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June 11, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees at Daily Variety expressed outrage Wednesday after their editor sent a letter to the chairman of Paramount Communications criticizing a negative review of Paramount Pictures' summer hit "Patriot Games" that appeared in the entertainment newspaper. In a letter to Martin Davis, also Paramount Communications' chief executive, editor Peter Bart said the review "was, to put it in a word, unprofessional."
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June 3, 2001 | JOSEPH McBRIDE, Joseph McBride is the author of 14 books, including "Frank Capra: TheCatastrophe of Success" (1992) and "Steven Spielberg: A Biography" (1997)
"The truth about my life is nobody's damn business but my own," film director John Ford (1894-1973) once proclaimed. This penchant for secrecy helps explain why the truth of his life has been so notoriously difficult to pin down. No aspect of Ford has generated more confusion than his often contradictory stands on political issues.
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August 15, 1992
Having read your article on Variety's editorial director, Peter Bart ("Beyond the 'Patriot Games' Incident at Variety" Aug. 4), we are compelled to take public issue with two of the incorrect statements made by Robert W. Welkos. First, Joseph McBride was not "removed" as reviewer for "A League of Their Own," nor was there any element of punishment with respect to the films that Daily Variety's editors assigned to McBride to review. Interestingly, although the article states that Bart indicated that McBride would not review any more Paramount films, in the next column, one of the films that you acknowledge McBride is to review, "Bebe's Kids," is in fact a Paramount motion picture.
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September 13, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Film historian Joseph McBride once estimated he has seen at least 7,500 movies since he was a kid in Milwaukee in the 1950s. As the new moderator of "Coming Attractions," a fall UC Irvine Extension film course, McBride will be adding six more titles to his list. But don't ask which ones. "There's no way we can tell you what they will be ahead of time," he said with a laugh. "They like to keep it a secret."
BOOKS
May 17, 1992 | Gavin Lambert, Lambert is a novelist, screenwriter and author of the biography, "Norma Shearer."
In 1985, at the age of 88, Frank Capra suffered the first of a series of strokes that left him fuddled and twilit until his death in 1991. Although he could still recognize visitors, as one of them reported, "he doesn't really know who he is anymore." But did he ever? Joseph McBride's biography, superbly researched and almost continually surprising, is a Faustian story of false identity as the price of fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Film historian Joseph McBride once estimated he has seen at least 7,500 movies since he was a kid in Milwaukee in the 1950s. As the new moderator of "Coming Attractions," a fall UC Irvine Extension film course, McBride will be adding six more titles to his list. But don't ask which ones. "There's no way we can tell you what they will be ahead of time," he said with a laugh. "They like to keep it a secret."
MAGAZINE
June 3, 2001 | JOSEPH McBRIDE, Joseph McBride is the author of 14 books, including "Frank Capra: TheCatastrophe of Success" (1992) and "Steven Spielberg: A Biography" (1997)
"The truth about my life is nobody's damn business but my own," film director John Ford (1894-1973) once proclaimed. This penchant for secrecy helps explain why the truth of his life has been so notoriously difficult to pin down. No aspect of Ford has generated more confusion than his often contradictory stands on political issues.
BOOKS
July 13, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic
What does Steven Spielberg know, and when did he know it? That he's had a dazzling technical grasp of filmmaking for what seems like forever is beyond question. He also knows, as much by intuition as anything else, what people want to see. With a flair for popular filmmaking unparalleled in his generation, he has, as biographer Joseph McBride suggests, "a rare gift for making audiences throughout the world share his own primal fears and fantasies."
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October 15, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Movie History: Filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich and Daniel Taradash will be part of a panel discussing the history of Columbia Pictures at a free symposium Friday at 7:30 p.m. in UCLA's Melnitz Theater. Columbia exec Gareth Wigan and journalist Joseph McBride will also participate.
BOOKS
June 21, 1992
Boy, giants Katharine Hepburn and Billy Wilder better live forever. Otherwise they'll be dissected and trivialized by the likes of Barbara Leaming and Joseph McBride in the interests of "truth" ("Bette Davis" and "Frank Capra," May 17). Personally, I'd rather watch "Dark Victory" or "Lost Horizon" any time than read one more critical study of mixed-up egomaniacs Bette Davis and Frank Capra. BILL WOLFE, HOLLYWOOD
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July 13, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic
What does Steven Spielberg know, and when did he know it? That he's had a dazzling technical grasp of filmmaking for what seems like forever is beyond question. He also knows, as much by intuition as anything else, what people want to see. With a flair for popular filmmaking unparalleled in his generation, he has, as biographer Joseph McBride suggests, "a rare gift for making audiences throughout the world share his own primal fears and fantasies."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1992
Having read your article on Variety's editorial director, Peter Bart ("Beyond the 'Patriot Games' Incident at Variety" Aug. 4), we are compelled to take public issue with two of the incorrect statements made by Robert W. Welkos. First, Joseph McBride was not "removed" as reviewer for "A League of Their Own," nor was there any element of punishment with respect to the films that Daily Variety's editors assigned to McBride to review. Interestingly, although the article states that Bart indicated that McBride would not review any more Paramount films, in the next column, one of the films that you acknowledge McBride is to review, "Bebe's Kids," is in fact a Paramount motion picture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees at Daily Variety expressed outrage Wednesday after their editor sent a letter to the chairman of Paramount Communications criticizing a negative review of Paramount Pictures' summer hit "Patriot Games" that appeared in the entertainment newspaper. In a letter to Martin Davis, also Paramount Communications' chief executive, editor Peter Bart said the review "was, to put it in a word, unprofessional."
BOOKS
May 17, 1992 | Gavin Lambert, Lambert is a novelist, screenwriter and author of the biography, "Norma Shearer."
In 1985, at the age of 88, Frank Capra suffered the first of a series of strokes that left him fuddled and twilit until his death in 1991. Although he could still recognize visitors, as one of them reported, "he doesn't really know who he is anymore." But did he ever? Joseph McBride's biography, superbly researched and almost continually surprising, is a Faustian story of false identity as the price of fame.
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