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Bob Mondello: 'The Dreamers' and Acting My Age

Hollywood's often called a "dream factory" because its films strive to take viewers to places they could never go themselves. But NPR's Bob Mondello says on occasion, he finds himself waking up from the dream. It happened this past week, during his viewing of the Bertolucci film The Dreamers.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.