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September 13, 1987 |
When the future Pope John Paul II visited Los Angeles 11 years ago, he got to do a little leisurely sightseeing, going to Marineland, Griffith Park and Forest Lawn. But then, he was only a Polish cardinal. No time for any of that on Tuesday and Wednesday: The Southland schedule of the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church has been laid out to the last minute as he segues from event to event in a whirlwind of meticulously planned appearances.
September 13, 1997
Robert Pinget, 78, a Swiss-born writer who became a leading figure in France's Nouveau Roman movement. A prolific author, Pinget published more than a score of novels, plays, essays and collections of short stories after his first book appeared in 1951. He was known for rich use of dialogue and exploration of gossip. In reviewing Pinget's 1983 book "That Voice," a Times reviewer noted: "The work is rich in images that, like snatches of overheard conversation, stick to the linings of memory."
January 1, 1995
Oh, please God, no ! Tell me it ain't so! Soundtrack albums are for listening to film scores, not extracts of dialogue (Pop Eye, Dec. 18). For that, you can readily rent or buy the video. I can just see it now, sumptuous tracks of John Barry or Jerry Goldsmith being mixed with annoying dialogue bites. C'mon, give us film music lovers a break. It's tough enough to find a soundtrack these days that isn't overloaded with tacked-on songs heard for all of two seconds in the film.
September 28, 1986
So, Martin Bernheimer writes a "dialogue" of the critic and his critic ("The Critic and His Critic: A Long-Preying Dialogue," Calendar, Sept. 21). At last a little self-parody, some humility from the throne, a drop of humor in the cup of vitriol? Fat chance! The same wearying self-righteousness, the humorless wit and witless arrogance. And the revelation that those who sometimes disagree with Bernheimer are cherry-pitting buffoons (did I say "wit"?). C'mon, Marty. Did the other boys tease you incessantly in grammar school?
August 28, 1986
Lebanese Christian and Muslim leaders agreed to a national reconciliation dialogue in a new bid to end Lebanon's 11-year-old civil war. All 10 members of Premier Rashid Karami's half-Christian, half-Muslim Cabinet, which has not met in a year, agreed to hold the opening session of the peace talks next Tuesday at the closed Beirut race track in the no-man's land of the Green Line dividing the capital into Muslim and Christian sectors.
October 15, 1995
Contrary to the massive generalizations and depressing tone of Breslauer's article and Laurie Winer's dialogue, my husband and I find much that is absolutely first-rate and out-of-the-ordinary in our theatergoing excursions, very much on a par with offerings presented in Seattle, Chicago and New York, where we've also lived. RODDY STEVENS Santa Monica
July 17, 1995
Re "Smoke and the Small Theater: The Audience Is Sniffing" (Counterpunch, July 10): I was sitting front row in a small theater. Onstage, Forceful Character A asked Compliant Character B, "Mind if I smoke?" Spontaneously, I shrieked vehemently, " Yes !" Character A glared fiercely at me. There was no smoking onstage throughout the play! Ensuing dialogue lost none of its impact. RITA KURTZ LEWIS Westchester
August 16, 2008
RE "She Is Woman, Hear Her Explore," by Charles McNulty, Aug. 12: I saw "Winter" and couldn't believe that anyone could give it a decent review. Calling it an "invigorating sex mystery" is unbelievable. There was no mystery, nor invigoration. Just dull, unimaginative dialogue between two people. I love the stage and know a good play when I see one. "Winter" was definitely not one. Daisy Murphy Los Angeles