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Tribune Movie CriticKatharine Hepburn, the indomitable New Englander whose career spanned seven decades, and Humphrey Bogart, the sad-eyed trenchcoated king of film noir, were named the 20th century's top screen legends in June 1999 by the American Film Institute. It's hard...
Tags: John Wayne, Buster Keaton, Errol Flynn, Italy, Natalie Wood
Tribune staff reporterMEN - Humphrey Bogart - Cary Grant - James Stewart - Marlon Brando - Fred Astaire - Henry Fonda - Clark Gable - James Cagney - Spencer Tracy - Charlie Chaplin - Gary Cooper - Gregory Peck - John Wayne - Laurence Olivier - Gene Kelly - Orson...
Times Staff WritersEven though Los Angeles has been the center of movie making for most of a century, you wouldn't always know it to look at the movies. Elaborate sets, sound stages and backdrops could transform Los Angeles into any place in the world. That Welsh mining...
Courant Staff WriterNear the end of the director's cut of Giuseppe Tornatore's exquisite "Cinema Paradiso," a character who is a successful fortysomething filmmaker sits alone in his boyhood bedroom projecting a reel of grainy old footage on the wall. There, in the...
Times Staff WriterThat's it, I thought, emptying a plastic bag of capers, the last of the little hoard I'd brought home last summer from the Italian island of Lipari. I've eaten capers many times without really knowing what they are: the immature buds of a shrub that loves...
Newsday"The Other Side of Heaven" boasts tidal waves and typhoons, wretched deaths and inspiring resurrections, hideous tropical maladies and bizarre down-home cures. It has exotic backdrops fit for Bloody Mary: swaying palms, cozy grass huts and epic moons....
Times Staff WriterMartin Scorsese's superb, monumental "My Voyage to Italy" began in his parents' Little Italy living room in the late '40s when his Sicilian immigrant family gathered around its new TV on Friday nights to watch Italian movies. He tells us that were it...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 12, 1999 Who was responsible for Joan of Arc? Who put those wild and crazy ideas in the impressionable head of the future saint and savior of France? "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" has a few suggestions. Perhaps it...
Times Staff WriterIt was, without question, the most bizarre miniature golf course any of us had ever seen--tiny, rundown, seemingly abandoned, tucked away off a small dead-end country road in northern Burgundy. But the credit card-size leisure "passes" that were...
Ronald Wilson Reagan, who grew up a shoe salesman's son in northern Illinois, became a movie star in the golden days of Hollywood and emerged as a conservative icon and a two-term president who helped end the Cold War, died Saturday after suffering from...
Tags: Politics, Defense, Calvin Coolidge, Elections, Vehicles
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 31, 1996 Mark Rappaport's venturesome "From the Journals of Jean Seberg" imagines that the ill-fated actress, an apparent suicide in 1979 at age 40, has risen from the grave to tell us the story of her roller coaster life. Mary Beth...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 22, 1996 How wonderful it would be to be able to dismiss Emilio Estevez's "The War at Home" as being a little late in the game, as it deals with the agony of a returning Vietnam vet. That it is set in 1972, however, simply drives...
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