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Company TownFrench Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand is asking Hollywood for its budget-weary producers, pressured directors and harried filmmakers yearning for a tax break. France has had a long and rich history of filmmaking, from the pioneering motion pict...
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...
Tags: Carroll Baker, Armed Forces, Sergio Leone, Red Hook, Elia Kazan
Director Claude Chabrol, one of the founders of the New Wave movement that revolutionized French cinema, died Sunday. He was 80. Christophe Girard, who is responsible for cultural matters at Paris City Hall, announced Chabrol's death. No cause was given....
Sentinel Staff WriterRevolutionary Road Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 Despite the Oscar success of "American Beauty," Sam Mendes might be the best working director who has yet to make a truly outstanding film. Mendes' adaptation of Richard Yates' "soul-sick suburbia"...
The Times’ March 7 obituary on Jim Bellows skips what Bellows himself called the biggest mistake of his career, made when he was a features editor at the Los Angeles Times. It leaves out a dark moment in the history of The Times at a juncture...
One of the enigmas in the long and rich career of Donald E. Westlake was that this author of more than 100 novels, many of them popular, accessible and plot-driven works of crime fiction, both grim and comic, received such a spotty handling by Hollywood....
Tags: New Year's Day, Jim Brown, Book, James Robert Thompson, Fiction
Way back in the 1950s, when the world knew of the concentration camps mainly from documentaries, film director Jean-Luc Godard made a famously provocative remark: "If ever a film is to be made about Auschwitz, it will have to be from the point of view...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"WHAT does it feel like to wear a corset?" asks Keira Knightley, looking amused. The actress rolls her molasses-brown eyes and starts to gasp as though she's choking on a fish bone. "Your ribs are crushed in and you can't get your breath. Oh, and if you...
Tags: Coco Chanel, Entertainment, Academy Awards, England, Crimes
Special to The TimesJean-Luc Godard's films have always reflected the times in which they were made with their acute, even startling ability to evoke self-recognition, yet so rich and far-ranging are their concerns that it is hardly surprising they seem timeless. Such is the...
Times Staff WriterRather than "fade in," the screenplay for French filmmaker Jean-Claude Brisseau's symbol-laden erotic drama, "Exterminating Angels," could very well have begun with, "Dear Penthouse ... " Though the film expresses a kinship to Luis Buñuel, Federico...
Special to The TimesJean-Luc Godard is not merely the iconoclastic, indefatigable enfant terrible of France's New Wave but one of the most idiosyncratic and important filmmakers of the 20th century, whose innovative spirit continues to flourish into the 21st. His...
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