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She floated over the ice, as delicate as the flutes that played her music but as assertive and strong as any champion has ever been. Sarah Hughes faced daunting odds Thursday night and overcame them with uncanny poise and polish, staging one of the greatest upsets in the annals of Olympic figure skating. With a softly flowing lavender dress and steely resolve, the giggly 16-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y.
July 20, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's blaring boom box, Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything" had just rocked his world. "It changed my life when I saw it, it genuinely did," Ponsoldt said of the 1989 cult favorite. "I totally fell in love with Diane Court [Ione Skye]. I had the poster on my wall.
March 8, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right. His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life. That ethos animated the Oscars on Sunday during a poignant tribute to Hughes, who died in August at age 59 and whose body of work as a writer and director is credited with humorously capturing the teen angst of the '80s generation.
June 3, 2009 | Mark Silva
President Obama on Tuesday nominated Republican Rep. John M. McHugh of New York to be secretary of the Army. McHugh, 60, is a nine-term member of the House of Representatives and the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee. If confirmed by the Senate, McHugh would bolster the number of high-ranking Republicans in the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Robert M.
November 2, 1992
John T. Hughes, 64, an expert in photographic intelligence who President John F. Kennedy chose to brief the nation in a 1963 broadcast about the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. Hughes retired in 1984 as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where for 23 years he reported to top national officials about Soviet military concentrations.
August 29, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
DURING the 1980s, writer-director-producer John Hughes had an uncanny ability to tap into teen angst in such movies as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink" and "Some Kind of Wonderful." As two new sparkling editions of the latter two (Paramount, $15 apiece) illustrate, his view of teenagers' problems and growing pains are timeless. "Pretty in Pink," which was produced and written by Hughes, marked the directorial debut of Howard Deutch.
February 17, 2007 | Joal Ryan, Special to The Times
"BABY'S Day Out," "Mr. Mom" and "Curly Sue" are all films written and/or directed by John Hughes. But make no mistake: They are not the films of John Hughes. Not by the standards of those who came of age amid the rise of the high-fashion leg warmer.
October 25, 2009 | Sam Adams
It began with a knock on the door. Cameron Crowe turned the knob, and there was Lowell Marchant, a beaming 19-year-old freshly relocated from Arkansas to Los Angeles. "It's a pleasure to be here in California," he told Crowe. "I'm a kickboxer. Do you know about kickboxing? It's the sport of the future." To anyone who's passed through adolescence in the last 20 years, that brief recollection is enough to pinpoint the source for Lloyd Dobler, the gallant, determined and, yes, kickboxing hero of Crowe's directorial debut, "Say Anything . . . ," which Fox will release next week in a deluxe Blu-ray edition to commemorate its landmark anniversary.
A cry from its maker's id--where it no doubt howled for years--Asia Argento's "Scarlet Diva" is pure narcissism run deliriously amok. The Italian actress, currently out-scowling Vin Diesel in "XXX," is the daughter of horror director Dario Argento, whose resume includes grisly 1970s shockers such as "Deep Red" and "Suspiria," but whose legend for the outrageous has been increasingly outstripped, in more ways than one, by his attention-grabbing offspring.
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