As a former cop and current author, screenwriter and college professor, Wambaugh has a very special L.A. crime movie for every hat he wears. "The novelist in me has always loved 'Double Indemnity,' "…
The phrase "rugged individualism" went out with Barry Goldwater's 1964 defeat, but one of his staunchest supporters finds the term still viable, even if "modern semantics has tried to diminish it,"…
He's the giant of the genre, and so it means something when Bradbury says, "My favorite science-fiction movie is 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' because it's philosophical, it's religious. It…
A noted environmental lawyer, Kennedy is president of Waterkeeper Alliance and has nothing but praise for Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana," which brought George Clooney an Oscar last year.
In the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, detective Fuhrman found notoriety and lost his job with the LAPD. Still, he has nothing but admiration for his old profession, especially as embodied in the…
Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.
Susskind, a founder of string theory and author of the current bestseller "The Cosmic Landscape," is not a huge fan of science fiction -- and for good reason. "Science to me is sufficiently weird and…
If it weren't for "On the Waterfront," the Screen Actors Guild probably wouldn't be honoring Sydney Pollack at this year's Palm Springs Film Festival.
When it comes to sentimental indulgence, there really is no business like show business. Where else but on Broadway would employees (aka actors) expect to receive royalties or perpetual…
Zwick made his name in TV and film with contempo dramedies like "thirtysomething," only to switch to a much larger canvas at the end of the 1980s with his Civil War epic "Glory." Since then, he's…