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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Amanda Knox Lifetime Movie Is- Pathetic- Misleading

I am sorry to say that I watched the Lifetime movie "Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy" and came away with a feeling that someone was trying to pull a fast one with the intention of making Amanda Knox look guilty, when I know in fact she is innocent. The movie had more than a few parts that were pure fiction, and even the documentary that followed the movie seemed to be coming from a negative place. I got through the movie ok, but could not stay with the documentary for more than 20 minutes as it contained simply too much Mignini, and journalists Barbie and Nicky. All I can say is- anyone who wants to know the truth about this case should start digging around for more objective sources than this misleading movie on Knox. There is plenty of information available on this case and Amanda Knox. I think it is pathetic that such a bad movie was made out of such a profound subject.

Fiction aside, the real Amanda Knox is an innocent victim of a rush to judgement. Hopefully she will go free after her appeal is over and get on with her life. For someone who is innocent of this crime she has had enough sticks and stones thrown at her to last more than a Lifetime (pun intended). I am really surprised that Lifetime allowed the movie to go ahead- particularly since the movie has entire scenes that are pure fiction, and the case in the middle of appeal. If I were them I would be a little concerned about possible legal action coming from all sides. They just had to push it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Amanda Knox Movie Is- Just A Movie

The new Lifetime film "Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy" will air Monday, February 21, despite efforts by Knox's lawyers to have the movie scrapped. It is unusual to have a movie on a murder when the appeals are still in progress- but Lifetime is going to wing it anyway, stating that the movie should have no effect on the appeals of Amanda Knox. Really?

Although the movie is suppose to be neutral and based on known facts, those involved in making the movie state that the judge's "Motivation Report" on the original trial was one of the so-called factual documents used. However, that particular document is known to be mostly speculation and to base some of the movie on a speculative document seems to counter what Lifetime has stated about the movie as being "based on a true story". To be safe I believe viewers should think of this movie as fact mixed with a good deal of speculation, and not let the movie guide them to judgement as to the innocence or guilt of Amanda Knox. For those already aware of this case looking for a new twist, the movie will disappoint. For those who know almost nothing of the case- the movie may grab their interest, and could inspire them to dig into the real facts of the case. A word of warning- This movie should not be used to try and make a judgement about Amanda's guilt or innocence- it's a movie, not a documentary.

I would advise all those who see the movie (who are new to this case) to do some research into the actual case. In the view of many - including myself- Amanda Knox is innocent of the murder and is a victim of a miscarriage of justice. This is a complex case, and one will need to do their homework in order to come up with a valid conclusion as to Amanda's innocence. As for the movie- well, it's just a movie. In my opinion, Lifetime should wait for the appeal to be over to air it, but it looks like they are going forward in spite of a great deal of protest. Hopefully the movie will not stray too far from the known facts- and if it does- another post will be forthcoming.

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