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        Great Escape, Full Program Description

        This text discusses the content of the program the WGBH program People's Century: "Great Escape." The Great Escape refers the way many people of Western culture "escaped" their regular life by watching films. This introduction touches upon the novelty of film in the 20s, the normalization of Nickelodeons, and the influence of World War I and II on cinema. Eyewitness quotes are used to illustrate the influence of cinema on people's lives in the twentieth century.

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