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November 2, 1997 | Michael Wilmington
A nameless, naive young heroine marries the brooding master of Manderley and finds herself competing with his late first wife, Rebecca, and menaced by Rebecca's adorer, the sinister housekeeper. Based on Daphne du Maurier's much-copied Gothic romance, this was Alfred Hitchcock's first American film--though the stamp it bears is producer David Selznick's.
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April 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants are common on Hollywood movies, but they're not usually this advanced - Carmena studies neuroscience and Maharbiz is a nanotechnology specialist - and even fewer go deep into the weeds with directors. For ‎10 hours, the men pored over the script with the intensity of lab researchers on the verge of a major discovery.
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July 25, 2013 | By David Ng
It's the musical that refuses to go away. "Rebecca," based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel, has died multiple deaths on Broadway before ever opening and it now looks like producers are trying one more time to bring the show to New York. A report in Playbill this week quoted producer Ben Sprecher on his intention to bring "Rebecca" to Broadway in 2014. A separate report in the Austrian press this week stated that the owner of the show's rights - Vereinigten Bühnen Wien - had extended its license agreement with the American producers until 2014.
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March 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A bisexual, biracial Yale grad goes to Africa and falls in love with a Kenyan Muslim. That's the premise of "Ade: A Love Story," the novel by Rebecca Walker that Madonna plans to make into a film. Deadline reports that Madonna plans to direct and has lined up Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen; a screenwriter has not yet been attached. "Ade" is Walker's first novel. The daughter of Alice Walker is the author of the acclaimed memoirs "Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence.
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July 8, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
On the back cover of Rebecca Gayle Howell 's debut book of poetry “Render: An Apocalypse” (Cleveland State University Poetry Center: unpaged, $15.95 paper), there's a definition I've never seen. In it, we learn that “apocalypse” can mean “a literary genre informed by hallucination, grief, and a long view of history (primary concerns: the past, the present, and consequence).” Is this for real? A quick look at Webster's leaves me with my doubts. And yet, either way, it manages to encapsulate all that's vivid and moving about Howell's remarkable collection, winner of the 2012 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize , which uses the filaments of farm life (growing, tending, slaughtering)
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October 1, 2012 | By David Ng
In recent weeks, the planned Broadway production of the musical "Rebecca" has turned into a roller-coaster ride of uncertainty. Is it on or is it off? The answer to that question seems to depend on which day of the week it is. "Rebecca," based on the popular Daphne Du Maurier novel, was supposed to have its Broadway debut this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre. (The musical has already played in Austria and Germany, as well as other European countries.) But on Sunday, organizers officially pulled the plug on the production.
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October 15, 2012 | By David Ng
A Long Island businessman has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding producers of the aborted Broadway musical "Rebecca. " Officials with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office made the announcement early Monday morning. Mark Hotton, a 46-year-old businessman and stockbroker from West Islip, N.Y., is being charged with defrauding the musical's producers by "fabricating the prospect of $4.5 million in financing commitments and the possibility of a $1.1 million loan," according to officials at both offices.  They said Hotton was looking forward to $60,000 in fees and commissions from the financing deal made through his company, TM Consulting.
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May 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal. " Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her lover kill her husband. The play debuted on Broadway in 1928 in a staging that costarred a then-unknown Clark Gable. Previews begin Dec. 20 ahead of a Jan. 16 opening at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater.
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June 21, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100 pounds of apricots. "It was like a trumpet blew and said, 'You're entering the world of narrative," the 52-year-old author recalls by phone from her home in San Francisco's Mission District, her voice soft as falling petals, her laugh a whisper on the wire. The apricots came from her brother, who had collected them from a tree in their mother's yard. At the time, the older woman was in the throes of Alzheimer's; she had been moved into an assisted care facility, making the fruit a metaphor, an allegory, for everything that she, that the family, had lost.
