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Factual error: There is a theater showing 'La Dolce Vita.' That movie came out in 1960, but this film takes place in 1957 or 58 (since there is a reference to new 1958 model car).

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Factual error: In the scene where Charles Van Doren appears on the Today show, it's quite obvious that the studio's location is the same as the modern-day street level studio used by the show ("Studio 1A"). However, during the period the movie took place, the Today show was in a studio further down the street, closer to the iconic NBC marquee, in the space presently occupied by Christie's auction house.

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There is a theater showing 'La Dolce Vita.' That movie came out in 1960, but this film takes place in 1957 or 58 (since there is a reference to new 1958 model car).

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In the film, Herb Stempel loses to Charles Van Doren by incorrectly answering On the Waterfront as the 1955 Best Picture winner. While this was one of the questions asked, it was not the question Stempel lost on.

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