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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,...
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....
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...
Special to The Times++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ How ironic -- yet oddly fitting -- that Michelangelo Antonioni should die in Italy, at 94, the day after Ingmar Bergman died at 89 in Sweden. At the time of their deaths they were arguably Europe's two...
Tags: Italy, Death, England, Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut
Charles Teitel dies at 93; theater operator fought censors as he brought foreign art films to ChicagoCharles Teitel, who operated one of the first foreign art houses in Chicago, screening such seminal films as "The Bicycle Thief" and "Z" as well as movies that city censors tried to ban for racy content, died of congestive heart failure April 4 at his...
Times Staff WriterJean-LUC GODARD structures "Notre Musique," his profound and challenging meditation on war, into Dante's three Kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. In confronting war on many levels — visceral, intellectual, political, philosophical, cultural ...
Times Film CriticThe exquisite and overwhelming emotional tapestry that is "The Sweet Hereafter" plays its credits over the simplest and most primal of scenes. An infant and its parents, unclothed and drowsy under white sheets, share the same quiet bed. It's a pristine...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 3, 1998 Pascal Aubier's irresistible "Son of Gascogne" puts a smile on your face and keeps it there. This French charmer involves young love, an intricate comedy plot and an homage to vintage New Wave stars and directors. It's...
Tags: Death, Movies, French Movies, France, Claude Chabrol
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 17, 1998 The very least we expect from conventional screen storytellers is that they will entice us into caring about their people. More talented and daring filmmakers, however, take on the challenge of involving us in individuals...
Tags: Movies, France, Cinema Industry, John Cale, Entertainment
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday January 27, 1995 Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in practically every frame of "Before Sunrise," so it's a good thing they're so engaging. In the end, they never become much * more than engaging, but the characters' deeply-felt...
Tags: Ethan Hawke, Movies, French Movies, Eric Rohmer, Julie Delpy
Times Film CriticIn the thirty-five years since its American release, Jean-Luc Godard's lyrical gangster romance "Band of Outsiders" has been as difficult to revisit as it is impossible to forget. Starting today, the first part of that equation is going to change. Rialto...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 31, 1996 Mark Rappaport's venturesome "From the Journals of Jean Seberg" imagines that the ill-fated actress, an apparent suicide in 1979 at age 40, has risen from the grave to tell us the story of her roller coaster life. Mary Beth...
Tags: Vanessa Redgrave, Crimes, Death, Celebrities, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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