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Lounge Act: The Terminal Set

With its uneasy combination of consumerism and security, the airport terminal can easily operate as a metaphor for contemporary society. The possibilities in such a setting were certainly not lost on The Terminal director Steven Spielberg and production designer Alex McDowell, who have put the film's physical environment front and center, along with star Tom Hanks. The actor is cast as Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European visitor trapped for 11 months by political circumstance in

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