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  • Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'
    NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
  • Swimming in father's stories in 'Big Fish'

    Swimming in father's stories in 'Big Fish'
    With British and Irish yarns so dominant at the higher end of Broadway, time surely is ripe for an American family musical, at once fantastical and emotional, with its heart in family reconciliation and its roots in the florid storytelling culture of...

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows
    A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films). They'...

    L.A. Times Hero Complex film fest invades the TCL Chinese 6

    L.A. Times Hero Complex film fest invades the TCL Chinese 6
    The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...

    Screenwriter struggled to transform 'Big Fish' into Broadway musical

     Screenwriter struggled to transform 'Big Fish' into Broadway musical
    NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August watched a DVD of "Big Fish," the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton for which he wrote the screenplay. He says it was an enjoyable but odd experience. "I kept wondering, 'Why aren't they singing?'" recalls...