Not All Authors Are Lonely

One of our favorite duos Allison Janney and Elliot Page (The former Ellen Page) star in 2016 Drama Tallulah. Janney’s character Margo Mooney is an author of marriage-help books and tries to portray herself to be the ultimate master of a nuclear family structure. Although, from the first point she was introduced in the movie, it is clear to see that she is afraid of being alone. Margo lives by controlling what she can around her. Tallulah surprises Margo at her apartment when she claims to be her son Nico’s girlfriend. Margo is outwardly dismissive of Tallulah and her doorman offers to kick out the young hippie-like homeless girl on her next attempt to enter the building. But, par Margot’s request, Tallulah is given permission to enter her building and even her apartment to enlighten Margot in new ways of thinking.

I believe that Janney’s character, Margo Mooney, has both obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder. The way that Margo goes about her day-to-day life reflects a person that doesn’t want to socialize with other people. However, she gravitates toward the people that show any interest in her and becomes upset with them when they don’t meet her own standards.

Margo finds it difficult to live with another person and a baby in her apartment. She is bothered by Tallulah watching her cook dinner. Margo asks her to stop staring at her and claims that she doesn’t normally cook “in front of an audience.” Margo also becomes disturbed when Tallulah decides to stand outside of her van near Margo’s apartment and sell lemonade. Fearing that the neighbors will judge her.

Tallulah wakes up that night and attempts to make a run for it and steal some money, leaving the baby with Margo. Tallulah decides that she can’t leave, instead she falls asleep in the back of her van. Margo brings the baby outside on her hip and wakes up who she believes to be, her sons girlfriend. Margo brushes the incident off and discusses ways in which Tallulah could figure out how to become a better parent. Continuing to aid Tallulah in the care of the child. Showing that she’d rather believe Tallulah and have someone around than to question her about her motives and risk finding reasons to dislike her.

Tallulah lays out old newspapers and asks Margo to help her with repainting her ex-husbands paintings. This is interesting in itself because the way Margo views it is that Tallulah made a mess in her apartment, but the fears that she shares are just as interesting. Margo talks to Tallulah about some crazy things she did when she was younger. Tallulah tells Margo that her son would benefit from hearing the story. Margo becomes visibly upset when she finds out that he had described her as a “tight ass” and worries that was the reason he left.

The doorman Manuel, Felix Solis, has a clear attraction to Margo from the start of the movie. While her feelings towards him are a mystery. Later on in the movie she invites him up to her apartment for a glass of wine. Manuel is thrilled by her offer. After politely declining any wine, Manuel tries to kiss Margo. She pushes him off and instead kicks him out. Though Margo was prepared for that type of initiation, her desire to have control over other people and lack of self worth prevented her from kissing Manuel back. She still maintains an intense need to please people in other instances. The morning before going to her book signing, she puts on mascara in front of a mirror. She handles the mascara in a funny way, implying that she hasn’t worn makeup in awhile. Margo also asks Tallulah if she looks pretty before entering her ex-husbands apartment.

Near the end, Margo gains up enough courage to tell her ex-husband off. It’s intention comes from within her and she yells at Mr. Mooney for walking out on her and abandoning the family. But Tallulah helped in the preparation. Although Margo didn’t warm up to Tallulah instantly, they formed a bond fairly quickly. Tallulah challenged both Margo’s kindness and views on the world. Margo was put in situations that would be considered uncomfortable by her standards. Tallulah forced a dormant motherly side out of Margo. She even got Margo to admit that she hated the paintings that hung on her own walls.

The ending made it unclear what exactly happened to the two leading ladies. However, Margo remained in the same big apartment that she started out in and she kept the same obsessive tendencies. Just as significant, she finally seemed to be happy on her own.

