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Sidney N. Laverents, an award-winning amateur filmmaker whose technically impressive and infectiously humorous 1970 musical short film "Multiple SIDosis" earned a spot in the National Film Registry, has died. He was 100. Laverents, a Depression-era...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMassage therapists, bellmen and valets aren't the people you'd expect to sit through a rigorous 10-month wine course. But in Southern California, the race is on to gain certification as a sommelier and get a foot in the door of one of today's hottest...
Special to The TimesConsider it more than a coincidence. Two identical silver Mercedes SL 55 AMGs sit side by side in the Zen-inspired courtyard of Jefery Levy's glass and steel 1960s house in Laurel Canyon. One belongs to Levy, a collector of rare wines, the other to...
Times Staff WriterThere's Napa, the valley. And then there's Napa, the city. Napa, the valley, is the realm of chef Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Yountville and Francis Ford Coppola's Niebaum-Coppola winery in Rutherford, of the luxe Meadowood resort in St. Helena and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSinger Michael Jackson, film makers George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola and dozens of movie, television and music industry celebrities helped turn Disneyland into Hollywoodland for an afternoon at Saturday's preview of the park's new multimillion dollar...
You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
Channel Guide MagazineNot many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
Tags: Sergei Eisenstein, Cuba, Orson Welles, Movies, Entertainment
A24 takes domestic rights to Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring': Emma Watson, Tessa Farmiga, Paris Hilton star in real-life dramaVarietyA24 has acquired domestic rights to Sofia Coppola's real-life theft drama "The Bling Ring," starring Emma Watson, and plans to release the heist drama in June. Movie centers of group of teens from an affluent neighborhood that robbed the homes of...
Tags: Audrina Patridge, Paris Hilton, Leslie Mann, Fred Roos, Movies
There is a science to the way products are placed on supermarket shelves, and it is one that can stealthily influences our choices. What it is not is a likely subject matter for a spiky workplace comedy-drama mash-up. And yet it is just specific and...
AP Movie CriticViewers hoping for a juicy expose of the super-secretive Church of Scientology in ‘‘The Master’’ might want to adjust their expectations just a tad. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has acknowledged that the cult leader of...
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