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  • 'Rain Gods' by James Lee Burke

    After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...
  • Jack Cole made Marilyn Monroe move

    Jack Cole made Marilyn Monroe move
    The first man to impersonate Marilyn Monroe may well have been her dance coach, Jack Cole. Anticipating the iconic Marilyn, he brought out her exceptional femininity through dance. Monroe copied him in return. A star was born. Monroe's six-movie...
  • Welcome to Hecht's Windy City

    Welcome to Hecht's Windy City
    Ben Hecht used Oscars for doorstops and routinely heaped scorn on the studio pontiffs who, throughout the 1930s and 1940s, paid him an average of $3,500 a day. Before he co-wrote "The Front Page," the play that brought him fame and opportunity, before...
  • Justin Tanner on the family traumas of 'Procreation'

    Justin Tanner on the family traumas of 'Procreation'
    The director David Schweizer is rehearsing the large cast of "Procreation," Justin Tanner's new play about, guess what, a hilariously dysfunctional, lower-middle-class clan in a nondescript suburb of Los Angeles. This milieu has been Tanner's rich...
  • 'Sergeant York': heroism after a crisis of conscience

    War heroes are the stuff of a million Hollywood movies, but you'd have to go far to find a more inspiring one than "Sergeant York." The 1941 film, directed by Howard Hawks, stars Gary Cooper as a dirt-poor farmer sent overseas to fight the Great War, even...
  • Books and movies tell the stories of World Wars I and II

    For a little background on the battles that took place near the Meuse-Argonne, Henri-Chapelle and Sicily-Rome American Military Cemeteries, take a look at these World War I and II books and movies: World War I "All Quiet on the Western Front," written...
  • George Clooney: 'Dirigir es una auténtica montaña rusa'

    George Clooney: 'Dirigir es una auténtica montaña rusa'
    La amistad de más de 20 años que une a George Clooney y Renée Zellweger se transforma en química y magnetismo en la pantalla gracias a "Leatherheads", la tercera película como director del galán por excelencia de Hollywood, que se estrena mañana. Tras...
  • Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?

    Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?
    Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
  • Directors step up to take their shot at Oscar

    Directors step up to take their shot at Oscar
    THE six nominees for this year's best director Academy Award have made a total of 23 feature films. To put that meager number into perspective, consider this: "The Departed," which finally won Martin Scorsese his directing Oscar last year (on his sixth...
  • The habit Hollywood can't seem to kick: Remakes

     
    Hollywood, as everyone knows, is teeming with liberals of every shape, size, creed and color. Away from work, the legions of Prius-driving actors, filmmakers and studio executives are always busy ardently promoting some desperately important progressive...
  • Jonathan Lethem talks to Jacket Copy about pot, virtual worlds and 'Chronic City'

     
    Jonathan Lethem, bestselling author of "The Fortress of Solitude" and "Motherless Brooklyn," comes to the L.A. Central Library on Tuesday night -- although there are no more tickets available, last-minute seats often open up at the ALOUD series. He'll be....
  • 'To Have or Have Not' matinee at LACMA

     
    At some point in time, movies were shot on film, projected on screens and didn't cost $14 to attend. Take a trip to yesteryear with LACMA's Tuesday Matinee program, which offers classics like Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not," screened for the merry...