November 4, 2004
* *--* Statewide 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 5,599,305 58 Bill Jones (R) 3,642,425 38 Marsha J. Feinland (PF) 190,429 2 James Gray (L) 171,925 2 Don Grundmann (AI) 64,844 1 *--* *--* Los Angeles County 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 1,704,641 67 Bill Jones (R) 734,192 29 Marsha J.
January 12, 1991 |
Westchester High guard James Gray scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second quarter to lead the Comets to a 72-61 victory over Venice in a City Coastal Conference boys' basketball game Friday night at Westchester. After trailing by 13 points in the first quarter, Gray ignited a second-quarter rally in which the Comets outscored Venice, 30-7. "We took them lightly at the start," Gray said. "We weren't concentrating . . . and they hit their shots.
June 4, 1995 |
Maximilian Schell drags on his cigarette and releases curls of smoke into the dim foyer of a Brighton Beach apartment. He is trying to understand what first-time director James Gray wants during a tense scene in "Little Odessa." "Just let the action do the work," Gray is telling the seasoned Austrian-born actor, who is best known for his Academy Award-winning role as a defense attorney in 1961's "Judgment at Nuremberg."
May 18, 2007 |
NOT so long ago, it looked like James Gray's career as a film director might be over. His 2000 movie, "The Yards," a drama with a cast of budding young talent -- Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron -- had just bombed at the box office, making less than $900,000 in its U.S. release.
February 13, 2009 |
Set during a gray Brighton Beach winter, "Two Lovers" begins with the solid shape of Joaquin Phoenix lumbering down a pier, a bag of dry cleaning slung over his shoulder. We don't know who he is or anything about him, really, but for the heavy resignation and hopelessness that saturate his every step. There is no hesitation as he makes his way up and over the railing, jumping into the frigid bay below. But submerged deep in the icy waters, he discovers that he is not yet ready to die.
May 21, 2007 |
Outbidding several companies that specialize in independent films, Sony's Columbia Pictures has plunked down a hefty $11.5 million for North American rights to James Gray's "We Own the Night," a gritty crime drama that made its debut at the festival. In topping bids from Fox Searchlight, Miramax, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Columbia also committed to an expansive theatrical release this fall and a rich video deal for Gray's movie, the first since his 2000 work, "The Yards."