Joe Goldberg Suffers from Various Mental Illnesses

Synapsis of the show ‘You‘: A seemingly normal bookkeeper, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) falls madly in what he views to be “love” with a young writer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail). Goldberg takes it into his own hands to fabricate circumstances in which he would bump into Beck in cute, unconventional ways. Once he wins her over, he begins to grow more confident and involves himself more and more in her life. He creates elaborate schemes to get what he wants and to remain worthy as a boyfriend in Beck’s eyes. As things start to go downhill and he feels his control start to slip away, he becomes more aggressive and ultimately makes some detrimental decisions. In order to run away from the damage he had created, Goldberg moves to a completely different city and starts calling himself “Will.” There he meets a young woman named Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) and immediately becomes obsessed. He uses similar tactics to the ones he used with Beck and tries to find as much out about Quinn as he can. In time he wins her over and their love for one another prompts them into beginning a questionable relationship.

Claim: Joe Goldberg has Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and traits of PTSD.

Reason(s): Joe Goldberg is a charming, good looking, approachable and arguably intelligent man. When Goldberg first meets Guinevere Beck, he immediately starts analyzing everything about her. From the way that he feels that she views herself, the types of friends she has all the way to what type of man she deserves. Goldberg has essentially chosen to forget that Beck is in fact, a real person, and only sees what he has chosen to discern about her. There are specific reasons why I have diagnosed Goldberg with so many disorders, but one that is outwardly obvious is narcissistic personality disorder. Goldberg views himself as an intellectual and challenges others when their views are different from his own.

Beck has without a doubt questionable choice in judgment when it comes to friends and boyfriends. Her best friend Peach Salinger(Shay Mitchell) displays reactions to Beck that can only be described as alarming. The way she tries to control Beck’s life and encourage her the way she wants is much like how Goldberg treats her. Both of them have ulterior motives and Salinger has also coordinated specific plans for both her and Beck. Or if we look at Beck’s boyfriend at the start of the show, Benjamin ‘Benji’ J. Ashby III(Lou Taylor Pucci), we find that he treated her very poorly in other ways. Benji would blow Beck off multiple times throughout the show and he seemed to not support her ambitions. Reading into Beck’s past a little bit, I would say the reason why she thinks it’s normal for the men in her life to disappear randomly has a lot to do with the way her father was absent through much of her life. Father’s play a big role in their children’s lives and being distant or not around for them can cause adjustment issues later in life. (I could go on a long rant about the way I feel about father’s who aren’t there for their own kids. But let’s leave it at this for now…. Beck’s father skewed her views on how her boyfriends should treat her).

But between all of the bizarre relationships that Beck has encountered, Goldberg takes the cake. Goldberg shows signs off suffering from antisocial personality disorder. He constantly uses his charm and wit to get what he wants from other people. Goldberg pretends to be good pals with the other bookkeeper at the book store, Ethan Russell (Zach Cherry), and sways him to do certain things. But in actuality, he looks down on Russell and constantly judges him on his taste in music and his desire to impress others with his vocabulary. He also shows little empathy for others and lacks any type of remorse. Throughout the show he deals with feelings of hostility, aggression and unnecessary anger. There were also multiple times in the show where he became extremely irritable.

An example of one of these times is when Beck had chosen to have a random guy over after their second encounter in the book store. Goldberg became irritated that Beck could simply not see “what a great choice he would be for her.” He watched as Beck literally broke her bed while fooling around with the random guy. Which caused Goldberg to formulate a reason to help Beck buy a new bed frame the next day.

The reason I listed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well, is because of the way that Goldberg grew up. Goldberg did not have a good childhood and as a result, suffered from symptoms of PTSD. His mother had multiple affairs while with his father and it was not uncommon for her to take her son with her. His father would create ways to louer Goldberg into telling him about his mom’s affairs. His father would also think up cruel ways to abuse him. Throughout the show, Goldberg had various flashbacks about both his parents. There were also periods of time when he seemed to daydream or be far off in his own world, even though he was around people.

