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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 30, 1998
Much of the advance press surrounding Roberto Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful" centers on the question, "How do you make a comedy about the Holocaust?" Easy. You don't.Instead, you make a deeply affecting drama about a man's fight for survival using the redemptive power of laughter and human values. "Life Is Beautiful" brings to vibrant life Ernest Hemingway's observation that courage is grace under pressure.In an entrancing performance, Benigni portrays the bravest hero seen on screens recently.
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By Teddy Durgin and Teddy Durgin,Special to Baltimoresun.com | February 13, 2004
Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for Best Documentary (short subject). The Show The shortest Oscar ceremony on record was held in 1929. Since the winners were announced three months earlier, the whole shindig ran 15 minutes. The longest Oscar telecast to date was the 2002 ceremony.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 8, 1993
"Johnny Stecchino"Starring Roberto Benigni.Directed by Robert Benigni.Released by New Line.Unrated.... ** Roberto Benigni, the elfin, rubbery Italian comic actor, has attracted some cult attention in this country for his roles in two of Jim Jarmush's off-center pictures. But in his native country, Benigni enjoys a more straightforward reputation as a ChaRoberto Benigni, the elfin, rubbery Italian comic actor, has .. attracted some cult attention in this country for his roles in two of Jim Jarmush's off-center pictures.
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September 21, 2003
McDaniel offers Baroque music in concert today Chamber Music on the Hill at McDaniel College will open its 2003-2004 season with "Music for the Baroque" at 7 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel. The concert will feature the Trio Sonata in C minor by J.J. Quantz, performed on flute, oboe, bass cello and harpsichord. Performers will be McDaniel lecturer Linda Kirkpatrick, flute; adjunct lecturer Ted Dix, harpsichord; Mindy Niles, oboe; Cindy Rosenberg, cello. Dix also will perform Handel's Organ Concerto in F major.
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By Scott Hettrick and Scott Hettrick,Los Angeles Times | December 4, 1992
BORIS AND NATASHA: THE MOVIE(Academy) Directed by Charles Martin Smith; starring Dave Thomas, Sally Kellerman, Alex Rocco, Paxton Whitehead and Andrea Martin.Few transformations of cartoon characters into live actors have worked, so one approaches this effort with a large dose of skepticism that is ultimately justified. But the remarkably faithful translation during the opening minutes convinces one that "Boris and Natasha" may be the exception to the rule. Corey Burton's narration is an uncanny evocation of William Conrad's distinctive announcing during the show's original run from 1959 to '61, particularly his delivery.
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By Teddy Durgin and Teddy Durgin,Special to Baltimoresun.com | February 13, 2004
Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for Best Documentary (short subject). The Show The shortest Oscar ceremony on record was held in 1929. Since the winners were announced three months earlier, the whole shindig ran 15 minutes. The longest Oscar telecast to date was the 2002 ceremony.
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September 21, 2003
McDaniel offers Baroque music in concert today Chamber Music on the Hill at McDaniel College will open its 2003-2004 season with "Music for the Baroque" at 7 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel. The concert will feature the Trio Sonata in C minor by J.J. Quantz, performed on flute, oboe, bass cello and harpsichord. Performers will be McDaniel lecturer Linda Kirkpatrick, flute; adjunct lecturer Ted Dix, harpsichord; Mindy Niles, oboe; Cindy Rosenberg, cello. Dix also will perform Handel's Organ Concerto in F major.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2001
Oscar history is filled with unforgettable moments - Roberto Benigni ecstatically leaping over chairs to accept his award and Gwyneth Paltrow joyfully sobbing when she won, just to name a few. And last night was no different, for it raised a question likely to puzzle audiences for years to come: What would possess a sane woman to step out of the house in a dress featuring the head of a swan tossed over one shoulder? In fact, the 73rd awards ceremony had barely gotten under way before fashionistas began hurling barbs at singer-actress Bjork's decision to invoke thoughts of dead fowl with her Oscar night garb.
