Amanda Knox comments on the film “inspired by her story”
CaveMum · 30/07/2021 16:35
Excellent comments by Amanda Knox on the film “Stillwater” that claims to be inspired by her story.
CaveMum · 30/07/2021 18:41
I’m not sure comparing someone putting across their side of the story after being cleared of a horrendous crime to film makers/writers putting their own spin on something they know nothing about whilst adding in extra “sexy” details to spice it up works
Smacks of the trope the Italian police trotted out at the time about Amanda being some kind of temptress.
CaveMum · 30/07/2021 22:51
I started another post in Feminism about the Crime Analyst Podcast, which discusses in great detail the Yorkshire R**r case. The creator, Laura Richards is a criminal behaviour analyst and great advocate speaking out on stalking and male violence against women and girls. She is part of another “real crime” podcast which covered the Meredith Kercher murder case over several episodes and Laura has not spoken about the horrendous treatment of Amanda Knox.
whiteroseredrose · 31/07/2021 10:15
I need to have a listen to those podcasts and remind myself.
However, when Amanda Knox was released consensus round here was that she'd 'got away with it'. Everyone was convinced that she was still guilty but there was some kind of political pressure.
This isn't just her story, it is Meredith's story. And her family's story. I feel more sorry for them if this is dragged up again.
CaveMum · 31/07/2021 12:46
Amanda Knox has said exactly this, that Meredith has been forgotten. She even linked to a headline that read something like “Amanda Knox’s Roommate’s Murderer Jailed”.
In the instance of this new film, it’s about a young American woman accused of murdering her boyfriend in, I think, France, so there is no relevance to Meredith herself.
Kanaloa · 31/07/2021 12:47
I didn’t know this film was based on a real story, I saw the trailer and quite fancied it! I presumed it was based on a novel as it seems a bit like an airport thriller type of thing. Must look into it a bit more, it must be awful to see the worst of your life fictionalised for entertainment.
TheLeadbetterLife · 31/07/2021 12:49
Amanda Knox hardly made money from writing her story - her family (and Raffael’s) got into horrendous debt to pay the legal fees over the years and years of a terrible miscarriage of justice.
As pp said, Meredith Kercher being sidelined is not Amanda’s fault.
ChiefInspectorParker · 31/07/2021 12:59
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DulciUke · 31/07/2021 13:23
There's a big difference between "inspired by" and "based on". They took "American falsely convicted/accused of murder in Europe" and went from there. It isn't her case. And yeah, such a film will have her name mentioned in the reviews. I do feel for her--like most public figures, (unintentional ones) she has no control over her own name and discourse. It's a bit much to expect that no one will use this idea for a film though.
CaveMum · 31/07/2021 13:59
But as the blog points out, the film promoters keep on using her name in reference to the film.
In one article about the film the case was referred to as “the sordid Amanda Knox saga”. Yet again implying there was something morally questionable about her.
colouringindoors · 31/07/2021 14:41
Thanks for posting this, really good and informative read. To my shame I've not fully appreciated how horrendously she has been treated - they had even arrested Duerte when she was first imprisoned.
So I will get sharing....
Thought Matt Doman was better than this too.
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