A few weeks ago the acting world received a shock with the sudden death of James Gandolfini, robbed from us at the unnatural age of 51. We've had a few of his credits on our "To Do" list for quite some time, so it seemed right to break one of them out now. While Gandolfini's stardom exploded with his portrayal of hot-headed & conflicted mobster Tony Soprano, the scope of this talent as an actor was nonetheless nuanced. What better artists to wrangle James into submission than The Coen Brothers? From Blood Simple to Lebowski (8 year-olds, Dude), we LOVE us some Coens! Sadly, our 1st segment was the only time Coen Bros movie he got into, but he does a superb job. A great departure for the big menacing figure that he often portrayed.
July 13th, 2013
For those who have other favorites: fear not! We will get to them as we draw again from the Joel & Ethan well. This is only the beginning. We'll show you the power of the mind... later. For now, witness 'The Man Who Burned Arizona.'