June 9, 1991 |
Turning an unhappy love story into literature made him a best-selling author by age 24. Readers "devoured his novel with a melting heart, their eyes trickling with voluptuous pain," whereas his critics denounced the book as "Satan's enticement," calling for the censor, for fire and brimstone.
June 26, 1994 |
One of the most memorable sequences in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral" comes during the funeral of a leading character when actor John Hannah delivers a moving eulogy and recites a W. H. Auden poem at the funeral of his lover.
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July 23, 2000 |
"How come all the stuff we read is by dead people?" one of my spunky little students asked during a reading of Wordsworth. "It takes the test of time," I sagaciously asserted, "to render a work a classic." "Then," she persisted, "who decides which old stuff gets called classic?"
July 6, 1989 |
Movie (National ranking) Weekend Gross Screens/Avg. (Studio) (National) (National) 1.Batman (1) $362,454 15/$24,164 (Warner Bros.) ($30 million) 2.Honey, I Shrunk ... (2) $148,696 12/$12,391 (Disney) ($13 million) 3.Dead Poets Society (6) $99,363 10/$9,936 (Disney) ($6.7 million) (1,109/$6,049) 4.Karate Kid III (3) $93,010 9/$10,334 (Columbia) ($10 million) (1,560/$6,667) 5.Ghostbusters II (4) $92,392 15/$6,159 (Columbia) ($9.
November 25, 1993 |
Actor Robin Williams, doing little to disguise his anger and pulling on an imaginary nose a la Pinocchio, accused the Walt Disney Co. Wednesday of lying to him and breaching an agreement not to use his voice to merchandise products inspired by the hit animated film "Aladdin."
March 24, 1996 |
Somewhere over India, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the '80s, George Miller suddenly woke up. Flying to London, having just wrapped his third Mad Max feature, "Beyond Thunderdome," the exhausted director-writer-producer inexplicably tuned in the plane's children's audio channel. A woman was reading from Dick King-Smith's 80-page children's book "The Sheep-Pig."
March 6, 2003 |
Actor Ethan Hawke is set to appear on stage in Dublin this month when he takes part in a season of readings of American plays. Hawke, who starred in "Dead Poets Society" and in recent years has turned his hand to writing novels, will be the main attraction at the "Americana" festival at the Abbey, the National Theater of Ireland. He will be appearing in a reading of Sam Shepard's "The Late Henry Moss." Other works featured during the two-week run that starts today include Charles L.
December 27, 1989 |
"Born on the Fourth of July," "Glory" and "When Harry Met Sally . . . " scored the most honors in Golden Globe nominations announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. The modern romance comedy and the two war-oriented films--one about Vietnam, the other on the Civil War--were nominated five times each. They were followed by "Dead Poets Society," "Do the Right Thing" and "The Little Mermaid" with four nominations apiece.