June 23, 1996 |
It was a joyous, tearful family reunion as Kevin Lee Green returned home Saturday after spending 17 years in custody for an Orange County murder that police now say he didn't commit. "I knew I wasn't guilty, and I tried to tell everyone that would listen I wasn't, and it didn't work," Green told television reporters. Vindication came Thursday, when a horrified legal system realized its error and granted freedom to the former Marine, who promptly flew to St.
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September 23, 1989
Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two Hillside Stranglers who terrorized Los Angeles in the late 1970s, has married his Louisiana pen pal after meeting her for the first time this week, prison officials said Friday in Walla Walla, Wash. Bianchi, 38, wore a black tuxedo and Shirlee Joyce Book, 36, of Monterey, La., wore a white wedding dress with a small veil during the 15-minute ceremony in the prison chapel Thursday morning, Washington State Penitentiary spokesman Richard Bauer said.
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February 1, 1997
Lyle Menendez, one of two brothers imprisoned for life last year for murdering their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills, got married in prison more than six months ago, the California Department of Corrections said Friday. A spokesman at the Tehachapi Prison said Menendez and Anna Eriksson were married July 2 by Judge Nancy Brown while he was in the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles awaiting sentencing. At the time, the L.A.
December 19, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The twisty, suspenseful "Prisoners" is full of thrills, but none more enduring than the way stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal ignite against one another. This particular feat of casting leaves audiences wondering why it hasn't happened before, and perhaps sorry that their shared screen time is so brief in the film that sees Jackman as a frantic father looking to find his missing daughter, and Gyllenhaal as the police detective on the case. The Envelope talked with both men over tea in New York about their particular chemistry, the moral ambiguities of the script, working with director Denis Villenueve and costars Viola Davis and Terrence Howard - and their own personal injuries.
December 4, 2013 |
What kind of sick, twisted mind does it take to dream up a dark psychological thriller like "Prisoners"? Apparently, it doesn't. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series , "Prisoners" screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski talked about his inspiration for the original screenplay - about a man who will stop at nothing to find his kidnapped daughter - as well as his surprisingly average childhood. "It was pretty normal," Guzikowski said of his upbringing. "My parents were fairly sweet people.
December 3, 2013 |
With her stringy gray wig, elastic-waisted jeans, frumpy sweater and thick glasses, Melissa Leo is barely recognizable as the middle-aged loner Holly Jones in the recent kidnapping drama "Prisoners. " She disappears so fully into the role that it's almost hard to imagine she nearly passed on the film. Speaking at the Envelope Screening Series , Leo discussed why she hesitated to take on the role, what finally convinced her and how she approached her character. Leo said her first reaction to the "Prisoners" screenplay was: "Well, it's a fascinating and well-written script, but no thank you. " Pressed further, she watched director Denis Villeneuve's film "Incendies," was impressed, and then agreed to meet with him. Villeneuve, Leo said, "understood that I was fearful.