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'True Lies' And Videotape: Why Many Movies Are No Longer Online

Movies are ephemeral experiences, but so are the objects they're stored on. Nitrate film melts and catches fire. VHS tape loses its magnetism. DVDs deteriorate over time.

They can be digitized, but even movies from the last few decades are proving impossible to find.

How do we save the movies we love? And once we save them, how do we see them?

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