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February 3, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic
As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn't start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish. Writing in the Village Voice about his performance as Konstantin, the suicidal young writer in Mike Nichols' 2001 Public Theater production of Chekhov's “The Seagull” in Central Park with Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, I compared him to “a jackhammer in an orchestra of tinkling triangles.” The relentless intensity of Hoffman's brand of stage acting could take some getting used to. Reviewing a revival of Richard Greenberg's “The Author's Voice” for Variety in 1999, I was impressed by the ferocity of Hoffman's “vividly creepy” Kafkaesque performance as the id-like title character, but I found his performance to be somewhat monolithic, a tendency that was more apparent in his theatrical work than in his movie roles.
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SPORTS
June 18, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ
Rebecca Gilman led a contingent of Valley-area distance swimmers Thursday in the Swim Meet of Champions at the Mission Viejo International Swimming complex. Gilman, from the Buenaventura Swim Team, placed eighth in the 800-meter freestyle in 9 minutes 20.73 seconds. The race was won by four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans in 8:37.79. Gilman was one of only two 13-year-olds who qualified for the event. In the men's 800 freestyle, Michael Carroll, 19, of Buenaventura finished 16th in 8:48.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
A college dean at an elite Vermont university confronts her own racist leanings in "Spinning Into Butter," a drama that will work or not largely depending if you thought "Crash" was revelatory or risible. This film adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's play has taken a circuitous route to the screen, despite Sarah Jessica Parker's headlining presence. Completed in 2006, the film finally arrives months after Americans have elected their first black president.
SPORTS
May 18, 1994
Rebecca Gilman SCHOOL: Buena SPORT: Swimming YEAR: Freshman SEASON AT A GLANCE: Gilman was the final piece of the puzzle for Buena, which won the Division I title for the second time in three seasons. One of the best long-distance age-group freestylers in the nation, Gilman joined a veteran team that dominated the Channel League, one of the strongest swimming leagues in the Southern Section.
SPORTS
June 13, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Gilman is so good not even a strength-sapping illness could keep her from winning championships. The Buena High junior won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at the Southern Section Division I swimming championships last month, the third consecutive year she won both events. Buena cruised to its third consecutive section title, largely because of Gilman, who also swam legs on two victorious relay teams.
SPORTS
May 14, 1994 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It didn't take long for the Buena High girls' swimming team to establish itself as the school to beat in the Southern Section Division I championships. The Bulldogs, led by freshman Rebecca Gilman, swept the first three events Friday night at Belmont Plaza to take a commanding lead for the team championship. Gilman won two individual events and swam a leg on a winning relay to lead the Bulldogs to a convincing team victory with 221 points, 66 points over second-place Santa Barbara.
SPORTS
June 19, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She swims an unorthodox windmill style. She has already developed a six-beat kick and an alternate breathing pattern. And when Stanford freshman Jane Skillman put a move on her Friday evening, 13-year-old Rebecca Gilman responded. For almost 100 meters, Gilman fought to stay even with Skillman and 22-year-old Kristin Clodfelter. Although they eventually pulled away, Gilman's racing instincts belied her lack of experience--less than three months at the national level.
SPORTS
March 16, 1995 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Buena High freshman Rebecca Gilman swam to an easy victory in the Southern Section Division I 500-yard freestyle last May, her toughest competition was more than a few yards behind her. Try about 6,000 miles. The same weekend Gilman won two individual events and led the Bulldogs to the Division I team title, Rio Mesa's Sarah Nichols was in Paris, competing in a select United States Junior National team event.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic
As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn't start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish. Writing in the Village Voice about his performance as Konstantin, the suicidal young writer in Mike Nichols' 2001 Public Theater production of Chekhov's “The Seagull” in Central Park with Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, I compared him to “a jackhammer in an orchestra of tinkling triangles.” The relentless intensity of Hoffman's brand of stage acting could take some getting used to. Reviewing a revival of Richard Greenberg's “The Author's Voice” for Variety in 1999, I was impressed by the ferocity of Hoffman's “vividly creepy” Kafkaesque performance as the id-like title character, but I found his performance to be somewhat monolithic, a tendency that was more apparent in his theatrical work than in his movie roles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
During a recent rehearsal at Geffen Playhouse, director Randall Arney appears frustrated after Nancy Travis and Mark Deakins, the lead characters in "Boy Gets Girl," finish a run-through of a crucial scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
Just a few years ago, Rebecca Gilman's playwriting career looked like a nonstarter. Now it's on fast forward, driven largely by "Spinning Into Butter," a much-debated play about subtle forms of racism in the presumably enlightened, inclusive halls of ivory-tower academia. The play, having its Southern California premiere at the Laguna Playhouse, takes its title from "Little Black Sambo," a once-popular children's book now widely deemed unacceptable because of its racial stereotyping.
SPORTS
June 13, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Gilman is so good not even a strength-sapping illness could keep her from winning championships. The Buena High junior won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at the Southern Section Division I swimming championships last month, the third consecutive year she won both events. Buena cruised to its third consecutive section title, largely because of Gilman, who also swam legs on two victorious relay teams.
SPORTS
March 16, 1995 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Buena High freshman Rebecca Gilman swam to an easy victory in the Southern Section Division I 500-yard freestyle last May, her toughest competition was more than a few yards behind her. Try about 6,000 miles. The same weekend Gilman won two individual events and led the Bulldogs to the Division I team title, Rio Mesa's Sarah Nichols was in Paris, competing in a select United States Junior National team event.
SPORTS
May 18, 1994
Rebecca Gilman SCHOOL: Buena SPORT: Swimming YEAR: Freshman SEASON AT A GLANCE: Gilman was the final piece of the puzzle for Buena, which won the Division I title for the second time in three seasons. One of the best long-distance age-group freestylers in the nation, Gilman joined a veteran team that dominated the Channel League, one of the strongest swimming leagues in the Southern Section.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
During a recent rehearsal at Geffen Playhouse, director Randall Arney appears frustrated after Nancy Travis and Mark Deakins, the lead characters in "Boy Gets Girl," finish a run-through of a crucial scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
Just a few years ago, Rebecca Gilman's playwriting career looked like a nonstarter. Now it's on fast forward, driven largely by "Spinning Into Butter," a much-debated play about subtle forms of racism in the presumably enlightened, inclusive halls of ivory-tower academia. The play, having its Southern California premiere at the Laguna Playhouse, takes its title from "Little Black Sambo," a once-popular children's book now widely deemed unacceptable because of its racial stereotyping.
SPORTS
May 14, 1994 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It didn't take long for the Buena High girls' swimming team to establish itself as the school to beat in the Southern Section Division I championships. The Bulldogs, led by freshman Rebecca Gilman, swept the first three events Friday night at Belmont Plaza to take a commanding lead for the team championship. Gilman won two individual events and swam a leg on a winning relay to lead the Bulldogs to a convincing team victory with 221 points, 66 points over second-place Santa Barbara.
SPORTS
June 19, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She swims an unorthodox windmill style. She has already developed a six-beat kick and an alternate breathing pattern. And when Stanford freshman Jane Skillman put a move on her Friday evening, 13-year-old Rebecca Gilman responded. For almost 100 meters, Gilman fought to stay even with Skillman and 22-year-old Kristin Clodfelter. Although they eventually pulled away, Gilman's racing instincts belied her lack of experience--less than three months at the national level.
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