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Dying to avoid the subject

If only there were a passable substitute for our mortality

By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / December 8, 2009

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This was just about a year ago. Tom Cruise was promoting his new movie, “Valkyrie,’’ and for a tightly scheduled 30 minutes I was the one he was promoting it to. In “Valkyrie,’’ Cruise plays Claus von Stauffenberg, the German army officer who tried to assassinate Hitler. Von Stauffenberg’s widow had died in 2006. I asked if Cruise might have ... (Full article: 738 words)

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