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May 8, 1999
Bravo to Sean Mitchell for his commentary on Hollywood on-screen violence ("Hollywood: Ground Zero," May 1).. Violence and sex sells. Movie people make a lot of money. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds them. There are many factors that affect violent behavior. But if movies that promote gratuitous violence are even a fraction of the cause of real-life violence, then movie people should examine what they promote and make money from. I wondered what Leonardo DiCaprio thought of his violence-inspiring performance in "The Basketball Diaries"?
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1999
Bravo to Sean Mitchell for his commentary on Hollywood on-screen violence ("Hollywood: Ground Zero," May 1).. Violence and sex sells. Movie people make a lot of money. They don't want to bite the hand that feeds them. There are many factors that affect violent behavior. But if movies that promote gratuitous violence are even a fraction of the cause of real-life violence, then movie people should examine what they promote and make money from. I wondered what Leonardo DiCaprio thought of his violence-inspiring performance in "The Basketball Diaries"?
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NEWS
May 19, 1985
I am very upset that Channel 5 ran bloody and violent promos for the movie "Prom Night" during the hours of 5:30-7 p.m. It's bad enough that such a sick movie was on TV, but to subject families to this horror while we are watching "Happy Days" is an insult and invasion of our rights. I don't wish to see such a movie and certainly do not want my impressionable children subjected to such desensitizing fare. This film was probably rated R and Channel 5 ran it at 8 p.m., which encourages family viewing.
OPINION
September 8, 1991
Boarding schools for poor children--the idea is ripe for our times. The place to begin? Ft. Ord in Monterey. An Army post's facilities include sleeping quarters, offices for classrooms, a dispensary for the sick, a movie theater and small stores. Teachers and maintenance crews would fill up apartments and homes in the area. This idea of boarding schools for poor children was promulgated by James Q. Wilson recently (Part A, July 30). Your article on the dilemma of Ft. Ord's future (Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2006 | Susan King
The paramedics had to be called twice during the screening of Eli Roth's latest R-rated horror film, "Hostel," at the Toronto Film Festival last September. "I told everyone this is a sick movie," Roth said. "I told them, 'I am not making a movie for everyone.' Some guy walked out halfway through, fainted and fell down the escalator. A few minutes later a woman left saying she was having a heart attack!"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1990 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Sam Kinison has long been assailed for his unyieldingly provocative material. Homosexuals say he's anti-gay, women say he's anti-female, some people say he's anti-human. Lots of people just say he's crude, rude and lewd. His detractors wouldn't have been disappointed with his show at the Laff Stop Monday night.
NEWS
October 9, 1992 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For at least three months before the abduction of teen-ager Ryan Curtis, the suspects carried out meticulous plans that included videotaping the victim's movements with a remote-controlled camcorder and secretly copying his family mail, according to authorities and a diary kept by fugitive suspect Stephen G. Gillen. The plans culminated Sept.
OPINION
December 6, 1992 | Steven Emerson, Steven Emerson, an investigative journalist, is the author of "The Fall of Pan Am 103" (Putnam).
For years, the hottest political conspiracy here has been the "October Surprise." GOP operatives, goes the plot, secretly met with Iranian officials during the 1980 presidential campaign to arrange a delay in the release of the 52 U.S. hostages held in Tehran until after the election, thus ensuring Jimmy Carter's defeat.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1994 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the age of 24, Uma Thurman has an enviable acting career. She has played a wide range of roles and has been noticed for all the right reasons--for her versatility and skill as an actress. Sure, she was once on the cover of Rolling Stone's 1989 Hot Issue, and Mademoiselle magazine once called her "a thinking man's sex symbol," but Thurman herself has done nothing to pursue such hype.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1998 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miniature plastic planets had been placed on Lucite pedestals in the middle of each table where the guests would dine. The acoustics in the temporary state-of-the-art theater had been checked and rechecked, and the stage where Aerosmith would perform had been strewn with jagged Styrofoam chunks to look like the surface of an asteroid. Here, at Monday night's world premiere of Touchstone Pictures' "Armageddon," the folks at Disney seemed to have thought of everything. Party crashers?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1985 | PAUL ROSENFIELD
E. M. Forster would have understood Hollywood. In 1912, he got a germ of an idea for a novel: "Something happens in the Marabar caves--but I don't know what." Twelve years later, he had the answer, and published "A Passage to India." Forster lived almost another half century, but never published another novel. At 89, though, he did finally give his blessing to a film of "Passage." Little did he know--or maybe he did know--it would take another 15 years to get the movie made.
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