January 25, 2004 |
In 1998, at the urging of screenwriter John August, "Big Fish," my first book, was optioned by Columbia Pictures. For years, nothing happened, and I was told by those in the know that the chances were good that nothing ever would. Then, in 2002, producers were attached, Tim Burton came aboard and all of a sudden they started making a movie. Since that time, I've lived two distinct lives. In one life -- what I'll call the real one -- I live in Chapel Hill, N.C.
July 6, 2007 |
DANIEL WALLACE does not make it easy for any reviewer who wants to avoid ruining the experience of reading his new novel, "Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician." Not until the very end of the book do the characters and plots snap into sharp focus. And, even then, some of the most tantalizing mysteries remain unrevealed. Wallace is the author of "Big Fish," which provided the raw material for a 2003 movie by Tim Burton, as well as "The Watermelon King" and "Ray in Reverse."
May 27, 2002 |
OVERVIEW: Osteoarthritis, the disease involving breakdown of the cartilage, is a major public health issue, establish the authors, both rheumatologists (Lane at UC San Francisco, Wallace at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai). It's the second most common cause of disability in this country, affecting 23 million Americans; by 2020, 30 million Americans will have it. HOW IT WORKS: Lane and Wallace lead readers through the definitions and anatomy of arthritis and dispel myths about its causes.
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June 11, 1997 |
Investigators were looking Tuesday for at least four men who burst into a south Oxnard home, where they tied up a young couple at gunpoint and robbed the house, officials said. Just before midnight Monday, four masked men armed with handguns rushed into the home in the 3000 block of South J Street, an Oxnard police spokesman said. The robbers bound Daniel Wallace, 19, and Tequa Williams, 27, and took an unknown amount of cash and property, the spokesman said.
February 26, 2014 |
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The musical -- featuring the original Broadway sets and costumes -- is coming to Southern California in a run scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 16. Musical Theatre West will produce "Big Fish" at the Carpenter...
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July 17, 1991
A jury convicted a Normal Heights man of second-degree murder and three assault charges Tuesday in a shooting rampage last October at a Loma Portal disco. After 1 1/2 days of deliberations, the jury found Daniel Wallace, 24, guilty in the Oct. 27 death of Tanya Shaw, 20, who was shot in the head at Rasputin's Disco and Nightclub.