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By Chris Kaltenbach | January 17, 2009
Paul Newman and Robert Redford play history's handsomest bank robbers in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (4 p.m., TCM), a turn-of-the-century Western that has little to do with the West or the turn of the century, but everything to do with friendship, charisma and good-old movie magic. Butch and Sundance were real outlaws, and the character Etta Place (played by Katharine Ross) was Sundance's companion (though probably not a schoolteacher, as she is in the movie). But that's about where the truth of Butch Cassidy ends.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | January 17, 2009
Paul Newman and Robert Redford play history's handsomest bank robbers in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (4 p.m., TCM), a turn-of-the-century Western that has little to do with the West or the turn of the century, but everything to do with friendship, charisma and good-old movie magic. Butch and Sundance were real outlaws, and the character Etta Place (played by Katharine Ross) was Sundance's companion (though probably not a schoolteacher, as she is in the movie). But that's about where the truth of Butch Cassidy ends.
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NEWS
January 6, 2003
Conrad L. Hall, 76, a leading Hollywood cinematographer who was nominated nine times for Academy awards and won twice - for 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and 1999's American Beauty, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., of complications of bladder cancer. Mr. Hall filmed nearly three dozen movies in a career that stretched more than three decades. He won honors including a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Cinematography in 1994 and an outstanding achievement award from the cinematography society in 1988 for Tequila Sunrise.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 30, 2008
Film fans may sometimes forget how lucky they are to live in a time when they can pop almost any movie, any time, into their home-theater systems. Paul Newman's death brought that truth home, as movie lovers put together their own tributes to one of the great actors of the past half-century. Newman, who died Friday after a bout with cancer, left behind a startlingly vibrant legacy of captivating performances in popular films made by visionary filmmakers, and film fans already are lining up to reap the cinematic dividends.
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By Lou Cedrone | May 24, 1991
''Thelma and Louise'' means to be the female version of ''Bonnie and Clyde'' or ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.'' It has elements of both but doesn't do that much with them.Yes, the new film has been handsomely photographed, has some great performances and some very funny passages, but overall the movie fails, probably because the viewer eventually loses sympathy with the lead characters.''Thelma and Louise'' is a road picture. That is, most of the action takes place on the road, and this much is authentic.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 30, 2008
Film fans may sometimes forget how lucky they are to live in a time when they can pop almost any movie, any time, into their home-theater systems. Paul Newman's death brought that truth home, as movie lovers put together their own tributes to one of the great actors of the past half-century. Newman, who died Friday after a bout with cancer, left behind a startlingly vibrant legacy of captivating performances in popular films made by visionary filmmakers, and film fans already are lining up to reap the cinematic dividends.
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By Donna Peremes and Donna Peremes,"The Annual Obituary," edited by Janet Podell, St. Martin's Press, 1982 | October 18, 1990
"Costumes by Edith Head." Chances are you've seen this credit on any number of classic films, from "The Ten Commandments" to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."Who was this mysterious woman with the dark glasses and beige suit, this costumer to the stars?A self-described combination of "psychiatrist, artist, fashion designer, dressmaker, pincushion, historian, nursemaid, and purchasing agent," she helped define "the look" for many Hollywood legends, including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Marilyn Monroe.
SPORTS
November 20, 1992
An eight-match Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation extravaganza to benefit North Carroll High School will be presented at 7:30 tomorrow night in the school's gymnasium.Proceeds will help with the purchase of computer software for North Carroll's business department.The main event, the Mid-Eastern championship match, will send the Honky Tonk Man against Max Thrasher.Other matches include a challenge match that pits "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert against A. C. Golden; a midget match featuring Haiti Kid against Butch Cassidy; a women's title match sending Rusty "The Fox" Thomas against Mid-Eastern champ Heidi Lee Morgan; a stretcher match between Lucifer, Knight of the Road and "Hollywood" Bob Starr; an AWF Championship match featuring AWFchampion Kirk Dredd against Axl Rotten; a grudge match sending Morgus the Maniac against Zack Bladz; and an eight-man tag team match pitting The Cream Team and Hitman against Leather and Lace and the Outrageous Bunch.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | October 12, 1993
Tonight's Chicago-Toronto playoff game may or may not decide who wins that series, but it will decide who plays baseball in prime time tomorrow night. If the Blue Jays win tonight and capture the AL pennant, then the National League's Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies become tomorrow's Ready-For-Prime-Time Players. However, if Chicago wins and forces the AL series to a seventh game, that game takes place under the lights tomorrow night, and the Phillies and Braves play on CBS in the afternoon.
NEWS
November 4, 1991
Mort Shuman, 52, a composer and singer who wrote hits for French and American stars including Elvis Presley, died early yesterday in a London hospital. The cause was not disclosed. He began writing lyrics at age 18, and penned hits for Presley, including "Can't Help Falling in Love," "It's Now or Never," and "Surrender." He also wrote songs for Janis Joplin, Andy Williams, the Drifters, and the Small Faces.George Granville Barker, 78, a prize-winning poet who wrote in the neo-romantic manner and lived a bohemian lifestyle that earned him the tag "ruffian romantic," died of emphysema last Sunday at his home in the village of Itteringham, 80 miles northeast of London.
NEWS
January 6, 2003
Conrad L. Hall, 76, a leading Hollywood cinematographer who was nominated nine times for Academy awards and won twice - for 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and 1999's American Beauty, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., of complications of bladder cancer. Mr. Hall filmed nearly three dozen movies in a career that stretched more than three decades. He won honors including a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Cinematography in 1994 and an outstanding achievement award from the cinematography society in 1988 for Tequila Sunrise.
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By Lou Cedrone | May 24, 1991
''Thelma and Louise'' means to be the female version of ''Bonnie and Clyde'' or ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.'' It has elements of both but doesn't do that much with them.Yes, the new film has been handsomely photographed, has some great performances and some very funny passages, but overall the movie fails, probably because the viewer eventually loses sympathy with the lead characters.''Thelma and Louise'' is a road picture. That is, most of the action takes place on the road, and this much is authentic.
NEWS
April 23, 1992
READERS who enjoy being reminded of the relatively short span of American history and of the relative modernity of the old West will enjoy John Newhouse's profile of Sen. Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming in the March 16 issue of The New Yorker. Here is a sample:". . . Milward's grandfather Finn Burnett was an Indian fighter and a friend of Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman who guided Lewis and Clark. [Milward Simpson was Sen. Alan Simpson's father, and a senator from Wyoming before him.] Bill Simpson, Milward's father, was a friend of Butch Cassidy, but as a county attorney in Wyoming, he prosecuted Cassidy and got the only conviction ever against the famous outlaw.
FEATURES
By Glenn Lovell and Glenn Lovell,Knight-Ridder | May 17, 1991
IT'S BEEN A long time coming, but the loutish male of the species finally is getting his comeuppance on the big screen. Suddenly, Hollywood is catering to the not-so-private fantasies of America's neglected and abused wives. And judging from the response to "Sleeping With the Enemy" and "Mortal Thoughts," a sizable audience is eager to applaud the systematic humiliation -- even murder -- of the opposite sex.But the strongest bit of feminist wish-fulfillment is yet to come. It is "Thelma & Louise," which opens May 24. In a clever fusing of "Easy Rider" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," director Ridley Scott ("Alien")
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