April 24, 2013 |
On the fourth floor of a vacant wing of St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles, some 150 crew members crowded the hallways, joining actors Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson as they prepared to film a scene for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier. " The hospital wing is often used for filming television crime dramas such as "CSI" and "Private Practice," but Tuesday's shoot was among the largest St. Vincent has accommodated in 20 years of renting out its facilities to Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1988 |
A city task force studying ways to stem the tide of "runaway" film and television production is recommending creation of a film commission to sell Los Angeles as an ideal location for shooting movies.
February 24, 1993 |
One bright morning in 1938, a young Italian newspaper reporter, a shy and gawkish lad who might have had a pimple on his nose, caught a blue tram from downtown Rome and rode it to a new world. Cinecitta, the Italian government's cinema studio-city, is just one more subway stop today, but it lay deep in the countryside then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1986 |
Several years ago at a party, Prof. Tony Delap, an amateur magician who is a professional sculptor and member of UC Irvine's fine arts faculty, momentarily astonished patrons by levitating a woman outside Newport Harbor Art Museum. In the darkness, with a spotlight trained upon the "floating" woman, the wires extending down from an overhead crane were not visible. But seconds later, party-goers could glimpse the glitter of metal--exposing Delap's secret.
January 12, 1991 |
Former hostage Jerry Levin can testify that terrorism is cruel and ugly no matter the cause. However, it's nice to see a television drama--in this case "Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story"--suggesting for once that, far from occurring in a vacuum, terrorist acts are usually the extremist's way of dramatizing a grievance. The best-case scenario: Address the grievance, and perhaps the terrorism will stop. Perhaps .
May 30, 2013 |
When most filmmakers in Los Angeles feel frustrated by the movie business, they pick up a pen to write out their anxiety - or pick up the phone and call their therapist. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij took a different approach. Upset by a series of Hollywood rejections four years ago, the then-aspiring actress and would-be director decided to spend the summer train-hopping with a group of idealistic drifters they'd never met. For nearly two months, they criss-crossed America, encountering strangers, diving into dumpsters and eating what they gathered, sans money.