283: Chaplin with Scott Eyman

Classic film historian Scott Eyman’s new book is out today! It’s called Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex and Politics Collided, so today we’ll be chatting with Scott about Charlie Chaplin’s life as it was depicted in the 1992 biopic from Richard Attenborough. Get Scott’s new book Charlie Chaplin vs. America See more of […]

273: This Week: United 93, A Star-Spangled Story, Frida

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: United 93, A Star-Spangled Story, and Frida. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from […]

197: Frances with Jack El-Hai

1982 movie Frances

The 1982 movie Frances tells the story of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer and how her struggles with mental health issues affected her career. We’ll be joined by writer and author Jack El-Hai to learn about the film’s historical accuracy. The Lobotomist The Nazi and the Psychiatrist See all of Jack’s work Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based […]

193: At Eternity’s Gate with Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has a new book out called Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved. He’ll be joining us today to learn about the 2018 movie At Eternity’s Gate. Get Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved Get Van Gogh: The Life Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story […]

135: Loving Vincent

Resources ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints Van Gogh Into A Murder Mystery Death of Vincent van Gogh – Wikipedia #54/125 How many paintings did Vincent sell during his lifetime? – Van Gogh Museum The Mystery Behind Van Gogh’s Severed Ear How ‘Loving Vincent’ Explores van Gogh’s Final Days in Nearly Sixty-Seven Thousand Paintings Van Gogh – Portrait […]

96: The Monuments Men

Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Monuments Men – Wikipedia The Monuments Men (2014) – IMDb The Monuments Men (2014) – Plot Summary – IMDb The Monuments Men – review | Mark Kermode | Film | The Guardian The True Story of the Monuments Men […]

83: Becoming Jane

BONUS: Becoming Jane and the Mentions of Tom BONUS: Becoming Jane and the Letter from Cassandra Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources Becoming Jane (2007) – Plot Summary – IMDb Becoming Jane Script | Jane Austen | Pride And Prejudice Becoming Jane (2007) – Full Cast […]

71: Ip Man

Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources Were the movies “Ip Man 1+2” based on what really happened in Yip Man’s life? | Yahoo Answers Ip Man (2008) – Full Cast & Crew – IMDb Ip Man (2008) – Synopsis Ip Man (2008) – Plot Summary – […]

65: Genius

Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Letters of Thomas Wolfe: Thomas Wolfe, Elizabeth Nowell: 9780684182698: Amazon.com: Books Thomas Wolfe: A Biography: Elizabeth Nowell: 9780837165196: Amazon.com: Books Beyond Love and Loyalty: The Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth Nowell, Together with ‘no More Rivers, ‘ a […]