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Kill Your Television: The Bold and the Beautiful

It had the hazy, disjointed feel of a dream. I was sitting in The Real World house on Sutter, on the edge of the Tenderloin. The producer plonked me down in the foyer, if you could call it that. Really,…
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Sports Buffs

When you think of nudism and the Olympics (and who doesn't?), your mind probably goes to the Nazi propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl, where perfectly sculpted Aryan specimens wore next to nothing and elegantly tossed javelins in slo-mo. Strangely, the…
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Return With Honor Leni Riefenstahl would admire this emotionally potent and morally repugnant portrait of American pilots imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War. Ostensibly a tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, this crackingly well-produced film deftly mixes…
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Reel World

$(Dollars) One "scandal" after another in this sordid town: Hollywood productions typically pay extras $50 a day (plus sandwich and drink) -- or they make a "donation" to a community organization, which solicits "volunteer" labor. The Net, a thriller starring…
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