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October 4, 1990
Although Barry Levinson has filmed several movies in Baltimore and about Baltimore, the favorite Levinson movie among "It's Your Call" respondents is "Rain Man."Levinson's newest film, "Avalon," is set to open locally tomorrow. Accent wanted to know which of Levinson's six previous films was nearest and dearest to the hearts of our readers. Of the 247 people who called in, 79 liked "Rain Man" best. That is almost twice the number who voted for the other films. "Rain Man, released in 1988, won Levinson the Academy Award for best director.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 17, 2004
Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy is an odd play. The title is odd (it refers to a character who was an accomplished artist as a boy). The characters are odd (the protagonists are two reclusive middle-aged Ontario farmers). And the plot is odd (a young actor moves in with the farmers to study them for a play). Of course, odd can be good. And the fine performances in Everyman Theatre's production make the most of the play's three idiosyncratic characters, without making fun of them. But the oddest aspect of this popular Canadian play is that it's all talk and very little action.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Barry Levinson and his wife woke up yesterday morning around 5-ish, West Coast time, and wondered, "Well, should we turn on CNN?"They did, and their decision not to roll over and fall back asleep was rewarded with this news: the former Baltimorean's most recent movie, "Bugsy," was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, more than any other film this year."
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By PAUL VITELLO | June 25, 1995
The average American eats 66 hot dogs per year, although men eat three times as many hot dogs as women, according to the polls.The American public is paying closer attention to the Medicare debate than to the O. J. Simpson double-murder trial, according to the polls.In the Simpson trial, according to polls, whites are five times more likely than nonwhites to believe Mr. Simpson guilty.One in 10 British men wears the same underpants two or three days running.These are all true statements of real poll results, and not one of them really matters much.
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By Judy Gerstel and Judy Gerstel,Knight-Ridder | January 2, 1992
A BARRY Levinson Film."That's what appears above the title of "Bugsy," right after the names of its stars, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening."A Barry Levinson Film" is an official label.But unofficially, too, because it is darkly comic, high class and commercial, "Bugsy" is A Barry Levinson Film.And while any more blathering by or about Beatty or Bening is about as interesting as wadded Christmas wrapping paper right now, Barry Levinson remains as intriguing as an unopened present."Diner," his first movie made in 1982, was clearly A Barry Levinson Film, about a bunch of guys growing up in Baltimore.
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By PAUL VITELLO | June 25, 1995
The average American eats 66 hot dogs per year, although men eat three times as many hot dogs as women, according to the polls.The American public is paying closer attention to the Medicare debate than to the O. J. Simpson double-murder trial, according to the polls.In the Simpson trial, according to polls, whites are five times more likely than nonwhites to believe Mr. Simpson guilty.One in 10 British men wears the same underpants two or three days running.These are all true statements of real poll results, and not one of them really matters much.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 17, 2004
Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy is an odd play. The title is odd (it refers to a character who was an accomplished artist as a boy). The characters are odd (the protagonists are two reclusive middle-aged Ontario farmers). And the plot is odd (a young actor moves in with the farmers to study them for a play). Of course, odd can be good. And the fine performances in Everyman Theatre's production make the most of the play's three idiosyncratic characters, without making fun of them. But the oddest aspect of this popular Canadian play is that it's all talk and very little action.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 20, 1994
The advice for TV tonight is easy: Get cable or get going. Once again, broadcast TV essentially is taking Saturday night off.* "Rain Man." (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- This Saturday night space on ABC was reserved for major league baseball -- but, with the strike still in full swing (the only swinging going on in the sport at the moment), the network sends in designated hitter "Rain Man" instead. Consider it another baseball "Rain" delay. ABC repeat.* "Tales From the Crypt." (11 p.m.-midnight, WBFF, Channel 45)
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- "Gone With the Wind" and "Rain Man" -- not to mention "Predator" and "Commando" -- are helping to block a new era in trade relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.A byproduct of glasnost and perestroika in the Soviet Union is the spirited piracy of American movies and videocassettes. And the American motion picture industry, which charges that the Soviet government both condones and profits from it, wants the pirating stopped.In an angry June 4 letter to Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Petrovskiy, Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America and its chief lobbyist in Washington, warned that U.S. filmmakers will neither sell to the Soviets nor participate in any Soviet film festivals until "adequate copyright legislation" is approved by the Soviet legislature.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Sun Staff Writer | March 21, 1994
