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Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIt was only Wednesday, but sitting at a small table in the restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, Tim Burton looked ......
The strangest part of this story may be that in the middle of World War II, 74-year-old British author H.G. Wells took a train to Texas to speak to a meeting of the United States Brewers Assn. I can't quite figure out why he was tapped to speak there;...
After the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed six adults and 20 children, novelist Stephen King decided he had to say something. He expresses his views on weapons, vehemently and forcefully, in "Guns," an...
From an artistic point of view, star Mary Pickford famously said, "It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talking instead of the other way around." Likewise, it would have been better all around if Peter Jackson's "Lord of...
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won. "He called me a wild...
Milos Forman, 80, will receive the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction at the 65th annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2. The ceremony will be held at Hollywood & Highland's Ray Dolby...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comAfter traveling 352 million miles, NASA‘s Curiosity rover is rolling into history amid the rust-colored ridges of Mars. But pop culture and the arts ......
Even the most ardent traditionalists have to acknowledge that vast, sweeping changes are at work within the realm of film culture. The very practice of shooting on actual physical film, not to mention running that film through a projector for viewing, has...
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
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