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Yet the person who emerged from the Royal Oak was clearly more than able to take care of herself and defend her opinions to the hilt. Told that she should see "The Lives of Others," the award-winning movie about East Germany, Christie paused, then replied, "I'm not sure I can bear to see a film they gave the Oscar to, that tells you what awful people Communists are." And with that she laughed, unlocked her bike, and pedalled off into the sunshine.

wroteJames Kirchick