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By Dan Berger | February 12, 1999
Closure? Hah!For his next number, Starr will . . .Don't just stand there complaining. Run for mayor. You.Best political judgment, Steven Spielberg; best English accent by an American, Gwyneth Paltrow; best remake of a remake, "Mask of Zorro;" most courageous risk, Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful;" best screenplay, William Shakespeare (alias "Tom Stoppard").Pub Date: 2/12/99
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By Dan Berger | March 24, 1999
Milosevic cannot say he was not warned, and warned, and warned, and warned . . . Roberto Benigni won two Oscars, and he is not even English. The fans want the Orioles to go to Havana, all right, but after the dismal spring training, are divided over whether they should return. Better Jack Kevorkian should be your lawyer than your physician. Pub Date: 3/24/99
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2001
Oscar history is filled with unforgettable moments - Roberto Benigni ecstatically leaping over chairs to accept his award and Gwyneth Paltrow joyfully sobbing when she won, just to name a few. And last night was no different, for it raised a question likely to puzzle audiences for years to come: What would possess a sane woman to step out of the house in a dress featuring the head of a swan tossed over one shoulder? In fact, the 73rd awards ceremony had barely gotten under way before fashionistas began hurling barbs at singer-actress Bjork's decision to invoke thoughts of dead fowl with her Oscar night garb.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 30, 1998
Much of the advance press surrounding Roberto Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful" centers on the question, "How do you make a comedy about the Holocaust?" Easy. You don't.Instead, you make a deeply affecting drama about a man's fight for survival using the redemptive power of laughter and human values. "Life Is Beautiful" brings to vibrant life Ernest Hemingway's observation that courage is grace under pressure.In an entrancing performance, Benigni portrays the bravest hero seen on screens recently.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 8, 1993
"Johnny Stecchino"Starring Roberto Benigni.Directed by Robert Benigni.Released by New Line.Unrated.... ** Roberto Benigni, the elfin, rubbery Italian comic actor, has attracted some cult attention in this country for his roles in two of Jim Jarmush's off-center pictures. But in his native country, Benigni enjoys a more straightforward reputation as a ChaRoberto Benigni, the elfin, rubbery Italian comic actor, has .. attracted some cult attention in this country for his roles in two of Jim Jarmush's off-center pictures.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Scott Hettrick and Scott Hettrick,Los Angeles Times | December 4, 1992
BORIS AND NATASHA: THE MOVIE(Academy) Directed by Charles Martin Smith; starring Dave Thomas, Sally Kellerman, Alex Rocco, Paxton Whitehead and Andrea Martin.Few transformations of cartoon characters into live actors have worked, so one approaches this effort with a large dose of skepticism that is ultimately justified. But the remarkably faithful translation during the opening minutes convinces one that "Boris and Natasha" may be the exception to the rule. Corey Burton's narration is an uncanny evocation of William Conrad's distinctive announcing during the show's original run from 1959 to '61, particularly his delivery.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | April 30, 1992
Despite inroads made by Barbra Streisand, Martha Coolidge, Penelope Spheeris, John Singleton, Ernest Dickerson and Edward James Olmos, a new study by the Directors Guild of America confirms what many women and minority filmmakers have been saying for years: Movie-directing is a white man's game.The report finds that while the total days female directors were employed increased from 3 percent of all the work done by guild members in 1983 to 8 percent in 1991, employment of DGA minority directors fell from 5 percent in 1983 to 3 percent last year.
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January 2, 1997
Chan K'in Viejo,104, the spiritual leader of the Lacandon Indians in southeastern Mexico, has died in Naja after an illness of several months.Kayum Garcia said his father died Dec. 23 at home and was buried the next day, his head facing the rising sun. Chan K'in Viejo was made famous by German photographer Gertrude Blum, whose images of the Lacandons in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s brought the plight of their endangered culture to international attention.His...
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