PowerNation brings to the viewer the latest automotive how-to from four specialist teams that demonstrate the latest techniques, parts and tools in the automotive aftermarket. Detroit Muscle features step-by-step restoration and modification projects for '60s and '70s era muscle cars and Detroit's latest modern muscle machines.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Detroit is a 2017 American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Based on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit's 1967 12th Street Riot, the film's release commemorated the 50th anniversary of the event. The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. Detroit premiered at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, on July 25, 2017, and began a limited theatrical release on July 28, 2017, before opening wide on August 4, 2017. The film received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise towards Bigelow's direction, Boal's script and the performances of Poulter, Boyega and Smith but was a box office failure, only grossing $21 million against its $34 million budget.
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According to Melvin Dismukes, who is depicted prominently in the film, Detroit “is 99.5% accurate as to what went down at the Algiers and in the city at the time.” However, The Los Angeles Times brings up that “Bigelow does say there are moments of fiction, and Boal notes instances of “pure screenwriting.” Some facts are contested within accounts; others were changed for the screen.” and then raise the question “Does a disclaimer at the end sufficiently cover fictional manipulations in an ostensibly true story?” Variety goes so far as to state that director Kathryn Bigelow and screewriter Mark Boal “changed names (of characters) so as to enjoy other creative liberties in the storytelling.” Says Boal, “I employed poetic license, under a self-imposed rule to never stray from what I understood to be the underlying truth of a scene or an event," says Boal. "This script is built on a sturdy base of journalism and history, but it is not the same as journalism or history, nor does it aspire to be. As a screenwriter, I take the responsibility of being the creator of a tale, of transforming these raw materials into a drama.” Indeed, the names of several subjects of the film were dropped in favor of fictional ones. One such subject whose name was dropped in favor of a fictional one is lawyer Norman Lippitt (represented in the film by actor John Krasinski under the name Auerbach).
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