The best director category in the Oscar competition includes Barry Levinson, a native Baltimorean who has made several films here but not the 1991 movie for which he was nominated; Jonathan Demme, whose nominated movie was partially set in Baltimore but not filmed here, and John Singleton, at 23 the youngest person ever nominated in the category. Winners will be revealed in a March 30 telecast on ABC-TV (Channel 13).
The Evening Sun would like to know which director you feel should win: Barry Levinson, "Bugsy"; Jonathan Demme, "The Silence of the Lambs"; John Singleton, "Boyz N the Hood"; Oliver Stone, "JFK," or Ridley Scott, "Thelma & Louise."
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll. Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.