There are aspects of the novel "The Godfather," and its film adaptation, that are based on or inspired by real-life events; for example, the novel's author, Mario Puzo, has described dealing with Frank Sinatra, who was a... More »

The famous Internet video about Teresa Fidalgo was written and produced by Portuguese producer David Rebordão, and it is not a true story. The video is filmed as a recovered footage video in the same vein as the "Blair W... More »

The true story of William Munny is the subject of the 1992 movie "Unforgiven." William Munny was an outlaw and killer who was the title character played by Clint Eastwood. He takes on a last job after spending years farm... More »

In a leniency letter to a judge, the writer should include the positive aspects of the convicted person's character and a passage asserting that the convicted has taken responsibility for the crime and how it has affecte... More »

John Quincy Archibald, the main character in the film "John Q" starring Denzel Washington, is a fictional character; there is no real John Q. serving time anywhere. The movie's producer, Mark Burg, and its director, Nick... More »

John Ford's film adaptation of "The Grapes of Wrath" is generally consistent with John Steinbeck's novel, with some plot and thematic deviations. The first part of the film follows the novel closely, while the second hal... More » Art & Literature

"God's thumb" is a key location in the young adult novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar and in the film adaptation of the book. The top of the mountain in question is named "God's thumb" because it appears as if a rock thumb is... More »