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January 17, 1988 | JEFF SPURRIER and STEVE HOCHMAN
According to the buzz around town, the next mega-band to come out of Los Angeles streets is Jane's Addiction. Well, John Henry Jones of the Unforgiven has a word of caution to Perry Farrell and the rest of this year's model: Watch out! "When the deal rather than the music becomes big news, it can be certain death," Jones said. He should know. Two years ago the Unforgiven was the subject of a massive bidding war among labels on both coasts.
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June 15, 2003 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Consider the Atlantic cod. Once it was so plentiful that 19th century French writer Alexandre Dumas fils estimated that if every cod egg reached maturity, "it would take only three years to fill the sea so you could walk across the Atlantic dryshod on the backs of cod." Today that fish is perilously close to extinction in the wild. It was the species' familiarity that put it in danger: Its past omnipresence made it beyond imagining that it could be in danger of disappearing.
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March 28, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic. For the rest of his predictions and picks from Times reviewers Peter Rainer, Kevin Thomas and Michael Wilmington, see Page 7.
After all the members-only screenings, after enough trade press ads to denude a forest and tapes delivered in quantities that threatened to break the backs of local mail personnel, all the drama in the 65th annual Academy Awards has come down to one simple question: Can "The Crying Game" stop Clint? The answer: probably not. A survivor of nearly 40 years in the business (during which he picked up not a single Oscar nomination) the durable Mr.
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June 17, 2001 | KATHERINE MARSH, Katherine Marsh is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone
[Krindija, Croatia, 1942] It was September 1942, harvest time in the village of Krindija, when the draft notices arrived. Four hundred souls lived there, farming potatoes, corn and sugar roots, plowing with horses, living lives much the same as their great-grandparents had a century before. They were ethnic German peasants, living in what had become a puppet state of Germany. When the notices arrived, some couldn't read them.
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April 3, 1993
Someone should mention to film critic Kenneth Turan that it is not unpatriotic to criticize our government ("In the End, All Is 'Unforgiven,' " March 30). In fact, such is a patriot's duty. SAUL DAVIS Studio City
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April 11, 1993
Paula, you missed the point ("Meet Our Oscars Producer," by Paula Poundstone, March 28). It is precisely because of the alarming statistics and tragic instances of violence you list that "Unforgiven" so richly deserves its Oscar. Like his character in the film, Clint Eastwood can look back over a lifetime of murder and mayhem. The body count in his films is staggering. If "Unforgiven" isn't an atonement for that, it's certainly a revaluation of it. Unlike countless Westerns and action films before it, in "Unforgiven" no one who uses violence to settle a score is a hero.
NEWS
November 25, 1993
Re "In Your Face With Lousy Taste" (Oct. 21): Taste? Is there any left in this country? I have to say that I agree our country has little taste left, but our problem is not the Friars Club or Ted Danson. It is the common people. As a 17-year-old senior at Chatsworth High, I see about as much taste on campus as there is in rice cakes. I see the way most teen-agers dress and I wonder about our country. I don't understand what is so cool about wearing jeans at your knees that are as wide as the sidewalk.
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May 11, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
. . . a time comes when two people should think of these things. Having a home and a family Facing up to their responsibilities. --Bruce Springsteen's "I Wanna Marry You," 1980. Bruce Springsteen's wedding plans gave the rock 'n' roll world this week one of its hottest pieces of gossip since the "Paul Is Dead" rumors in the '60s. Only this time, the reports turned out to be true. The uproar began Thursday when a Portland, Ore.
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February 7, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doug McClure, the affable, good-looking sidekick Trampas who imprinted himself in the nation's memory riding the Western television range with "The Virginian" for eight years, has died. He was 59. McClure, a native of Glendale who last appeared in the 1994 feature film "Maverick" as one of many Western gamblers, died Sunday night at his Sherman Oaks home after a months-long battle with lung cancer. Last Dec.
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January 22, 1995 | Kenneth Turan
Simultaneously heroic and nihilistic, Clint Eastwood's masterly 1992 Oscar winner (best picture) is a Western for those who cherish the form. The story of a reformed killer who confronts his past, "Unforgiven" is definitely as elegant in its own way as "The Wild Bunch" and "Ride the High Country." It's also a neat piece of revisionism, a violent film that is determined to demythologize killing.
