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Why American Films Resonate Overseas

Hollywood understands Denny’s

Diner, 1982

After copping a quick degree in a draft-dodge of a Masters program in Radio/Television at an upstate New York university, in 1966, I piloted my VW beetle to California for what I expected to be a visit of three weeks.

At the time there were only about eleven people in the whole state.




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