Friday, January 26, 2007

Hammer and Torn

A few posts back I mentioned the famous fracas between Norman Mailer and Rip Torn from the former's film Maidstone, which I've never seen, but which has fascinated me ever since I read about it in Peter Manso's oral biography (now rather hard to find) of the author.

Here's a bizarrely fascinating clip:



Here's Time's interesting 1971 assessment of the film, which is rather more generous toward Mailer than I expected.

1 comment:

Sean Long (Irish Bibliophile) said...

Holy shit, Rodney. That's classic. I never seen that before.