| Mar 31, 2009
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84.
Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
| Mar 31, 2009
From the mystical overtones of "Ghost" to the primitive sounds of "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," to the Russian balalaikas in "Doctor Zhivago," composer Maurice Jarre always seemed to find the right signature for every film he scored. And unlike so many of...
| Apr 1, 2009
Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95.
The cause was...
| Apr 5, 2009
Clean-cut, wholesome and decidedly demure. Look at the ultra-Disneyfied costumes in this month's "Hannah Montana" movie and you'll see the latest reflection of the accelerating shift toward more parent-friendly tween fashions.
Forget Britney-era bling...
| Apr 5, 2009
Jorge Preloran, an Argentine filmmaker known for turning his subjects into collaborators who helped shape the content, tone and style of his unusual documentaries, died March 28 in Los Angeles after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 75.
| Apr 7, 2009
Southwest of downtown L.A., University Park is an enclave filled with cultural institutions, the grand homes typical of West Adams, and a few notable new restaurants. At its center is the University of Southern California's main campus, which is...
| Apr 10, 2009
Is she or isn't she? Even after you've seen "Forbidden Lie$," the dizzying, drop-dead fascinating documentary on Norma Khouri, you won't be absolutely sure if she's on the level or a con artist ranked as "one of the best ever." That's how good she is....
| Apr 14, 2009
For years, Allegra Huston was encouraged to write her memoirs. But the magazine journalist and screenwriter turned a deaf ear to all requests.
"I was not interested in 'poor me,' " says the 44-year-old Huston, relaxing in the living room of a friend's...
| Apr 16, 2009
Voting in the world's most populous democracy kicks off today, featuring hundreds of political parties, aging leaders and a colorful cast of Bollywood and cricket stars offering themselves up for the yea or nay of the masses.
An estimated 714 million...
| Apr 23, 2009
Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his stunning color work on the 1947 drama "Black Narcissus" and later became an Oscar-nominated director, has died. He was 94.
Cardiff, who as a cinematographer was known as a pioneer...
| Apr 24, 2009
Ken Annakin, a British director whose films included the family-adventure classic "Swiss Family Robinson," the madcap comedy "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and the World War II epic "The Longest Day," has died. He was 94.