Topic: Pancho Villa

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  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

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  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

  • State bird, state flower, state gun? Utah could be first to have one.

    State bird, state flower, state gun? Utah could be first to have one.

    The Utah House passed a measure to make the Browning M1911 semiautomatic the state gun in honor of Utahn John Browning. Critics question the wisdom of having a state gun.

  • Far Bright Star

    Two brothers on the trail of Pancho Villa dip into dark territory in this spare, poetic story.

  • Crossfire towns

    Crossfire towns

    Eye-to-eye across the US-Mexican border, two communities confront drugs, guns, and misconceptions.

  • The many faces of Mexico

    The many faces of Mexico

    A journey to find the 'real Mexico.'