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Special to The TimesEsteemed British writer Christopher Isherwood met 18-year-old Don Bachardy at Will Rogers State Beach in October 1952 and by early the next year, the two had begun an intimate relationship that lasted until Isherwood's death in 1986. They were a high-...
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: Mel Gibson, New Year's Day, Cinema Industry, Crimes, Jim Brown
Donald E. Westlake, a prolific mystery writer who won three Edgar Awards and an Academy Award nomination for screenplay adaptation in a career spanning five decades, has died. He was 75. Westlake collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack on his...
Special to The TimesSet in working-class London at the dawn of the 1960s, "Wondrous Oblivion" filters the era's cultural clashes through the starry eyes of a young Jewish boy. Although his parents — a middle-aged tailor and his young, pretty wife — fled to...
Tags: PG Rated Movies, Entertainment, Sam Adams, Cricket, Judaism
Chicago TribuneIn "The Descent," a low-budget horror movie full of tough women and creepy thrills, six adventurous girlfriends from the United Kingdom, on a cave-exploring expedition in the American Appalachian mountains, get lost in the caverns and run into a race of...
Tags: Jon Harris, Landforms, Caves and Caverns, United Kingdom, Movies
Zap2It.com"Red Dust" is an odd little movie: It's too earnest to be shrugged off, too well-cast to be badly acted, too well-made to be dismissed out of hand. But it's not very good. The film -- the feature debut of director Tom Hooper - revolves around South...
Times Staff WriterThe little children in "Little Children" are the adults, starting with Kate Winslet's Sarah, an overeducated suburban mom deadened by marriage to a slug who wears women's underwear on his head. Among the film's first words of dialogue are "Bad mommy!...
Times Staff WriterAlexander Payne is a final-cut director, which means that when he showed New Line Cinema his new Jack Nicholson film, "About Schmidt," it was essentially the movie he wanted released. But rather than defer to the Oscar-nominated "Election" filmmaker,...
Tribune staff reporterHere's my problem: Everyone in the universe, particularly every movie reviewer from the loftiest to the most humble, seems to think the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And I just don't get it. Critics have praised...
Times Staff WriterTimely -- and as demographically savvy as ever -- James Bond enters his new adventure off the coast of North Korea with some fast and furious surfing designed to show the "XXX" generation that the 007 dude still has the stuff. The waves and silhouetted...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 5, 1999 "Parker steals. Parker kills. It's a living." Or so claimed the paperback blurb copy for the series of drop-dead hard-boiled novels about a nerveless professional criminal that Donald Westlake wrote in the 1960s and '70s...
Tags: Health, Mel Gibson, Chris Boardman, Cinema Industry, Lucy Liu
FOR THE TIMESWednesday December 23, 1998 Though he's been dead only four years, Dublin gangster Martin Cahill is taking his place alongside Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Clyde Barrow as movie heroes from the wrong side of the law. Cahill became known as the...
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