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February 15, 2005 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
The other day James L. White gave me a tour of the place where he spent his first decade trying to make a living in Hollywood. It's a tour every wannabe screenwriter should take so they could measure the vast distance that lies between taking a first crack at telling a story and creating a film that not only touches people's souls but earns an Oscar best picture nomination.
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February 15, 2005 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
The other day James L. White gave me a tour of the place where he spent his first decade trying to make a living in Hollywood. It's a tour every wannabe screenwriter should take so they could measure the vast distance that lies between taking a first crack at telling a story and creating a film that not only touches people's souls but earns an Oscar best picture nomination.
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October 29, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
From the moment director Taylor Hackford starts "Ray" with a shot of Jamie Foxx's fingers hitting the piano keys and breaking into the unmistakable rhythms of "What'd I Say," it's clear that Ray Charles' unstoppable music will power this film. It's axiomatic that any picture with songs like "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind," "Hit the Road Jack" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" is going to get cut all the slack it needs.
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October 24, 2004 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
JAMIE FOXX walked into the old Ray Charles recording studios two weeks ago like he owned the place -- or at least like someone who knew the hallways well enough to find his way blindfolded. He had done pretty much that on his previous visit to the studio, in June 2003, when makeup people sealed his eyes to help him portray the legendary blind singer for the film "Ray." The "blinding" involved an uncomfortable fake-eyelid application every morning for the three months of shooting.
WORLD
October 17, 2009
The Obama administration's debate over Afghanistan is illuminating differences within a national security team previously known for conducting business behind closed doors with little fuss or dissent. In five White House sessions, military leaders intent on getting more firepower have been seated beside civilian officials fearful of political fallout from an escalation of the war. Key players have hedged on questions of strategy and troop levels. There have been signs of a compromise that would tell allies that the United States remains committed to Afghanistan while reassuring Americans that the goals are limited.
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November 3, 2004 | Patrick Goldstein, Times Staff Writer
Taylor HACKFORD, like many others, has no trouble remembering the first time he met Ray Charles. It was 1987, not long after Hackford had directed "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," a documentary about Chuck Berry, and produced "La Bamba," a widely praised biopic about teen idol Ritchie Valens.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2004
Sept. 17 Cowboys & Angels Comedy TLA Releasing With: Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels, David Murray The idea: An awkward young man gets a faster life than he bargained for when he gets a gay roommate, a new girl and a job as a drug-runner. Writer-director: David Gleason * So? Not your usual Irish movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Animation Go Fish Pictures The idea: Cyborg detective investigates the case of a female sex robot that slaughtered its owner.
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