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December 15, 2013 | By Claudia Luther
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96. Fontaine died of natural causes at her home in Carmel, said her assistant, Susan Pfeiffer. In addition to winning an Academy Award as best actress for "Suspicion," Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for her role in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940)
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March 11, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Paul Pringle
A federal grand jury in Washington took testimony last year about then-U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis' role in a 2012 fundraiser for President Obama's reelection, according to a woman who said she appeared before the panel. Whittier resident Rebecca Zapanta, who is prominent in Latino political and philanthropic circles, told The Times she was summoned to testify in June about telephone conversations she had with Solis, now a leading candidate for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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February 27, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There are so many good reasons to bag "The Bag Man. " Where to begin? Director David Grovic, who co-wrote the mobster thriller with Paul Conway, seems to be inspired by the seedy crime-noir sensibility the Coen brothers brought to 1984's cult classic "Blood Simple" or Quentin Tarantino to the brilliant bruising of 1994's "Pulp Fiction. " The filmmaker is also confused by it apparently, because both aforementioned films have believable underpinnings and interesting characters who are put through their twisted paces by artists who actually have an endgame in mind.
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December 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rebecca Romijn & Co. are showing off their Christmas jammies! While the family didn't make a viral YouTube video to show their holiday leisurewear, Romijn did post several family photos of her PJ-clad clan on Twitter. The "King & Maxwell" star got into the holiday spirit with a family portrait that included her husband, Jerry O'Connell, twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, and five of their family pets. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "Happy Holidays from all nine of us!
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December 16, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Fontaine may have been overshadowed at times by her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, but the actress -- who died Sunday at age 96 -- appeared in several classic films during the Golden Age of Hollywood and is the only performer to win an Oscar in a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It's hard to pick a Fontaine top five because she made several interesting films,  including 1942's "This Above All" with Tyrone Power, 1944's  "Jane Eyre" with Orson Welles, 1953's "Ivanhoe" with Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, and the Ida Lupino-directed 1953 noir "The Bigamist.
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December 15, 2013 | By Claudia Luther
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96. Fontaine died of natural causes at her home in Carmel, said her assistant, Susan Pfeiffer. In addition to winning an Academy Award as best actress for "Suspicion," Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for her role in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940)
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December 6, 2013 | By Margaret Wappler
The Revolution of Every Day A Novel Cari Luna Tin House: 392 pp., $15.95 paper Much has been written recently about the impossibility of a middle-class existence in New York. Cari Luna sets her sights on an even more beleaguered socio-economic group with her excellent debut novel, "The Revolution of Every Day," which looks at squatter culture in the mid-'90s, when a tenement house in Manhattan's East Village could be seized by idealistic rebels. At Thirteen House, one of a clique of interconnected squats, a young runaway named Amelia is pregnant, but not by Gerrit, her Dutch boyfriend with a savior complex (he helped her kick heroin)
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May 23, 1986 | RUTH REICHL
You really ought to go see Rebecca's. It's at 2025 Pacific Ave. in Veni(213) 306-6266)--and it doesn't look like any restaurant you've ever seen before. Walk through the door and you enter a mad world where crocodiles crawl through the air, an octopus exercises his tentacles as he hangs from the ceiling and a private dining room (with walls made of onyx) hovers over the bar like a UFO coming in for a landing.
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October 21, 2013 | Sandy Banks
It seems to happen often enough that we're no longer shocked to hear it: A teenager commits suicide after being bullied online by peers. But the recent death in Florida of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and arrest of two of her former middle school classmates makes it clear that victims are getting younger and bullies more brazen online. Two girls, 12 and 14, have been charged with felony aggravated stalking based on evidence of a year of online taunts and threats. Sheriff's deputies confiscated the cellphones and laptops of more than a dozen girls accused of bullying Rebecca and found messages such as "You should die. " This may be the first time children have been accused of a crime in connection with suicide.
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November 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rebecca Romijn has made the cut - that of the hair variety. And it seems as though the bob is starting to give the pixie cut a run for its trendsetting money. The "King & Maxwell" actress debuted her new blunt bob haircut Saturday at the Baby2Baby Gala at the Book Bindery in Culver City. She's the latest blond celeb to go under the headline-making shears, now that Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Pamela Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth have shocked fans by doing away with their long locks.
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October 21, 2013 | Sandy Banks
It seems to happen often enough that we're no longer shocked to hear it: A teenager commits suicide after being bullied online by peers. But the recent death in Florida of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and arrest of two of her former middle school classmates makes it clear that victims are getting younger and bullies more brazen online. Two girls, 12 and 14, have been charged with felony aggravated stalking based on evidence of a year of online taunts and threats. Sheriff's deputies confiscated the cellphones and laptops of more than a dozen girls accused of bullying Rebecca and found messages such as "You should die. " This may be the first time children have been accused of a crime in connection with suicide.
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