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Rick Francis <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 26 Oct 1993 08:00:34 -0500
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Cal, I don't what they teach in film school, and I don't know if Musca's
film is claiming to be a documentary.  But I confess I have no problem
with Musca's attitude (don't let facts get in the way of the truth) in a
feature film.  When Fritz Lang made _M_, a couple of reviewers complained
that it would have been better if it had stuck closer tothe facts of the
Kurten and/or Haartman cases.  I think Fritz and Thea got it "right".
Maybe this is not what you're getting at, though...
       Rick Francis
On Mon, 25 Oct 1993, Cal wrote:
> Is this what they teach in film schools?
> A New Jersey native, Tom Musca, who attended an unnamed film school in
> Los Angeles, is the producer of recently released film MONEY FOR NOTHING,
> based on an event some years back.  A bag of money fell out of the back
> of an armored truck; the hero, Joey Coyle, picked up the bag.  Now, Joey
> was not a heroic guy, what he was was a meth addict.  Weeks before the film
> was released, Coyle used an electric extension cord to hang himself in his
> basement.
> In an article in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer magazine, Musca is
> quoted: "'It's important not to let the facts get in the way of the truth.'"
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> Cal Pryluck, Radio-Television-Film, Temple University, Philadelphia
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