Goldberg had improbable fantasies about the women he chose to stalk. He would make snap judgments about them and insinuate who they were in real life. Goldberg had a few qualities that could convince viewers he wasn’t all that bad, but the bad outweighed the good. Goldberg was overstepping boundaries left and right. There were multiple times throughout the show where he tried to make his strange stalker antics look like pure romantic gestures. After he and Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) broke up for a short time, he began to stalk her on Instagram. Goldberg would check out the pictures she was posting and try to envision what her angle was. He was essentially trying to figure out why she was craving other people’s attention and why his wasn’t enough (even though they weren’t together any longer). Now if this isn’t CREEPY, then I don’t know what is. Or the example I mentioned earlier about him convincing Beck to allow him to accompany her to get another bed frame. Goldberg took the romantic version of “pursuing a woman” way too far. He skipped the steps of winning over their affection, and jumped straight to becoming utterly obsessed with them.

Conclusion: Lifetime’s TV Show ‘You’ is an interesting and exhilarating show to watch, but Joe Goldberg is not the romantic stud that he attempts to portray himself as. He suffers from multiple mental illnesses and changes the women he decides to pursue because of them.

Definitions of personality disorders shown in Blog

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A mental condition in which people view themselves to be better in a granduer sense. They have an excessive need for admiration and attention. They mask their hidden self-esteem issues with an overabundance of confidence.

Antisocial Personality Disorder: A mental condition where people consistently have poor judgement in what is right and wrong. They show little concern for how the people around them feel. They have a heightened sense of their own worth and disregard when others don’t share that same view. Most people with this disorder tend to put others down to raise themselves up.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A disorder in which a person was unable to fully recover from the trauma of an event or situation. They are effected by said traumatic experience periodically. There is no time limit in which it effects them. People with PTSD often have onset flashbacks or anxious thoughts about what has effected them.

Analysis of Disney Movies Teaching Children about Complex Subjects (i.e. Mental Illness)

Children can learn at a young age about mental illnesses and still be engaged. Disney movies allow for their young audience to get insight into what mental disorders really are and how people with the disorders act. Acknowledging that mental disorders exist can help to prevent future stigmas. Showing children what mental illnesses are will help them to better understand it and prevent them from questioning the existence of mental illness in the future.

The Disney brand accepts its role of having a huge impact on how Western society children view the world. They do their best to take real life circumstances, social norms and psychology and arrange them in a way so that their young audiences can understand and gain knowledge from. Disney has a tendency to make their main characters animals or include fantasy situations that arise. Regardless of whether they are human or not, the characters have enough personality so that children can associate the character’s behaviors with their own.  The struggles that Disney’s main characters go through are more often than not relatable to children. While also teaching them about issues that might not affect them personally, but occur around the world.

Disney movies also open up children’s minds to multiple things. Disney and other movies made for children have been found to help children come to terms with what mental illness really is. Also helping to decrease the chance of more stigmas against disorders in general. Giving children the opportunity to see a variety of view points decreases the likelihood of their own perspective becoming narrow.

The Little Mermaid’s Ariel shows signs of having OCD disorder. OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder, where a person has uncontrollable thoughts or feels the need to do things a certain way and allows it to become habitual. Her obsession with collecting human objects and encountering human interaction is over the top. Ariel collects human objects that she stores away in a cave only to be seen by her and her friend Flounder. In her head she identifies her cave as being organized, but throughout the movie you can see that the cave is actually quite messy and dysfunctional.

Disney movies are made to be entertaining for children. These movies are aesthetically pleasing and do their best to broaden children’s horizons. The cinematography explores multiple colors, various locations and even plays with characters other than just humans. The goal is not to produce movies that super realistic. They would rather explore wild characters and fantisical scenarios. This adds the benefit of having room to explain what mental illness really is and maintain hold of children’s attention. Children grow easily tiresome of things that remain static and long for diversity. Incorporating big themes, such as mental illness, into Disney and other children’s movies works to spark a conversation around them.

One Disney movie that has been noted to explore characters with mental illness is Alice in Wonderland. Throughout the movie, Alice’s characteristics point toward her as being schizophrenic. Schizophrenia disorder is described as a person who suffers from a disconnection with their own feelings and they lack concentration. Schizophrenics usually have various hallucinations. They also lack the ability to relate to most people and as a consequence, avoid social events. The character Alice engages in conversations with herself and tries to will herself into accepting what she views to be reality. Alice essentially is stuck in her own dream. Which could be argued is what is deterring her from accepting reality. In the beginning we can also see that Alice struggles to relate and communicate with her own mother. Which inevitably causes her mother to negate everything she says and question her thoughts.