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September 16, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 13 years after they fell for each other on the set of the 1975 film "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke were co-stars in life, love and a half-dozen movies. They were soul mates, inseparable, this close. They also were boffo box office. The perks were fabulous: access to top studio executives, homes in Bel-Air, Carmel, Shasta County, and Sun Valley, Idaho. The Warner Bros.
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January 22, 1995 | Kenneth Turan
Simultaneously heroic and nihilistic, Clint Eastwood's masterly 1992 Oscar winner (best picture) is a Western for those who cherish the form. The story of a reformed killer who confronts his past, "Unforgiven" is definitely as elegant in its own way as "The Wild Bunch" and "Ride the High Country." It's also a neat piece of revisionism, a violent film that is determined to demythologize killing.
NEWS
November 25, 1993
Re "In Your Face With Lousy Taste" (Oct. 21): Taste? Is there any left in this country? I have to say that I agree our country has little taste left, but our problem is not the Friars Club or Ted Danson. It is the common people. As a 17-year-old senior at Chatsworth High, I see about as much taste on campus as there is in rice cakes. I see the way most teen-agers dress and I wonder about our country. I don't understand what is so cool about wearing jeans at your knees that are as wide as the sidewalk.
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August 13, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT
Some retailers say "The Bodyguard" is their No. 1 rental, but "Unforgiven" still has an overall edge, finally claiming the top spot and bumping "A Few Good Men" to No. 3. But "Bodyguard" could still power its way into the lead. "Home Alone 2," which premiered at No. 6, also has a good shot at No. 1 but, because it's being sold in the $15-$20 range, much of its business will be in the sales market.
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May 7, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its looks like "The Crying Game"--with its notorious secret--is coming to home video much earlier than expected: July 7, from LIVE Home Video. This puts the movie in a tough spot. That's the same day Warner is putting out Clint Eastwood's Oscar winner "Unforgiven." It's also one week after Columbia TriStar's "A Few Good Men," the military courtroom drama starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, hits the video market.
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April 11, 1993
Paula, you missed the point ("Meet Our Oscars Producer," by Paula Poundstone, March 28). It is precisely because of the alarming statistics and tragic instances of violence you list that "Unforgiven" so richly deserves its Oscar. Like his character in the film, Clint Eastwood can look back over a lifetime of murder and mayhem. The body count in his films is staggering. If "Unforgiven" isn't an atonement for that, it's certainly a revaluation of it. Unlike countless Westerns and action films before it, in "Unforgiven" no one who uses violence to settle a score is a hero.
NEWS
March 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
Clint Eastwood won the Directors Guild of America award Saturday for his dark Western "Unforgiven," making him the strong favorite for the best director Academy Award. In the 45-year history of the Directors Guild of America award, only three winners have failed to win the Academy Award for best director. This year's Oscars will be presented March 29. "Unforgiven" is up for nine Oscars, including best picture, director, actor and supporting actor.
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June 29, 1986
"THE UNFORGIVEN." The Unforgiven. Elektra. They're big, they're tough, they're mean, they're mad, they haven't shaved in days and they're here to clean up this here Melrose Avenue. They're the Unforgiven, the hokiest buncha Clint Eastwood fans ever to put on long black coats, cowboy hats and electric guitars and make a career out of growling into the mirror.
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April 6, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX
Flush with four Oscars, Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" came roaring back at the box office. The film, which opened 35 weeks ago in wide release, had trickled down to playing in a few hundred theaters. But over the weekend, distributor Warner Bros. doubled the number of theaters and the result, thanks to the Oscar publicity, was three times the gross of the previous weekend. The Western's total U.S. and Canadian gross is now $86 million.
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April 3, 1993
Someone should mention to film critic Kenneth Turan that it is not unpatriotic to criticize our government ("In the End, All Is 'Unforgiven,' " March 30). In fact, such is a patriot's duty. SAUL DAVIS Studio City
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