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I have a confession to make. In the last.... I don't know, 24 hours or so, I've listened to a song approximately 100 times. This song is performed by a man who began his professional career as a football player, and then became a professional wrestler. This song was written by a man who dressed up in colonial garb every day for the better part of the last two years. And this song... is......
Fat City (1972) Directed by John Huston The Hustler is not really about pool, and great boxing movies—Raging Bull, Champion, The Set-Up—aren’t really about pugilism. Like much of his work, Huston’s late classic Fat City, set in a Stockton, California, befogged in the barren karma of the early 1970s, concerns the morbid silliness of dreams. Stacy Keach’s Tully, a soddenly weary palooka-cum-itinerant farmhand, and Jeff Bridges’ Ernie, a young chancer willing to take a beating, can...
This past Saturday, a human chess game unfolded on a life-sized, orange and white chess board that had been painted onto a warehouse floor. A spotlight aimed at the board illuminated the two teams, Skins and Shirts: some young, some older, some professional actors, some bystanders that had just been pulled into the match. Two expert chess players, Kyron Griffiths and Venkat Iyer, surveyed the scene from their perch at least twelve feet above the...