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  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers
    Fiction 1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz ($14) 4. The Shack by William P. Young ($14.99) 5. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ($14) 6. World...
  • Best picture Oscar contenders set in one place, shot in another

    Best picture Oscar contenders set in one place, shot in another
    This year's Oscar-nominated movies, especially larger-than-life epics such as "Atonement" and "There Will Be Blood," take you there -- but exactly where? Like actors' doubles, films often are shot in breathtaking locations that are stand-ins for the...
  • Coens Share DGA Honors for Top Director

    The Directors Guild of America named Joel and Ethan Coen the best directors of 2007 for "No Country for Old Men" Saturday night. It marks the first time a sibling team has won the guild award in this category. The last time a directing team took the...
  • Coens take home Scripter, PGA awards

    Coens take home Scripter, PGA awards
    Saturday evening was a busy one for writer-director Joel Coen. The iconoclastic filmmaker arrived around 8 p.m. at USC's Doheny Library to pick up the 20th anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award for "No Country for Old Men." The award honors both...
  • Drink your milkshake, friendo

    Drink your milkshake, friendo
    There will be catchphrases. Even from the least likely of sources. Case in point: the misanthropic oilman played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" -- his devastating taunt to a bewildered foe, "I . . . drink . . . your ....
  • Coen brothers' road less traveled leads to 'No Country for Old Men'

    Coen brothers' road less traveled leads to 'No Country for Old Men'
    AS "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin said in accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble cast, "The Coen brothers are freaky little people, you know, and we did a freaky little movie." Indeed, sitting down with the notoriously press-shy,...
  • For Scott Rudin, there will be quality

    For Scott Rudin, there will be quality
    SCOTT RUDIN met one of the key role models for his life when he was a teenager. In the early 1970s, when other kids were playing guitar, shooting hoops or just seeing how long their hair could grow, the 15-year-old Rudin spent his days working for theater...
  • Oscar-nominated writers went deep in portrayals

    Oscar-nominated writers went deep in portrayals
    Character is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year. While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...
  • Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind

    Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind
    With the possible exception of certain underwater adventures and outer-space stories, pretty much every movie relies on architectural symbolism, finding in the house where the hero lives, the saloon he drinks in or the city streets he caroms through in...
  • Post strike Oscars: Making up in public

    Post strike Oscars: Making up in public
    For all the fishtail evening gowns, famous faces and European-accented acceptance speeches, it was an intimate evening at the Kodak. "The fight is over," host Jon Stewart said, referring to the recently settled writers strike that threatened to derail the...
  • The Coen brothers in the garden of good and evil

    The Coen brothers in the garden of good and evil
    A famous dead white male, Horace Walpole, once observed, "Life is a comedy for those who think . . . and a tragedy for those who feel." Since they first hit the big screen big-time two decades ago with the neo-noir thriller "Blood Simple," Ethan and Joel...