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Phil Spector

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  • HBO’s Phil Spector movie showcases Al Pacino and Helen Mirren

     
    The HBO original movie Phil Spector — a fictional account written by playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) — explores the relationship between Phil Spector (Al Pacino) and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren), who...
  • 'Phil Spector': Silk pajamas and failed attempts at dressing conservatively

     
    "I thought it was very quirky that he had this dragonfly," says costume designer "Phil "Spector" costume designer Debra McGuire. "I don't know if it was symbolic....
  • 'Phil Spector' review: Helen Mirren outshines Al Pacino in David Mamet's so-so HBO movie

     
    Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in HBO's "Phil Spector," a self-proclaimed "work of fiction" written and directed by David Mamet....
  • 'Phil Spector': Al Pacino and David Mamet embrace the eccentricity

     
    "There is a certain defiance in him, a provocateur," Al Pacino says of Phil Spector....
  • Trial Date Set For Wrongful Death Suit Against Phil Spector

    Trial Date Set For Wrongful Death Suit Against Phil Spector
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A trial date has been set for a lawsuit that accuses music producer Phil Spector of wrongful death in the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. The lawsuit filed by Clarkson's family asks for unspecified damages. The trial is...
  • TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'

    TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'
    "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday on HBO, is a long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle. Directed by Martin Scorsese at the...
  • Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'

    Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'
    I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
  • How women such as Darlene Love rocked our world

    Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga is a wide swath in modern music, and "Women Who Rock" includes them and many in between Friday, Nov. 18, on PBS (check local listings). "Rock and roll is a very wide river," says filmmaker Carol Stein. She and Susan Wittenberg...
  • Heartfelt tribute lets McCartney's genius be

    As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement. After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio

    Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio
    Producer-engineer Stan Ross, who co-founded Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studio, which has a storied place in rock history as the home of Phil Spector's innovative "Wall of Sound" technique, has died. He was 82. Ross died Friday at Providence St....