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April 25, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Screenwriter and director James Dearden is fascinated with the dark side of human relationships, and the obsessions that can create chaos--or worse--in people's everyday lives. "People are utterly unknowable," Dearden said. "One of the things that intrigues me is how people can be a mystery however much we think we know them."
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January 21, 2014 | By David Ng
Natascha McElhone will not be ignored. The British actress, who has played David Duchovny's on-and-off lover for six seasons on the Showtime comedy "Californication," will be taking on the role immortalized by Glenn Close in the upcoming London stage adaptation of the 1987 movie "Fatal Attraction. " The play, directed by the award-winning Trevor Nunn, is set to begin performances March 8 at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage James Dearden, who wrote the movie's screenplay as well as the short film on which the movie was based, is authoring the new play.
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April 26, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aficionados of terrible movies will walk out at the end of "A Kiss Before Dying" (citywide) with big smiles on their faces. Even in this quality-depleted movie era, classic bad movies are almost as rare as classic good ones. But for those of us who don't fancy ourselves connoisseurs of badness, "A Kiss Before Dying" is less than delectable. It's a real botch-a-thon, and it gets worse as it goes along.
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April 26, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aficionados of terrible movies will walk out at the end of "A Kiss Before Dying" (citywide) with big smiles on their faces. Even in this quality-depleted movie era, classic bad movies are almost as rare as classic good ones. But for those of us who don't fancy ourselves connoisseurs of badness, "A Kiss Before Dying" is less than delectable. It's a real botch-a-thon, and it gets worse as it goes along.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By David Ng
Natascha McElhone will not be ignored. The British actress, who has played David Duchovny's on-and-off lover for six seasons on the Showtime comedy "Californication," will be taking on the role immortalized by Glenn Close in the upcoming London stage adaptation of the 1987 movie "Fatal Attraction. " The play, directed by the award-winning Trevor Nunn, is set to begin performances March 8 at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage James Dearden, who wrote the movie's screenplay as well as the short film on which the movie was based, is authoring the new play.
BOOKS
May 8, 1988
FATAL ATTRACTION by H. B. Gilmour, based on the screenplay by James Dearden. (Signet: $3.95.) A single woman becomes fixated on her love for a married man and ends up almost destroying everyone involved. CARRIE by Stephen King. (Signet: $3.95.) Demons possess an introverted high school girl whose repression finally explodes in demonic revenge. (Soon to open as a Broadway musical.) THE FINAL PLANET by Andrew M. Greeley. (TOR: $4.95.) Space travelers who belong to the Holy Order of St.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1988 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The British Invasion--of movies, not rock 'n' roll--began with the early '80s explosions of "Chariots of Fire" and "Gandhi" and continued with the modest fireworks of "Mona Lisa," "A Room With a View," "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "Hope and Glory." It shows no signs of dissipating.
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November 15, 1987 | JAY SCOTT, Scott is the film critic for the Toronto Globe & Mail. and
In the eons since Zeus permitted the sun god Helios to create the island of Rhodes (450 miles southeast of Athens in the aqua waters of the Aegean Sea), it's been one damned thing after another for the citizens of this meteorological and botanical paradise: They've been enslaved at most, or exploited at least, by Phoenicians, Minoans, Achaians, Dorians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Saracens, Venetians, Genoans, Turks and Italians. Give or take.
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June 24, 1990 | John M. Wilson \f7
Pocket Books, meanwhile, will re-release Levin's first-ever novel, "A Kiss Before Dying" (1953), later this year in conjunction with Universal's remake of a 1956 film adaptation. The original film starred Robert Wagner as a sociopath who weds a young woman who's unaware he's murdered her twin sister. In the new version, Matt Dillon stars opposite Sean Young.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Screenwriter and director James Dearden is fascinated with the dark side of human relationships, and the obsessions that can create chaos--or worse--in people's everyday lives. "People are utterly unknowable," Dearden said. "One of the things that intrigues me is how people can be a mystery however much we think we know them."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1988 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The British Invasion--of movies, not rock 'n' roll--began with the early '80s explosions of "Chariots of Fire" and "Gandhi" and continued with the modest fireworks of "Mona Lisa," "A Room With a View," "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "Hope and Glory." It shows no signs of dissipating.
BOOKS
May 8, 1988
FATAL ATTRACTION by H. B. Gilmour, based on the screenplay by James Dearden. (Signet: $3.95.) A single woman becomes fixated on her love for a married man and ends up almost destroying everyone involved. CARRIE by Stephen King. (Signet: $3.95.) Demons possess an introverted high school girl whose repression finally explodes in demonic revenge. (Soon to open as a Broadway musical.) THE FINAL PLANET by Andrew M. Greeley. (TOR: $4.95.) Space travelers who belong to the Holy Order of St.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1987 | JAY SCOTT, Scott is the film critic for the Toronto Globe & Mail. and
In the eons since Zeus permitted the sun god Helios to create the island of Rhodes (450 miles southeast of Athens in the aqua waters of the Aegean Sea), it's been one damned thing after another for the citizens of this meteorological and botanical paradise: They've been enslaved at most, or exploited at least, by Phoenicians, Minoans, Achaians, Dorians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Saracens, Venetians, Genoans, Turks and Italians. Give or take.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1990
Concerning "A 'Lolita' for the '90s," in the June 10 Outtakes: The original 1962 movie version of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" may have only featured "a pedicure as the film's most erotic scene," but the considerable combined talent of Stanley Kubrick, James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters managed to produce a near-masterpiece that more that adequately brought the painful psychology of Humbert Humbert to the screen. That individuals with the track records of James Dearden, Adrian Lyne and Carolco International should feel that they can do better with such a supremely delicate subject can only serve as a further demonstration of the overweening arrogance, shameless exploitation and transcendental lack of taste driving too much of contemporary Hollywood.
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