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January 3, 2014 12:00 AM

Vaughn: Inside Llewyn Davis

It’s commonplace to film the rise of a big music star. But the Bob Dylans and Loretta Lynns are needles in a haystack. What about all the musicians who never quite make it? The ones who struggle to have their music heard, play at lowly dive bars and work odd jobs to make rent without ever filling up that stadium. Of the millions of real-life stories, only one film comes to mind, 2012’s “Searching for Sugar Man.” But even American musician Sixto Rodriguez found fame, albeit some 30 years after releasing his final album.

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