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John Cassavetes

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  • Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' is a favorite for radical cinematic revision

     
    Julie Taymor's film version of "The Tempest" is one of the most eagerly awaited prestige films of the year. It is already gaining award momentum, having secured a spot at this year's Venice Film Festival and the centerpiece spot at......
  • Cinema 16 comes to Los Angeles: Lucky Dragons create an original score to five experimental films

     
    The famed New York cinéaste Amos Vogel once opined that “if you don’t like an experimental film, watch it again.” Such is the approach that Molly Surno, the legatee of Vogel’s Cinema 16 program takes to curation. Tonight marks the......
  • 'Treme': Khandi Alexander, as LaDonna Batiste-Williams, has no time for your problems

     
    If you’ve got a spare half hour and want some schooling, after you finish watching episode #3 of "Treme" in its entirety, go back and watch only Khandi Alexander’s scenes. Fast-forward through the other stuff – which continues to be......
  • Book Review: 'Conversations With Scorsese'

    Book Review: 'Conversations With Scorsese'
    Above all else, Martin Scorsese is a character. Brilliant, brazen, engaging, esoteric, reverent, irreverent, ironic — all are qualities that have forged the 68-year-old director into an unqualified master. Much revered, once reviled, Scorsese has...
  • It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears

    It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears
    Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
  • Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer

    Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer
    Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
  • Republicans Losing Strength, Poll Finds

     
    Jan. 31, 1960: A progress report on the construction of Los Angeles’ freeways. The Democrats try to assess the political weaknesses of Vice President Richard Nixon. The unpublished study obtained by the Herald Tribune News Service finds that most people...
  • Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?

    Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?
    Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
  • Valerie Harper tackles Tallulah

    Valerie Harper tackles Tallulah
    THESE days, the actress formerly known as Rhoda sports personas vastly different from the straight-talking New Yorker she created for television's classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda." Three decades later, Valerie Harper...
  • More misadventure in the screen trade

    It might be heresy for a theater critic to admit, but Hollywood has done a better job of skewering the theater than the theater has done skewering Hollywood. Give me "All About Eve" over "Once in a Lifetime" any day. Of course, theater people make far...