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David Lean's 1962 “Lawrence of Arabia” is one of the most universally praised films ever made, and deservedly so. Nominated for 10 Oscars, winner of seven (including Best Picture), it has only grown better with time. The few aspects that might...
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesJedi Master Yoda is one of the most famous and iconic of the hundreds of characters in the “Star Wars” ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesLegendary Hollywood makeup man Stuart Freeborn, who created some of the most memorable characters ever in science fiction including Yoda ......
For millions of young "Star Wars" fans, and some not so young, Alec Guinness is the man who played Obi-Wan Kenobi. And that is that. For all they know Guinness only did this in his life: expound on the glories of The Force and get Mark Hamill up to...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comMichael Caine distinctly remembers the morning Christopher Nolan turned up at his English country home with a screenplay for the ......
With home entertainment systems featuring screens as big as the Ritz, it’s a good time to look at some recent DVD and Blu-ray releases of celebrated epics from the recent past. At the top of everyone’s list of intelligent epics is David...
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
NEW YORK - So universal is the interest in J.R.R. Tolkien that the bespectacled image of Peter Jackson, the 40-year-old New Zealander who co-adapted and directed three films of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy in one swoop, has now been seen by...
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
Chicago Tribune reporterWho is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
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Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticAny discussion of Tar & Roses must begin, as your dinner probably will, with what is probably its simplest appetizer, a concoction of popcorn tossed with brown sugar, lardons and chile, like a bowl of Cracker Jack with chewy cubes of bacon instead of...
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