Another children’s character that exhibits a mental disorder is Tigger. Winnie The Pooh’s Tigger has qualities that suggest he has ADHD. ADHD or Attention-Deficit Disorder includes people that have difficulties paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. This disorder is normally found during the adolescent years of children and follow them through adulthood. Tigger is without a doubt social and extremely outgoing. He is always willing to try new things. But his impulsivity comes with a cost, he allows himself to cross into unknown territory and risks harming others in the process. Roo, the youngest member of the bunch, idolizes him and Tigger takes advantage of that. Tigger always means well, but sometimes he just lacks the knowledge of when to say no.

Many children’s movies are based in fantasy worlds with situations that seem impossible and would lead most people to believe that they would add further to the confusion. However, children seem to have the opposite reaction and often are better able to understand the complexities of mental illnesses. Disney is a great contributor to this process. Disney has implemented ways for children to learn about themselves, other cultures and complex issues. Disney movies in specific, has advanced the ways in which children can visually see and hear about mental illness. The greatest thing that they can and do offer is multiple perspectives, so that children are not misled or susceptible to engaging in stigmas. Disney movies have changed the way in which children learn and can react toward mental illnesses. At the same time they are able to keep their young audience visually stimulated.

Falsities of Mental Illness Portrayed by the Media: Specifically Movies and TV Shows

Mental illness is a very serious subject that is often unfortunately depicted incorrectly in both movies and TV shows. Although my own blog’s intention is to discuss the build-up of mental illness in characters both movies and TV shows, I have decided to take a different approach to this particular assignment. I have gathered information and have done some research on ways in which mental illness is displayed incorrectly in both movies and TV shows. Whether it be that mental illness is over sensualized or revolves around any stigmas, there is enough misuses in media for it to be seen as a problem.

The representation of mental illness in movies and TV shows are critical. The reason why they are so critical is because false portrayals of characters with mental illness can feed into false stigmas. While also making people who actually have mental illness doubt themselves and limits their chances of seeking professional help. Descriptions of mental illness and descriptions of those that have mental illness are distorted throughout media. The reason for these distortions are the inaccuracies, exaggerations and misinformation that we see in our everyday lives. According to a study from the Journal of Health Communications back in 2008, the way that fictional characters perceive and handle mental illness can directly affect the way that people in real life handle that same mental illness.

The movie “Thirteen” is about a young girl who was essentially being ignored at home and finds other means of filling up her time. She befriends a ‘bad girl’ and together they go on a road leading to destruction. Very quickly she starts straying away from her innocence and falling victim to some very serious situations. By first glance, the movie might make it seem that the main girls decision to befriend the ‘bad girl’ is what set her life on a path of destruction. Though, it can be argued that her upbringing is what changed her and brought on the possibility of having borderline personality disorder.

More often than not, characters in movies and TV shows often lack the symptoms that people who are really mentally ill go through. It is difficult to create interesting fictional characters and one way that people go about creating interesting or exciting characters is by giving them some form of mental illness. The problem with this is that many people are undereducated in the domain of mental illness and end up insinuating how it would feel to have a certain mental illness rather than taking the time to research the symptoms and learning how people with these types of disorders act.

Another common occurrence in both movies and TV shows is that, therapists and other mental health care professionals are more often than not portrayed as undereducated or having a lack of knowledge in their profession. Specifically, media images of psychiatrists often show them as crazed, cruel, or unethical. As an example, Hannibal Lecter was a very evil and peculiar psychiatrist. He would eat people’s faces off and yet, he still gave Silence of the Lamb’s Clarice Starling moral advice.

