July 30, 1995 |
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) got plenty of attention when he scolded Hollywood about sex and violence in movies, TV and pop music. But, as The Times reports today (see Page A1), Dole's comments aren't changing the face of show business. Yet. The creative and business powerbrokers will tell you they've always been thoughful about what they produce.
July 27, 1993 |
Talk about an odd couple. Allen and Albert Hughes, the 21-year-old twins who have successfully moved into the Hollywood 'hood with their hard-edged urban drama "Menace II Society," have agreed to join hands with the traditionally conservative Walt Disney Co. They are doing so under a new two-picture deal with Joe Roth's Disney-based production company Caravan Pictures, assuring them creative control over their projects.
July 22, 1993 |
With the sleeper hit of the summer on its hands, New Line Cinema is looking to broaden the audience of "Menace II Society" by launching a new ad campaign. But in the process, the movie company has miffed the film's hot young twin directors, Allen and Albert Hughes, who feel the new look misrepresents their dark and gritty drama. The original posters and billboards for the inner-city film feature a moody blue image of the two principal male characters and their "homeboys."
October 17, 2001 |
A few weeks ago, Albert Hughes could be found sitting on a couch at the tidy beachfront office he shares with fraternal twin Allen, laying out his dream plan for a Hollywood test screening: to show a Hughes brothers movie but tell the crowd that it was made by, say, Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese. "They'd read way more into it," says Albert, confident of what the responses would be. "If we say we'd made it, or even somebody else, they'd [dismiss the movie]."
January 10, 1993 |
Relaxing on the front porch of a small house in South-Central L.A, twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes, 20, had decided to skip lunch. Dressed in baseball caps and baggy jeans worn well below the waist, the two looked more like characters in the movie "Menace to Society" than its co-directors. They surveyed with disbelief the tangle of lights, cameras and cords that surrounded them. "This is a weird business," Allen said while his brother nodded.
October 1, 1995 |
Five years younger than Steven Spielberg when he made "Jaws" and George Lucas when he made "American Graffiti," the twin brother directors Allen and Albert Hughes, at 23, are already making history, a subject they had little use for as students. Refugees from both high school and film school, the Hugheses vaulted from directing rap videos straight into Hollywood two years ago on the strength of the successful New Line drive-by feature "Menace II Society."