Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the new Netflix movie about serial killer Ted Bundy, is pretty upsetting. It explores how Bundy fooled many of the people around him with his charm and good looks, until all of his evildoing caught up with him. But here are some things the Ted Bundy movie gets wrong.
A lot of what you see in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a condensed version of real-life events. The fictionalized version of Bundy's capture and trial isn't all that far off from the truth - which makes sense, considering director Joe Berlinger was already extremely familiar with all the gory details. It's actually his second Ted Bundy film: He also directed Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, a Netflix documentary based on actual recordings of Bundy's confessions.
Since life doesn't move along at a brisk and tidy pace, any film based on a true story inevitably combines, embellishes, or pares down real events.
For example: In Extremely Wicked, Bundy is arrested for the first time after a bag of suspicious evidence is found in the backseat of his car. His arrest is immediately followed by an interrogation, and then a scene in which Carol DaRonch picks him out of a police lineup. It feels like the whole process lasts for only a few days.
But in actuality, charging Bundy was a much longer process. He was indeed pulled over in August 1975 when officers found handcuffs and other suspicious objects in his car. But they actually let him go because they didn't have enough evidence to hold him. It wasn't until Bundy sold his car the following month that police got what they needed to charge him with a crime. Authorities seized the car from the buyer and found strands of hair that linked him to some of the missing women they were investigating. DaRonch didn't actually pick him out of a lineup until October 1975.
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A condensed timeline | 0:16
There were actually three trials | 1:53
Let's talk about Carole Ann | 3:02
The word on the glass | 3:45
The dog adoption scene | 4:46
Jerry wasn't a real person | 5:26
Liz never mentioned 'Papillon' | 6:23
Judge Edward D. Cowart | 6:56
Bundy: Not a good boyfriend | 8:08
Liz and the police sketch | 9:37
The bite mark evidence | 10:37
15 mai 2019