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How real is too real?

Published 03/11/2011, Pine Journal

Some of us remember how movie goers used to marvel at the weekly news reels shown in most every theater in the country before the feature film got under way. It was about the closest thing to “breaking news” anyone experienced in those pre-television days, when film footage was shown of overseas skirmishes, politics, sports, and whatever else was happening around the world. Along with radio, the movie news reels were one of the primary sources of the news of the day.

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