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June 21, 1998
Please assure Mark Mayes that the soundtrack remastering of "Gone With the Wind" represents the use of the earliest and most original sound elements available (Letters, June 14). The main source is a 1941 soundtrack print recorded on 17.5-millimeter optical film. This obscure format represents the earliest copy of the complete mix of the 1939 film. This track is augmented by the use of the original 35mm nitrate negative orchestra score recordings lent by the estate of David O. Selznick.
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February 12, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Beck's vision recently got an infusion of luxury money, and he's used it in service of a good cause: creating a jumbo helping of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision. " Over the last few years, the Los Angeles singer, songwriter and producer has been equally focused on honoring others' work as showcasing his own. Though he recently released a series of new songs via sheet music called “ Song Reader ,” the musician has also offered a series of tributes, including full-album renditions of work by, among others, Alexander “Skip” Spence, the Velvet Underground and New Age superstar Yanni.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1986
After reading Calendar's slagging video reviews of Ozzy Osbourne's "Shot in the Dark" and Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" (Sound & Vision, by Chris Willman), I was reminded of something David Lee Roth once said: "Most critics like Elvis Costello because most critics look like him." KERRY CULLEN West Covina
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2006 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
WHEN the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall opened in the middle of September, it made, I thought, a good first impression. But first impressions can deceive. After only two months, the bloom is already starting to fade. I still think that it is essentially a fine space and that it should contribute significantly to the cultural life of Orange County. But mistakes were made in Segerstrom's planning, and they continue to be made in its operation, which has not gone smoothly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1986
The comments made about Animotion by Terry Atkinson in Sound & Vision (April 6) were the opinion of one obviously deaf person. Animotion is a hot group that deserves better than having fools call them "mighty geeky"! They deserve to have men with minds call them fabulous ! MARGGIE KACK Corona
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1988
Everyone is entitled to his opinion and Chris Willman is certainly entitled to decide whether or not he likes Whitesnake's Video "Give Me All Your Love Tonight" (Sound & Vision, May 8). However, as an avid fan of Whitesnake, I feel obliged to inform him that the "lead guitarist licking his trusty ax" is neither Adrian Vandenberg or Vivian Campbell, but in fact the bass player, Rudy Sarzo. CLAIRE DAVON West Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1996
I applaud The Times' decision to review music videos and particularly to call attention to pieces that might otherwise not receive well-deserved attention (Sound & Vision, by Lorraine Ali, July 21). I must question, however, the lack of mention of the directors behind these works. It would be unthinkable to review a motion picture or a play without mention of the key creators. If you are reviewing the sound and the vision, you must give credit to both responsible parties. KATHRYN SHAW Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1998
Lorraine Ali concludes her review of George Michael's video "Outside" (Sound & Vision, Nov. 22) with the sentence, "Ending the video with a kiss between two policemen, the singer not only makes fun of himself, but also jabs at the powers-that-be for trying to quash something that's 'human nature.' " While masturbation may be human nature, doing it in a public restroom in full view of another person is not. It's obvious that Michael learned nothing from his conviction on this issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1988
So, the Weird Al Yankovic video has lots of great "fat" jokes, and Chris Willman recommends we see it (Sound & Vision, July 31). The last acceptable prejudice. . . . Pass. I'm tired of living in a society that thinks that you can never be too rich or too thin. Well, there are women who are dying to prove that. Adults (especially women) are expected to look like adolescent boys. Too threatening maybe, if we look like adults. Take a look back at pictures of Twiggy. If you didn't know she's supposed to be a model you'd think she was a concentration camp survivor.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2006 | Josef Woodard, Special to The Times
REDCAT has proved itself fertile ground for vibrant new takes on musical theater, hinting at what the genre might be and where it can go. Thursday night, the boundary-stretching continued with the area premiere of Pamela Z's "Wunderkabinet." Although it's a strain to neatly describe the work or identify the context in which it belongs, something fresh is clearly afoot.
HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2005 | Alexandria Abramian-Mott, Special to The Times
Eric Brun-Sanglard, who is blind, relies on other senses to visualize interiors. He taps his feet to get a feel for the scale of rooms, he absorbs the sun on his face and hands to know when and where the light falls and he touches everything -- walls, windows, doorknobs, moldings, tiles, fabrics and plants -- to literally get a feel for a home's shape, texture and dimension.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1998
Lorraine Ali concludes her review of George Michael's video "Outside" (Sound & Vision, Nov. 22) with the sentence, "Ending the video with a kiss between two policemen, the singer not only makes fun of himself, but also jabs at the powers-that-be for trying to quash something that's 'human nature.' " While masturbation may be human nature, doing it in a public restroom in full view of another person is not. It's obvious that Michael learned nothing from his conviction on this issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1996
I applaud The Times' decision to review music videos and particularly to call attention to pieces that might otherwise not receive well-deserved attention (Sound & Vision, by Lorraine Ali, July 21). I must question, however, the lack of mention of the directors behind these works. It would be unthinkable to review a motion picture or a play without mention of the key creators. If you are reviewing the sound and the vision, you must give credit to both responsible parties. KATHRYN SHAW Los Angeles
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February 22, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Thursday's premiere of "El Mariachi" at the Directors Guild. It was also the opening of Sound and Vision: Hollywood Salutes the Grammies, a six-day film festival hosted by the American Cinematheque. The film fest was the kick-off for a slew of events leading up to Wednesday's Grammy Awards. "The Grammies are now more than just an award's show," said host committee Chairman Irving Azoff. "They're a whole week."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
It's hard to see where you're going when you're looking back. David Bowie's "Sound + Vision" tour offers a peculiar premise for a show by a big rock star: Nothing but old songs, and on top of that it's their final spin. After the tour, Bowie will no longer get lost in space as Major Tom, nor celebrate the sci-fi rock star Ziggy Stardust, nor encourage his fans to face their ch-ch-ch-changes. Is this a gimmick to drum up interest in the tour?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
"We're going to do what we can with the material that we now do," an anxious British singer says on a home demo tape that he made in 1969 to showcase his new songs for record executives. "Some of it has been considered 'single' material, but we'll leave that up to you to sort out. . . . Anyway, the first one is called 'Space Oddity.'
NEWS
February 22, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Thursday's premiere of "El Mariachi" at the Directors Guild. It was also the opening of Sound and Vision: Hollywood Salutes the Grammies, a six-day film festival hosted by the American Cinematheque. The film fest was the kick-off for a slew of events leading up to Wednesday's Grammy Awards. "The Grammies are now more than just an award's show," said host committee Chairman Irving Azoff. "They're a whole week."
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