December 18, 2004 |
An ad for 20th Century Fox's new remake of "Flight of the Phoenix" in Friday's Calendar section featured a quote attributed to The Times: "A twist to die for!" But the review of the film two pages later said no such thing. So where did the quote come from? It was in an article that ran in the paper Nov. 21, written by J.P. Trevor about his father, Elleston Trevor, who wrote the novel "Flight of the Phoenix," from which the 1965 film was adapted.
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September 18, 1985 |
The air and sea search for famed stunt pilot Art Scholl was abandoned Tuesday as the Coast Guard concluded that he did not survive the crash of his camera-equipped aerobatic biplane while performing an upside-down spin to get footage for a movie off the coast of northern San Diego County. The 53-year-old Scholl flew in numerous films, including "The Great Waldo Pepper," "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "Blue Thunder" and "The Right Stuff."
August 29, 1998
Re your profile of Joaquin Phoenix ("The Flight of One Phoenix," by Ed Liebowitz, Aug. 13): Wow, what discipline. Herbal tea. No meat, no milk, no eggs, no leather products. I guess tobacco, being a plant product, must be healthy for you too. I hope Joaquin didn't learn everything he knows from his older brother or his wacky but loving parents. Whatever River learned didn't do him much good. CHRISTOPHER SMITH Camarillo The profile of Joaquin Phoenix brings up his siblings Liberty, Rain, Summer and, of course, the late River, but how come there's no mention that his own name was originally Leaf?
March 13, 2012 |
A racing wooden roller coaster debuting this spring at a Chinese theme park will feature a first-of-its-kind element in which riders in dueling trains reach out toward each other and attempt to exchange high-fives. Dubbed the High Five by the American ride designers, the wooden coaster opening in April at Happy Valley Wuhan will be officially known as Dragon Wings. Riders traveling in parallel trains along banked tracks during the unique High Five element will tilt inward 90 degrees, allowing their upward raised hands to almost touch during the near-miss moment.
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December 7, 2000
Christian Marquand, 73, a French actor who appeared in 50 films, including the 1956 classic "And God Created Woman" starring Brigitte Bardot. Born in Marseille, Marquand began his career as a stage comedian and made his screen debut in Jean Cocteau's 1945 film, "The Beauty and the Beast." He had roles in English-language films including "Apocalypse Now," "Lord Jim," "The Flight of the Phoenix" and "The Other Side of Midnight."