June 29, 1990 |
Masaki Kobayashi's near-10-hour, three-part "Human Condition" ("Ningen No Joken") trilogy is one of the monumental achievements in motion-picture history. It is also one of the most obscure, for the trilogy--"No Greater Love," "Road to Eternity" and "A Soldier's Prayer"--suffered from poor international distribution upon its completion in 1961. Having regained its rights to "The Human Condition," the venerable Shochiku Film Co. presented it at the old Kabuki Theater on Adams at Crenshaw in 1970.
January 2, 1995 |
Hon, I'm zipping out to the video store. Back in a few." But in your dark heart, you know you don't need the video. Alone now, scarf on head, tote in hand, you're ready to commit the deed: Sneaking. You're sneaking out to indulge that part of yourself you hide from friends, family or neighbors because . . . because, well, you'd just die if they found out. Maybe you're sneaking out for a little after-dinner pint of Ben & Jerry's.
September 23, 2002 |
DESOLATION A Novel by Yasmina Reza Alfred A. Knopf 144 pages, $19 * Yasmina Reza is best known in this country as the author of the Tony Award-winning play "Art." The Paris-based former actress is also the author of several other plays produced over the last decade or so, including "Conversations After a Burial," "Winter Crossing," "The Unexpected Man" and "Life x 3."
February 15, 1985 |
In his subtle and superb "The Death of Mario Ricci" (at the Fox International for one week, starting today), film maker Claude Goretta finds in a small Swiss village the universe in microcosm.
April 16, 2000 |
The producer of the CBS Sunday movie "Picnic" intentionally decided not to remake the classic 1955 film starring William Holden and Kim Novak. "I saw the movie once years ago," says Blue Andre, who also serves as executive producer. "That movie was done." This movie, Andre says, went back to William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Josh Brolin stars in the languid romance as Hal, a beefcake drifter who stirs up emotions when he arrives in the small Kansas town of Elgin.
December 26, 1995 |
That voice. "It was gorgeous, luscious, rich and resonant," recalls Lillian Glass, describing the man at the other end of the line. They had never met face to face. "My mental image of him was that he was tall, maybe 6-foot-3, husky, well-built. A Pierce Brosnan type." And? "He was short, overweight and looked, uh, not like Pierce Brosnan," says Glass, who liked him anyway.