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Special to The TimesOne day in April 1983, a young man of 33, already the author of one acclaimed biography and hard at work on another, apprehensively rang the bell of Katharine Hepburn's brownstone on New York's East 49th Street. He had twice tried and failed to meet her,...
Tribune movie criticKatharine Hepburn, the vibrant and indomitable rebel who became one of the American cinema's greatest actresses and most inspiring personalities--as well as a central figure in one of Hollywood's most moving love stories, with frequent co-star Spencer...
Times Staff WriterTwo dark romantic comedies, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sideways," won top honors Saturday at the 57th annual Writers Guild Awards. In the category of original screenplay, Charlie Kaufman picked up the Writers Guild of America award...
The Associated PressThe San Diego City Council unanimously banned the word 'minority' from city documents and discussions, saying the word is disparaging. "When you see all people as children of God, you then see all people as your brothers and sisters,'' said Mayor Dick...
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Tribune staff reporterFirefighter Bill Hottendorf didn't get the answer he had hoped for about smallpox vaccines at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's homeland security seminar in Wheaton on Wednesday. But in the defensive war against terrorism, the more chances...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 23, 1998 For months and even years after World War II officially ended, gaunt, sepulchral figures would periodically emerge from the jungles of some South Pacific island--isolated Japanese soldiers who either hadn't known the...
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CMBWhy do the movies, old and new, have such a continuing fascination for newspaper offices? For wisecracking reporters, tantrum-throwing editors and the race to beat the last deadline? Ever since movies started to talk in the 1920s, newspapers have been a...
1. NIGHT AND FOG (Alain Resnais; 1955) 4 stars Resnais' great documentary on the Holocaust encapsulates a historical tragedy in a devastatingly economical rumination on time and intolerance. As the camera wanders around an abandoned concentration camp,...
"KING OF KINGS" 3 1/2 stars (Cecil B. DeMille: 1927; Nicholas Ray: 1961). DeMille's glossy but reverent life of Christ, with H.B. Warner in the title role, was his personal favorite of his movies. But the 1961 remake by Ray ("Rebel Without a Cause") was a...
1. SWING TIME (George Stevens; 1936) 4 stars The best of all the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movies has Fred as a threadbare gambler named Lucky and Ginger as a saucy dance teacher named Penny. The wonderful Jerome Kern score includes "The Way You Look...
Times Staff WriterFor fans of muscular Hollywood action, Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" may have been a revelation, but it was no surprise. We have, after all, seen this story before. A stranger enters a town, a saloon or the wrong side of the tracks, riles up...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday September 27, 1996 Time has not been as kind to "Giant" as you wish it had. George Stevens' 1956 film of the Edna Ferber novel flows beautifully in its earliest sections, set circa 1925, but begins to lose momentum after leaping to 1941 and...
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