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  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Jimmy Caaaaaaan! Luke Wilson was thrilled. It was November 1994, and the star of The Godfather, Thief, and Misery, icon to two generations of aspiring young actors and a walking template of life's rougher passages, was jogging beside him on train ...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Wunderkind producer Irving Thalberg had a lot of theories about how to make a piece of entertainment that gives audiences their money's worth. One surefire ingredient was a little scriptwriting gimmick he called "the old 98-yard dash to victory": ...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    In 1995, Dallas' rich musical heritage continues with a new breed of musician--some are young, some old, some natives, some transplants, some keepers of the flame, some creating their own brand of noise. But like the musicians who preceded them--s...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    BEST ACT OVERALL: Reverend Horton Heat ALBUM RELEASE (1994): Liquor in the Front, Reverend Horton Heat (Interscope Records) LOCAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Andy Timmons ROCK, ALTERNATIVE ROCK/POP: Toadies MALE VOCALIST, SONGWRITER: Todd Lewis of Toadi...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    Screenwriter Steven DeSouza, who wrote the scripts for such action opuses as Commando and the Die Hard pictures, summarizes the lasting appeal of blade weapons in movies with the succinctness of a letter opener to the throat. "Not many people have...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    There's a modern cliche that it takes only three or four phone calls to get in touch with anyone in the world. But trying to contact action-film mogul Joel Silver for comment on Jack Crain, the Weatherford knifemaker whose career in action movies ...