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Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies" Invokes Dean Martin and Jerry Lee Lewis 1950s Duo

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 19, 2005 at 4:52AM

Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies" brings back the seamy underbelly view of the 1950s, a decade that tends to be remembered as the halcyon days of suburban America. The film is a thinly veiled account of the partnership between Dean Martin, played by Colin Firth, and Jerry Lee Lewis, played by Kevin Bacon, who were a formidable duo in Hollywood during the '50s. A dead woman is found in their hotel room one night during their heyday, and a reporter comes on the scene to dig up the case two decades later. Separate from the film, but adding to the legend of Martin and Lewis, is Lewis' soon-to-be-released memoir about their relationship - and subsequent harsh parting of ways - "Dean and Me (A Love Story)." The New York Times' Caryn James reports.
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Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies" brings back the seamy underbelly view of the 1950s, a decade that tends to be remembered as the halcyon days of suburban America. The film is a thinly veiled account of the partnership between Dean Martin, played by Colin Firth, and Jerry Lee Lewis, played by Kevin Bacon, who were a formidable duo in Hollywood during the '50s. A dead woman is found in their hotel room one night during their heyday, and a reporter comes on the scene to dig up the case two decades later. Separate from the film, but adding to the legend of Martin and Lewis, is Lewis' soon-to-be-released memoir about their relationship - and subsequent harsh parting of ways - "Dean and Me (A Love Story)." The New York Times' Caryn James reports.