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Just how accurate do you think docu-dramas are ?

Asked by Pretty_Lilly (4652points) April 12th, 2010

I have always wondered about Docudramas as:The Queen,thirteen days,Nixon etc,,,, They rely heavily on depicting what transpired behind close doors.
How accurate do you think they are as I doubt the people involved would ever divulged what really happened and what exactly was said.
*For all we know the queen met with prime minister Blair in her robe and told him she was glad princess Diana was gone as she was a royal pain in the @$$,,, all while sitting on his lap !!
Knowing, Kennedy must had a few girls under the table while conducting his meetings!

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DarkScribe's avatar

The lack of law suits is pretty good accuracy indicator.

JeffVader's avatar

Crap…... now there’s a creepy image. I think some are better than others, largely depending on the team who made it & their backgrounds. I certainly wouldn’t recommend anyone watching one instead of finding out about what really happened through extensive reading. However, they can give a good flavour of what happened.

Coloma's avatar

I love Michael Moore.

Whats inaccurate about truth?

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

@Coloma Michael Moore’s films are expose type documentaries,he does not react events !

Coloma's avatar

Oh…alright, guess I didn’t get the full monty of the question.

Strauss's avatar

I think they are about as accurate as any other instance of “historical fiction”.

mammal's avatar

Not sure what you are referring to are docudramas, just biopic type stuff. Films like The battle for Haditha and Ghosts by Nick Broomfield are closer to docudramas

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

@mammal FYI you might have a different idea of the definition of what constitutes a docudrama ! But Wiki backs me up with their definition and list of films as the ones I mentioned are included !

mammal's avatar

@Pretty_Lilly mammal knows best :p

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