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Before he joined the campaign that elected Donald Trump US president, before co-founding Breitbart News, before his time as the "Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement", Steve Bannon was something of an aspiring movie magnate.

Alongside his work as a producer on credible -- if financially disastrous -- movies like Sean Penn's The Indian Runner and Julie Taymor's Titus, Bannon pumped out conservative agitprop with titles like In the Face of Evil and Fire From the Heartland.