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There’s always some grumbling when a fact-based narrative film takes liberties with the way things really happened, but there’s slightly louder grumbling at the moment, with three of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture -- Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty -- coming under criticism that they’re not entirely as factual as they might be. From the AP (via Boston.com): Filmmakers have been making movies based on real events forever, and similar charges have been made. But because these three major films are in contention, the issue has come to the forefront of this year’s Oscar race, and with it a thorny cultural question: Does the audience deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but? Surely not, but just how much fiction is Ok? ... Carson Reeves, who runs a screenwriting website called Scriptshadow, says writers basing scripts on real events face »

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