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February 3, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gustav Hasford, the novelist nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay for "Full Metal Jacket," has died in Greece. He was 45. Hasford died Friday in Aegina, apparently of complications from untreated diabetes, a San Diego friend said Monday. The 1987 film by director Stanley Kubrick was based on Hasford's partly autobiographical novel "The Short-Timers."
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September 9, 2010
Anyone in the mood for a bit of Stanley Kubrick's brilliance can find an eclectic range of the iconic director's meticulously crafted work at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend. Thursday's double feature opens with his classic comic riff on war, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," followed by his cut at sexual obsession in "Lolita. " Friday lifts off with "2001: A Space Odyssey," with its meditation on humanity featuring the hypnotic voice of Hal. But Saturday brings my favorite, "Full Metal Jacket," his unsparingly gritty vision of Vietnam and the cost of any war for the men on the ground — it never fails to shake me to the core.
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SPORTS
April 12, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Dan Barreiro of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, asking Laker rookie Mark Madsen what it's like to guard Shaquille O'Neal in practice: "Well, I get beaten up, bruised and battered," Madsen said. "Totally and completely. It's a joke. I can't stop him. You can't stop him. Nobody can stop him. "But the good thing for me is that after he punishes me, he always talks to me and tells me what I'm doing right and where I can improve." There is a perk for the beating.
NEWS
May 25, 2006 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
IF you're new to Los Angeles or too young to remember revival houses, the New Beverly Cinema may not be on your radar. Located on Beverly Boulevard, a block west of La Brea, it's an old-school, single-screen movie theater dedicated to thematic and auteur-driven double features of recent and classic films, both foreign and domestic, and has long been a hangout for cinephiles and hipsters, as well as people who simply love films.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
In "Full Metal Jacket" (selected theaters), Stanley Kubrick brings his rigorous, artist's eye to Vietnam to create a powerful and centered statement of outrage. Although its two sections are not perfectly balanced, it is a muscular return to form for the man who made "Dr. Strangelove" and "A Clockwork Orange." It may seem too spare, too clinical, its moments of war even too familiar for some. But, aiming for minds as well as hearts, Kubrick hits his target squarely.
MAGAZINE
June 28, 1987 | GROVER LEWIS, Grover Lewis is the author of "Academy All the Way," a collection of nonfiction articles. He is at work on a novel about Hollywood, "The Code of the West."
"You and me, God--right?" --Cpl. Joker in Gustav Hasford's "The Short-Timers" SHORT-TIMERS GUS HASFORD WAS HOME FROM THE MOVIE WARS, drinking a beer in Santa Monica. The heat had been fierce in the first week in June, but a late afternoon sea breeze had begun to play through the palms outside the windows, and in the distance you could see the hotel with the glass elevator where Lee Marvin threw one of his enemies off the roof in "Point Blank."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1988
A simple syllogism: A--Stanley Kubrick is a director (true) . . . B--Stanley Kubrick has made great movies (true) . . . C--Stanley Kubrick made "Full Metal Jacket" (true) . . . D--"Full Metal Jacket" is a great movie (false) . . . E--"Full Metal Jacket" was one of the best movies of 1987 (false) . . . therefore, F--"Full Metal Jacket" has been overrated because of points A, B and C (true). KEN MARCUS Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1990
. . . Fast-rising actor Vincent D'Onofrio ("Full Metal Jacket," "Mystic Pizza," "Fires Within" upcoming) just finished his latest role, "Hey Caruso!"--without pay. He honored a 4-year-old promise to boyhood chum Elio Medina, a CalArts student who directed the $25,000, 25-minute film, which was shot with SAG waivers. Brian Hall (producer) and Andrew Tsao (writer) were also in on the casting coup. . . . Title just registered with the MPAA: "My Mother-in-Law Is Hitler."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1987
Based on interviews with dozens of Hollywood insiders, Oscar campaigners, trade newspaper ads and bits of conversation overheard near the power tables at the Ivy restaurant and other industry hangouts, this is how the Oscar picture looks at the moment for the top categories: Category: Picture Shoo-ins "Broadcast News" "Empire of the Sun" "The Last Emperor" Contenders "Cry Freedom" "Hope and Glory" "Ironweed" "Moonstruck" "Nuts" Longshots "Full Metal Jacket" "The Untouchables"
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jerry Gustav Hasford, whose book "The Short-Timers" became the movie "Full Metal Jacket," is being sought by California Polytechnic State University authorities, who late last week discovered some 10,000 books from libraries around the world in a storage locker in San Luis Obispo rented to the author. Campus police said they staged the raid to locate 87 overdue library books checked out to Hasford that carried $3,000 in fines.
AUTOS
August 25, 2004 | DAN NEIL
The National Rifle Assn. is right when it says guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people, and really big bullets traveling at four times the speed of sound kill people with excellent and resounding authority. Welcome to the fascinating world of rifle-grade ballistics. Please keep your brains inside your skull during the ride.
SPORTS
April 12, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Dan Barreiro of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, asking Laker rookie Mark Madsen what it's like to guard Shaquille O'Neal in practice: "Well, I get beaten up, bruised and battered," Madsen said. "Totally and completely. It's a joke. I can't stop him. You can't stop him. Nobody can stop him. "But the good thing for me is that after he punishes me, he always talks to me and tells me what I'm doing right and where I can improve." There is a perk for the beating.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1999
Pasadena's spoof-laden Doo Dah Parade returns for an end-of-the-millennium celebration. This year the parade will mobilize the largest participation in the event's 23-year history as more than 1,500 irreverent revelers march down Colorado Boulevard. Entries will include the Blair Witches' Brigade, Y2K-Why Not 2K?, the South Park Kids and Mr. Hankey and the BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team.
NEWS
February 3, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gustav Hasford, the novelist nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay for "Full Metal Jacket," has died in Greece. He was 45. Hasford died Friday in Aegina, apparently of complications from untreated diabetes, a San Diego friend said Monday. The 1987 film by director Stanley Kubrick was based on Hasford's partly autobiographical novel "The Short-Timers."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1990
. . . Fast-rising actor Vincent D'Onofrio ("Full Metal Jacket," "Mystic Pizza," "Fires Within" upcoming) just finished his latest role, "Hey Caruso!"--without pay. He honored a 4-year-old promise to boyhood chum Elio Medina, a CalArts student who directed the $25,000, 25-minute film, which was shot with SAG waivers. Brian Hall (producer) and Andrew Tsao (writer) were also in on the casting coup. . . . Title just registered with the MPAA: "My Mother-in-Law Is Hitler."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1990 | John M. Wilson
When William Hurt dropped out of "Naked Tango" last year, it left the plum role of Cholo--a dangerous, seductive Argentine gangster/Tango dancer, circa 1924--waiting to be plucked by the right actor. At the time, Hurt's agent, Gene Parseghian, suggested the producers consider Vincent D'Onofrio, who was not a Parseghian client.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN and John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Gustav Hasford, who co-wrote the screenplay for the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket," pleaded no contest Friday in a plea bargain on charges of stealing thousands of books from more than 70 public libraries. Originally charged with two counts of grand theft, Hasford pleaded nolo contendre in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to two counts of possessing stolen property. The plea was accepted by Judge Harry Woolpert. Deputy Dist. Atty.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1987
With regard to Franklin's indignation over the racism in "Adventures in Babysitting": The very notion of portraying a funky South Side Chicago blues bar's audience as predominantly black is quite shocking. The idea of showing inner-city street gangs as being mostly black and Hispanic is truly unforgivable. Actually, I'm still very upset with the makers of "Platoon" and "Full Metal Jacket" for casting all Orientals to play the Viet Cong. Shouldn't there have ben an even mix of Caucasians?
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