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November 12, 1987 | JACK MATHEWS
Michael Cimino's "The Sicilian" is sinking faster than a body dumped in the Strait of Messina. The much-publicized, much-maligned movie--adapted from Mario Puzo's best seller about the post-World War II Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano--opened in 370 American theaters Oct. 23 and deflected the slings and arrows of outraged critics to gross a strong $1.7 million in its first weekend. Once paying customers got a whiff of this thing, however, it was all over.
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November 12, 1987 | JACK MATHEWS
Michael Cimino's "The Sicilian" is sinking faster than a body dumped in the Strait of Messina. The much-publicized, much-maligned movie--adapted from Mario Puzo's best seller about the post-World War II Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano--opened in 370 American theaters Oct. 23 and deflected the slings and arrows of outraged critics to gross a strong $1.7 million in its first weekend. Once paying customers got a whiff of this thing, however, it was all over.
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August 2, 1994
Caitlin Thomas, 81, a boozing, brawling partner in marriage to the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. She once described their famously discordant lives together as "raw, red bleeding meat," a torment of mutual infidelity climaxed by her violent tantrum at the bedside of her dying husband. The former Caitlin MacNamara, free-spirited daughter of a bohemian family from County Clare, Ireland, married the poet in 1937. "Ours was not a love story proper," she wrote in 1982. "It was more of a drink story. . . .
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October 6, 1994 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly writes about film for The Times Orange County Edition.
Following "Angel Heart," the bloody horror-mystery that launched UC Irvine's fall film series last week, with "Cinema Paradiso," the gentle Oscar-winner screening Friday night, is like following a scream with a whisper. While Alan Parker's messy but often fascinating "Angel Heart" is all about rude provocation, Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso" is all about the tenderest of provocations.
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February 16, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Cinema Paradiso," which won a special jury prize at Cannes last year and is an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, introduces to American audiences its writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore. His film takes its title from an ancient Sicilian village's movie theater, where the film's young hero (Salvatore Cascio) falls in love with the movies while growing up in the postwar era under the influence of the theater's kindly, paternal projectionist (Philippe Noiret).
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June 11, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
A cardboard box is stuffed with 300 neckties, coiled like snakes. Nicole Miller. Gianni Versace. Top designer brands. The ties are all Bruce McNall's--black ties, silver ties, paisley ties, Snoopy ties, Goofy ties, striped ties, polka-dot ties, ties to a checkered past. Take your pick. Take a fistful, why don't you? Hunched into the carton, bobbing for neckwear, a couple of women help themselves, arms draped like rods. "How much?" Jane Cody is asked. "Ten bucks each."
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