Artistic license allows you to fudge the facts for the sake of your art. A medical license allows you to practice medicine. What happens when they meet?You get movies in which medicine plays a starring role or serves as a plot device, sometimes with great accuracy, other times with only accidental resemblance to what really goes on in the hospital.Medicine is understandably an intriguing subject for filmmakers.A good medical mystery can rival any criminal whodunit for excitement and surprise twists.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1995
A 49-year-old Milford Mill man -- described by neighbors as emotionally troubled and incapable of caring for himself -- died yesterday morning in an accidental fire that started on his kitchen stove and roared through the rest of his two-bedroom home, authorities said.The body of Louis Waitsman was found by Baltimore County firefighters in the living room of his house in the 8000 block of Milton Avenue, near Milford Mill and Liberty roads. He had lived alone in the small brick ranch house since his parents died about 10 years ago and recently had undergone surgery for a hernia, neighbors and a relative said.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 20, 1994
The advice for TV tonight is easy: Get cable or get going. Once again, broadcast TV essentially is taking Saturday night off.* "Rain Man." (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- This Saturday night space on ABC was reserved for major league baseball -- but, with the strike still in full swing (the only swinging going on in the sport at the moment), the network sends in designated hitter "Rain Man" instead. Consider it another baseball "Rain" delay. ABC repeat.* "Tales From the Crypt." (11 p.m.-midnight, WBFF, Channel 45)
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Sun Staff Writer | March 21, 1994
Artistic license allows you to fudge the facts for the sake of your art. A medical license allows you to practice medicine. What happens when they meet?You get movies in which medicine plays a starring role or serves as a plot device, sometimes with great accuracy, other times with only accidental resemblance to what really goes on in the hospital.Medicine is understandably an intriguing subject for filmmakers.A good medical mystery can rival any criminal whodunit for excitement and surprise twists.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | September 27, 1993
When Amy Tan considered whether her successful novel "The Joy Luck Club" should ever be adapted as a movie, she had more than the usual author's qualms about retaining the essence of her creation."
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August 2, 1992
Many area tracks saw more rain than racing last weekend when events were postponed.Westminster resident Randy Zechman endured a race-long battle with challenger Mark Elksnis for his first career feature win in the semi-late division on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It was a hard-fought battle, but Zechman stayed ahead of Elksnis in the 15-lap feature for the win.In other action at Lincoln, Jess Wentz of Manchester was sixth and Jeff Shepard of Finksburg was eighth in the 25-lap feature race for sprint cars.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Barry Levinson and his wife woke up yesterday morning around 5-ish, West Coast time, and wondered, "Well, should we turn on CNN?"They did, and their decision not to roll over and fall back asleep was rewarded with this news: the former Baltimorean's most recent movie, "Bugsy," was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, more than any other film this year."
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1995
A 49-year-old Milford Mill man -- described by neighbors as emotionally troubled and incapable of caring for himself -- died yesterday morning in an accidental fire that started on his kitchen stove and roared through the rest of his two-bedroom home, authorities said.The body of Louis Waitsman was found by Baltimore County firefighters in the living room of his house in the 8000 block of Milton Avenue, near Milford Mill and Liberty roads. He had lived alone in the small brick ranch house since his parents died about 10 years ago and recently had undergone surgery for a hernia, neighbors and a relative said.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | September 27, 1993
When Amy Tan considered whether her successful novel "The Joy Luck Club" should ever be adapted as a movie, she had more than the usual author's qualms about retaining the essence of her creation."
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By Judy Gerstel and Judy Gerstel,Knight-Ridder | January 2, 1992
A BARRY Levinson Film."That's what appears above the title of "Bugsy," right after the names of its stars, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening."A Barry Levinson Film" is an official label.But unofficially, too, because it is darkly comic, high class and commercial, "Bugsy" is A Barry Levinson Film.And while any more blathering by or about Beatty or Bening is about as interesting as wadded Christmas wrapping paper right now, Barry Levinson remains as intriguing as an unopened present."Diner," his first movie made in 1982, was clearly A Barry Levinson Film, about a bunch of guys growing up in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- "Gone With the Wind" and "Rain Man" -- not to mention "Predator" and "Commando" -- are helping to block a new era in trade relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.A byproduct of glasnost and perestroika in the Soviet Union is the spirited piracy of American movies and videocassettes. And the American motion picture industry, which charges that the Soviet government both condones and profits from it, wants the pirating stopped.In an angry June 4 letter to Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Petrovskiy, Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America and its chief lobbyist in Washington, warned that U.S. filmmakers will neither sell to the Soviets nor participate in any Soviet film festivals until "adequate copyright legislation" is approved by the Soviet legislature.
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