Tag: drama

RIP, Ben Gazzara

Actor Ben Gazzara has died. Gazzara is probably best known for his work with director John Cassavetes, particularly The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie; on the stage in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; and as the defendant in Otto Preminger’s  Anatomy Of A Murder. Gazzara was also […]

“Men Behaving Sadly”

In a lovely meditation, William Goss sees continuity between The Grey and Oslo, August 31st:  “I found myself reminded of the great beauty that movies can have, the universal truths that they could capture, the emotions that – if we’re lucky – they will convey and elicit.”

“Jersey Shore Gone Wilde”

Characters from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest perform transcripts from The Jersey Shore,  showing an amazing continuity in dandyism society life in-fighting and the importance of trivial comedy for serious people from Wilde’s time to today. (Thanks, Mark!)

Two Men Walk into a Bar

Don Draper sits at a bar next to a man reading Frank O’Hara’s Meditations in an Emergency. He asks about the book and is blown off by the man who sees him as square. Fisherprof thinks about “What Frank O’Hara Tells Us about Don Draper.”