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  • Revisiting 'Exodus' is well worth the trip

     Revisiting 'Exodus' is well worth the trip
    Israel has been so much in the news lately that this couldn't be a better time to revisit the original 1960 "Exodus," the Otto Preminger-directed examination of the turmoil surrounding the founding of the state (based on the Leon Uris novel) that influenced American attitudes when it was released. The film's epic three-hours-plus length goes down easier thanks to Ernest Gold's Oscar-winning score and the star power of actors including Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Jill Haworth, Peter Lawford, Ralph Richardson and Lee J. Cobb. Saint herself will be present for a pre-screening conversation with critic Stephen Farber at the March 31 showing at 7 p.m. at Laemmle's Royal in West Los Angeles.
  • A look at Anthony Mann's fascination with desperate characters

    Where director Anthony Mann is concerned, there are two kinds of people: those who admire him extravagantly (Jean-Luc Godard, who called him "Supermann," is in that group) and those who are unfamiliar with his output. A new UCLA Film & Television...

    On screen, Philip Seymour Hoffman could be anyone

    On screen, Philip Seymour Hoffman could be anyone
    When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock. How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...

    PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...

    On Theater: Strong verdict for 'Twelve Angry Men'

    On Theater: Strong verdict for 'Twelve Angry Men'
    Nearly 60 years have passed since Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men" first stirred viewers of TV's "Westinghouse Studio One," and the subsequent movie version became even more memorable for the superb performances of Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb as jury...