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Join your hosts Joanna, Ace, and John as we discuss and debunk movies based on true stories. If you've always wanted to know how movies compare with real history while listening to a group of foul-mouthed nerds, then this is the podcast for you!

Logo: Evan Vogel

Lieography - A Podcast About Movies Based on True Stories Lieography

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Join your hosts Joanna, Ace, and John as we discuss and debunk movies based on true stories. If you've always wanted to know how movies compare with real history while listening to a group of foul-mouthed nerds, then this is the podcast for you!

Logo: Evan Vogel

    Woman In Gold - Biopic Bingo

    Woman In Gold - Biopic Bingo

    Hello dear listeners, and happy (belated) new year! Very sorry once again for the unplanned hiatus, but here we are, back with an all new episode! This time, we're discussing the 2015 Simon Curtis film Woman In Gold, starring Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, and Tatiana Maslany, in which the biopic trifecta of the Holocaust, the Supreme Court, and art/music history come together to create the ultimate biopic bingo winner! We hope you enjoy!
    Sources:
    Charles, Gilbert and Michel Vuillermet, directors. Klimt: Adele's Last Wish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftiG_32-TVA.
    http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/woman-in-gold/
    https://www.biography.com/news/woman-in-gold-maria-altmann-biography
    https://gseart.com/gse-blog/2015/05/07/woman-in-gold-accurate/
    https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1079582/woman-in-gold-facts-about-maria-altmanns-story-that-were-not-in-the-film/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/arts/design/the-story-behind-woman-in-gold-nazi-art-thieves-and-one-paintings-return.html
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-jun-15-me-czernin15-story.html
    Janes, Nigel, director. Art of the Heist: The Lady In Gold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifi3FMtF8uQ&feature=emb_title.
    https://www.biography.com/news/woman-in-gold-maria-altmann-biography 
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Miracle - Kurt Russell's Accent Doesn't Disappoint

    Miracle - Kurt Russell's Accent Doesn't Disappoint

    Hello again, dear listeners! Thanks to Michael for suggesting that we cover the 2004 Gavin O'Connor film Miracle, starring Kurt Russell and Patricia Clarkson, which we've done this episode! This was a fun one to cover, so we hope you enjoy it!
    Sources:
    https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/02/22/miracle-onice
    https://www.nhl.com/news/miracle-players-recall-herb-brooks-as-gruff-great/c-704235
    http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/miracle.php
    https://thepinkpuck.com/2013/04/14/the-miracle-on-ice-with-mike-eruzione/
    https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/10662/
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/61728/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-miracle-ice
     
    Check out Ace's guest spot on Boobies & Noobies, covering Faking Ms. Right, here!
    And check out all three of us as guests on What Were We Watching?, covering The Patriot, here! (This episode is also uploaded on our feed, so you may have listened to it there!)
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Patriot - You Shouldn't Hatchet When You're Angry (with What Were We Watching?)

    The Patriot - You Shouldn't Hatchet When You're Angry (with What Were We Watching?)

    Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, in honor of American Independence Day, we bring you a cross-over episode with the podcast What Were We Watching? about the 2000 Roland Emmerich film The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson. Spoiler alert: it's not very historically accurate - shocker! We hope you enjoy, and check out What Were We Watching? for more discussions of the nostalgic movies and TV shows from our childhood and adolescence (AKA the 90s and early 2000s)!
    Sources:
    http://entertainment.time.com/2011/01/26/top-10-historically-misleading-films/
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1343851/Truth-is-first-casualty-in-Hollywoods-war.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2000/jun/15/news.melgibson
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2000/jul/06/news.spikelee
    http://historyonfilm.com/patriot/
    http://www.patriotresource.com/thepatriot/factfiction/index.html
     
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    • 2 hr 3 min
    On The Basis Of Sex - RBG Knew Her Sh*t

