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A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...
24 FramesThe Oscars, whose winners are announced on Sunday Feb. 26, are chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But who is this group made up of? And what do members like Denzel Washington, Frank Pierson and others think of its level of...
Opinion L.A.In making a big fuss over the Academy's predominantly older-than-50 membership, The Times evidently feels that the experience in craft and in life that comes with age is not as valuable as that which comes from a presumably younger and more diverse...
Show TrackerOn "Mad Men," Pete and Lane find themselves at odds....
Times Staff WriterBob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...
VarietyThis time, the "Argo" story in Variety is truly about a big picture. Connecting three decades of history while erasing a quarter-century of Oscar protocol, Ben Affleck's "Argo" survived -- and indeed, thrived -- following its exclusion from the director...
It's that time in our program to stop and remember the folks we lost this year. •Actors: Peggy Ahern, 95, and Jack Hanlon, 96 ("Our Gang" kids); Dimitra Arliss ("The Sting"), 79; R.G. Armstrong, 95; Luke Askew, 80; Zina Bethune, 66; Turhan Bey, 90;...
VarietyFrank Pierson, the Oscar-winning writer of "Dog Day Afternoon," former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences and a consulting producer on "Mad Men" as recently as this past season, died Monday after a short illness in Los Angeles. He...
Times Staff WriterVeteran producer and former studio chief Sid Ganis has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 29th president in a line that stretches back to Douglas Fairbanks and the birth of the Oscars. Ganis was elected Tuesday...
As the second-term president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sid Ganis tries to divide his time each day between academy headquarters in Beverly Hills and the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, where he's headquartered with his...
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Times Staff WritersSecurity at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood will be the tightest and most extensive in the 75-year history of the event, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Tuesday. "On that night, in that place, they are probably safer than any...
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