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Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 26 November 2003 (USA)
The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

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This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at "The New Republic" for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely made up. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down... Written by Kaliya Warner

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Read between the lies. See more »

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,540 (USA) (31 October 2003)

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$2,207,975 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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In the DVD commentary director Billy Ray says that when Stephen Glass is talking to the class, the text on the blackboard says: "Thought for the day: Experience is the toughest teacher, because she gives the test first and the lesson after". See more »

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Stephen claims he was "tricked" into writing his stories by given false information, if this was actually true, he wouldn't be apologizing. See more »

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Chuck Lane: [Seeing the apology letter issued the New Republic and signed by its staff] It's funny, because I thought I was going to have to explain all this to you.
[everyone applauds]
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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Chance for Love
Written by Michael Hennesy and Rebecca Vizcarra
Performed by Rebecca Vizcarra (as Becca)
Published by Enter Thru (BMI) L11 Windigo (BMI)
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Walking On, Walking On Broken Glass.
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young D.C. journalist (new "Star Wars" trilogy star Hayden Christensen) for The New Republic political magazine falsifies data and produces fraudulent stories. Slowly but surely his would-be meteoric rise turns into a dizzying downfall. "Boys Don't Cry" alums Peter Saarsgard and Chloe Sevigny are out of this world as Christensen's editor and supportive co-worker. Based on a true story, the picture has a tense documentary feel to it that makes it highly engrossing and fascinating early. The production does begin to tire late though as Christensen's crazed personality starts to come shining through with dementedly over-the-top results. Still a well-paced and intelligent take on American journalism and the pressures associated with the field. Worth a legitimate chance. 4 stars out of 5.


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