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BH Is 'Matewan' Historically Accurate? (48) RE: Is 'Matewan' Historically Accurate? 21 Oct 02

Historically the film--as most films--takes some poetic license to make the point it does. Yet, the point, is one that is fairly accurate.

I find John Sayles one of our great film makers of recent history. His Sunshine State is one not to be missed---as were his Lone Star among others (including City Of Hope).   

The sad part is that his films do not get the acceptance of more mainstream efforts. Sunshine State was appreciated by many---then there were those that thought it was a paen to Florida and the retirement crowd---they left the theater in droves.

Bill Hahn

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