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March 26, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER NOXON, Christopher Noxon is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
Roger Pratt, "The End of the Affair" * London was a dark place during and after the war, and that gave the filmmakers their cue. * The shimmering rain-slicked streets of wartime London are the backdrop for "The End of the Affair," Neil Jordan's adaptation of Graham Greene's novel of love and deception.
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March 26, 2000 | CHRISTOPHER NOXON, Christopher Noxon is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
Roger Pratt, "The End of the Affair" * London was a dark place during and after the war, and that gave the filmmakers their cue. * The shimmering rain-slicked streets of wartime London are the backdrop for "The End of the Affair," Neil Jordan's adaptation of Graham Greene's novel of love and deception.
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BUSINESS
October 22, 1985
Roger W. Pratt was named president and chief executive of Mid-Cities National Bank, Bellflower.
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December 3, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Handsomely mounted, literate, emotionally sophisticated, "The End of the Affair" has everything a period romance should have, including a score by Michael Nyman and passionate performances by stars Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore. But to call this brooding, complex film simply a romance is to miss a good bit of the point. "Affair" comes by its troubling qualities honestly, both from the 1951 Graham Greene novel it's based on and the moody sensibility of writer-director Neil Jordan, whose previous films include "The Butcher Boy," "Interview With the Vampire," "Mona Lisa" and "The Crying Game."
BUSINESS
September 11, 1990 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flush with cash from another bank-stock transaction, the owner of a Santa Ana truck-wrecking firm has purchased 8.1% of Bank of Orange County, possibly scuttling a pending deal for the institution's sale. Philip J. Rocco, owner of Rocco's Truck, Van and Four-Wheel Drive Wrecking Co., has paid $315,925 over the last two months for his stake in the Bank of Orange County, according to a document filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1994 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
They're calling it "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," but, with apologies to the former rock group, "Frankie Goes to Hollywood" is more like it. That was the idea, of course.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1988 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Filling a post that has been vacant for the last 10 months, the Bank of Orange County in Fountain Valley has hired Roger W. Pratt as its president and chief executive officer. Pratt, of Long Beach, had been president of Mid-Cities National Bank in Bellflower for the last two years. He previously held management-level positions at the National Bank of Long Beach and Union Bank. He filled the vacancy created last April when Edward Downer resigned for health reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1986 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Summertime, and the pickings are dreadful. In a season not noted for adult diversions, "Mona Lisa" could hardly be more welcome: a glorious, heart-shaped box of bittersweet chocolates for the grown-ups in the house. Rueful and funny; brutal, beautiful and lushly romantic, "Mona Lisa" (at the Cineplex Odeon Showplace and Plitt Century Plaza) finds gallantry and real heroism among the most unlikely surroundings: the sex shops and drug traffic of London's seamy underside.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1992 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are a great many things one can fake in the movies, but panache isn't one of them. You can't cook up flair and wit the way you can cook up, say, sex and violence. It's all a matter of style, and real style in the movies is always at a premium because it's so personal . The great romantic comedies are intensely self-contained universes; it's their intensity that makes them so romantic and so funny. They make ardor seem both irresistibly comic and unquenchably sexy.
SPORTS
September 1, 1990 | LARRY GUEST, THE ORLANDO SENTINEL
A quiet Newport Beach businessman apparently will become the majority owner of Orlando's franchise in the new World League of American Football. Officials of the WLAF recommended Raj Bhathal, a 49-year-old swimsuit manufacturer and real estate developer, to the league's board Thursday as Orlando's principal owner. Bhathal awaits the required three-fourths approval of the 26 NFL owners, who control the WLAF.
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