There have been multiple instances in movies and TV shows that poke fun at characters mental illness. Taking a serious subject out of context can dramatically skew the gravity of a situation. Health Communication’s 2011 case study shows that allowing arguably harmful actions to occur with no repercussions can alter the perception of a certain situation and can convince viewers to take a serious situation lightly. Feelings are difficult and many people struggle in coping with their own. Reader’s Digest found the concept of people laughing during uncomfortable situations particularly interesting and spoke to professional counselor and board-certified coach, Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez about it. Hopkins-Alvarez says, “Sometimes people laugh when something is sad because they are trying to deflect going deeper into their emotions.” Mental illness is a deep and complex topic; the results won’t always be pretty.

In some cases, mental illness is portrayed as a sort of gift to the character. There are cases in which a character is in a particular profession or given a task that there mental illness seemingly helps with. According to a 2017 study in Journal of Health Communication, when mental illnesses are perceived as beneficial to a character, this is just another way of trivializing them. By showing the ways that mental illnesses helps fictional characters function has the opposite affect in reality. This promotes misconceptions that mental illness treatments and policy decisions do not need to be taken seriously by the general public.

The way NA and AA groups are portrayed in movies and TV shows is extremely alarming. The goal of both of these groups and other groups revolved around helping people through their addictions and make the members of these groups lives more satisfying. In both the TV show “Dexter” and the movie “Fight Club,” the idea of these groups are seen as fantasy rather than reality. In “Fight Club,” the main character uses the groups he joins for his own personal enjoyment and ends up finding and hooking up with another member of the group. Similarly, the main character in “Dexter,” uses his group to lessen his guilt for the criminal acts he partakes in throughout the show and ends up dating another member.

The ways that the majority of movies and TV shows portray mental illness is disgraceful. Mental illness is a serious subject and people who have them in real life shouldn’t be subjected to the criticism and stigmas that misconceptions promote. There are few TV shows and movies that got it right, but it is still a work in progress.

Along with that, mental illness affects everyone in different ways and is not always detected in the same ways. Movies and TV shows are ever-growing and will forever portray characters that could be seen as mentally ill. Which is why I believe that creating a discussion about these characters is beneficial. Without allowing room for judgment, misconceptions, stigmas or inappropriate humor involving mental illness, I believe talking about the way mentally ill characters are portrayed in movies and TV shows can be educational. This allows viewers to meditate on patterns of mental illness and raise awareness of ways in which mental illness portrayed by the media.

Emperor Peter III: The Great

Antisocial Personality Disorder: A mental disorder in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong. They are also proven to ignore the feelings and needs of the people around them. People with this disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with an indifferent mindset. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.

A Hulu original TV show, “The Great” depicts an occasionally true story of Emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) and his wife Catherine (Elle Fanning) undergoing a very unhappy marriage. Emperor Peter III shows some signs of antisocial personality disorder early on in the show. He shows little appreciation for his wife as soon as she arrives in Russia. He even goes as far as to tell her that she smells “funny,” which is frankly because she had to leave her country in order to travel to Russia and become empress.

The ill-prepared emperor makes it his mission to take out his unhappiness and his own insecurities onto his wife. He buys her a bear as a welcoming present to Russia. Then the next day he kills the bear in front of her. She becomes extremely upset and reveals her feelings to him during a party with other rich young adults. Peter III takes this as a personal insult and ends up punching his wife in the stomach. Threatening to perform more acts of physical violence if she ever embarrassed him again. He also showed other signs of violence to her in situations where he wasn’t provoked.

Catherine undergoes many instances where she is forced to keep her mouth shut in hopes of creating a better Russia in the future. Throughout the series, Peter III has several different mistresses and has no remorse when cheating on his wife. Eventually, he decides to pay an act of kindness in his own mind and gifts Catherine a lover. Catherine is unsure of what to do with Leo (Sebastian De Souza) at first. She tells Peter III the morning after they spent the night together that she was grateful and that he could go back to where he came from. Peter III took this to mean that she didn’t like Leo and he wasn’t satisfactory. As a result, he ended up punching Catherine’s lover in the gut and kicking him repeatedly until she convinced him that she was just being silly and was delighted at the thought of keeping him.

