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  • Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'

    Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'
    From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
  • When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things

    When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things
    The strangest part of this story may be that in the middle of World War II, 74-year-old British author H.G. Wells took a train to Texas to speak to a meeting of the United States Brewers Assn. I can't quite figure out why he was tapped to speak there;...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West
    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 3, 1941

     
    April 3, 1941: Tom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times, writes about Leland Stowe, a reporter for the Chicago Daily News who was visiting Los Angeles. Stowe and Treanor had crossed paths several times in Europe,......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 8, 1941

     
    April 8, 1941: Lee Shippey shares a letter from England and Tom Treanor has a roundup of items about the fighting in Europe. Those "changes" in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" dwindled to one minor alteration, otherwise the film goes out......
  • 'Citizen Kane' Opens in L.A.!

     
    May 9, 1941: “Citizen Kane” opens at the El Capitan and the RKO Hillstreet. “Orson Welles strikes out in a dozen new directions with his technique of ‘Citizen Kane.’ Yet what he does can scarcely be called the work of......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 24, 1941

     
    May 24, 1941: HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK: The Mocambo orchestra hailing Jimmy Stewart home on leave with "Till Reveille" ... Maureen O'Hara at the Beverly Tropics, giving the waiter an involved order in French -- and escort Bill Lundigan amazed when......
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jack Black talks ‘Bernie,’ his next film

     
    Jack Black and Richard Linklater struck comic gold the last time they teamed up, for “School of Rock.” So when Linklater (“Me & Orson Welles,” “Dazed and Confused”) hit up his star again, Black was listening. “...
  • The Redford bio, a bit too ‘authorized’ for my tastes

     
    If a subject is popular enough, sooner or later you'll get something like a definitive biography of that person, simply because somebody eventually synthesizes the information that subject WANTS us to know and the dirt and analysis they DON'T want out...
  • The mad scientist behind Shock Theater

     
    Anything that can be described as “retro,” “kitsch,” or “cult” is always in style, and screaming never goes out of vogue. Lakeview-ites could do worse than a road trip to Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.)...