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You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
ReutersMay 15 (TheWrap.com) - David Campling, the film and sound editor whose credits include "Death Wish II," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Platoon," has died. Campling died Thursday at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 73. Campling was...
ReutersApr 23 (TheWrap.com) - Oliver Stone, filmmaker and provocateur, will be honored for his contributions to cinema by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning director behind "JFK" and "Platoon" will receive the Crystal Globe award at...
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
Hollywood director David O. Russell took a meeting this week to talk about a movie. But the man in the room with him wasn't a studio executive or an actor hoping for a role — he was Vice President Joe Biden. Russell met Biden and spoke on the...
Two of my greatest passions had a nasty scuffle recently in Huntington Beach. Animal rights won on the street, while artist rights scored a knockout in the media. At times like these, it smarts to be in the middle. For those who missed Chris Epting's...
Setting the stage for what could be the quietest Oscar weekend since 1929, the largely silent film"The Artist"was named Best Feature at the Spirit Awards. 'The Artist" is also favored to win the Best Picture Oscar Sunday. If that happens, it would mark...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Last May 1, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and said Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed. A new graphic novel coming out soon looks to give some insight as to what might have happened. The last time we talked...
KTLA NewsMALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) -- Francesco Quinn, the 48-year-old son of legendary actor Anthony Quinn, collapsed and died Friday in Malibu, according to reports. Quinn was walking home from a store near his home on Rambla Vista with his son Max when he...
Francesco Quinn, the actor son of movie legend Anthony Quinn, had a promising debut with a supporting role in the Oscar-winning film "Platoon" before carving out a journeyman career with steady TV work and straight-to-video productions. He died Friday...
Doyle Bramhall Bluesman collaborated with Stevie Ray Vaughan Doyle Bramhall, 62, a blues singer, drummer and songwriter best known for his collaborations with the late guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, died Saturday at his home in Alpine, Texas, the Houston...
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