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Truth vs Hollywood
Truth vs Hollywood is a critical look at the real story behind popular films that are Based on a True Story. From the tragedy of Munich to the fun of Goodfellas, our film-loving hosts David Chen and Joanna Robinson will explore the films as well as What Really Happened. Aided by interviews with writers, journalists, and the people who were really there. In exploring the true story and how it was portrayed in the film, Truth vs Hollywood examines the larger theme of film vs real life.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 568 ratings
So much fluff
I really wants to like this podcast series because I am fascinated by the differences between real life events and the film versions that Hollywood produces. However, so far, I have been disappointed. Instead of the discussion focusing primarily on the differences between fact and representation,...Read full review »
Pearl0103 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/15/23
All Hollywood, no “truth”
This show is more of a breakdown of the movie with very little look at the historical record. Also, It’s extremely sexist especially in its look at goodfellas. Not worth your time.
guajiro6805 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/21
Will there be more??!!
I really enjoy the show, any chance of more episodes?
Dersted via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 08/28/20
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Published 08/21/20
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Published 08/14/20
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