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David Parsons

«No way does that jacket ever go home with a smock.»

I don't think that's fair. Why should the dentist's /job/ matter when her job as a waitress doesn't?


Did you ever see the short-lived "Crime Story"? Dennis Farina was astoundingly good in that series.

Kit Stolz

Dang, that's a long post. But you're absolutely on the mark about the idealization that is the nature of acting in the movies, however craftily disguised. And probably you're right too that DeNiro let us see more of LaMotta's humanity in his hurts, his rages, and his blinkered, stumbling-forward hopes than the real boxer ever let his women or his associates see.


thanks for the tip, Lance, I'm going to rent it today.
Maud is right. Farina was awesome on Crime Story. Pure Chicago tough guy, circa 1960. I still wonder on occasion, how come that show didn't last longer?


Wow. That pic of Brittney Murphy as an air of Meg Ryan in her early days.

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