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July 12, 1994 | ANNE BERGMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who'd have thought a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus could hold its own against such competitors as Alec Baldwin and Julia Roberts? The bus, of course, is the centerpiece of the summer's hot action movie, 20th Century Fox's "Speed," which has already taken in $84.6 million and proven itself a worthy competitor of such film fare as Baldwin's "The Shadow" and Roberts' "I Love Trouble."
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January 31, 2003 | From Reuters
The latest installment in a series of hugely popular French films about a speed-crazy taxi driver opened this week to criticism from road safety groups who said the "Taxi" movies glorified reckless driving. Road safety awareness has become a hot topic in France since September, when the government declared war on the drivers who have made its roads the deadliest in Europe, with some 8,000 victims a year -- more than twice the number in Britain.
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June 12, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE
When Los Angeles mayoral candidate Richard Riordan promised to improve the city's relations with the Hollywood film community, he didn't know that "Speed" producer Mark Gordon was preparing to put his feet to the fire as soon as he took office. Nor did Riordan realize that among Gordon's requests was to have an Uzi-bearing mad bomber trigger a derailment on the city's spanking new Metro Rail line.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1997 | CLAUDIA PUIG and JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly every major film studio finds itself in gambling mode during the hotly contested summer box-office bonanza period, but these are particularly dicey times at 20th Century Fox. Fresh from the out-of-this-world success of last summer's "Independence Day" and the hit run earlier this year of the "Star Wars" trilogy, which brought the studio its most lucrative period in several years, Fox is now facing a string of severe disappointments.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1994 | JUDY BRENNAN
This summer's "Speed," dubbed "Die Hard"-on-a-bus by those who have seen it, has gathered so much positive buzz that 20th Century Fox has already begun discussions of a sequel. In the words of one Fox source, "they're banking the store on this one," with the studio already pushing up its Aug. 5 release date to June 10.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1997 | CLAUDIA PUIG and JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly every major film studio finds itself in gambling mode during the hotly contested summer box-office bonanza period, but these are particularly dicey times at 20th Century Fox. Fresh from the out-of-this-world success of last summer's "Independence Day" and the hit run earlier this year of the "Star Wars" trilogy, which brought the studio its most lucrative period in several years, Fox is now facing a string of severe disappointments.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twentieth Century Fox's "Speed" dispatched the competition over the weekend, swiping front-runner box-office status from "The Flintstones" with estimates of about $14 million grossed from more than 2,100 screens. The vehicular thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper is about a mad bomber who obviously doesn't think the L.A. traffic situation is tangled enough and booby-traps a city bus.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2003 | From Reuters
The latest installment in a series of hugely popular French films about a speed-crazy taxi driver opened this week to criticism from road safety groups who said the "Taxi" movies glorified reckless driving. Road safety awareness has become a hot topic in France since September, when the government declared war on the drivers who have made its roads the deadliest in Europe, with some 8,000 victims a year -- more than twice the number in Britain.
NEWS
March 10, 1994 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside a dimly lit garage in Camarillo, Wes Lambert demonstrates a motion picture device that predates Thomas Edison. The device, a perforated cylinder with drawings inside, creates, when rotated, an optical illusion called persistence of vision, which makes it seem as if the images are moving. "Movies weren't invented by Thomas Edison or anyone," Lambert explained. "They just evolved." He has some authority on the topic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
George Marquardt's memory of the atomic blast over Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, never dimmed. "It was like the sun had come out of the ground and just exploded," he often recalled. Marquardt, the former Army Air Forces pilot whose B-29 was designated to photograph the historic bomb blast over the Japanese port city, died in a nursing home in Murray, Utah, on Aug. 15, a day after the 58th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II. He was 84 and had Parkinson's disease.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1994 | ANNE BERGMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who'd have thought a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus could hold its own against such competitors as Alec Baldwin and Julia Roberts? The bus, of course, is the centerpiece of the summer's hot action movie, 20th Century Fox's "Speed," which has already taken in $84.6 million and proven itself a worthy competitor of such film fare as Baldwin's "The Shadow" and Roberts' "I Love Trouble."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twentieth Century Fox's "Speed" dispatched the competition over the weekend, swiping front-runner box-office status from "The Flintstones" with estimates of about $14 million grossed from more than 2,100 screens. The vehicular thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper is about a mad bomber who obviously doesn't think the L.A. traffic situation is tangled enough and booby-traps a city bus.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE
When Los Angeles mayoral candidate Richard Riordan promised to improve the city's relations with the Hollywood film community, he didn't know that "Speed" producer Mark Gordon was preparing to put his feet to the fire as soon as he took office. Nor did Riordan realize that among Gordon's requests was to have an Uzi-bearing mad bomber trigger a derailment on the city's spanking new Metro Rail line.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1994 | JUDY BRENNAN
This summer's "Speed," dubbed "Die Hard"-on-a-bus by those who have seen it, has gathered so much positive buzz that 20th Century Fox has already begun discussions of a sequel. In the words of one Fox source, "they're banking the store on this one," with the studio already pushing up its Aug. 5 release date to June 10.
AUTOS
November 22, 2013 | By James Barragan
I'm not a car guy. I check the air pressure on my tires every once in a while and change the oil whenever the folks at Jiffy Lube tell me I'm due. I drive a Toyota Corolla because it's a simple, dependable car that gets good gas mileage.  I don't need, or care for, much more. But this week, the Los Angeles Auto Show came to town and I'm helping to cover it. The show at the L.A. Convention Center opened to the media on Tuesday and opens to the public on Friday. PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts But what's a non-car guy supposed to do at the biggest car event in Southern California -- the car capital of Earth?
SPORTS
March 26, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The black baseball gloves arrived earlier this week, wrapped in plastic. Juan Samuel picked them up, felt them, then shoved them into the bottom of his locker with a thunderous laugh. Second baseman's gloves. "I will play center field," Samuel pronounced. "Center field." If he does not convince you, it is because he has not yet convinced himself. But too late to back out and too early to plead failure, Juan Samuel has reached a personal warning track. There is nowhere else to go.
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