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
The fact that Stephen says his stories are silly are clues he fabricated his stories because if they were true he wouldn't be discrediting and degrading his own stories. See more »
[Over the phone]
Can we have a talk here? Just editor to editor?
Sure, go ahead
Completely off the record and almost human being to human being
You guys have discovered something a troubled kid has done but I still don't know how you plan to play it
We're not in the business of "gotcha" journalism I have no interest in embarrassing you or The New Republic
I'm not worried about me or the magazine that's fair game but there's a kid here just plainly screwed up big time, his reporting was...
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Written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) obo Chardonnay Investments and XL Publishing Pty, Ltd. (APRA)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Group
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Very enjoyable film, with good acting and great direction. Captivating story of a true pathological liar, with no regard for anyone in his path.
Steven Glass is represented as a writer who is intent upon gaining money, fame, friends, or any combination thereof through deceipt in his work. His transformation from 'likeable kid' to 'loser' is astounding, in that he never really transforms.
The best part of the film is how your feelings towards Glass will change 180 degrees from the start, despite the film never altering his personality one bit along the way. The viewer is merely presented the story, while the most drama will come from your own emotional reaction to what you are discovering.
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