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September 9, 2012 | By Scott Timberg
It's a pretty autumn day on an Ohio farm, and the leaves are changing into red, yellow and deeper shades of green. Apples ripen; grapes hang on vines. It's just rained, and the air is clear as a letter arrives from the farm family's son, Pete, who's been away at war. His brother calls to their father to come up from the fields to read it, and the boy's mother hurries over too. A glance shows the parents that the letter was not written by their son. It recounts the boy's wounding, in a gunshot to the chest, with a reassurance that he "will soon be better.
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September 9, 2012 | By Scott Timberg
It's a pretty autumn day on an Ohio farm, and the leaves are changing into red, yellow and deeper shades of green. Apples ripen; grapes hang on vines. It's just rained, and the air is clear as a letter arrives from the farm family's son, Pete, who's been away at war. His brother calls to their father to come up from the fields to read it, and the boy's mother hurries over too. A glance shows the parents that the letter was not written by their son. It recounts the boy's wounding, in a gunshot to the chest, with a reassurance that he "will soon be better.
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May 10, 2010
'American Experience: Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World' Where: KCET When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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May 10, 2010
'American Experience: Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World' Where: KCET When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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May 10, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Ric Burns, the Burns who isn't Ken but whose work — including "The Way West" and "New York: A Documentary Film" — is very much of a piece with that of his better-known brother, has a new film, "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "The American Experience." In the house style, established back in 1990 by Ken's "The Civil War," which Ric co-produced and co-wrote, it is ambitious, embracing the metaphors as well as the facts.
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September 7, 2003 | Allan M. Jalon, Special to The Times
Ric BURNS, well-known for hyper-articulate volubility, sits still and listens hard to a woman who is telling him what she thinks about footage near the end of his new documentary, "The Center of the World," a history of the World Trade Center. She's Lynn Novick, a producer who usually works with Burns' filmmaking brother, Ken, but Ric has asked her to critique 30 minutes of horrifying footage in which buildings that dominate the previous two hours come down.
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March 25, 2006 | Charlotte Stoudt, Special to The Times
FIFTY plays. Four Pulitzer Prizes. Three marriages. A suicide attempt. An international celebrity for a father. A drug-addicted mother who blamed her habit on her son. A daughter estranged, a son who committed suicide. A Nobel Prize, the only ever awarded to an American playwright. How does a filmmaker capture a life -- and body of work -- as outsized as Eugene O'Neill's?
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September 23, 1990 | Huston Horn, Horn is at work on a biography of the Rt. Rev. Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk
"My shoes are gone; my clothes are almost gone. I'm weary, I'm sick, I'm hungry. My family have been killed or scattered. . . . And I have suffered all this for my country. I love my country. But if this war is ever over, I'll be damned if I'll ever love another country." A Confederate soldier confided this to his commanding general as they trudged toward Appomattox, we are told in Geoffrey Ward's "The Civil War: An Illustrated History," and his tragicomic sentiments are a surpassingly apt summation of America's schizophrenic, semi-suicidal war with itself.
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September 3, 1993
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film and Television Archive's 12th Contemporary Documentary Series begins Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in UCLA's Melnitz Theater with the screening of Ric Burns and Lisa Ades' "The Dinner Party" (1993), preceded by the 1992 Oscar-winning documentary short, "Educating Peter." The series is composed of 14 works, including two IMAX films, "Fires of Kuwait" and "Antarctica", which will conclude the series Dec.
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August 6, 2000 | DON HECKMAN
Ken Burns recalled a conversation in which it was suggested to him that "my whole work was an attempt to make people long gone come back alive." Losing his mother to breast cancer when he was 11, he told San Francisco's public television magazine "Focus," inspired not just his love of the past, but also his sense of direction and obsessive work style. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1953 to professional parents, Burns and his brother Ric moved frequently while growing up.
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May 10, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Ric Burns, the Burns who isn't Ken but whose work — including "The Way West" and "New York: A Documentary Film" — is very much of a piece with that of his better-known brother, has a new film, "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "The American Experience." In the house style, established back in 1990 by Ken's "The Civil War," which Ric co-produced and co-wrote, it is ambitious, embracing the metaphors as well as the facts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2006 | Charlotte Stoudt, Special to The Times
FIFTY plays. Four Pulitzer Prizes. Three marriages. A suicide attempt. An international celebrity for a father. A drug-addicted mother who blamed her habit on her son. A daughter estranged, a son who committed suicide. A Nobel Prize, the only ever awarded to an American playwright. How does a filmmaker capture a life -- and body of work -- as outsized as Eugene O'Neill's?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2003 | Allan M. Jalon, Special to The Times
Ric BURNS, well-known for hyper-articulate volubility, sits still and listens hard to a woman who is telling him what she thinks about footage near the end of his new documentary, "The Center of the World," a history of the World Trade Center. She's Lynn Novick, a producer who usually works with Burns' filmmaking brother, Ken, but Ric has asked her to critique 30 minutes of horrifying footage in which buildings that dominate the previous two hours come down.
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September 23, 1990 | Huston Horn, Horn is at work on a biography of the Rt. Rev. Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk
"My shoes are gone; my clothes are almost gone. I'm weary, I'm sick, I'm hungry. My family have been killed or scattered. . . . And I have suffered all this for my country. I love my country. But if this war is ever over, I'll be damned if I'll ever love another country." A Confederate soldier confided this to his commanding general as they trudged toward Appomattox, we are told in Geoffrey Ward's "The Civil War: An Illustrated History," and his tragicomic sentiments are a surpassingly apt summation of America's schizophrenic, semi-suicidal war with itself.
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September 6, 2005 | Mary Forgione
THE Sierra Club, the nation's largest and oldest environmental group, has always courted a grass-roots image. Now the club is doing something it has never done before: inviting its 750,000 members -- and the public -- for a planet-centric brainstorming session. The four-day Sierra Summit 2005 starts Thursday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and is expected to draw about 5,000 people, some of them club delegates, others just interested parties.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1991 | IRV LETOFSKY
History is coming around again, bigger than ever. It wasn't always fun the first time, as in the War Between the States, replayed in the rousing documentary series, "The Civil War." But a new production on an old amazement, "Coney Island," revives a more delicious era. Airing at 9 tonight on Channels 28 and 15 as an episode of "The American Experience" series, it's another achievement by one of the newly lionized Burns boys, in this case Ric Burns, brother of Ken of "Civil War" celebrity.
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