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.
December 13, 2007 |
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.
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August 4, 2010 |
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.
October 7, 2010 |
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.
September 19, 1996 |
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.
July 14, 1991 |
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.