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Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fantasy films? There's truth in there too

Given a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it's clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time. Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: "The Golden Compass," set in a parallel universe inhabited by comely witches and talking animals; fluffy musical romance "Enchanted," which brings classic Disneyana to modern-day New York; and the dark animated adventure "Beowulf," rife with decaying monsters and burnished gold dragons. "Compass," in fact, was No. 1 at the box office over the weekend. It pushed "Enchanted" to second place by earning an estimated $26.1 million in U.S....

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