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By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 1, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - Just how cool was Steve McQueen? Norman Jewison, who directed the legendary actor in 1965's The Cincinnati Kid and 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, says McQueen was so cool that he couldn't understand him. "He looked at me at one point and said, `Are you twisting my melon, man?'" Jewison recalls with a chuckle. "I never knew what he was talking about, he was so hip." Jewison was well-aware of the volatile actor's reputation for being difficult when he replaced original director Sam Peckinpah on Cincinnati.
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November 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut his teeth directing music videos for the likes of Blaqstarr and E Major. His latest project, heist comedy "One Last Run," will tentatively begin filming in Baltimore in mid-December (read more about the project and contribute on kickstarter.com)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | November 25, 1992
As a movie, "The Bodyguard" isn't much, but as a ghost story, it's eerie. The ghost that haunts it belongs to Steve McQueen, whose white-jazz coolness turned him into an American icon in such films as "The Magnificent Seven," "Papillon," "The Great Escape" and the great "Bullitt" not so very long ago.The script of "The Bodyguard" was written by a very young Lawrence Kasdan in 1975 expressly for McQueen, who was otherwise occupied, dying of cancer at the...
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By Luke Broadwater | June 21, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign wants you to know that he is a Motocross rider in his spare time "to relax" -- and that he is apparently very, very cool.  No surprise, this ad comes from Fred Davis, who made Christine O'Donnell's famous "I am not a witch" ad and Carly Fiorina's "Demon sheep" ad. (Which are, incidentally, my two favorite ads of the last campaign cycle.)  A previous Davis ad for Huntsman (President Obama's former ambassador to China) also mentioned his former rock band, "Wizard.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 21, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign wants you to know that he is a Motocross rider in his spare time "to relax" -- and that he is apparently very, very cool.  No surprise, this ad comes from Fred Davis, who made Christine O'Donnell's famous "I am not a witch" ad and Carly Fiorina's "Demon sheep" ad. (Which are, incidentally, my two favorite ads of the last campaign cycle.)  A previous Davis ad for Huntsman (President Obama's former ambassador to China) also mentioned his former rock band, "Wizard.
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November 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut his teeth directing music videos for the likes of Blaqstarr and E Major. His latest project, heist comedy "One Last Run," will tentatively begin filming in Baltimore in mid-December (read more about the project and contribute on kickstarter.com)
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | October 26, 2005
Poor Ken. He's in a bit of a midlife crisis, it seems. His longtime girlfriend -- maybe you know her? Barbie? Leggy girl, with the cool pink car? She dumped him last year for a hotter doll, Blaine. And since then, Ken has been catching the blues about why Barbs kicked him to the curb. Many have speculated, but Mattel, Ken's parent company, has decided the breakup came down to one thing: Ken needs a makeover. "He's trying to keep up with the most fashionable woman on the planet," says Lauren Bruksch, spokeswoman for Mattel Brands, which announced last week that Ken, who is 43, would unveil a new look this spring.
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By Rasmi Simhan and Rasmi Simhan,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2000
Rodney Scott's idol is Steve McQueen. That's not entirely a coincidence. McQueen, of course, was a film star of the 1960s and 1970s who played sensitive rebels and perpetual outsiders in such films as "Bullitt," "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape." You might not know who Scott is, but you will if you tune into the WB network's "Young Americans," which runs for the rest of this summer and tentatively in the fall. Scott, a 22-year-old Ocean City native, plays Will Krudski, a working-class student at an elite New England boarding school.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 7, 2004
Ashley Judd has the face that launched a thousand conventional women-in-jeopardy movies -- not just her own, which usually depend on Judd's push and drive for their ratcheting momentum, but the rip-offs on TV, often on the Lifetime Channel. The genre as we now know it belongs to her; she and her writers and directors propelled it in liberating directions. A Judd suspense film like Double Jeopardy (1999), in which a foul husband sets up his wife for a fake murder, doesn't just reverse the moral and sexual dynamics of hard-shelled Hollywood melodramas about a femme fatale and a male sucker (Double Indemnity is the towering prototype)
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By Arthur Hirsch | August 14, 1997
"This outfit, the Navy turtleneck and the double-X Levi's, means work & discipline. Discipline! as he says to himself every day."-- Tom Wolfe, "Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine"Wolfe is onto something there. Something happens when you put on a dark turtleneck. Suddenly you feel suited up for action -- writing a first draft, blowing up a bridge, landing a swordfish, kidnapping a prime minister or painting her portrait. Whatever you're up to, the dark turtleneck lends to the venture a certain gravity.
