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Zack Snyder

'Night Flight' still soars over today's movies

Night Flight, available for the first time on DVD

Vintage Hollywood movies were often belittled for taking liberties with history and glazing over the facts in their biographical dramas. But where are the upholders of truth when it comes to the current crop of American films?

Movies by top-rank directors like James Cameron, David Fincher, Robert Rodriquez, Robert Zemeckis, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder are not only less attuned to world history, they are frequently dismissive of reality.

Contrasts don't come any more marked than in this month's new releases of a 1933 rediscovered gem titled "Night Flight" and 2011's big-budget, music-video free-for-all, "Sucker...