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(Yahoo)   Researchers say movies show an inaccurate portrayal of cancer, would like to see Daniel Day-Lewis portray cancer for his next role so they know cancer will finally get an accurate portrayal   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, cancer patients, Doctors and Nurses, lymphomas, breast cancer  
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2012-09-21 03:50:12 AM  
They do a good job with Leo:
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2012-09-21 04:20:48 AM  
The films' portrayals of cancer symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatments were more representative of real life, the researchers found. Diagnostic tests were mentioned in 65 percent of movies, and symptoms were considered in 72 percent, the researchers said. Chemotherapy was most commonly mentioned as a treatment. Doctors and nurses appeared in 77 percent of films.
This is the part films need to get correct. Films are supposed to be interesting stories about the less common, therefore death due to cancer and rarer forms and with younger people is not unreasonable to see depicted with greater frequency than real life. Once the stage is set, however, the rest should be accurate.
 
2012-09-21 05:02:48 AM  
Old woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, gets treatment, survives.

Sounds like a great movie!
 
2012-09-21 05:15:26 AM  
Fail article. Movies aren't going to include cancer recovery just for the heck of it. Was the portrayal factually wrong in any way? No? Then STFU.
 
2012-09-21 05:23:38 AM  
Somehow I don't think a movie of me sleeping 22 hours a day and barfing for the other two would have won any Academy Awards...no matter who starred in it.
 
2012-09-21 06:31:53 AM  
Considering Daniel-Day Lewis' level of commitment to his art, I don't think that would be a good idea.
 
2012-09-21 06:56:18 AM  

Larry Mahnken: Old woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, gets treatment, survives.

Sounds like a great movie!


You would think so, but...


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2012-09-21 07:30:29 AM  
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When the New Flesh is dead, Magua will eat its heart.
 
2012-09-21 07:49:36 AM  
And then Russell Crowe will fight it.

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2012-09-21 10:28:14 AM  
Since when have movies provided an accurate portrayal of anything?
 
2012-09-21 01:07:04 PM  

Teufelaffe: Since when have movies provided an accurate portrayal of anything?


1970: Tora, Tora, Tora. All of the inaccuracies are relatively minor, and largely due to limitations of film making before CGI was available.

1981: Das Boot Technically very accurate, but it's actually an exaggerated composite of a couple of U-96's actual adventures. The tone of the movie is off: In late 1941, the U-boats were pretty much at the height of their superiority. It's more accurate if you look at it as happening in 1943.
 
2012-09-21 01:42:40 PM  

1. Put snakes on plane: Fail article. Movies aren't going to include cancer recovery just for the heck of it. Was the portrayal factually wrong in any way? No? Then STFU.


Hell, characters in movies don't cough or sneeze unless they are going to be gravely ill.
 
2012-09-21 10:46:54 PM  

dittybopper: Teufelaffe: Since when have movies provided an accurate portrayal of anything?

1970: Tora, Tora, Tora. All of the inaccuracies are relatively minor, and largely due to limitations of film making before CGI was available.

1981: Das Boot Technically very accurate, but it's actually an exaggerated composite of a couple of U-96's actual adventures. The tone of the movie is off: In late 1941, the U-boats were pretty much at the height of their superiority. It's more accurate if you look at it as happening in 1943.


Forgot about Tora, Tora, Tora. Damn that was a good movie. Strangely enough, I have never seen Das Boot, even though I am a fan of the genre (Grey Lady Down being one of my faves from when I was a kid)...heck I even liked K-19.
 
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