October 28, 2002 |
They must have arrived in clown cars; art gallery owner Robert Berman believes that 2,000 visitors, give or take a few, attended the opening of "A Thousand Clowns, Give or Take a Few," an exhibition of clown paintings -- yes, clown paintings -- at Berman's two gallery spaces at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station.
March 16, 2003 |
Diane Keaton likes to look at houses even when she is not in the market to buy. The Oscar-winning actress grew up in Santa Ana during the housing boom of the '50s, going to open houses with her father, Jack Hall, a civil engineer who became a real estate broker. He liked to explore tract homes mushrooming in the fields of Orange County, and she valued her time with him, away from her younger brother and two sisters.
April 25, 2013 |
Don't be fooled into thinking that "The Big Wedding" is about the fetching young bride and groom. This is gross-out humor for the senior set. With raunchy comedies all the rage, I guess it was inevitable that sooner or later someone would go for the AARP crowd. FOR THE RECORD: "The Big Wedding": A movie review of "The Big Wedding" in the April 26 Calendar section misspelled Colombia as Columbia. - "The Big Wedding" is unabashed and unashamed, though its cast of top-tier talent should be, starting with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon.
September 11, 2005 |
DIANE KEATON is on the verge of tears. Sybil Stone, the matriarch Keaton plays in "The Family Stone," has plenty to cry about. Christmas is approaching, and her health is failing, her family is fighting and her oldest son is about to marry the wrong woman. But it's not Sybil who is getting all weepy. It is Keaton herself, who has just finished her last day of work on the ensemble film. "What a great family.
December 14, 2003 |
Diane KEATON doesn't give the answer you want when asked if what happens in her new movie -- in which Jack Nicholson falls for her, the 50-ish mother of his young girlfriend -- could occur in real life. No, she says, not for her, anyway. Even though she's gotten almost as much attention for her famous lovers -- Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Warren Beatty -- as she has for her acting and directing career, Keaton, 57, insists that her romantic life is over.
September 10, 1995 |
You're sitting on a park bench outside the Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park. It's early on a perfect Saturday morning in August, which owes its cloudless sky and dry Southern California air to a drought that is threatening to drain the reservoirs of Upstate New York.
March 17, 1996 |
Among the more inspiring miracles of the modern movie business is the way a producer's first choice for a role always ends up playing that very same part. "It was written with her in mind," one might say (of the blond in her 40s playing the brunet in her 20s). Or, "The picture simply could not have been made without him" (Matthew Modine, perhaps, in "Cutthroat Island"). Blessed are the faithful, for they shall believe the press kit.
November 19, 2011
Then Again A Memoir Diane Keaton Random House: 291 pp., $26
February 6, 2014 |
Several months ago, I watched Woody Allen's 1979 film "Manhattan" for the first time since I was in my 20s and for perhaps the 10th time total. "He adored New York City," Allen's character, Isaac Davis, says in voice-over in the opening lines. "He idolized it all out of proportion. " Once upon a time, I idolized this movie all out of proportion. Though I was too young to see it when it was first released, I became obsessed with its Gershwin soundtrack and black-and-white, wide-screen cinematography in high school, right around the time I began romanticizing some mythic notion of becoming a New York sophisticate.