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July 21, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Showgirls," director Paul Verhoeven's graphic depiction of the Las Vegas strip scene, received an NC-17 rating Thursday, but rather than appeal the ruling, MGM officials will open the film in 1,000 theaters, a record number for any NC-17-rated film. "We're embracing the rating on the basis of the material," said Frank Mancuso, chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Inc. "We agree with the rating and we feel that this is an appropriate release size.
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September 25, 1995 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something made them drive to the theater. The same thing made them shell out $7.50. Then it made them line up down the block and around the corner. The Hype. "Showgirls," the NC-17-rated movie about an ambitious nude dancer in Las Vegas, packed in audiences on its opening weekend, taking in $8.3 million and placing second at the box-office behind another debuting film, "Seven," a crime tale that collected $14.5 million.
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September 16, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood marketing puzzler of the week: How do you sell a $40-million movie that's so sexually explicit TV networks and some theater owners will barely touch it? You start by teasing consumers with provocative billboards and freebie promotional videos. Then you have the sexy star hop on David Letterman's lap for a hint of late-night bumping and grinding.
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September 20, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While a media watchdog group is upset, the Web-crawlers are coming out of the woodwork to catch a glimpse of MGM/UA's steamy "Showgirls," the NC-17-rated film that arrives in theaters Friday. Earlier this month a "Showgirls" promotion was put on the Internet's World Wide Web, and recently has drawn an estimated 1 million curious users daily, causing the system to jam and overload.
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October 8, 1994 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bringing "Cutthroat Island" to the big screen may be the toughest feat yet attempted by impresario Mario Kassar, a cinematic Houdini who has made his reputation escaping from tight spots. On Friday, however, director Renny Harlin and female lead Geena Davis headed to Malta for the Oct. 31 shoot on the assumption that the Carolco Pictures' chief will, once again, pull it off.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While a media watchdog group is upset, the Web-crawlers are coming out of the woodwork to catch a glimpse of MGM/UA's steamy "Showgirls," the NC-17-rated film that arrives in theaters Friday. Earlier this month a "Showgirls" promotion was put on the Internet's World Wide Web, and recently has drawn an estimated 1 million curious users daily, causing the system to jam and overload.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1995 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something made them drive to the theater. The same thing made them shell out $7.50. Then it made them line up down the block and around the corner. The Hype. "Showgirls," the NC-17-rated movie about an ambitious nude dancer in Las Vegas, packed in audiences on its opening weekend, taking in $8.3 million and placing second at the box-office behind another debuting film, "Seven," a crime tale that collected $14.5 million.
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BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Motion Picture Assn. of America President Jack Valenti may want early retirement after dealing with the upcoming back-to-back ratings for two controversial movies: Paul Verhoeven's "Showgirls" and Larry Clark's "Kids." The presence of both films, each with sexual content sure to bring NC-17 ratings, is being felt here. On Sunday afternoon, Verhoeven screened for foreign distributors and the news media about 13 minutes of compiled footage from his provocative movie about Las Vegas showgirls.
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October 11, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
David Mamet was unhappy with the way the scene was playing. "Back it up to one," he barked. Clearly relishing this newfangled movie lingo, Mamet quickly added: "I love saying that." There's no doubt about it. He is crazy about directing movies. That's right.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood marketing puzzler of the week: How do you sell a $40-million movie that's so sexually explicit TV networks and some theater owners will barely touch it? You start by teasing consumers with provocative billboards and freebie promotional videos. Then you have the sexy star hop on David Letterman's lap for a hint of late-night bumping and grinding.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Showgirls," director Paul Verhoeven's graphic depiction of the Las Vegas strip scene, received an NC-17 rating Thursday, but rather than appeal the ruling, MGM officials will open the film in 1,000 theaters, a record number for any NC-17-rated film. "We're embracing the rating on the basis of the material," said Frank Mancuso, chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Inc. "We agree with the rating and we feel that this is an appropriate release size.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1994 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bringing "Cutthroat Island" to the big screen may be the toughest feat yet attempted by impresario Mario Kassar, a cinematic Houdini who has made his reputation escaping from tight spots. On Friday, however, director Renny Harlin and female lead Geena Davis headed to Malta for the Oct. 31 shoot on the assumption that the Carolco Pictures' chief will, once again, pull it off.
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