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What you didn't know about 'The Birds' and 'Arachnophobia'

What you didn't know about 'The Birds' and 'Arachnophobia'

There's a fair amount of good-humored debunking that's followed the most recent "Jurassic" release, including my favorite so far: A cost analysis of what it would take to run a dino park in real life, which comes out to about $23 billion just to build the thing and another $12 billion or so a year to keep the lights on. That fact-checking impulse is inevitable when you're watching a movie or TV show — Dear Hollywood: Reporters do not regularly fall into bed with sources or the people we cover. Sincerely, Journalists Everywhere — and that's especially true when it comes to storylines with a science-y bent. Screenwriters really don't give a...

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