June 27, 1993 |
John Grisham's novel "The Firm," besides being a page-turner, is a parable of greed in the money-loving '80s. To bite the golden apple, it reminds us, is to invite poison. But what happens when it's the only thing that shows up on the menu? Sydney Pollack directed the film version, which opens Wednesday. For all the doubt and ambiguity and even mortal disconnect that often show up in the characters of Pollack's films (usually men, such as "Jeremiah Johnson" or the Denys Finch Hatton character in "Out of Africa")
November 20, 1987 |
"I'm very excited about working with him again," said the actor about the director. "I spent a week waiting on pins and needles while he made up his mind. When he said yes, I called him up. " 'Is it true?' I asked him. He said yes. I said 'Ya schmuck, you'll never learn. . . .' " Dustin Hoffman chuckled, remembering his recent conversation with Sydney Pollack. Hoffman's teasing carried black whimsy.
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November 27, 1993 |
Two men--one of them the son of filmmaker Sidney Pollack--were killed and a third man was critically injured when their single-engine plane crashed into the carport of a Santa Monica apartment building Friday morning and burst into flames. No one in the two-story apartment complex about 1 1/2 miles west of Santa Monica Airport was injured, but two Santa Monica police officers who rescued the surviving passenger, and a resident who helped them, were treated for smoke inhalation.
February 28, 1990 |
Brokaw Comes to Tinseltown: NBC News announced that Tom Brokaw will anchor a primetime documentary at 10 p.m. on March 21, called "The New Hollywood." It will probe the new trends in movie making, ingredients for success at the box office and the changing business of film production. Among those lined up: Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Spike Lee, Sidney Pollack and Oliver Stone.
February 27, 1990 |
NBC News announced Monday that Tom Brokaw will anchor a prime time documentary March 21 on "The New Hollywood." According to the network, the hourlong documentary will probe new trends in movie making, ingredients for success at the box office and the changing business of film production. Among those scheduled to be interviewed are Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Spike Lee, Sidney Pollack and Oliver Stone.
January 27, 2006 |
With little hoopla, the United Nations has hosted its second-ever film production, serving as a backdrop for parts of a movie about Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara starring Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro. Scenes for the film "Che," expected to be released this year, were filmed at the world body's New York headquarters last weekend, making it only the second movie to be shot inside the U.N. compound since it was built in 1952, U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday.