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January 17, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS, Jack Mathews is the film critic for Newsday
Oliver Stone is making 'Heaven and Earth,' a film that may generate more controversy than his first two Vietnam movies--'Platoon' and 'Born on the Fourth of July.' This time Stone tells the story of a Vietnamese woman born to war and exposes America to a view of the conflict that we have yet to face. * Watching an Oliver Stone movie being shot is like watching an Oliver Stone movie being shown.
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January 16, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They can never forgive or forget. Nor do they want to. For a small group of expatriate Vietnamese who live in Orange County, to forgive the Communist government that chased them from their homes--leaving family, friends and neighbors dead--is to trample the memory of what once was their nation, the Republic of Vietnam. The expatriates, who vented their anger at author Le Ly Hayslip in a surprisingly hostile demonstration Jan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syndicated columnist and Voice of America newscaster Truc B. Bui loathed the idea of the autobiography "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places" being adapted into a movie. After all, the book's Vietnamese heroine was not only a rice farmer's illiterate daughter who was raped by Viet Cong soldiers, she was also a prostitute who ended up being whisked away from the hellish war by an American businessman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment she sat down to write her memoirs more than 10 years ago, Le Ly Hayslip knew she would place herself under attack from the Vietnamese American community for revealing how she lived her life in Vietnam. It was a life that included aiding Vietnamese Communist soldiers, working as a prostitute and marrying an American.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They can never forgive or forget. Nor do they want to. For a small group of expatriate Vietnamese who live in Orange County, to forgive the Communist government that chased them from their homes--leaving family, friends and neighbors dead--is to trample the memory of what once was their nation, the Republic of Vietnam. The expatriates, who vented their anger at author Le Ly Hayslip in a surprisingly hostile demonstration Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment she sat down to write her memoirs more than 10 years ago, Le Ly Hayslip knew she would place herself under attack from the Vietnamese American community for revealing how she lived her life in Vietnam. It was a life that included aiding Vietnamese Communist soldiers, working as a prostitute and marrying an American.
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January 2, 1994 | THUAN LE, Thuan Le is a staff writer for The Times' Orange County edition
I was only 8 when my family left Saigon in 1975, and I was too young to comprehend the war around me. But in the last two years, I have begun to comprehend the Vietnam War and its aftermath in ways I had never expected. It happened by accident when I heard about Oliver Stone's new film on Vietnam and ended up with a major role in it.
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October 15, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske
Before he began filming his epic $42-million Samurai saga "Heaven and Earth" here last August, Japanese producer-director Haruki Kadokawa asked the gods to descend from heaven and bless the ground on which his actors and 3,000 extras would perform. Wearing a ceremonial robe and hat, Kadokawa--a High Shinto priest--made offerings of vegetables and rice wine at an altar transported from Japan to the location, an Indian reserve 30 miles west of Calgary.
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January 3, 1994 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
OK, be honest. Is composer-keyboardist Kitaro the first name that would come to mind as the source of music for Oliver Stone's latest Vietnam war film, "Heaven and Earth"? The same Kitaro who has been described by the Encyclopedia Britannica as "the quintessential musician of the New Age"? Who has produced nearly 20 recordings of misty-sounding, impressionistic music to float by?
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January 17, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS
Hiep Thi Le says that even though she was only 9 years old, she can still see the look on her sister's face that night in 1979 when a fishing boat captain grabbed her screaming 7-year-old sister and put a knife to her throat. "Tears rolled down her face, but there was no more crying," says the now 23-year-old Le. "I thought her eyes were going to fall out of their sockets."
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January 3, 1994 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
OK, be honest. Is composer-keyboardist Kitaro the first name that would come to mind as the source of music for Oliver Stone's latest Vietnam war film, "Heaven and Earth"? The same Kitaro who has been described by the Encyclopedia Britannica as "the quintessential musician of the New Age"? Who has produced nearly 20 recordings of misty-sounding, impressionistic music to float by?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1994 | THUAN LE, Thuan Le is a staff writer for The Times' Orange County edition
I was only 8 when my family left Saigon in 1975, and I was too young to comprehend the war around me. But in the last two years, I have begun to comprehend the Vietnam War and its aftermath in ways I had never expected. It happened by accident when I heard about Oliver Stone's new film on Vietnam and ended up with a major role in it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syndicated columnist and Voice of America newscaster Truc B. Bui loathed the idea of the autobiography "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places" being adapted into a movie. After all, the book's Vietnamese heroine was not only a rice farmer's illiterate daughter who was raped by Viet Cong soldiers, she was also a prostitute who ended up being whisked away from the hellish war by an American businessman.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS, NEWSDAY
Let's play this story as a short movie in our heads. An Oliver Stone movie, with multiple flashbacks, quick cuts and plenty of dense political observations. It's the only way to tell a story that covers two mirror-opposite lives, two radically different cultures, and the most divisive foreign war in American history.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS, Jack Mathews is the film critic for Newsday
Oliver Stone is making 'Heaven and Earth,' a film that may generate more controversy than his first two Vietnam movies--'Platoon' and 'Born on the Fourth of July.' This time Stone tells the story of a Vietnamese woman born to war and exposes America to a view of the conflict that we have yet to face. * Watching an Oliver Stone movie being shot is like watching an Oliver Stone movie being shown.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS
Hiep Thi Le says that even though she was only 9 years old, she can still see the look on her sister's face that night in 1979 when a fishing boat captain grabbed her screaming 7-year-old sister and put a knife to her throat. "Tears rolled down her face, but there was no more crying," says the now 23-year-old Le. "I thought her eyes were going to fall out of their sockets."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1993 | JACK MATHEWS, NEWSDAY
Let's play this story as a short movie in our heads. An Oliver Stone movie, with multiple flashbacks, quick cuts and plenty of dense political observations. It's the only way to tell a story that covers two mirror-opposite lives, two radically different cultures, and the most divisive foreign war in American history.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske
Before he began filming his epic $42-million Samurai saga "Heaven and Earth" here last August, Japanese producer-director Haruki Kadokawa asked the gods to descend from heaven and bless the ground on which his actors and 3,000 extras would perform. Wearing a ceremonial robe and hat, Kadokawa--a High Shinto priest--made offerings of vegetables and rice wine at an altar transported from Japan to the location, an Indian reserve 30 miles west of Calgary.
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