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  • ‘Rampart’ director brings his Israeli military service to L.A.‘s mean streets

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 9, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    In the Los Angeles film noir “Rampart,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Dave Brown patrols the broiling-hot city hunting for bad guys. A Vietnam War veteran, Brown sees himself as a soldier and the streets as an urban jungle. He’s the cop of your worst nightmare: racist,...

  • Oren Moverman’s ‘The Messenger’: The unseen casualties of war

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    When filmmaker Oren Moverman returned to Givatayim, near Tel Aviv, on leave from his paratrooper unit during the first Lebanon War, he often shut himself in his room and repeatedly watched the Vietnam War saga “Apocalypse Now.”

    “My head was still in the combat zone,” the...

  • Final Day at Sundance:  The Israelis

    By Larry Mark

    January 25, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    By Larry Mark

    Park City’s Main Street is now home to a hummus and nouvelle-Israeli cuisine restaurant, which was so filled each evening during Sundance, that one was unable to get a reservation prior to 9 p.m.  It had previously been located a few miles from the town center.  Main...

  • Day One at Sundance: Schmoozing With Robert Redford and Spike Lee

    By Larry Mark

    January 16, 2009 | 12:57 am

    By Larry Mark

    Greetings from Park City, Utah, where I arrived for my seventh (or is it my eighth?) visit to the Sundance Film Festival.  I can’t keep track of how many years I have come, but neither, apparently, can Robert Redford, the festival’s founder.  Speaking at the...

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