May 4, 1992 |
As movies are the common denominator of our culture, we remember certain scenes, certain conflicts, certain endings all our lives. Who can forget when Clark Gable carried Vivien Leigh upstairs in "Gone With the Wind"? Or when Richard Gere carried Debra Winger out of the factory in "An Officer and a Gentleman"? We also remember some last lines. Last lines are a critical part of any movie. They often summarize the story and suggest the future.
September 5, 2010 |
America has long trafficked in the idea that so long as you have a sound mind, a strong work ethic and maybe a connection or two, the sky is the limit, and dreams can come true. Most of the time this idea is mythology, its metaphorical streets littered with broken souls who never came close or were within tantalizing reach of everything they wanted. And yet, the country still keeps this myth alive thanks to the scant few who do make it happen and the thousands, if not millions, panting for success.
October 27, 2010
When: Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday. Ends Nov. 15. Where: Hold Up Art, 358 East 2nd St., Little Tokyo Cost: Free Info: (213) 221-4585; http://www.holdupart.com
July 16, 2010
'Brewsie and Willie' Where: 7th Floor penthouse, 533 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles When: 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Ends Aug 1. Admission: $25 Contact: brownpapertickets.com
February 21, 1987
"Amerika" needs a much, much longer title. I suggest, "Oh Say Can You See, by the Yawn ' s Early Light." Let me know how . . . and when . . . or if . . . it ends. Anybody out there still watching? A.R. LAMBSON Oceanside "Amerika" ends Sunday ( 9-11 p.m).
May 14, 2003
Re "Bid to Boost Pensions for Council Fails," May 10: It is unfortunate that Los Angeles City Council members Hal Bernson and Ruth Galanter feel that they are unable to make ends meet on their respective $6,000- and $5,000-a-month city pensions. Perhaps they could utilize their vast experience and become lobbyists to help make Los Angeles a better place to live and supplement their meager incomes at the same time. Or we could all hold monthly bake sales or carwashes to help them make ends meet.
March 31, 2010
're: View' Where: USC Fisher Museum When: Noon to 5 p.m Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Ends April 17. Price: Free Contact: (213) 740-4561, fisher.usc.edu/
February 2, 2011
'Decolonizing Architecture' Where: REDCAT When: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Ends Feb. 6 Admission: Free Contact: http://www.redcat.org or (213) 237-2800
May 20, 2010
'LA Noir Unscripted' Where: Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends June 13. Price: $20 Contact: (323) 401-9793 or http://www.plays411.com/lanoirunscripted Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes