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May 14, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the past 13 years, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival has introduced a vast range of films from the Pacific Rim, many of them outstanding--with only a portion of them, unfortunately, receiving subsequent distribution. The Asian national cinemas are often almost as old as the movies themselves, yet never, except for the Japanese, have they ever had so high a profile.
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September 17, 1989 | ELLEN FARLEY
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.
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May 14, 1998 | JAN HERMAN and KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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."
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November 9, 2003 | Editor -- Kinsey Lowe; Capsules -- Richard Cromelin and Kevin Crust
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.
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