The numbers are in. It may not be a knockout, but nonfiction is our Round One champ!
|The Devil Wears Prada (61%)||vs.||The September Issue (39%)|
|Slumdog Millionaire (14%)||vs.||Born into Brothels (86%)|
|Mean Girls (43%)||vs.||American Teen (57%)|
|Ali (6%)||vs.||When We Were Kings (94%)|
|Gone With the Wind (32%)||vs.||The Civil War (68%)|
|Fiction 1, Nonfiction 4|
|Round One Winner: Nonfiction!|
And, just like a boxing match, it was brutal… and beautiful… and also a little unfair. Yes, the fix was in. I say this because the voting took place here, at POV, which is very much nonfiction territory, so it’s a biased audience. Not that my victory is any less sweet, mind you, but I want to be on the level.
Many thanks to Anne Thompson for stepping into the ring with me. And if you know of any other good match ups out there between fiction and nonfiction films, let me know in the comments or on Twitter @DocSoupMan. I’m spoiling for a fight.