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Phil Spector

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  • '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....
  • Letters to the editor

    Admit talent Re “Opening up the arts school,” Opinion, April 8 Although I can sympathize with the feelings of the inner-city parents concerning the new arts school because my child too attends an overcrowded LAUSD high school, it makes sense...
  • Science and the Spector prosecution

    Science and the Spector prosecution
    The Times' March 29 editorial, "Spector — and expert witnesses — on trial," in which you raise questions about the credibility of expert witnesses retained by criminal defendants, and particularly Phil Spector, is disturbing not only because...
  • The Future

  • In My Life: Robert Hilburn's 'Corn Flakes With John Lennon'

    In My Life: Robert Hilburn's 'Corn Flakes With John Lennon'
    Robert Hilburn was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for 35 years, from the psychedelic era to the emergence of the iPod. He witnessed many of rock 'n' roll's seminal moments and interviewed virtually every major pop figure of the period. All...
  • Jurors visit Phil Spector's house

    Phil Spector stood inside the front door of his mansion Thursday morning wearing a chocolate brown suit, a shiny gold tie and an impassive expression. Before him, a group of people milled about on the crimson carpet of his foyer. They studied his...
  • Scientists' conduct leaves Spector's defense team vulnerable to criticism

    Scientists' conduct leaves Spector's defense team vulnerable to criticism
    When it came to hiring expert witnesses for his murder defense, Phil Spector went for the top of the line. The scientists he retained to analyze evidence in the fatal shooting of an actress are a who's who of American forensics, the men who wrote the...
  • ABBA set reveals more than one-hit wonder

    Did ABBA ever make a bad record? For fans of the Swedish group's nearly two dozen U.S. hits, including ear candy like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," it's probably hard to imagine anything not being close to irresistible. Sure enough: a new, nine-disc...
  • Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial

    Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial
    At Phil Spector's murder trial last week, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson flatly dismissed the testimony of a series of experts for the defense, calling them "pay-to-say" witnesses who received more than $400,000 in return for doing just what was expected...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...