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Movies that Deserve More Love: ‘Reds’

Warren Beatty stars in ‘Reds’, Paramount Pictures

To understand just how powerful Warren Beatty was in the 1970s, consider this historical tidbit: After the success of his directorial debut Heaven Can Wait (1978), Beatty convinced Charles Bludhorn, head of the Gulf+Western conglomerate (then Paramount’s parent company), to finance his follow up Reds (1981), a sympathetic three-and-a-half-hour account of journalist John Reed’s attempt to bring communism to the United…

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