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  •  I knew about most of it, intellectually (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, kyril, Oh Mary Oh

    Seeing it so vividly portrayed is what did it.

    Same with The Butler. Not nearly so "factual"-- but the memories it brought back brought me to tears more than once.

    I must be dreaming...

    by murphy on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 08:17:06 PM PDT

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