Saturday night my husband and I watched Changeling. I often fall asleep watching movies on the couch at home, but this this was one movie which kept my attention from start to finish. Just when everything seemed to be going right, more setbacks slammed into Christine Collins, played by Angelina Jolie. Leave it to the DH to notice she didn't seem to mind getting her eye makeup smeared or her nose red, but I digress.
What's shocking is this movie was based on a true story. Each day I hear more about corruption in our era, but the events in Changeling began in 1928. For some reason I expected old fashioned values to prevail in such a setting, instead of what was the case.
The movie is about a mother whose son disappears and the police claim they've found him, but is it really him? For more, here's the clip:
Although there are enough hair raising happenings to choose from, I've never considered writing a book or script about a true story. The plot would be limited to a certain degree to keep true to history, but in between there would be lots of leeway to exercise the imagination.
What about you? Do you like to read True Crime books? Have you read a good one? Would you consider writing one? Please share.