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January 2, 2011 | By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Given all of the Hollywood remakes of recent European films, it is worth asking: Who in Hollywood best channels French movie star Sophie Marceau? Is it Angelina Jolie, who fills Marceau's elegant shoes in the recently released romantic thriller "The Tourist" ? a film based on the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer"? Or how about Demi Moore, who will fill Marceau's house slippers in the 2011 single-mother/daughter film "LOL (Laughing Out Loud)" costarring Miley Cyrus in a remake of a 2008 French film of the same name.
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January 2, 2011 | By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Given all of the Hollywood remakes of recent European films, it is worth asking: Who in Hollywood best channels French movie star Sophie Marceau? Is it Angelina Jolie, who fills Marceau's elegant shoes in the recently released romantic thriller "The Tourist" ? a film based on the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer"? Or how about Demi Moore, who will fill Marceau's house slippers in the 2011 single-mother/daughter film "LOL (Laughing Out Loud)" costarring Miley Cyrus in a remake of a 2008 French film of the same name.
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April 10, 1997 | STEVEN SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most Americans discovered her in 1995's "Braveheart"--but by then, Paris-born actress Sophie Marceau had already packed several careers into her 29 years. Famous at age 14 in France, thanks to her film debut in 1980's "La Boum," Marceau won a Cesar Award in 1983, a Moliere for her stage work in 1991, and published a novel, "Menteuse," in 1995.
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September 5, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French actress Sophie Marceau seems to perfectly embody the reserved but passionate Swiss governess in William Nicholson's oh-so-romantic period drama "Firelight." Like such screen legends as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, Marceau can express her character's inner emotions and thoughts simply with her face and eyes.
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September 5, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French actress Sophie Marceau seems to perfectly embody the reserved but passionate Swiss governess in William Nicholson's oh-so-romantic period drama "Firelight." Like such screen legends as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, Marceau can express her character's inner emotions and thoughts simply with her face and eyes.
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March 25, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "What Dreams May Come," "Ever After: A Cinderella Story," "There's Something About Mary," "Snake Eyes" and "Ronin." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "101 Dalmatians," "Ever After: A Cinderella Story," "Tae-Bo Workout," "Mulan" and "ANTZ." What's New * "Pleasantville" (New Line), comedy starring Tobey Maguire. (PG-13). * "Bride of Chucky" (Universal), horror film starring Chucky. (R) * "Safe Men" (Universal), comedy starring Steve Zahn.
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September 9, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "Analyze This," "Message in a Bottle," "Cruel Intentions," "Payback" and "True Crime." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "There's Something About Mary," "Pokemon: Seaside Pikachu," "Pokemon: Psychic Surprise," "Pokemon: Poke-Friends" and "Hercules: Zero to Hero." What's New In stores this week: * "Twin Dragons" (Dimension), comedy starring Jackie Chan. (PG-13) * "The Other Sister" (Touchstone), comedy starring Juliette Lewis.
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April 4, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina" is not Tolstoy's classic novel of timeless passion but rather a traditional British period film at its most solemn and conventional. Not only does Bernard Rose's handsome, meticulous production lack that passion, but it also suffers from a miscast Anna, the married Russian aristocrat who risks everything for love in 1880 St. Petersburg. Alas, the film is almost as stodgy as Rose's take on Beethoven, "Immortal Beloved."
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July 29, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexandre Arcady's sweeping, deeply engaging "For Sasha" (at the Music Hall and the Town & Country) is an emotion-charged, intimate love story set against the larger drama of Israel's 1967 Six-Day War. As such it recalls Raoul Walsh's 1955 World War II saga "Battle Cry" and even "Gone With the Wind." In addition to being a romance of exceptional complexity and ambiguity, it is also a coming-of-age story and finally a plea for peace between Arabs and Jews.
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May 5, 2004 | From Reuters
French actress Sophie Marceau has worn their dresses in a Bond movie, Judi Dench to the Oscars, and Nicole Kidman wanted to wear their creations for the premiere of "Moulin Rouge." After making ripples in Hollywood, India's fledgling fashion designers now hope to make a splash in the world's top retail stores. Until now, India's fashion designers have mostly sold to the country's rich and famous -- Bollywood film stars, socialites and industrialists, with the occasional celebrity client abroad.
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April 10, 1997 | STEVEN SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most Americans discovered her in 1995's "Braveheart"--but by then, Paris-born actress Sophie Marceau had already packed several careers into her 29 years. Famous at age 14 in France, thanks to her film debut in 1980's "La Boum," Marceau won a Cesar Award in 1983, a Moliere for her stage work in 1991, and published a novel, "Menteuse," in 1995.
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May 24, 1995 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In "Braveheart," Mel Gibson plays 13th-Century Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, and, boy, is his heart ever brave. So are his eyes, his mane, his pecs, his knuckles. But he's not just brave--he's smart too. As the young William's father tells the boy just before the British slaughter him, "It's our wits that make us men." At close to three hours, "Braveheart" is a great big chunk of brogues and pillaging and whooping.
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April 23, 1999 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bodily secretions and abused pooches aside, the most startling quality of "There's Something About Mary" was the way it married the romantic comedy genre to the teen gross-out movie. All of that raunchy stuff that had audiences either squirming or rolling in the aisles might've shook up the folks who flock to Meg Ryan movies, but it has long been the bread and butter of a certain kind of flick that caters to, shall we say, less delicate tastes.
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