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February 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
In "Jacob's Folly," Rebecca Miller has landed on a narrative voice that's antique, droll, racy and occasionally cutting - imagine an 18th century French rake being played by David Niven. But instead of putting an elegant, handsome man behind that voice, Miller has given it to a fly. A common housefly, yes, but more importantly, it's the proverbial fly on the wall. Embodying that metaphor so literally is silly but also brilliant; in a sense this is what writers do, spy on their invented worlds, eavesdrop on their characters.
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February 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
In "Jacob's Folly," Rebecca Miller has landed on a narrative voice that's antique, droll, racy and occasionally cutting - imagine an 18th century French rake being played by David Niven. But instead of putting an elegant, handsome man behind that voice, Miller has given it to a fly. A common housefly, yes, but more importantly, it's the proverbial fly on the wall. Embodying that metaphor so literally is silly but also brilliant; in a sense this is what writers do, spy on their invented worlds, eavesdrop on their characters.
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November 24, 2002 | John Clark, Special to The Times
It's hard not to resent Rebecca Miller. After all, she's tall and thin, with legs up to there and ringlets framing a lovely face. She's also Arthur Miller's daughter and Daniel Day-Lewis' wife (they have two young children), and she's made a name for herself by writing and directing last year's Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, "Personal Velocity," which opens Wednesday.
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November 26, 2009 | By Michael Ordoña
Looking very much like the fashion plate celebrated in magazines, complete with stylishly unruly blond mane and plunging black leather-like jacket, Blake Lively sits semiformally on a couch in a suite at the Luxe Hotel. Piled on the table before her: posters of her new movie for signing. Piled on her lap: fruit and dark chocolate. "Want some?" she asks, true to her last name. "It tastes like Easter." Heretofore known for teen-ish roles, Lively covers 10 turbulent years of the title character's younger incarnation in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
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November 22, 2009 | By Mark Olsen
In "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," opening Friday, the title character finds herself at a crossroads, bristling at the rather staid, low-impact life she has fashioned for herself as the wife of a prominent publisher after her more trauma- and drama-filled younger years. The film, written and directed by Rebecca Miller, cycles back and forth between Pippa's older and younger selves (played by Robin Wright and Blake Lively, respectively), creating an intimately detailed portrait of how events from the past form the foundations of who one becomes.
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February 16, 2005 | From Reuters
Playwright Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca braved the press Tuesday when she appeared at the Berlin Film Festival to promote her new film, five days after her father's death. She was there for the European premiere of "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," a poignant tale of a man's relationship with his daughter, written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The father is played by her husband, Daniel Day-Lewis.
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November 27, 2002 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
Rebecca Miller's "Personal Velocity" sneaks up on you. The film and its title originate with a slim collection of stories Miller published last year that was politely received in reviews that often seemed to miss the point. On the face of it, the book and the feature Miller has made out of three of its stories involve women who, for various good reasons, are running from the men in their lives.
BOOKS
September 9, 2001 | MARK ROZZO
LONDON BRIDGES, by Jane Stevenson, Houghton Mifflin: 294 pp., $24 Put up a nice strong pot of Typhoo and get comfy. "London Bridges," the first novel from Jane Stevenson, a comp lit professor at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland whose story collection, "Several Deceptions," was well-received, is the kind of book that would make a perfect "Mystery" miniseries. But don't wait for that eventuality to indulge your inner Anglophilia.
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January 24, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"At a certain point," Rebecca Miller says, the drip of melting snow outside her window accenting her words as she thinks back, "I was not getting films made. I'd knocked on every door and no one was interested. I thought I'd never be allowed to make my films." Understanding that this was "after all a commercial medium," Miller decided "I should get real, I should be writing fiction. I started writing short stories, and out of that came 'Personal Velocity' and here I am again.
