Saturday, April 23, 2016

MacBeth Unhinged Starring Olivia Maxwell

Macbeth Unhinged Trailer from angus macfadyen on Vimeo.

400 years ago today, Shakespeare shuffled off the mortal coil and left this world. This is a perfect time to pivot to an interesting new film about the man's work. Lyme disease activist and all-around swell gal Olivia Maxwell has a substantial supporting role in Angus Macfadyen's new feature Macbeth Unhinged. "I saw the final cut- I am blown away," said Olivia. "My dad spoke and lead the Q and A it he compared the filming to Truffaults, 'Day for Night' and Kurosawa, my dad was blown away."

Monday, April 18, 2016

Harvey Keitel and Taki

Strange friendships in NYC. Jewish NYC actor Harvey Keitel is friends with rambunctious paleoconservative Greek writer Taki. To wit:

"My friendship with Harvey Keitel began the first time we met, at a Chuck Pfeifer lunch for people who don’t move their lips while reading. It was at a gentlemen’s club in New York about twenty years ago. I asked him what a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn was doing in the Marine Corps instead of “being on Wall Street screwing Christians.” He roared with laughter and asked no one in particular, “Who is this guy? I like him.” Well, it was a fun night at Carnegie Hall, not even spoiled by a ghastly neocon by the name of Max Boot interviewing the general and sounding as though a valet were asking the questions. General Petraeus got a very raw deal—only in Anglo-Saxon countries does one lose his job for bedding a woman—but Boot should stick to fluttering like a moth around celebrity flames and leave the questions to, well, yours truly. "

Stranger things, I suppose, have happened in this crazy city.