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May 2, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Actor John Horn wanted to talk about his demanding role in John Steppling's new play, "Sea of Cortez," now at the Cast Theatre, but he couldn't until the afternoon. That was because he was getting a crown repaired by his dentist in the morning. "I loosened it grinding my teeth, from all the tension," explains Horn, sitting under the shade of a trellaced vine outside his Pasadena townhouse. "Louise, the lady of my life for many years, finally told me one night what I was doing.
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January 26, 2013 | John Horn, Los Angeles Times
This is the full, unedited transcript of the Los Angeles Times Women Directors' Roundtable at the Sundance Film Festival as moderated by staff writer John Horn. John Horn : Well, congratulations for all being here, but I'm gonna start with a study that you may have seen that was published yesterday or two days ago. Here's what the study found. Just under 24 percent of all U.S. movies programmed for the Sundance Film Festival between 2002 and 2012 were directed by women. Women were much more likely to direct documentaries than narrative films.
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April 25, 2009
Re "The Face of Change," by John Horn, April 16: Plenty of people are still watching smart dramas. We're just watching them on cable channels now. Kathy Lisiewicz Los Angeles
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April 25, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The summer's most prominent names include Robert Downey Jr. (" Iron Man 2"), Russell Crowe ( " Robin Hood"), Angelina Jolie ("Salt"), Tom Cruise ("Knight and Day") and Julia Roberts ("Eat, Pray, Love"). But the season's biggest star might not be an actor, but a technique: 3-D. The stereoscopic filmmaking process has been driving any number of box-office hits. Some 80% of "Avatar's" grosses came from multiplexes with 3-D screens, and those theaters accounted for about 70% of the "Alice in Wonderland" haul.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2004
An article on films that glorify pedophiles ("Humanizing a Face of Evil," by Lorenza Munoz and John Horn, May 26)? Are you crazy? I don't want to see pedophiles when I go to the movies or in Calendar. I want to read about their arrests in your California section! Anna Katzenberg Beverly Hills
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June 13, 2009
I guess all the news that's fit to print now includes smear jobs on actors that a reporter dislikes ["Murphy's Law," by John Horn, June 11]. Shame on you. Just print what happens. James Wheaton Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1997
Nowhere in "From Telluride to Timbuktu" (by John Horn, Jan. 12), all about film festivals and their proliferation around the world, did I see one line about the Deauville Film Festival of American Cinema (in France), the largest and the only all-American film festival in Europe. This is our 22nd year. The 1997 festival will be held Sept. 5 to 15. RUDA DAUPHIN Director USA, Deauville Festival du Cinema Americain New York
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1985
It is ridiculous that "Year of the Dragon" was pressured into putting a disclaimer (" 'Dragon' to Get a Disclaimer," by John Horn, Aug. 30). Are we, the minority people, so petty that when a project that has something to do with races other than the white does not congratulate us with niceties, we feel that we are being put down or being stereotyped? That kind of dead-sensitivity is deadly to the arts. R. OKADA Glendora
TRAVEL
July 29, 1990
I was surprised and, quite honestly, appalled at the naivete expressed by John Horn in his June 24 article about the "carefree, tropical life style" of Cuba. As an American of Cuban descent, with many relatives still trapped on the island unable to leave, I know the tragedy of what truly lies beneath this serene appearance. It is not by choice, as John Horn seems to think, that the Cubans are locked in the '50s. They do not have a choice. Castro's Cuba does not allow its people to see nor have those things we take for granted here in the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2005
As an author currently working on a book about the history of King Kong in the cinema, I was very pleased to read John Horn's very informative article on the upcoming Peter Jackson version. I was disappointed to see, however, that Horn chose to report an oft-repeated piece of Kong lore that Paramount's 1976 version of the film was a flop. The film grossed $52.6 million at the domestic box office and more than double that overseas, quite an impressive achievement in an era when only one film ("Jaws")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2010
CAST: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and William Hurt. Directed by Ridley Scott. BACK STORY: He steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Or does he? Scott knows that audiences have their preconceived notions of the Robin Hood legend. "It's so much a part of the original English culture and everyone knows it," the British filmmaker says. That's presented the "Gladiator" director with opportunities and obstacles as he and five-time collaborator Crowe revisit Sherwood Forest.
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June 13, 2009
I guess all the news that's fit to print now includes smear jobs on actors that a reporter dislikes ["Murphy's Law," by John Horn, June 11]. Shame on you. Just print what happens. James Wheaton Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2009
What's wrong with this paragraph: "Just as the R-rated comedies 'American Pie,' 'Knocked Up' and 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' transformed excellent word-of-mouth into strong summer ticket sales, 'The Hangover' should benefit from the kind of positive moviegoer chatter that largely has been missing from the summer spell -- save 'Star Trek' " ["The Morning-After Reaction: Let's Do It Again!" by John Horn, May 28]? How about no mention of a little R-rated comedy from the summer of 2005 called, uh, "Wedding Crashers"?
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May 2, 2009 | John Horn
The Iranian drama "About Elly" won the top narrative prize at the eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival, with the go-kart documentary "Racing Dreams" collecting the best nonfiction film award, the festival announced Thursday night. The New York festival, founded by actor Robert De Niro's entertainment company to stimulate downtown Manhattan after the Sept. 11 attacks, gave its top acting awards to Ciaran Hinds for "The Eclipse" and Zoe Kazan for "The Exploding Girl." Other film prizes for the festival, which carries a heavy emphasis on foreign-language and documentary films, went to "Nord" (winner of the best new narrative filmmaker prize)
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December 17, 2008 | John Horn, Elena Howe, Susan King and Gina McIntyre
PEAKING DOUBLE THREAT: If Clint Eastwood should land the lead actor award, he'll be the only person to win both an acting and a directing statuette. -- CLIMBING THE ANSWER IS: "Slumdog Millionaire" isn't the only best picture contender to revolve around a game show. The 1994 Ralph Fiennes film "Quiz Show" also received an Oscar nod. TAG TEAM: Mickey Rourke is likely to pin down an Oscar nomination for "The Wrestler," but the part almost got yanked from him when the movie couldn't find financing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2006
GIVEN the premise of John Horn and Chris Lee's article, it's surprising that they didn't mention last year's "Chronicles of Narnia," a classic fairy-tale adventure that subjected its 'tween heroes to a greater degree of danger and actual physical harm than has been allowed over the last 40 years ["Fairy Tales for a Mean New World," Nov. 19]. It's also worth noting that Walt Disney had no qualms about putting young characters in serious harm's way, especially in his live-action films, most notably "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960)
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October 14, 2007
Re: "Clinical, but Emotional Too" [Oct. 7], John Horn says, "If [filmmaker Tony Kaye] didn't show those minuscule body parts, he also couldn't show the photograph of a woman who killed herself trying to end a pregnancy with a coat hanger." When people make this kind of emotional appeal, I always wonder if they are also thinking that this mother died in the process of trying to kill her own unborn child. It is very serious that she never had the time to repent of that sin.
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