August 10, 2000 |
Whether the Democrats prove to be fortune's favorites in November remains an open question, but the time they've picked to convene in Los Angeles is unusually lucky in terms of what's on the city's screens. Aside from the usual blockbusters, there are excellent things to see, and they'll be shown in some of the most interesting venues in town. One of L.A.'s newest and most exciting screening spaces is the American Cinematheque's Lloyd E.
July 23, 2000 |
Last month on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, 90 Los Angeles musicians were performing nearly flawlessly, after a single read-through, newly written music for a big summer movie. On this day, it happened to be Michael Kamen's driving score for "X-Men."
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June 10, 2000 |
Nearly a decade ago, relations between the motion picture and television industry and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles were incendiary. To borrow a phrase of Hollywood hype, it was a clash of titans, two institutions--perhaps second only to the family--with the power to influence values, form consciences, present role models and motivate human behavior.
May 23, 2000
Flattery is the art of strategic praise, as fundamental to human society as chimpanzees' habit of grooming one another in hierarchical order. And Hollywood is one of the three U.S. capitals of this praise-with-a-reason, according to "You're Too Kind, A Brief History of Flattery," by Richard Stengel (Simon & Shuster, 2000). The others are Washington and New York.
February 23, 2000 |
The chief issuer of film permits in Los Angeles said Monday that his agency will spurn an annual movie locations trade show in Los Angeles this week, chastising it as a "glorified junket for film commissioners" out to steal production work from Southern California. But officials with the Entertainment Industry Development Corp.
February 20, 2000 |
So you're here to visit hollywood? allow me to be your guide. The tour bus won't go to Universal Studios or cruise past movie stars' homes. In fact, it's not a bus at all. Today's transportation will be an aging Toyota, which I'm definitely going to replace when I sell my first screenplay.