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March 30, 1989 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
"Rain Man," the hugely popular saga of an autistic genius and his hustler brother, captured Oscars on Wednesday night for best picture, actor, director and original screenplay during the 61st annual Academy Awards presentation at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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March 31, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
MGM/UA executives saw green the morning after the Academy Awards. Dollars, that is. While the Oscar winners basked in the honor from their peers on Thursday, distributors of their films scrambled to capitalize on the earning potential of those 13-inch-high statuettes. And MGM/UA, whose "Rain Man" earned the best picture nod, has the most to gain. Executives said they are expecting a big boost to the film's already impressive performance at the box office.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
MGM/UA executives saw green the morning after the Academy Awards. Dollars, that is. While the Oscar winners basked in the honor from their peers on Thursday, distributors of their films scrambled to capitalize on the earning potential of those 13-inch-high statuettes. And MGM/UA, whose "Rain Man" earned the best picture nod, has the most to gain. Executives said they are expecting a big boost to the film's already impressive performance at the box office.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
Well, it did turn out to be "Rain Man's" evening, but not until the last few minutes, and if there was a message in Wednesday night's Academy Awards results, it's that parity has returned to Hollywood. For two-thirds of the show, the academy voters seemed determined to give an award to every film nominated. As it was, 10 different movies split 17 awards, the most winners for one year in this decade. The major awards made the forecasters look smart and the academy predictable.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Quick--what's the location for the closing scene of "Rain Man," when Charlie Babbitt puts his brother on a train bound east from Los Angeles? Gotta be Union Station, right? Where else do you board a train in L.A.? Wrong. It's the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1989 | RANDY LEWIS
Long a fan of the movies in general and Dustin Hoffman in particular, Brian Johnson of Orange hopped into his van and headed to rural Nevada in July the moment he read that the cast and crew of "Rain Man" would be filming on location outside Las Vegas. A window cleaner by profession while he pursues a degree in cinematography at Cal State Fullerton, Johnson was hoping to witness a major-studio production in progress. He rolled into Blue Diamond (pop. 300) and Pahrump (pop.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
MGM/UA's decision to jump the gun by running an advertisement touting "Rain Man" as an Academy Award nominee before the nominations were officially announced has prompted a complaint from academy President Richard Kahn. "We regard this as a serious matter and we have communicated our concern to (the studio)," Kahn said in a prepared statement Friday, without providing further details.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
Well, it did turn out to be "Rain Man's" evening, but not until the last few minutes, and if there was a message in Wednesday night's Academy Awards results, it's that parity has returned to Hollywood. For two-thirds of the show, the academy voters seemed determined to give an award to every film nominated. As it was, 10 different movies split 17 awards, the most winners for one year in this decade. The major awards made the forecasters look smart and the academy predictable.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1989 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
The TV cameraman rushed to the bottom of the entrance ramp at the Ontario airport to shoot the line of passengers filing out of the Delta flight from Salt Lake City; they all glanced around in the sharp camera beam to try to spot the celebrity in their midst--then moved on as if to say, "There are so many these days, you can't keep up." Two men split from the crowd to greet their waiting hosts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Times Staff Writer
"We did it! We got one!" Kim was sitting at the edge of a small dinner party in La Verne, peering at the floor and twirling a string when at approximately 8:30 Wednesday night, Dustin Hoffman was named best actor for 1988 at the Academy Awards. The party was the final destination of a long trip, figuratively begun in 1984 when writer Barry Morrow met Kim, an autistic savant with extraordinary mental gifts, and decided to write the story that would become "Rain Man."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Times Staff Writer
"We did it! We got one!" Kim was sitting at the edge of a small dinner party in La Verne, peering at the floor and twirling a string when at approximately 8:30 Wednesday night, Dustin Hoffman was named best actor for 1988 at the Academy Awards. The party was the final destination of a long trip, figuratively begun in 1984 when writer Barry Morrow met Kim, an autistic savant with extraordinary mental gifts, and decided to write the story that would become "Rain Man."
NEWS
March 30, 1989 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
"Rain Man," the hugely popular saga of an autistic genius and his hustler brother, captured Oscars on Wednesday night for best picture, actor, director and original screenplay during the 61st annual Academy Awards presentation at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1989 | RANDY LEWIS
Long a fan of the movies in general and Dustin Hoffman in particular, Brian Johnson of Orange hopped into his van and headed to rural Nevada in July the moment he read that the cast and crew of "Rain Man" would be filming on location outside Las Vegas. A window cleaner by profession while he pursues a degree in cinematography at Cal State Fullerton, Johnson was hoping to witness a major-studio production in progress. He rolled into Blue Diamond (pop. 300) and Pahrump (pop.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Quick--what's the location for the closing scene of "Rain Man," when Charlie Babbitt puts his brother on a train bound east from Los Angeles? Gotta be Union Station, right? Where else do you board a train in L.A.? Wrong. It's the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
"Rain Man" continued its strong march toward the Academy Awards later this month when its director, Barry Levinson, collected the Directors Guild of America's top honor Saturday night. The winner of the guild award typically goes on to receive an Academy Award for best director. Only three directors have ever been passed over by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after receiving the guild's top award--Steven Spielberg in 1975, Bob Fosse in 1972 and Anthony Harvey in 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
MGM/UA's decision to jump the gun by running an advertisement touting "Rain Man" as an Academy Award nominee before the nominations were officially announced has prompted a complaint from academy President Richard Kahn. "We regard this as a serious matter and we have communicated our concern to (the studio)," Kahn said in a prepared statement Friday, without providing further details.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Only 79 people, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and all unknown to the American public, decide who will receive Golden Globe awards. In the coming months, 4,632 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--hundreds of them with names indelibly linked to Hollywood in the minds of moviegoers--will cast their votes for the coveted Oscars. But the foreign press members seem to have an almost unerring instinct for signaling the films that go on to win Academy Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
"Rain Man" continued its strong march toward the Academy Awards later this month when its director, Barry Levinson, collected the Directors Guild of America's top honor Saturday night. The winner of the guild award typically goes on to receive an Academy Award for best director. Only three directors have ever been passed over by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after receiving the guild's top award--Steven Spielberg in 1975, Bob Fosse in 1972 and Anthony Harvey in 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Look around at the audiences pouring into theaters to see "Rain Man," Hollywood's hottest film: If MGM/UA's research results are on target, most of them will be women and a lot of those women will be over 25. For years, a Hollywood rule of thumb has held that blockbuster movies need to draw most of their audience from the young male crowd--teens who bring along dates or groups of friends, and consider repeat viewings as a kind of pubescent badge of honor.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
Only 79 people, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and all unknown to the American public, decide who will receive Golden Globe awards. In the coming months, 4,632 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--hundreds of them with names indelibly linked to Hollywood in the minds of moviegoers--will cast their votes for the coveted Oscars. But the foreign press members seem to have an almost unerring instinct for signaling the films that go on to win Academy Awards.
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