March 5, 2010 |
Acclaimed experimental Argentinian writer-director Lisandro Alonso's "Liverpool," which was featured in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 2008, is a bold, successful attempt at a film narrative in which images are everything and words are few. Juan Fernandez's Farrel is a lean, good-looking but introverted merchant seaman who asks his freighter captain for shore leave in the port city of Ushuaia, the southernmost town in Tierra del Fuego....
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November 12, 2006 |
He loved anything to do with off-roading, got a kick out of Adam Sandler movies and disdained "tree-huggers." Navy Seaman Charles Otto "Otter" Sare also had a tender side, say family and friends of the 23-year-old Hemet native killed Oct. 23 in Iraq. When Sare deployed to "the sandbox" Sept. 1, he took with him a teddy bear given to him by his girlfriend of seven months. He told her that he would keep it by his heart, she recounted on Sare's home page on MySpace.com.
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March 4, 2005 |
A charter boat captain was sentenced in Los Angeles federal court Thursday to two months in prison for firing a rifle at sea lions off the coast of Santa Catalina Island last fall. United States District Judge John F. Walter also ordered John Gary Woodrum, 38, to pay a $5,000 fine, serve one year of probation and perform 250 hours of community service at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro.
March 12, 2004 |
In a refreshingly original and imaginative debut staging from Circle X Theatre Company, Tom Jacobson's "Sperm" combines the literary DNA of 18th century French drama with postmodern irony to spawn a whale of a tale (literally -- the title refers to the species of leviathans that have loomed large in symbolic portent since Jonah's night sea journey).
December 2, 2003 |
Peter Weir did more than just read Patrick O'Brian's books when he began pre-production on his seagoing adventure film, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." For more practical advice, the Australian director turned to several crew members of the Emmy Award-winning A&E cable series "Horatio Hornblower." And for good reason. Over the last six years, A&E and its British partner, Granada, have produced eight two-hour movies based on C.S.
August 17, 2003 |
On May 14, 1804, William Clark wrote in his journal that "under a jentle brease," the boats of the Corps of Discovery headed up the Missouri with "46 men, 4 horses and 1 dog." With the Lewis and Clark expedition's bicentennial, narratives and edited journals are flying off the presses. Much of what there is to tell has been told. At least two new books tell the tale of the voyage supposedly from the dog's point of view.