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Jolie's Unbroken Comes Up Short

It's a 'grand' effort, but less than satisfying: critics

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort is Unbroken, a much-hyped adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book . It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Italian-American who, as Richard Corliss writes in Time , "lived three lives before he was 30": He competed in the 1936 Olympics, was stranded on... More »

WWII Hero Who Survived 47 Days on Raft Dead at 97

Louis Zamperini was subject of the best-selling book 'Unbroken'

(Newser) - Louis Zamperini had a resume that truly impressed: Olympian, World War II POW/hero, and the subject of best-selling book Unbroken and the upcoming Angelina Jolie film based on it. Zamperini has died at 97 following a bout of pneumonia, "having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life,... More »

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