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Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Fight for Electrical Dominance in ‘The Current War’

The Current War takes on the fascinating era of the late 19th century when competing electric power transmission systems were being developed, most notably by Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult). The fierce rivalry between the various systems turned into an ugly media war, in which a...
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