Real Truth Versus Reel Truth

Please don’t try to be true-to-life in movies

Richard Walter
Moving Pictures
Published in
4 min readApr 3, 2024

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Designer from Copilot

My wife and I can tolerate about an hour of TV per night.

If we’ve settled in with a worthy series we’ll watch another episode. If it’s a movie, we’ll watch approximately the first half, catching up with the rest of it the following night.

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Richard Walter
Moving Pictures

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: richardwalter.com/newsletter