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March 25, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"The Ballad of Jack & Rose" couldn't be anything but a love story, but it's not one you'll be expecting. Powered by an exceptional performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, this artfully disturbing film is a compelling, imaginative look at the potent emotional bond that forms not between romantic lovers but between fathers and daughters. As written and directed by Rebecca Miller, "Jack & Rose" is all that and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2009 | By Mark Olsen
In "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," opening Friday, the title character finds herself at a crossroads, bristling at the rather staid, low-impact life she has fashioned for herself as the wife of a prominent publisher after her more trauma- and drama-filled younger years. The film, written and directed by Rebecca Miller, cycles back and forth between Pippa's older and younger selves (played by Robin Wright and Blake Lively, respectively), creating an intimately detailed portrait of how events from the past form the foundations of who one becomes.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"The Ballad of Jack & Rose" couldn't be anything but a love story, but it's not one you'll be expecting. Powered by an exceptional performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, this artfully disturbing film is a compelling, imaginative look at the potent emotional bond that forms not between romantic lovers but between fathers and daughters. As written and directed by Rebecca Miller, "Jack & Rose" is all that and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2005 | From Reuters
Playwright Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca braved the press Tuesday when she appeared at the Berlin Film Festival to promote her new film, five days after her father's death. She was there for the European premiere of "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," a poignant tale of a man's relationship with his daughter, written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The father is played by her husband, Daniel Day-Lewis.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"At a certain point," Rebecca Miller says, the drip of melting snow outside her window accenting her words as she thinks back, "I was not getting films made. I'd knocked on every door and no one was interested. I thought I'd never be allowed to make my films." Understanding that this was "after all a commercial medium," Miller decided "I should get real, I should be writing fiction. I started writing short stories, and out of that came 'Personal Velocity' and here I am again.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2002 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
Rebecca Miller's "Personal Velocity" sneaks up on you. The film and its title originate with a slim collection of stories Miller published last year that was politely received in reviews that often seemed to miss the point. On the face of it, the book and the feature Miller has made out of three of its stories involve women who, for various good reasons, are running from the men in their lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | John Clark, Special to The Times
It's hard not to resent Rebecca Miller. After all, she's tall and thin, with legs up to there and ringlets framing a lovely face. She's also Arthur Miller's daughter and Daniel Day-Lewis' wife (they have two young children), and she's made a name for herself by writing and directing last year's Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, "Personal Velocity," which opens Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2009 | By Michael Ordoña
Looking very much like the fashion plate celebrated in magazines, complete with stylishly unruly blond mane and plunging black leather-like jacket, Blake Lively sits semiformally on a couch in a suite at the Luxe Hotel. Piled on the table before her: posters of her new movie for signing. Piled on her lap: fruit and dark chocolate. "Want some?" she asks, true to her last name. "It tastes like Easter." Heretofore known for teen-ish roles, Lively covers 10 turbulent years of the title character's younger incarnation in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
SPORTS
January 17, 1997
Los Alamitos, ranked No. 1 in Orange County, beat fourth-ranked Marina, 7-2, in a Sunset League girls' water polo game Thursday at Golden West College. Kristi Stone scored 1 minute 54 seconds into the game to give Marina (7-3, 3-1 in league) a 1-0 lead, but Los Alamitos scored five consecutive goals to lead 5-1 at halftime. Kristin Guerin scored three goals to lead the offense for Los Alamitos (12-0, 4-0), which held Marina's top two scorers, Jenny Lamb and Rebecca Miller, without goals.
BOOKS
September 9, 2001 | MARK ROZZO
LONDON BRIDGES, by Jane Stevenson, Houghton Mifflin: 294 pp., $24 Put up a nice strong pot of Typhoo and get comfy. "London Bridges," the first novel from Jane Stevenson, a comp lit professor at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland whose story collection, "Several Deceptions," was well-received, is the kind of book that would make a perfect "Mystery" miniseries. But don't wait for that eventuality to indulge your inner Anglophilia.
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