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Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
Tags: Carmen Miranda, Death, John Ford, DVDs, Duke Ellington
Farber on Film The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber Edited by Robert Polito Library of America: 824 pp., $40 At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...
Tags: Nick Lowe, James Agee, John Ford, Val Lewton, Chick Hearn
Special to The TimesIT HAS been a good DVD year for Anthony Mann (1906-67), a longtime critics' favorite often considered one of Hollywood's most underrated directors. Mann's relatively low name recognition might have something to do with the ease with which he slipped from...
Tags: Drama (genre), Death, Entertainment, Film Festivals, Movies
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTO MILLIONS, James Stewart was Everyman. To Kelly Stewart, he was just Dad. "Dad was a very private person," she says, adding that her father never brought his work home with him. But she got her first inkling of his tremendous popularity at age 6,...
It's a storm in a Stormtrooper's helmet. Lawyers for George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd. and a British prop designer faced off in London's High Court Tuesday over rights to the molded white Stormtrooper uniforms from the "Star Wars" films. Standing alongside...
Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
Zap2It.comIn "Seraphim Falls," a hugely absorbing period manhunt drama from first-time director David Von Ancken, Liam Neeson plays an embittered Southerner chasing former Union Army officer Pierce Brosnan all over kingdom come. Along the way, they bump up...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) "Seraphim Falls" is a movie some will relish and others will find a bit anachronistic. It's a violently exciting Western with a vision of the West that's grand, mythic and also full of near-surreal menace, starring two Irish-born...
Tags: Samuel Goldwyn, Australia (movie), Death, John Ford, Liam Neeson
Absolute Power (1997) Clint Eastwood stars as the sensitive thief who can save the entire American political system from complete corruption. Too bad he wasn't around during the Reagan administration. Eastwood discovers presidential corruption during...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) In Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking," writer-star Sam Shepard plays Howard Spence, a movie actor who looks physically fit and a bit dissolute at the same time -- suggesting part of the mystery and magic of movie stardom. Spence...
Tags: Sam Shepard, Howard Hawks, Sony Corp., Tim Roth, Entertainment
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2 stars (out of 4) Good movie westerns these days may be too few and far between, but Ron Howard's "The Missing" is almost a great one. Set in 1885 New Mexico, this dark, bristling adventure stars Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones as two unlikely...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2 stars (out of 4) Anti-war films may not be exactly in vogue these days, but "The Cuckoo" harks back to an earlier time, the Cold War era, when movie attacks on war were more common. Set in Lapland during the waning years of World War II, it's an...
Tags: Defense, Drama (genre), Death, Armed Forces, John Ford
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