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)
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.
November 15, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - California environmental officials moved ahead with a first-ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits despite a last-minute lawsuit filed by the state Chamber of Commerce to invalidate the sale. On Wednesday state Air Resources Board technicians worked at computer terminals to take bids from some major industrial facilities such as cement plants, steel mills, refineries and food processors. Many companies that emit carbon dioxide, methane and other gases that contribute to global warming were expected to participate in the three-hour sale of so-called cap-and-trade credits.
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.
September 9, 2012 |
BOSTON - Mitt Romney, in an NBC interview airing Sunday, credited President Obama for taking steps to make America safer but said his Democratic rival had not done enough to counter the threat of a nuclear Iran. The Republican candidate is in the midst of intensive preparations for the fall debates. He spent several days engaged in mock sessions with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman in Vermont last week and plans to return to that work Sunday afternoon at his headquarters in Boston. One major vulnerability that he is tackling is foreign policy, which has never been a central focus for the former Massachusetts governor or his running mate House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)
June 12, 2012 |
A late-night comment by Albert Pujols after a 3-2 victory Monday shed some light on a problem that plagued the Angels during their dismal April and may have contributed to the firing of hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in May. "One thing we've been doing is we're really communicating well — that's something we weren't doing," Pujols said after the Angels improved to 15-4 since May 22 and moved to within 21/2 games of Texas in the American League...