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Times Staff WriterSANTA FE, N.M. -- On the afternoon of the 58th day of New Mexico's 60-day legislative session, Gov. Bill Richardson reclined on the green leather couch in his office, rubbed his eyes and growled to the cluster of staffers surrounding him: "What can I...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPaul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83. Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou could almost hear the distinctive thump-thump-thump of medevac choppers swooping in over the old "MASH" television series set in Calabasas. Except the only real noise here Thursday was the heavy breathing of Brian Rooney and Mark Rackow as they...
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The EnvelopeConventional wisdom holds that "The Departed," by winning four Oscars, including best picture and director, was the big winner Sunday night at the Academy Awards. But for my money, the evening's truly triumphant were the screenwriters. Going beyond even...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs some of Hollywood's biggest screenwriters dined on prime rib and salmon in May at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, David Young's mind was on pie. Not the edible kind, but the one full of revenue that Hollywood studios and networks divide up. In Young's...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Paul Newman broached the subject of his philanthropic legacy several years ago while fishing with friends Robert Forrester and David Horvitz off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Even though he was a Hollywood icon -...
Zap2It.comThe creative team behind "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" agonized over the movie's tone, terrified that if audiences went too much for the comedy, the emotional gravity of the story would get lost. They rewrote, reedited and reimagined before the...
Times Staff WriterThe UCLA Film & Television Archive's new venue, the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum, officially opens Friday with a screening of the Oscar-winning 1960 Wilder classic "The Apartment." Two days later, the archive kicks off its "Art of Light"...
Special to The TimesScriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters. * There are few bets with longer odds than making a living as a screenwriter. And then there's Allan Loeb. A compulsive gambler since age 10, he's currently riding...
Tribune staff reporterZero stars (out of four) In the first third of rocker/director Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects," one of his serial killer anti-heroes proclaims, "I am the devil and I am here to do the devil's work." His claim seems dubious. If Satan were involved...
Actors, actresses and entertainers Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10) Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....
Of MergeDick Zanuck is a filmmaking legend. With over 40 years of filmmaking experience on pictures that include Driving Miss Daisy, The Sound of Music, The Planet of the Apes, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Exorcist and Blazing Saddles, filmmakers...
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