December 12, 1999 |
When director Alan Parker set about adapting Frank McCourt's best-selling novel "Angela's Ashes" for film, he knew casting was going to be one of his major problems. McCourt's autobiographical book traces his childhood in poverty-stricken Ireland in the 1930s and '40s. It also deals with his alcoholic wastrel father Malachy (played by Robert Carlyle), his long-suffering mother Angela (Emily Watson) and the loss of three of his siblings in infancy.
August 21, 1996 |
Can't be too loose. That's the motto of Moorpark coaches Hector Garcia, Gary Sharpe and Bobby Valenzuela. "Before today's game the kids were laughing and pushing each other just like they did during the regionals," Valenzuela said. "I knew we were back to normal. Monday everybody was acting too proper." Before Moorpark's 5-1 first-round loss to Cranston, R.I., the coaches learned that Little League rules required them to wear matching slacks and white polo shirts for the televised games.
December 12, 1999 |
So what did Frank McCourt, the author of "Angela's Ashes," think about Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens and Michael Legge, who play him at various ages in Alan Parker's film adaptation of his award-winning memoir. McCourt recently discussed his feelings about his screen alter egos, the movie in general and memories of his poverty-stricken childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Question: Was it an odd experience watching three actors play you at various ages?
January 21, 2000 |
She has a face that would serve as a poor hiding place for an emotional wound. "I can't think of the right word . . . physiognomy, right?" says Emily Watson. "That's my advantage, I suppose. To have a face that reveals everything." Even, on this particular afternoon, a courtly prepossession (she offers tea to her visitor) that might startle those who know the 32-year-old British actress only for the unguarded, unsettling passion of her two Oscar-nominated roles.
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.
May 9, 2004
Friday After Freedom Drama Vitagraph With: Mic Tomasi, Greg Satamian, Sophie Chahinian The idea: Cultural tug of war set in Glendale as a young Armenian American is torn between his tightknit community and finding his own way. Writer-director: Vahe Babaian * So?