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Zap2It.comMatthew Goode is leaping into a new role. "Watchmen" star Goode will join Amy Adams in the romantic comedy "Leap Year," according to Variety. He'll play an Irish innkeeper enlisted by Adams in a scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Feb. 29. Does...
John Mortimer, a British lawyer and writer who created the character Horace Rumpole, a disheveled barrister memorably featured in the popular television series "Rumpole of the Bailey," died Friday at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85. The cause...
Special to The TimesIN "The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War," David Lebedoff has pulled off a literary feat. It isn't possible to find two 20th century literary peers who, at first glance, seem more different in ambition, temperament and subject...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJune 25, 2008 Emotionally, William Butler Yeats was a 19th century man, and so his famous dictum that the creative soul must seek "perfection in the life or in the work" once seemed not only practical but also wise. What would the arch-poet have made,...
In certain scenes, Laurence Olivier took more time sipping his tea in the 1981 British television adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited" than it takes to watch the entirety of the brisk, rather disheveled film version of the Evelyn Waugh novel now in...
Zap2It.comFormer "Jericho" star Lennie James is taking up residence in a new village. James, who played Robert Hawkins on CBS' cult series, has signed on to AMC's remake of the classic 1960s show "The Prisoner." He'll play Number 147, a resident of the...
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Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticThe gorgeous face of Keira Knightley holds the center of virtually every frame of the sumptuous new period piece The Duchess. But beneath the perfect makeup, the towering beehives, flouncy hats or deliciously back-lit mounds of curls, the camera...
There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
Special to The Times"The wines were too various" says a minor character in Evelyn Waugh's " Brideshead Revisited," attempting to excuse Sebastian Flyte's behavior after a party, "It was neither the quality nor the quantity that was at fault; it was the mixture. Grasp that...
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Special to the Chicago TribuneBlockbuster season may be winding down, but the soundtrack for one of this summer's movies has scaled the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it ends. The never-going-to-let-you-go " Mamma Mia!" is the first soundtrack to claim the top spot since...
Now I love a good story that evokes that grand romantic notion of unrequited desire that can never entirely be forgotten. Throw in a good-looking British chap from the lower class(artist, no less), an at once decadent and supremely religious uppity...
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