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December 6, 1991 | ANDY MARX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gay rights activists are voicing concerns over the depiction of homosexuals in director Oliver Stone's upcoming "JFK" movie, which features gay characters involved in an alleged plot surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. One leading gay organization has dubbed the film, which stars Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, as "about as homophobic as films get."
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May 27, 1998 | James Bates
A lawsuit filed by the heirs of late New Orleans Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison seeking to challenge Hollywood's system of accounting and profit-sharing has been decertified as a class-action suit, according to lawyers in the case. U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi in Los Angeles ruled that the case lacks class-action status for alleged antitrust allegations.
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April 4, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of charges and countercharges, debates, panel discussions, talk show appearances and Op-Ed pieces, it looked like the furor surrounding Oliver Stone's "JFK," might be quieting down. The Academy Awards were over and the film had received only two Oscars out of its eight nominations. Even before its release, "JFK" reignited a national debate about the circumstances behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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November 20, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite threats from outraged video dealers, Orion Video has gone ahead with its deal with the McDonald's fast-food chain to sell Orion's "Dances With Wolves" for $8 with the purchase of a sandwich. The promotion begins next Friday. What's making video dealers so angry is that they never had a chance to sell low-priced copies of the Oscar-winning drama about American Indians, starring Kevin Costner. On video for a year, new copies are still officially priced at about $100.
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January 10, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oliver Stone's controversial assassination movie "JFK" and Barry Levinson's biographical film "Bugsy," about the mobster who built Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel, are the odds-on favorites to be nominated for the best picture Oscar, according to veteran Nevada oddsmaker Lenny Del Genio. Both films are considered "even money" to win nominations. Also favored for nominations: "The Silence of the Lambs" with 6 to 5 odds; "The Prince of Tides," 3 to 1; and "Beauty and the Beast," 5 to 1.
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March 5, 1992 | SEAN MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The national debate over Oliver Stone's film "JFK" reached the stage of New York's venerable Town Hall Tuesday night, as Stone and writers Norman Mailer, Nora Ephron, Edward J. Epstein and Christopher Hitchens argued the movie's controversial blending of history and myth for 2 1/2 hours before a cheering and hissing audience.
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February 3, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
Pat Dowell resigned after 10 years as movie critic at Washingtonian magazine last month after the editor spiked her favorable review of Oliver Stone's "JFK." Now her replacement, Jayne Blanchard, says she also liked the movie and plans to submit a favorable review this week. "I'll probably be the shortest-lived movie critic in history," Blanchard quipped. "Pat was there 10 years and I'll be there 10 minutes." Blanchard, who reviewed films for a chain of suburban Washington, D.C.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it life yielding to art. Self-proclaimed "guerrilla historian" Oliver Stone, whose film "JFK" excoriates the Warren Commission explanation of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the governmental keepers of still-secret files on the slaying, is invited to persuade members of Congress to release those records. Stone argued passionately Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee in Washington for full disclosure of all government files connected to the assassination on Nov.
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December 23, 1991 | DEBORAH STARR SEIBEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Loud, painful gasps filled the theater. It was almost as if the audience had never seen this stunning moment in history before, as if the entire three-hour-and-seven-minute movie hadn't been building to the point where the back of a President's head--captured on Abraham Zapruder's 8-millimeter home movie--would be blown off in all its horrifying, larger-than-life detail. Tears streamed down faces. Fists were clenched. No one shuffled. Nobody left to get popcorn.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX
Warner Bros. is upping the stakes of the important holiday moviegoing season by scheduling director Oliver Stone's controversial "J.F.K.," starring Kevin Costner, for wide release Dec. 20. A source close to Stone, who is still editing the three-hour movie about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, said the decision reflects, "a sense of confidence and a roll of the dice for a serious film at the Christmas season." The movie focuses on former New Orleans Dist. Atty.
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May 15, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Oliver Stone's controversial "JFK" due to come out on home video Wednesday, just before the lucrative Memorial Day weekend, you'd think retailers would be happy, since it's the kind of movie that would lure renters. So why are so many of them complaining about the release? Because "JFK," which runs three hours, eight minutes, is on two cassettes, which poses problems for retailers, who contend that a popular two-cassette movie actually cuts down on total rentals.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it life yielding to art. Self-proclaimed "guerrilla historian" Oliver Stone, whose film "JFK" excoriates the Warren Commission explanation of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the governmental keepers of still-secret files on the slaying, is invited to persuade members of Congress to release those records. Stone argued passionately Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee in Washington for full disclosure of all government files connected to the assassination on Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1992 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of charges and countercharges, debates, panel discussions, talk show appearances and Op-Ed pieces, it looked like the furor surrounding Oliver Stone's "JFK," might be quieting down. The Academy Awards were over and the film had received only two Oscars out of its eight nominations. Even before its release, "JFK" reignited a national debate about the circumstances behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1992 | SEAN MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The national debate over Oliver Stone's film "JFK" reached the stage of New York's venerable Town Hall Tuesday night, as Stone and writers Norman Mailer, Nora Ephron, Edward J. Epstein and Christopher Hitchens argued the movie's controversial blending of history and myth for 2 1/2 hours before a cheering and hissing audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1992 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The producers of television's syndicated tabloid news shows say Oliver Stone's film "JFK" has given their penchant for dramatizing events--even hypothetical ones--new credibility. The daily tabloid show "Hard Copy" plans to test that theory starting tonight with a three-part series that, like "JFK," dramatizes unproven speculation--in this case about the death of actress Marilyn Monroe.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"JFK," Oliver Stone's controversial three-hour docudrama about a sinister U.S. government plot to kill President John F. Kennedy, may have drawn brickbats here for having shamelessly bent the facts, but it also is forcing Washington to rethink a long-festering question: Should the records of the Kennedy assassination--gathered by the Warren Commission, which officially investigated the shooting, and by the House Assassinations Committee, which probed it during the 1970s--be kept closed?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Oliver Stone's controversial "JFK" due to come out on home video Wednesday, just before the lucrative Memorial Day weekend, you'd think retailers would be happy, since it's the kind of movie that would lure renters. So why are so many of them complaining about the release? Because "JFK," which runs three hours, eight minutes, is on two cassettes, which poses problems for retailers, who contend that a popular two-cassette movie actually cuts down on total rentals.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Kevin Costner and the National Society of Film Critics have thrown their support behind a writer for Washingtonian magazine who resigned after her favorable review of the film "JFK" was spiked by the editor. The critic, Pat Dowell, said Costner telephoned her earlier this month and "said he thought I had done the right thing." Costner stars as New Orleans Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison in the controversial film by director Oliver Stone.
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February 7, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
Washingtonian magazine, which killed a favorable review of Oliver Stone's "JFK" last month only to see its movie critic resign in protest, will publish a favorable review of the film submitted by a new critic for its March editions, editor Jack A. Limpert said Thursday. "I would agree with critics that an editor has no right to substitute his judgment (for theirs)," Limpert said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
Pat Dowell resigned after 10 years as movie critic at Washingtonian magazine last month after the editor spiked her favorable review of Oliver Stone's "JFK." Now her replacement, Jayne Blanchard, says she also liked the movie and plans to submit a favorable review this week. "I'll probably be the shortest-lived movie critic in history," Blanchard quipped. "Pat was there 10 years and I'll be there 10 minutes." Blanchard, who reviewed films for a chain of suburban Washington, D.C.
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