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October 12, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Old acquaintance was not forgot when David Sefton glanced at a theater festival bill in Dublin, Ireland, two years ago and was surprised to spot Oscar McLennan's name. Sefton, director of UCLA Live, was there to scout much bigger game: Robert Wilson's staging of "Woyzeck," with music by Tom Waits, which later became a centerpiece of UCLA's first International Theatre Festival. But he also made sure to catch McLennan, a memorable blast from his past.
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October 17, 2003 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
In a fever of creativity, a man narrates the movie unfolding in his imagination. It's a sort of present-day "Metropolis" about zombies racing to nowhere in their dead-end lives. Then Oscar McLennan, a schlump of a guy in a rumpled white suit, pauses to edit himself. "It's too cold," he says. "Too cynical. And where's the feel-good factor?" The audience, steeped in the ways of Hollywood, laughs knowingly.
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October 17, 2003 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
In a fever of creativity, a man narrates the movie unfolding in his imagination. It's a sort of present-day "Metropolis" about zombies racing to nowhere in their dead-end lives. Then Oscar McLennan, a schlump of a guy in a rumpled white suit, pauses to edit himself. "It's too cold," he says. "Too cynical. And where's the feel-good factor?" The audience, steeped in the ways of Hollywood, laughs knowingly.
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October 12, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Old acquaintance was not forgot when David Sefton glanced at a theater festival bill in Dublin, Ireland, two years ago and was surprised to spot Oscar McLennan's name. Sefton, director of UCLA Live, was there to scout much bigger game: Robert Wilson's staging of "Woyzeck," with music by Tom Waits, which later became a centerpiece of UCLA's first International Theatre Festival. But he also made sure to catch McLennan, a memorable blast from his past.
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October 9, 2003
MOVIES Praise flowing for 'River' Since it debuted at Cannes in May, critics have been calling Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River" his best film since "Unforgiven." Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins head a powerful ensemble cast in this dark drama set in Boston dealing with a group of childhood friends, now middle-aged, whose lives have taken very different paths. The death of one's daughters reunites them under tragic and complicated circumstances.
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