“Screenwriters bring out drama in real-life events”
Article I wrote for the Daily Trojan, September 30 2010
Whenever a film screams the message “Based on a true story” across the screen, there is immediately a certain indescribable intimacy between the audience and the characters portrayed within the movie.Whether it is the violence captured on the shores of a World War II battle scene or the recreation of an intimate real-life love story, these “true” adaptations draw the viewers naturally into the fabric of the lives and the cinematic world. But how much of what is presented on the screen actually true? And moreover, when it comes to art, what is truth anyway?