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tr.v. fic·tion·al·ized, fic·tion·al·iz·ing, fic·tion·al·iz·es
To treat as or make into fiction: "has fictionalized his people and their town, but we know they are real" (Harper's).

fic′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.fictionalization - a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
2.fictionalization - writing in a fictional form
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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Ford plays the ship's tough, Party-connected Captain Alexei Vostrikov, a thinly veiled fictionalization of the real K-19's late Captain Nikolai Zateyev.
Thus, for all the fictionalization of some elements and Burnett's understandable wish to avoid asking actresses to do impersonations of her, audiences are going to want to see something that's more recognizably Carol Burnett in "Hollywood Arms.
The stories are connected in general ways: they fall into the historical context of military rule in Nigeria; they move from the author's hometown of Ososo to the fictional Ife, called Akoda; the Anago seem to be the Yoruba people; the people are traditional farmers of cocoa who use the anila currency, a fictionalization of the Nigerian naira.
The two works have certain aspects in common: Both take as their points of departure Winston Churchill's nineteenth-century accounts of his African travels, Henry Morton Stanley's description of his mission to rescue David Livingston, Joseph Conrad's fictional narrative about a European regressing to primitiveness in the Congo, and Edgar Rice Burroughs's spectacularly successful whole-cloth fictionalization of Africa in his Tarzan stories.
I closed the book still confused by the fictionalization, by the weak solving of the murder, and pretty certain I don't want to know any more about this subject, however well written.
But their dressing up in various proletarian guises goes beyond the kinds of fictionalization practiced by, say, Sergei Eisenstein, whose hiring of a Lenin look-alike to play the role of the Bolshevik leader in his 1927 film October was condemned by the factographic documentarians as "disgracefully false.
Beefcake'' is two movies in one: a superficial documentary about the subculture of male ``beefcake'' photographers of 1950s Los Angeles and a campy fictionalization of same.
In this fictionalization, even the actually embittered Keeler eventually makes nice with her ex.
In re-creating the world of Samarkand, the author relies on two techniques: fictionalization and historicization.
He proved it when he came out with ``Chapter Two,'' a fictionalization of his marriage to actress Marsha Mason following the death of his first wife in 1973.
In Brown's fictionalization, William "seemed to despair of escaping from slavery by following his wife's plans" until Ellen commanded, "'Come, William .
A decade later, the Horn of Africa and Nile Delta provided the oneiric setting for his first fiction film, Empty Quarter: Une femme en Afrique (1984-85), which was followed by the fictionalization of the Claustre affair, La captive du desert (1989), filmed in the southern Sahara.