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September 15, 2000
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs," was at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where he saw "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia." He was so intrigued by the film that he thought it would be interesting to talk with Rob Schmidt, the film's director. Schmidt, 34, a graduate of the American Film Institute, had previously directed "Saturn," which premiered at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
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September 15, 2000
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs," was at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where he saw "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia." He was so intrigued by the film that he thought it would be interesting to talk with Rob Schmidt, the film's director. Schmidt, 34, a graduate of the American Film Institute, had previously directed "Saturn," which premiered at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001
With his revocation of the Census Bureau's authority to adjust the 2000 data, George W. Bush is acting consistently ("Census Bureau Is Losing Authority to Adjust the 2000 Count," Feb. 17). He didn't want to know the actual number of votes in Florida, and he doesn't want to know the actual number of people in the U.S. ROB SCHMIDT Culver City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2001
Letter writer Vince Basehart (Aug. 24) is mistaken if he thinks Hitler wasn't religious. As Hitler plainly wrote in "Mein Kampf," he felt he was obeying the Christian God. "I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord" (Volume 1, Chapter II). If Hitler wasn't a card-carrying Christian, most of his Nazi followers and German citizens were. The Holocaust was the culmination of 2,000 years of Christian hatred toward Jews.
MAGAZINE
September 10, 2000
John Balzar glossed over a few realities in his paean to American democracy ("Democracy Rocks!" Aug. 13). For starters, the thousands of pre-Columbian Indian tribes probably had every form of leadership known to man, not merely "hereditary chiefs." The Founding Fathers based the U.S. government partly on the model of the Iroquois League, which Benjamin Franklin touted highly. Whatever their form of government, Indians were arguably more free than their contemporaries in Europe. Also, Jamestown didn't survive because of John Smith's proto-American traits such as discipline or a can-do attitude; it survived because of Pocahontas' help.
OPINION
July 18, 2002
Re "Simon's Success Story Is a Secret," July 13: I don't vote for stealth candidates. Either Bill Simon does what Gov. Gray Davis and President Bush did--open up his tax returns to scrutiny by the electorate--or I, who have a suspicious mind, will think Simon has something to hide. Harold Gordon Los Angeles Simon's refusal to explain how he has become a "successful businessman" proves the adage that the reason politicians stand on their platforms is that they don't want anyone to see them.
SPORTS
December 1, 2001
So the suits at NBC plan to televise not the 2002 Winter Olympics but a prime-time, Olympic-flavored MTV video, awash in flag-waving and bubble-headed commentary. No surprise here; the American media's xenophobic dumbing down of the Olympics reached new heights (or depths) during the 1984 L.A. Summer Games and hasn't let up since. Of course, NBC could do the right thing and sell comprehensive coverage rights to cable TV. But my guess is they won't. Network execs regard cable as the Great Satan, having already lost millions of viewers to cable's smarter programming.
OPINION
June 10, 2007
Re "Immigration's bad guys," Opinion, June 5 Jonah Goldberg manages to avoid the fact that Ronald Reagan not only signed the last amnesty bill but also did nothing to shore up the borders afterward. Could it be he was just a bit beholden to large California farm interests? I get sick of these immigration-bashers who also want to put Reagan on some pedestal. DAVE SCHAAR Pasadena Goldberg thinks conservatives oppose illegal immigration simply because it's illegal.
OPINION
May 7, 2003
Re "Bill Bennett Said to Be Big Gambler," May 3: I can't get too worked up over the recent revelations that former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett is a high-stakes casino gambler. After all, he's participating in a legal activity with his own money and, according to the reports, has paid his wagering debts. I also don't see any inconsistency with participating in legal gambling while not supporting the spread of casino gaming to locales where it doesn't currently exist, as Bennett does.
OPINION
November 7, 2002
Wow, Bill Simon did better in the California governor's race than anyone expected (Nov. 6). Despite being the worst Republican candidate in recent history, he came within five points of beating Gov. Gray Davis. If only the GOP had nominated someone more experienced, competent and moderate, it could've won the governor's race easily. Maybe the losers will learn a lesson and change their strategy in four years. But probably not. They seem to be content nominating right-wing ideologues who can't win a general election.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2000
Rick Mitchell claims our media have always been violent and wonders why commentators refuse to address the point (Letters, Nov. 20). As an occasional pontificator on media violence, I'll be glad to tackle Mitchell's argument. Basically, his argument is nonsense, as a cursory glance at the evidence demonstrates. Movies: R-rated movies didn't even exist until the 1960s. Before then, a typical "violent" film featured John Wayne shooting desperadoes bloodlessly or Bambi's mother dying off-screen.
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