| Nov 19, 2006
WHEN a hit play is made into a film, the cast is invariably switched out for more famous film counterparts. Thus Mary Louise Parker is traded for Gwyneth Paltrow ("Proof") or Meg Ryan ("Prelude to a Kiss"), Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham for Michelle...
| Feb 11, 2007
FROM the early silent era to Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," gangster films have captivated audiences around the world.
"Gangsters & Crime in the Big City," a weeklong retrospective at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, offers an...
| Dec 3, 2006
NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
| Dec 5, 2008
Paul Benedict, the actor who played the eccentric English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," was found dead Monday at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was 70.
Authorities were investigating the cause of death, said his brother,...
| Aug 20, 2009
It began at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968.
"Good evening. This is '60 Minutes,' " Harry Reasoner said into the camera.
With fellow correspondent Mike Wallace seated next to him, Reasoner explained the concept of the new show -- one that had the...
| Apr 29, 2010
Furio Scarpelli, 90, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who co-wrote some of the best Italian comedies of the post-war period and who ventured into the spaghetti-western genre with the "The Good, the Bad and the...
| Apr 23, 2010
At the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
| Feb 15, 2009
Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
| Jan 9, 2009
This is one of those houses you might want to bow to in homage as you approach. It was owned by the late Milton Katselas, founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, director and coach to half of Hollywood.
Katselas, who died at 75 on Oct. 24,...
| Dec 17, 2008
There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that the hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in...
| Jan 24, 2009
Perpetually touring performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach house a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. Hey, we did say a smidgen. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it....
| Jul 1, 2007
TOM HAYDEN — co-founder of Students for a Democratic Society, member of the Chicago Seven and avatar of protest and activism, a man who visited the enemy in North Vietnam during America's war there, one whose break with his father caused them not to...