September 17, 1989 |
Several weeks before the June massacre of pro-democracy students in China, the American producers of the $10-million "Shadow of China"--starring John Lone (the Emperor in the Oscar-winning film "The Last Emperor") and Vivian Wu (who played the second wife in "Emperor")--asked the Chinese government for permission to film in a village outside Beijing.
May 14, 1998 |
Filmmaker Eleanor Coppola got the idea for her latest documentary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, while visiting her director-husband on location in Memphis, Tenn., during the making of "John Grisham's The Rainmaker" (1997). "I would go with Francis in the early morning to the set," Coppola recalled the other day from their Napa Valley home in Rutherford, Calif. "He was doing really unusual improvisations with the actors."
January 20, 1991 |
SPRING Spring, like puberty, is an awkward time. The studios don't want to open a potentially big movie in April or May for fear of squandering the millions they might make by waiting until school is out. On the other hand, there is the chance that a big-audience movie will catch on in spring and thunder right on into summer--last year, such lightning struck both "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "The Hunt for Red October." "Turtle" fans will not be disappointed. As soon as the producers recovered from the shock of having one of the year's biggest blockbusters on their hands, they rushed a sequel into production, and it will show up almost a year to the day after the original.
November 9, 2003 |
Friday Anything for Love Musical romance IDP/Samuel Goldwyn With: Isabel Rose, Cameron Bancroft, Andrew McCarthy, Eartha Kitt The idea: Woman whose reality doesn't live up to her dreams must choose between life with or without music. Writers: Robert Cary, Rose Director: Cary * So? Provocatively quaint. Bobby G. Can't Swim Drama Gabriel Film Group With: John-Luke Montias, Susan Mitchell, Vincent Vega The idea: Small-time drug dealer overreaches, plunging into a dark journey of redemption.