing on the founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg). The film focuses on Zuckerberg’s early days as a Harvard student, when he created a website and made many enemies along the way. Rooney Mara plays Erica Albright, Zuckerberg’s girlfriend who dumps him early in the film due to his selfishness and bluntness.

While the breakup is Zuckerberg’s motive for creating Facebook in the film, the entrepreneur has reportedly been with the same woman before, during, and after creating Facebook. Erica was never a real person, but she may have been based on a woman, as Zuckerbeg did criticize the girl on his former LiveJournal blog.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger was one of Marvel’s first major hits and introduced us to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who would go on to become Captain America and an important part of the MCU. In the first film, tiny Steve turns into a tough super soldier during World War II and must fight the Nazi organization Hydra to protect the nation.

For anyone who may not be in the know, and sorry to break this in front of you… but Captain America was in no way involved during the war. He didn’t defend the United States or fight the Nazis, which would have been very convenient. While there were many Nazi organizations known for advanced research and weaponry, none of them were the Hydra or the futuristic technology featured in the film.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

This is perhaps the most ridiculous and absurd interpretation of American political history. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gives exactly what the name implies – Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who hunted vampires. Based on the novel Seth Graham Smithit depicts a fictionalized version of the American Civil War with Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) has a secret identity as a lifelong vampire hunter.

When vampires try to take over the United States, he goes on a mission to destroy them. It’s as wild as it sounds, featuring everything from Lincoln’s mother being killed by a vampire to being offered to turn into a vampire so he can become immortal and keep fighting them.

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‘Yesterday’ (2019)

The BeatlesPaul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison as well as Ringo Starr Considered by many to be the greatest band of all time, having influenced pop culture and the music industry like no other. In film Yesterdayproducer Danny Boylethis is also true – until the aspiring musician Jack Mailk (Himesh Patel) has an accident and wakes up in a world where no one but him remembers The Beatles.

Jack releases the band’s songs as his own, which finally catapults him to stardom. However, he struggles with the morals behind his lies and finds himself alienating those close to him because of his success. At its core, the film is a celebration of the band’s music and the eternal power it wields throughout the world.

“Wonder Woman” (2017)

Just like Captain America: The First Avenger takes place during World War II, DC uses World War I as a backdrop in amazing woman, the cult hero’s first solo appearance on the big screen. Diana (Gal Gadot) lives on the all-female Amazonian island of Themyscira, where she rescues pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).

Upon learning of the war, she goes with Steve to the front lines to stop Ares, who she believes is behind the war, from destroying humanity. To be clear, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor did not fight in battle during World War I. However, there were certainly many real-life heroes like Steve Trevor and his allies, and this particular setting is great for Diana’s eyes. – the opening of the first contact with humanity.

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