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No one owns the story of their own life. It is absolutely legal for people to write unauthorized biographies, make documentaries or dramas about someone without needing their permission. You do not need permission to portray a real person in a work of art such as a book or movie - this happens all the time. As for accuracy, in most countries you have ...


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This scene was meant to put a spotlight on Jobs' darker side, but the event never really happened. In a fact check, this scene was specifically mentioned: Take the movie's font scene. At an all-hands meeting, an employee dares to question Jobs’s choice of “adding pretty fonts” on the Lisa computer, the forerunner to the Macintosh, causing Jobs to fire ...


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It's possible to libel living people, as Metro­GoldwynMayer discovered in 1934 when Princess Irina Alexandrovna Youssoupoff sued them for defamation over Rasputin and the Empress, claiming "she was clearly recognizable in the film as Princess Natasha, whose intended, Prince Chegodiefl, murders "the mad monk" in a palace on the Moika River." MGMy were found ...


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The rights issue is still fairly murky. If a program or film is deemed 'newsworthy' (ie documentary) then less rights need to be secured (although privacy copyrights are still in effect and do need to cleared before presentation). Biopics like Ed Wood, despite being based on a real person, are considered 'fictional entertainment' and thus do not require ...


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It depends on whether it is authorized or not. Often the movie is unauthorized because it's not favorable to the celebrity, and in those cases the person is rarely paid for it. However, there are many advantages to an authorized biopic (having the subject promoting the movie, for one), and they will typically get paid as a consultant.


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The portions of the film which are direct reflections of Marshal Mathers (Eminem) life include: He was raised in Detroit, Michigan for a portion of his life. He was raised by his single mother in a series of lower income neighborhoods. He was friends with local black rappers in the Detroit area. He performed occasionally at local clubs and parties in the ...


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I believe they are flashbacks to the opening scene, in which young Harry is told that golf is a gentleman's game and therefore he shouldn't wish to play. He has now become the best golfer in the world, but he always remembers the day they told him he wasn't good enough. While Ouimet is the main protagonist, Vardon is played up quite a bit as a sympathetic ...


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It seems like this was one of those movies that just vanished. Any googling immediate turns up a plethora of pages mostly within the same week period, all with the same details, and nothing else. The movie was going to star Zooey Deschanel as Ada Lovelace. It was going to be directed by Bruce Beresford. (see here or here). It was also going to star Billy ...



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