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Film director: An Oct. 7 Calendar section photograph of movie director Gillo Pontecorvo on the set of “The Battle of Algiers” identified the wrong man as Pontecorvo. Pontecorvo is second from left. The story had to do with the digital 4K restoration and rescreening of “Algiers” in various theaters...
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