On weeks like these, it’s hard not to feel … well, a little silly or impotent writing about movies and their business. So instead of doing that, I’m going to relay a story about Jack Palance. Palance is one of the most famous tough guys in Hollywood history, coming to showbiz after boxing and serving in
I can hear Palance saying..."Russian Navy Ship...F**K YOU..." I would pay thousands to see THAT movie
Thirty-plus years ago the Rolling Stones released a concert film in IMAX. As part of a DC-area film festival I and a group from work watched "Stones at the Max" in the IMAX theater at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It was enjoyable for the visuals, but amazing for the audio. I don't know about it's availability but, especially somewhere with a good sound system, it should be sought out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stones_at_the_Max
How about a write up about the Ukranian series "Servant of the People" and how it launched Zelinkis political start. Check out wiki on "Servant of the People". It looks like a great untold story. Trying to find an english subtitle. My friend who has watched it says it is very engaging.
What an insightful story about Palance and Ukrainians. Thanks for bringing it to light.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of someone correcting someone else for calling them Russian. It speaks volumes. The fight never ends.
Holy shit, Sonny! The absolute best thing in the world of All Things Ukraine that I've read this week. And this, from the "Culture Editor" at a top shelf political publication. Saying this is absolutely no knock on your position or job. I know of your political writing chops from a lot of other things of yours I've read. I'm just sayin' there are a few folks more directly involved in talking about politics that should probably bend the knee just a bit on this one. This thing works on so many levels. At least for me. Huge props. And thank you.
A fascinating and extremely important cultural take Sonny. It truly takes the individual story and puts the ethos and thought pattern of the Ukrainian people into perspective. I was absolutely clueless to the story. It is socio-cultural perspectives like these that help people parce social media rants. When my conspiracy theory friends go....but the Ukrainians want Russia, they are Russian. A sentiment echoed by Tucker Carlson when he calls the current President a dictator and not the one ousted in 2014. This is the story I will point to as one of the examples in my argument as to why they are thinking with their politics and not their humanity.