You have to admit, it makes crime stories ever so slightly better when they’re based on something true. Being told that what you’re watching is a true story adds and extra layer of interest, fascination and intrigue. With the rise of web series there’s even more opportunities to explore the genre. Here are a few of what we believe to be some of the very best crime movies – not least because they are based on true stories.
To kick us off, you might have heard the phrase “Maybe the dingo ate your baby!”. The phrase comes from the famous case of the Chamberlain family in Australia, whose baby disappeared whilst on a camping trip. In his 1988 film A Cry in the Dark, Fred Schepisi portrays how the child’s parents, Lindy and Michael (Meryl Streep and Sam Neill) were wrongfully convicted of the crime. The film focusses how the media can ruin people’s lives in these cases.
Another excellent true crime film is Let Him Have It (1991) in which a fresh faces Christopher Eccleston plays Derek Bentley, the last man in Britain to face the death penalty. Bentley, who had quite severe learning difficulties, was convicted of the murder of a police officer in 1953, despite it being his friend who was responsible for shooting the gun and killing him. The film sheds light on a corrupt legal system and brought attention to the case, which may have contributed to the overturning of Bentley’s conviction in 1998.
If you’re a fan of gangster films, then definitely check out the 2008 French film Mesrine, which is based on the life of the French gangster Jacques Mesrine. The film is one of many excellent foreign language films to appear over the last decade, and portrays a harsh and gritty insight into the French underworld. Not to be missed.
Another great true-life gangster film is Ridley Scott’s American Gangster. This film has to be on of Scott’s strongest, as it follows the case of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) an infamous heroin smuggler in the US, who was eventually brought down by the Detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe).
The only drawback with true crime films is that they make your aware of how many dangerous criminals there are in the world. Many of us are concerned about online safety, especially those of us who spend a lot online, for example, by playing online gambling. If you’re concerned, PayPal casinos is the safest way to play, you can try it here. Keep an eye on our blog for the latest film news.
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Hollywood Recording Artist Becktoria Releases Second Single, “Run Away”, As Part Of The “Acoustic Love By Becktoria” Project
Gorgeous Singer/Actress Becktoria Is Taking The Music Industry By Storm!
Hollywood’s hottest music prospect is releasing her second single entitled, “Run Away” as part of her brand new “Acoustic Love by Becktoria” project which was unveiled earlier today during a press conference held at Dessler Media world headquarters in Hollywood, CA.
“Acoustic Love by Becktoria” consists of both originals and cover songs that focus on Becktoria’s natural vocal ability, something that several music industry executives believe is what separates and distinguishes her from the rest of today’s recording artists.
“Becktoria’s beautiful and sultry voice is so incredibly unique and powerful”, said Arthur Smith, manager of Dessler Media’s Entertainment Division. “We wanted to make sure that people get to hear just how naturally gifted and talented this young lady is, and we wanted to do so without all of the bells and whistles and fancy editing techniques.”
The new project (Acoustic Love), a collaboration with @g_marciano_ from Studio XXIV Productions (www.studio24productionz.com), is an opportunity to bring Becktoria closer to her fans, allowing them to see, hear and feel the raw emotion and intimacy that makes Becktoria’s brand of music so very special.
“I believe the connection you have between the artist and fans is truly meaningful and also very influential”, said Becktoria. “I really want my fans to get to know the real me and that is the atmosphere and vibe I am hoping to accomplish with this new project.”
The new single, “Run Away”, will be the follow up to Becktoria’s debut single, “2 Feathers”, which was released in early March via more than 150 online stores such as, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Rhapsody, iHeartRADIO, etc.
“Run Away” can be best described as an upbeat song that focuses on a story of true love at first sight and the burning desire to escape from the real world. An escape that includes experiencing amazing adventures and endeavors by traveling the globe with the person you hold dearest to your heart.
“I want people to experience what love is truly about by running away from their currents lives and forgetting about all of the stress and gloom for just a moment”, said Becktoria. “Finding true love is enchanting and spellbinding for all of us.”
“Acoustic Love by Becktoria” will also feature a series of online music videos that were shot and produced on the shores of Maui, Hawaii, and will be released in October 2015 on such popular web sites as Vimeo and YouTube.
Shorter versions (teasers) of the aforementioned music videos will be appearing on Becktoria’s official Instagram – www.instagram.com/becktoria.official/ – leading up to their release next month. Full versions of the songs are available on her official SoundCloud – www.soundcloud.com/becktoriaofficial
The project’s announcement has sparked the interest of several of Hollywood’s top DJs and Producers, many of whom have already expressed interest in collaborating with Becktoria.
The sexy Burmese born goddess with the captivating British accent has spent most of her career as an accomplished Model, Pageant Queen and Actress. You might recognize the extraordinarily talented Becktoria from some of her roles in such films as, “The Cool Kids” and television series such as, “Hacking the System”, “Walk of Shame Shuttle” and “Justice with Judge Mablean”, as well as in commercials for “Subway”, “Headspace”, “Microderm 360”, “If You Have A Voice”, “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection” and “Narconon.” Her upcoming projects include being cast as a leading role in a UK television series, the feature film “Fast Life”, and as the voice of “High Flyer Scooters.”
Becktoria resides in the heart of Hollywood, CA and is always active on social media and if you’d like to follow the career of pop music’s new princess, you can do so by visiting the following web sites.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/becktoria.official
YouTube – www.youtube.com/BecktoriaEnterprises
SoundCloud – www.soundcloud.com/BecktoiaOfficial
Twitter – www.twitter.com/LifeOfBecktoria
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BecktoriaOfficial
Website – www.becktoria.com