Ripped From the Headlines!

Ripped From the Headlines!

The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimes

Book - 2020
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In this collection of essays, true-crime historian Schechter reveals the real-life stories behind classic movies.
Chicago's Jazz Age crime of passion; the fatal hookup in Looking for Mr. Goodbar; the high school horrors committed by the costumed slasher in Scream. These and other cinematic crimes have become part of pop-culture history-- but found inspiration in true events. Schechter explores the real-life headline-making psychos, serial murderers, thrill-hungry couples, and lady-killers who inspired a century of classic films. Take a trip down the crossroads of fact and fiction, and discover the sensational real-life stories that are more shocking, taboo, and fantastic than even the most imaginative screenwriter can dream up. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Little A, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781542041829
Branch Call Number: 791.43655/SCHECHTER
Characteristics: xix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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