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Based on a True Story is the award-winning podcast that compares what really happened with what we see on the silver screen. Grab your ticket each week as we'll travel through history to learn the true story behind your favorite movies.

Sep 24, 2018

Author J.G. Ballard wrote the novel Empire of the Sun based on his own childhood. That's the first level of creative difference between truth and fiction. By the time it was adapted for the big screen, there were bound to be some things that were changed.

So, what really happened? Let's find out.

 

Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/114-empire-of-the-sun/