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Between the Lines (1977)

Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

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22 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Al otro lado de la noticia  »

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The alternative newspaper of the film is based on the Boston Phoenix. See more »

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Harry Lucas: [after Max passes gas while they're driving in Harry's car] Did something just die in here?
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Written by Waymon Glasco, Clarence Lewis & Morris Levy
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Underrated when it came out, but prescient and influential to this day.
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This note perfect film really must be seen. It is one of the best ensemble pieces ever made.

Viewed as an exercise in character, is is a strong enough . As a comment on its times, it was accurate and prescient. It was once possible to have a newspaper, music, a life that was not co-opted by corporatism.

Some of weaknesses in our culture are manifested in the sell-out, the opportunist, the survivor, the careerist. The real politician who changes political parties out of expedience, even if it means laying down with the dogs, could have stepped out of this picture. The once progressive believer who becomes a lapdog of the powerful was portrayed here.

This movie was too smart and knowing for Hollywood.


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