As many people with antisocial personality disorder, Peter III prays on anyone that he feels are weaker than him. His favorite mistress Georgina (Charity Wakefield) was keen on staying around the emperor just to reinstate her place in the court. Forcing her husband and Peter’s “best friend” to stay there right along with her. In one of the episodes, Georgina suffers some major abrasions to her neck and when her husband finds out that Peter III was the cause of it, becomes extremely angry. He takes matters into his own hands and takes his anger out on the emperor.

Catherine takes numerous steps to overthrow Peter III with help from some friends. Something interesting about this is that she actually did plan to overthrow him in real life and was eventually successful. Throughout the TV show, however, Catherine plots to steal his spot as the true leader of Russia. Each time that she fails, she becomes distressed and less and less hopeful. Leo is a continuing source of inspiration for her.

Peter III struggles throughout the television show to admit to himself that he will never amount to the great military leader that his father was. When asked to help plan strategic military plans, Peter III had very poor assessments. Each time that he tried to, the powerful men that made up the military would put him down and laugh behind his back. The emperor never handled this well, but there was one instance that he became immediately violent after. He felt that after he was done giving one of his speeches, he had been been ridiculed by one of the men in the military. He challenged him to a dual, but instead became irrational and stabbed him in the gut. His fate being death.

People diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder have a difficult time admitting that they can do any harm. They would also much rather blame someone else for their unhappiness than themselves. Peter III shows this behavior multiple times in the TV series. The emperor chooses to hide these qualities of himself and uses his ability to be charming in order to do so. One of the things that he questions repeatedly is why Catherine doesn’t like him, but everyone else seems to. He also drinks almost whenever given the opportunity. Which something that he struggled with in real life, according to Catherine’s diary entries about him.

Peter III has many qualities that point to him having antisocial personality disorder. He surrounds himself with people that he considers weaker or that he can in some way put down. The emperor has a hard time admitting when he is wrong. Peter III viewed himself as an intellectual with worthwhile ideas. He was certain that he was the best fit for the job. Even though he had taken credit for a number of the Catherine’s ideas.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

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  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
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The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

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  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
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Greyhound: Starring Tom Hanks

Apple TV is introducing a new movie about WWII based on a novel written by C. S. Forester, The Good Shepherd. The plot is about a first-time captain of a Navy destroyer, played by Tom Hanks, fighting hard to protect a US convoy as it makes it’s way down the Atlantic ocean and comes across various obstacles. He not only battles German U-boats, but his inner demons as well.

The movie was originally set to air in theaters, but plans quickly had to change once the pandemic started. Now the movie will be available on Apple TV on July 10th. This patriotic film will be a nice addition to Apple TV and will appear shortly after the fourth of July. The director, Aaron Schneider and Tom Hanks worked closely together to make this movie possible. Hanks wrote the script and based it off C. S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd.

In both the movie and the book, the main character, US Navy Commander George Krause helps see that a convoy carrying $50 million’s of supply makes it across the Atlantic and to England. The problem is that German U-boats lurk across the ocean. The setting is true and there was battles held in the Atlantic. Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Battle of the Atlantic.” He said this in March of 1941 drawing attention to The Battle of Britain and highlighting it’s significance.

The book very clearly illustrates that Krause had spent many years in the military, but had no actual wartime experience. The movie does not go into enough detail to know for sure. Although the protagonist is humble in both the book and movie, his past dealing with wartime experience is not as detailed in the latter.

Greyhound is Apple’s biggest investment in feature film so far. Apple TV is a rather new platform and could use something unique like this new movie. Apple purchased this in hopes to show that they can compete with Netflix, Hulu and other major streaming platforms. This movie was able to pull a lot of material from the book it is based off of.

Many war veterans face PTSD or some other type of psychological trauma. Krause may deal with something of this nature or be the exception. Please feel free to look at the trailer offered on this website and remark at how realistic the trailer looks, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-behind-greyhound-movie-180975077/ .