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We’ve been living in a post-truth world since propaganda was invented. John Huston's widely praised World War II "documentary," The Battle of San Pietro, harkens back to an era of truly fake news, when scenes were staged in service of a grander truth.

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  • The "Battle of San Pietro" holds up that telling a truth even in fiction has merit John Huston may have been working for the government but given the military was concerned it could be seen as anti war he kept integrity. Huston's art transfomed what could have been patriotic patriotism into a film that still has value.