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William Friedkin

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  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • L.A. Times Festival of Books schedule announced

    The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of...
  • ‘Sinister’: Scott Derrickson on horror … and Tavis Smiley

     
    In the new horror film “Sinister,” Ethan Hawke plays a struggling true-crime novelist named Ellison Oswalt, a writer who, in ......
  • Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism

    Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism
    In one of the most infamous scenes in modern drama, a group of young men in a London park stone a baby to death in its carriage. What begins as roughhousing escalates to all-out sadism until a rock is thrown at point blank range, ending the child's...
  • The Possession

    The Possession
    Everything has been done in exorcism movies, right? Not so fast! It’s always priests with holy water, reading from the bible and speaking Latin as they try to rid the evil spirits. Instead of huge crosses around their necks, it’s huge beards...
  • "Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai" y "The Possession"

    "Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai" y "The Possession"
    Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai Los estrictos códigos de honor que sustentaron la cultura japonesa durante varios siglos, pueden verse reflejados en Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, película que recrea la valentía de los guerreros nipones para vencer a...
  • Movie review: 'Making the Boys'

    Movie review: 'Making the Boys'
    It may be hard for those who grew up watching "Will & Grace" to imagine the shock and excitement when Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" caught fire off-Broadway in 1968, becoming one of the most discussed, derided and defended dramas of its era. A...
  • List of films and release dates in summer 2012

    List of films and release dates in summer 2012
    May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
  • Scene & Heard: Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion 'Unmasking' at LACMA

    Scene & Heard: Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion 'Unmasking' at LACMA
    Attracting more than 1,000 people and raising nearly $5 million, the Sept. 25 "Unmasking" of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art brought together some of L.A.'s most prominent faces from finance,...
  • Scene and Heard: Jane Fonda on the senior years

    Scene and Heard: Jane Fonda on the senior years
    Before she could present Jane Fonda with the UCLA Longevity Center's Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez had to pause midway in her recitation of Fonda's lofty achievements — actress, fitness guru, author and activist for environmental, human rights, health,...
  • Monster Mash: Liberace Museum in Vegas to close; British Museum gets windfall donation

     
    -- All that glitters: The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas has announced plans to close in October due to financial difficulties. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) -- Windfall: The British Museum in London has received a $38.6-million donation from Lord Sainsbury,...
  • Defendant in 'Hillside Burglaries' sentenced to 17 years in prison

     
    A leader of the so-called "Hillside Burglars," believed reponsible for more than 150 break-ins targeting some of Los Angeles' wealthiest neighborhoods, was sentenced to 17 years in state prison, authorities said Thursday. Police said Troy Corsby Thomas,...