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>Hello out there,
>
>I am working on a largish project on docudrama.  FARGO is one of the films
>that I am thinking about.  Pardon me if I am asking something which was
>thoroughly discussed earlier, but I would like to know about the details
>of the "real" events upon which Fargo is supposedly based.  Some of the
>reviewers on the internet movie database claim that the film is in fact
>based on something real -- but what?  The film itself, in a very
>interesting way -- and in a manner not dissimilar from THE POSITIVELY TRUE
>ADVENTURES OF THE ALLEGED TEXAS CHEERLEADER-MURDERING MOM -- tends to
>throw doubt upon the "reality" of the events with its style.  This is
>likely part of both films' parody of the docudrama form itself (much like
>the parody of documentary in CANE TOADS.) I am interested in how much
>faith the audience is asked to place in "based on."
>
>I have a fairly large bibliography on docudrama which I would be willing
>to share with anyone who is interested.
>
>thanks
>Jeannette Sloniowski
>
 
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