An unconventional horse trainer, a disillusioned car dealer, and a jockey that's a bit too tall place their hopes on a small racehorse in Seabiscuit. Based on the true story of these three men, the film takes place during the aftermath of the 1929 stock-market crash, a time when every American needed to believe that the impossible was within reach. And when the horse that no one was betting on reached the finish line, the nation was anxiously watching.
Photo by Eleni Mylonas At the time of Julian Hirsch's retirement, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines - the new publisher of Stereo Review, and as of 1999, Sound & Vision - established a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, the School of Engineering of the Cooper Union.
Photos by Eleni Mylonas No editor could ask for a better contributor (or a better friend) than Julian Hirsch. He was an unquestionably honest man, a scientist who welcomed innovation, an enthusiast who clearly enjoyed what he was doing, an astute critic, and a fine writer who could address complicated technical subjects in plain, straightforward English.
<I>Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian Mc-Kellen, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, John Rys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Liv Tyler, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban. Directed by Peter Jackson. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX (English), Stereo Surround (English). Two discs. 179 minutes. 2002. New Line Home Entertainment N6355. PG-13. $29.95.</I>
Visit the Sonus Faber website and you're given the softest of soft sells. The home page has birds flying lazily overhead while wheat sways gently in the breeze. Quiet classical music hums in the background. Click in the right place and you might find a few words about products, but you won't learn that Sonus Faber is the best-known Italian speaker manufacturer west of . . . Cremona.