    On The Basis Of Sex - RBG Knew Her Sh*t

    Hello dear listeners! We're so sorry we've been away for what feels like forever! But we're finally back with an all-new episode about the 2018 Mimi Leder film On The Basis Of Sex, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer! We hope you enjoy!
    Sources:
    Cohen, Julie and Betsy West, directors. RBG. CNN Films, Storyville Films, Better Than Fiction Productions, Participant Media, Magnolia Pictures, 2018.
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-case-center-basis-sex-180971110/
    https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/taxation/Awards/ginsburgremarks.pdf
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-fact-checks-her-own-biopic-on-the-basis-of-sex
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1993/08/01/judge-ginsburgs-gift/036d8f58-fef8-4af8-8eae-772a8d9dd0a0/?utm_term=.efefb137f548
    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1993/7/23/ginsburg-blasts-harvard-law-pin-testimony/
    https://www.thewrap.com/on-the-basis-of-sex-ruth-bader-ginsburg-screenwriter-daniel-stiepleman/
    http://advocatesaz.org/2018/12/03/what-the-rbg-biopic-is-and-isnt-about/#more-20904
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-already-a-legend-but-a-new-movie-insists-theres-still-more-to-say-about-her/2018/12/23/35a356ae-0244-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html?utm_term=.3bf78e6e2f62
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/ruth-bader-ginsburgs-nephew-on-winning-the-aunt-lottery
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/12/26/fact-check-new-ruth-bader-ginsburg-movie-biopic/2402923002/
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2010/08/ruth-bader-ginsburg-shows-how-feminism-is-done-again.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/04/us/senate-96-3-easily-affirms-judge-ginsburg-as-a-justice.html
    https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/on-the-basis-of-sex-accuracy-rbg-biopic-fact-fiction.html
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/true-story-basis-sex-how-accurate-is-cast-1150361/item/basis-sex-felicity-jones-1150366
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/12/26/fact-check-new-ruth-bader-ginsburg-movie-biopic/2402923002/
    https://time.com/5478411/on-the-basis-of-sex-true-story/
    https://www.slashfilm.com/daniel-stiepleman-interview-on-the-basis-of-sex/
    https://focusfeaturesguilds2018.com/on-the-basis-of-sex/screenplay/On_the_Basis_of_Sex.pdf
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    An Adventure in Space and Time - No Robots, No Bug-Eyed Monsters

    An Adventure in Space and Time - No Robots, No Bug-Eyed Monsters

    Hello again, dear listeners! This episode, we bring you a lively discussion of the 2013 Terry McDonough film An Adventure in Space and Time about the creation of the beloved British sci-fi series Doctor Who in 1963, starring David Bradley and Jessica Raine, among others. We hope you enjoy it!
    Sources:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6400.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6401.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6402.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6403.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6404.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6405.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6406.shtml
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/6411.shtml
    http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/11/10-people-responsible-doctor-whos-creation
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/10441911/Mark-Gatiss-how-Doctor-Who-began.html
    https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-10-17/doctor-who-director-waris-hussein-on-burton-and-taylor-racism-and-an-adventure-in-space-and-time/
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Zookeeper's Wife - Get You A Man Who Can Run A Zoo And Blow Up Nazis

    The Zookeeper's Wife - Get You A Man Who Can Run A Zoo And Blow Up Nazis

    Hello again, dear listeners! We're very sorry for the long wait between our last episode and this one! Life got in the way pretty hard for us at the end of 2018, but you know what they say, "New Year, Renewed Commitment To Your Podcast," so here we are, ready to come at you with some new episodes! This episode, we're discussing the 2017 film The Zookeeper's Wife, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Niki Caro. It's...not exactly a fun romp, but it is a good film that made for an interesting chat, so we hope you enjoy it! And thanks to our listener Ariel for suggesting it to us! If any of you have suggestions for films you think we should cover, please let us know at lieographypodcast@gmail.com!
    Sources:
    https://www.biography.com/news/zookeepers-wife-true-story
     
    http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/zookeepers-wife/
     
    https://newrepublic.com/article/141806/revelatory-horror-zookeepers-wife
    https://www.npr.org/2017/03/30/521642460/caged-by-its-noble-intentions-the-zookeepers-wife
    https://www.thewrap.com/10-things-zookeepers-wife-teaches-us-wwii-history-guest-blog/
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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Smart people saying smart things

So glad I got turned onto this podcast through What Were We Watching. The hosts have excellent rapport, are extremely well-researched, and know a LOT about both history and film. Really, a great listen!

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Love this podcast! Great analysis of films from a historic perspective! I can't wait to hear what films they choose next. Highly recommend for those interested in film criticism or history told through the media.

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