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Atom Egoyan’s “Where the Truth Lies” Invokes Dean Martin and Jerry Lee Lewis 1950s Duo

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

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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