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | October 26, 2005
Poor Ken. He's in a bit of a midlife crisis, it seems. His longtime girlfriend -- maybe you know her? Barbie? Leggy girl, with the cool pink car? She dumped him last year for a hotter doll, Blaine. And since then, Ken has been catching the blues about why Barbs kicked him to the curb. Many have speculated, but Mattel, Ken's parent company, has decided the breakup came down to one thing: Ken needs a makeover. "He's trying to keep up with the most fashionable woman on the planet," says Lauren Bruksch, spokeswoman for Mattel Brands, which announced last week that Ken, who is 43, would unveil a new look this spring.
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By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 1, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - Just how cool was Steve McQueen? Norman Jewison, who directed the legendary actor in 1965's The Cincinnati Kid and 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, says McQueen was so cool that he couldn't understand him. "He looked at me at one point and said, `Are you twisting my melon, man?'" Jewison recalls with a chuckle. "I never knew what he was talking about, he was so hip." Jewison was well-aware of the volatile actor's reputation for being difficult when he replaced original director Sam Peckinpah on Cincinnati.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 7, 2004
Ashley Judd has the face that launched a thousand conventional women-in-jeopardy movies -- not just her own, which usually depend on Judd's push and drive for their ratcheting momentum, but the rip-offs on TV, often on the Lifetime Channel. The genre as we now know it belongs to her; she and her writers and directors propelled it in liberating directions. A Judd suspense film like Double Jeopardy (1999), in which a foul husband sets up his wife for a fake murder, doesn't just reverse the moral and sexual dynamics of hard-shelled Hollywood melodramas about a femme fatale and a male sucker (Double Indemnity is the towering prototype)
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By Rasmi Simhan and Rasmi Simhan,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2000
Rodney Scott's idol is Steve McQueen. That's not entirely a coincidence. McQueen, of course, was a film star of the 1960s and 1970s who played sensitive rebels and perpetual outsiders in such films as "Bullitt," "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape." You might not know who Scott is, but you will if you tune into the WB network's "Young Americans," which runs for the rest of this summer and tentatively in the fall. Scott, a 22-year-old Ocean City native, plays Will Krudski, a working-class student at an elite New England boarding school.
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By Arthur Hirsch | August 14, 1997
"This outfit, the Navy turtleneck and the double-X Levi's, means work & discipline. Discipline! as he says to himself every day."-- Tom Wolfe, "Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine"Wolfe is onto something there. Something happens when you put on a dark turtleneck. Suddenly you feel suited up for action -- writing a first draft, blowing up a bridge, landing a swordfish, kidnapping a prime minister or painting her portrait. Whatever you're up to, the dark turtleneck lends to the venture a certain gravity.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | November 25, 1992
As a movie, "The Bodyguard" isn't much, but as a ghost story, it's eerie. The ghost that haunts it belongs to Steve McQueen, whose white-jazz coolness turned him into an American icon in such films as "The Magnificent Seven," "Papillon," "The Great Escape" and the great "Bullitt" not so very long ago.The script of "The Bodyguard" was written by a very young Lawrence Kasdan in 1975 expressly for McQueen, who was otherwise occupied, dying of cancer at the...
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March 31, 1993
Jerry Sage, 75, the World War II prisoner of war portrayed by Steve McQueen in the movie "The Great Escape," died Friday of cancer at a Dothan, Ala., hospital. During his captivity in a German POW camp, Mr. Sage helped work for 15 months on the huge, three-tunnel escape project that formed the plot for the movie and his book, "Sage."
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December 15, 2002
Brad Dexter, 85, an actor who rode with Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven and became a confidant of Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, died Thursday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He had been hospitalized with emphysema. Burly and handsome, he was often cast as a tough guy in supporting roles, which included 1958's Run Silent, Run Deep, starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable, and 1965's None but the Brave, starring Mr. Sinatra. He made his film debut in the The Asphalt Jungle in 1950, but his most prominent role came in 1960's The Magnificent Seven, in which he starred with Mr. Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn.
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