[Ads-l] disclaimer

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 26 18:13:40 EDT 2017


Why just film? "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been
changed to protect the innocent."

On Jun 26, 2017 5:17 PM, "Dave Hause" <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> Yeah, "actual events" like "Tuesday is a really English day name; the sun
> comes up in the east."  All the rest is fiction.
> Dave Hause
> -----Original Message----- From: Jonathan Lighter
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 8:59 AM
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> Subject: disclaimer
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> 'A notice, as at the beginning or end of a motion picture.'
>
> Marlow Stern, at_The Daily Beast_, Sept. 6, 2014:
>
> "The film... bears the disclaimer 'based on actual events.'"
>
> http://www.thedailybeast.com/ethan-hawkes-good-kill-a-searin
> g-indictment-of-americas-drone-warfare-obsession
>
> I suppose that could be interpreted as a disavowal of the (correct)
> assumption that the movie is mostly fiction, but it sounds more like an
> endorsement of its level of truth.
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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