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March 30, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 57-year career, production designer Robert Boyle worked on 75 feature films--everything from the atmospheric 1941 horror classic "The Wolf Man" to the evocative 1967 thriller "In Cold Blood" to the forgettable 1987 Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Jumpin' Jack Flash." A favorite of Alfred Hitchcock, Boyle designed five of the Master of Suspense's best films: "North by Northwest," "Saboteur," "Shadow of a Doubt," "The Birds" and "Marnie."
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October 7, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sam Rockwell, the critically acclaimed actor who was most recently seen as the villainous Justin Hammer in "Iron Man 2," is scheduled to appear in person Saturday evening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a screening of his upcoming drama, "Conviction," in which he plays a man wrongly imprisoned for murder. The event is part of a celebration of Rockwell's eclectic career, kicking off Friday at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a double feature of 2002's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the George Clooney-directed film in which the actor portrays game show guru Chuck Barris, and 2009's "Moon," featuring Rockwell as an astronaut alone on Earth's nearby neighbor.
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NEWS
March 28, 2009
Robert Boyle: In some copies of Friday's Calendar section, a headline on an article about 99-year-old production designer Robert Boyle said he had "created the look for some of the 19th century's iconic films." The headline should have referred to the 20th century.
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August 4, 2010 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer best known for his work on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and "The Birds" and Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 100. Boyle died of natural causes Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a two-day stay, said family spokeswoman Nicole Bamber. "For us as a guild, it's a loss of one of our great masters," said Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild. "His career spans such a great distance of the American movie culture, starting in the early '30s at Paramount.
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December 13, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Robert Boyle, who got his start in the movie business as an extra and went on to earn four Oscar nominations as an art director, will be given an honorary Academy Award at the 80th annual film ceremonies Feb. 24. Boyle, 98, an L.A. native who studied to be an architect before getting into film work, collaborated on many Alfred Hithcock films, including "Saboteur," "The Birds," "Marnie" and "North by Northwest," the latter earning him his first Oscar nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sam Rockwell, the critically acclaimed actor who was most recently seen as the villainous Justin Hammer in "Iron Man 2," is scheduled to appear in person Saturday evening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a screening of his upcoming drama, "Conviction," in which he plays a man wrongly imprisoned for murder. The event is part of a celebration of Rockwell's eclectic career, kicking off Friday at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a double feature of 2002's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the George Clooney-directed film in which the actor portrays game show guru Chuck Barris, and 2009's "Moon," featuring Rockwell as an astronaut alone on Earth's nearby neighbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2010 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer best known for his work on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and "The Birds" and Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 100. Boyle died of natural causes Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a two-day stay, said family spokeswoman Nicole Bamber. "For us as a guild, it's a loss of one of our great masters," said Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild. "His career spans such a great distance of the American movie culture, starting in the early '30s at Paramount.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not everything about "North by Northwest" withstands the test of time. The Cold War stuff is awfully dated, and so is the good girl / bad girl business involving Eve Kendall, played with such style and world-weariness by Eva Marie Saint. But so much of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film is just right, from Cary Grant's roguish sophistication as the beleaguered Roger Thornhill to the way Hitchcock turns a mundane crop duster into a perfect killing machine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009 | Susan King
Production designer Robert Boyle may have "retired" from the film business some 20 years ago, but the truth is he never really stopped working. Twice a week, he climbs the stairs leading to his Hollywood Hills home and heads off to the American Film Institute, where he lectures to students about his craft. By the way, Boyle turns 100 in October. "I'm a relic of the studio system," says Boyle, relaxing in the dining room of his rustic home, which, as a trained architect, he designed.
BOOKS
July 14, 1991 | Charles Solomon
Oppenheimer and Boyle offer a concise overview of one of the gravest crises confronting humanity, what caused it and what can be done to prevent it from worsening. By casually dumping a variety of chemicals into the air, mankind has altered the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and begun to change the climate of the planet.
NEWS
March 28, 2009
Robert Boyle: In some copies of Friday's Calendar section, a headline on an article about 99-year-old production designer Robert Boyle said he had "created the look for some of the 19th century's iconic films." The headline should have referred to the 20th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009 | Susan King
Production designer Robert Boyle may have "retired" from the film business some 20 years ago, but the truth is he never really stopped working. Twice a week, he climbs the stairs leading to his Hollywood Hills home and heads off to the American Film Institute, where he lectures to students about his craft. By the way, Boyle turns 100 in October. "I'm a relic of the studio system," says Boyle, relaxing in the dining room of his rustic home, which, as a trained architect, he designed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Robert Boyle, who got his start in the movie business as an extra and went on to earn four Oscar nominations as an art director, will be given an honorary Academy Award at the 80th annual film ceremonies Feb. 24. Boyle, 98, an L.A. native who studied to be an architect before getting into film work, collaborated on many Alfred Hithcock films, including "Saboteur," "The Birds," "Marnie" and "North by Northwest," the latter earning him his first Oscar nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 57-year career, production designer Robert Boyle worked on 75 feature films--everything from the atmospheric 1941 horror classic "The Wolf Man" to the evocative 1967 thriller "In Cold Blood" to the forgettable 1987 Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Jumpin' Jack Flash." A favorite of Alfred Hitchcock, Boyle designed five of the Master of Suspense's best films: "North by Northwest," "Saboteur," "Shadow of a Doubt," "The Birds" and "Marnie."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not everything about "North by Northwest" withstands the test of time. The Cold War stuff is awfully dated, and so is the good girl / bad girl business involving Eve Kendall, played with such style and world-weariness by Eva Marie Saint. But so much of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film is just right, from Cary Grant's roguish sophistication as the beleaguered Roger Thornhill to the way Hitchcock turns a mundane crop duster into a perfect killing machine.
BOOKS
July 14, 1991 | Charles Solomon
Oppenheimer and Boyle offer a concise overview of one of the gravest crises confronting humanity, what caused it and what can be done to prevent it from worsening. By casually dumping a variety of chemicals into the air, mankind has altered the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and begun to change the climate of the planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2008
PICTURE "No Country for Old Men" DIRECTOR Joel Coen and Ethan Coen "No Country for Old Men" ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis "There Will Be Blood" ACTRESS Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose" SUPPORTING ACTOR Javier Bardem "No Country for Old Men" SUPPORTING ACTRESS Tilda Swinton "Michael Clayton" FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM "The Counterfeiters" Austria ANIMATED FEATURE "Ratatouille" ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ...
BOOKS
March 30, 1986 | ALEXANDRA R. LAJOUX
"80-20" Pareto, "Work Expands" Parkinson, and "If Anything Can Go Wrong" Murphy discovered many Laws, but, like Johannes Kepler, Robert Boyle and Amadeo Avogadro, two and three centuries before them, are remembered mainly for one. The future Augustine's Law may well be the 26th of 52 this top aerospace executive wrote: "If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed . . .
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