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  • ‘A Mighty Heart’ needs moral clarity

    By Judea Pearl

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I used to believe that the world essentially divided into two types of people: those who were broadly tolerant and those who felt threatened by differences. If only the forces of tolerance could win out over the forces of intolerance, I reasoned, the world might finally know some...
  • Briefs: City Council approves Weiss Iran divestment bill; UC puts Jewish High Holidays on calendar

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved

    The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
  • Actor Dan Futterman and director Michael Winterbottom

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the first publicity releases last summer for the film, "A Mighty Heart," Paramount Vantage announced that filming would begin in the fall and that Angelina Jolie would star as Mariane Pearl. There was no mention of who would play her husband, Daniel Pearl, and it was assumed that...
  • On screen,  Danny Pearl’s story astounds

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the credits rolled after a preview screening of the docudrama, "A Mighty Heart," the audience, consisting of a small group of film critics, sat in stunned silence.

    The reaction was the more remarkable since everyone already knew the ultimate outcome -- the execution-style murder...
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  • ‘Mighty Heart’ preview draws stars Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Wednesday night preview audience for "A Mighty Heart," which tracks the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by Islamic extremists, got an unexpected bonus when the film's stars, Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman, dropped in unannounced.

    The film is based on the...
  • Quartet of Movies to Tell Pearl’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Filmmakers are currently wrestling with four different projects to document or dramatize the story of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter beheaded by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002, leaving behind a pregnant wife.

    Pearl's life and tragic death would seem a...

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