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History from an Insider's Perspective

Eastwood's biopic 'J. Edgar' is told well in the first person

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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:01 am

In Clint Eastwood's new film, "J. Edgar," a 1930 movie theater audience makes its preference clear. Whereas J. Edgar Hoover's pre-movie promotion reel about G-men and the FBI draws impatient boos, a trailer for the upcoming James Cagney flick "The Public Enemy" inspires hoots and applause.

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