The Strange Story of Notorious Gangster Whitey Bulger: ‘Paradise Lost’ Filmmaker Joe Berlinger on His Controversial Documentary

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James J. “Whitey” Bulger was a notorious Boston gangster who ruled the city before going on the lam for 20 years as one of the FBI’s Most Wanted. Then he was found (and tried), last summer, in his eighties. While he was a fugitive, his younger brother Billy grew into the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, reigning as the head of the State Senate. On top of all that, Whitey may have just been an FBI informant, turning on his friends and associates in order to stay clean. It’s hard not to look at the story as a collection of myths: two brothers who both grow up to become leaders in their respective fields, on opposite sides of the law. A notorious crime lord who may have been a rat. The contradictions are irresistible to a host of storytellers.

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