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May 13, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While watching "Endurance," you might be tempted to draw a family tree just to keep track of who is playing whom in the film that traces distance runner Haile Gebrselassie's journey from poverty in Ethiopia to a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. His nephew portrays him as a boy on the farm before Gebrselassie himself takes over the part as an adult. His sister plays his mother, his uncle is his father, among other relatives cast in the film.
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May 13, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While watching "Endurance," you might be tempted to draw a family tree just to keep track of who is playing whom in the film that traces distance runner Haile Gebrselassie's journey from poverty in Ethiopia to a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. His nephew portrays him as a boy on the farm before Gebrselassie himself takes over the part as an adult. His sister plays his mother, his uncle is his father, among other relatives cast in the film.
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January 21, 1994 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer-director James L. Brooks' "I'll Do Anything" drew a lot of unwanted attention last summer when people recruited for a test screening said some of the musical numbers, performed by actors not known for their voices, stopped the action cold. Drastically revising his movie, Brooks took most of the music out, and audiences responded more favorably. Even so, Brooks was determined to make a musical about Hollywood.
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March 29, 1994 | RITA KEMPLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
It's easy to see why King Kong fell for Fay Wray. Sixty-one years after the film's premiere, she's still a scrumptious, albeit slightly hard of hearing, little dumpling. Although her life's accomplishments include 77 feature films, three marriages, two kids, an autobiography and a couple of plays, she'll always be remembered as the lovesick gorilla's main squeeze. Does she resent it?
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March 29, 1994 | RITA KEMPLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
It's easy to see why King Kong fell for Fay Wray. Sixty-one years after the film's premiere, she's still a scrumptious, albeit slightly hard of hearing, little dumpling. Although her life's accomplishments include 77 feature films, three marriages, two kids, an autobiography and a couple of plays, she'll always be remembered as the lovesick gorilla's main squeeze. Does she resent it?
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December 13, 2006 | Richard Schickel, RICHARD SCHICKEL is a film critic for Time and the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography."
MOVIES ARE, in their nature, violent. Every shot in every film begins with the director calling "action," and more often than not -- more often, certainly, than in real life -- someone gets hit, stomped, blown away or otherwise seriously maimed. Very often he or she becomes irrefutably dead -- except in comedies, of course, where the victim appears in the next scene comically bandaged or comically woozy. Generally speaking, that's OK with me.
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January 21, 1994 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer-director James L. Brooks' "I'll Do Anything" drew a lot of unwanted attention last summer when people recruited for a test screening said some of the musical numbers, performed by actors not known for their voices, stopped the action cold. Drastically revising his movie, Brooks took most of the music out, and audiences responded more favorably. Even so, Brooks was determined to make a musical about Hollywood.
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