October 21, 1990
I don't understand a phenomenon in film soundtracks. At least two 1990 movies use classical music in just about all the major scenes, but the audience is led to believe that the man whose name is under the "music by" credit wrote it all. In "Die Hard II," I was hard pressed to hear any "music by" Michael Kamen (who wrote such an eloquent score for "The Bay Boy"). Though the credits could lead one to think Kamen wrote it, "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius predominates (and its stark, icy mood works quite well for the wintry film)
February 11, 2014 |
If ever a property had that déjà vu feeling it's the Studio City estate that just came on the market at $6.25 million. That's not because the Italianate two-story has been listed before. The villa has more film credits than many actors. Fans of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have seen the 7,043-square-foot home standing in for the family home in countless episodes. “Melrose Place,” “Entourage” and “True Blood” viewers have glimpsed the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom place too. “Chuck,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Chelsea Lately” have used the film location, as well as photo shoots and commercials.
January 31, 2012 |
Few expect anything other than a win for Mitt Romney in Florida, and during in his final stop Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor attributed his resurgence in the state's GOP presidential primary to the fierce campaign that he has waged against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich since his arrival more than a week ago. Reflecting on his 12-percentage-point loss to Gingrich in South Carolina, Romney said campaign officials realized they had...
August 3, 2012 |
Casa Munras Hotel & Spa in Monterey is offering a late-summer family package that comes with camp for kids and spa and restaurant credits for Mom and Dad. Prices start at $249 a night for getaways through early September. The deal: The Camp Casa Kids Package comes with one four-hour Kids Camp Session in the morning or afternoon Fridays-Sundays. Activities for children are ocean-themed and include crafts, scavenger hunts and camp songs. Camp sessions are good for 5- to 12-year-olds; extra children may be added for $45 each.
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January 15, 2014 |
Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Paramount executive Marty Rackin gathered the creative team and said, "I loved the picture," as recounted in the 2010 Sam Wasson book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.," about the film. But there was one problem. Rackin hated the plaintive ballad, "Moon River," that star Audrey Hepburn sings in the movie.
June 19, 1994
I was very interested in the commentary "Go Ahead! Ruin Our Credits" (TV Times, May 29). It proved that I was not the only one annoyed by the networks' practice of squeezing the closing credits into a corner so they could use the extra time to promote upcoming programs. The people who worked on a production deserve the recognition. Also, viewers should have the opportunity to see who did what on any particular production or listen to the theme music instead of irritating promotional chatter.
May 23, 1993
Can anything be done about KTLA and KCOP ruining the credits of programs by their folding or shrinking the picture just so their news people can show their faces before the 10 o'clock news? Some of us would like to be able to read the credits. If I intend to watch their newscasts, I will, but seeing the newscasters will not make me watch it. John C. Stein, San Pedro
April 9, 2000
I appreciate the fact that Susannah Grant has a very good agent and obviously an even better publicist ("Her Type Is Strong, Not Silent," by Charlotte Innes, April 2), but I'd like to offer a free copy of her final draft to anyone who believes she wrote "Ever After." RICK PARKS Van Nuys The credits for "Ever After" read: "Screenplay by Susannah Grant and Andy Tennant & Rick Parks."
March 11, 2001
I realize that this is a rather belated response to Sean Mitchell's piece on Nancy Meyers' "What Women Want" ('Getting in Touch With His Inner Cary Grant," Dec. 10), but I felt compelled nevertheless to weigh in on the dialogue in the article on the authorship of Meyers' film. I have no idea of exactly how much Meyers contributed to the original draft by writers Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. However, as someone who has followed Meyers' career and her evolution in Hollywood rather closely, I think mention should be made of her history for being very generous with the screenwriting credits on her films.