. . . "It's not too late to do something about the Vietnam War," intone those TV spots. "See 'Platoon' on video--and understand." Created by veterans--of shameless marketing campaigns.
. . . A brief tip for the hip: The correct pronunciation of John Sayles' "Matewan" is MATE-wan and James Ivory's "Maurice" (opening Friday) is Morris. Be cool!
. . . Hard up for blurbs: The back cover of Mamie Van Doren's new bio, "Playing All Fields," uses a quote ("Hits to all fields") from the L.A. Times--actually from an Outtake written well before reviewers saw the book.
. . . Omigosh! Angel in New World's "Angel III" has been cast--she's Mitzi Kapture!