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As founder, chairman and chief executive of National Research Group Inc. from 1978 to 2003, movie market researcher Joseph Farrell introduced the concept of market testing to Hollywood, originating now-standard industry practices such as audience tracking...
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90. Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
The Vietnam War still drags at us. Unlike the Civil War or World War II, we haven't figured out how to catalog it and put it away. It eludes definition; historians can't even make up their minds when it began and ended. That lack of definition, suggests...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesComplete "Ring" cycles have been a feature of the recording industry for some 50 years, first as a platform for the star conductor and lately for the star director. There are fast "Rings," profound "Rings," Eurotrash "Rings," even your father's "Ring," in...
Gore Verbinski directed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. The special effects expertise of Industrial Light and Magic were a key to his success. Their pedigree goes all the way back to the "Star Wars" series. Their skills were sharpened on the...
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
Los Angeles TimesIt's a long way from Detroit to New York, especially if you're Charlie Sheen. One week after his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour launched in a disastrous Motor City debut, the show rolled into Radio City Music Hall on Friday...
Tags: Cocaine, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre, Radio
The Hartford CourantA week into Charlie Sheen's weird "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, few people at the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford knew exactly what they were in for. Sheen, fired from his lucrative sitcom job for erratic behavior and...
Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon. The British director had...
Tags: James Franco, Health, Climbing, Arms, Cinema Industry
Director George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47. Hickenlooper was found dead Saturday morning, Denver police told the Associated Press. Denver Mayor John...
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