doctorow at December 28th, 2013 15:00 — #1
newliminted at December 28th, 2013 15:59 — #2
At about 17:30, when he starts pacing, there's kind of this thing, where at first I wondered if he was seriously that disturbed, or just mugging. Then I noticed, for all his activity, the camera operator was doing an admirable job of keeping up without seeming to try to keep up. Which was about the time Tom started deliberately fucking with the camera operator. Genius.
raybert at December 28th, 2013 18:15 — #3
Not sure, but I think the gas station at the beginning is the same they used in the episode 'Nachttankstelle' of 'Kottan ermittelt'. The year would fit (1978), and it's just the sort of thing the guys at ORF would do at the time.
Anyway, I liked the little bit of 'When the Saints...' backstage.
I first got aware of Waits when he was in 'Down By Law' and it's been an on-and-off, love-hate thing ever since. Sometimes I think he came through a time warp from the depression era. But the again, he is probably someone who'd never fit in, no matter where or when. Which is the thing I like best about him.
And since it's safe to assume that only very few of the happy bbs mutants know about Kottan, here are two links to enlighten you:
imb at December 28th, 2013 18:29 — #4
I don't understand the hate part.
ghoulies at December 28th, 2013 20:19 — #5
His shtick got old a long time ago. I'm sure he could do well enough without playing that character all the time.
mausium at December 28th, 2013 21:44 — #6
Sobriety has helped a bunch, I'm sure.
imb at December 29th, 2013 10:29 — #7
The video is from the 70's, you realize?
mausium at December 29th, 2013 12:33 — #8
Which is funny, because he acts less grizzled today, when he's reached an age that far better befits the engrizzlement visible in the documentary.
ghoulies at December 29th, 2013 16:01 — #9
Yeah, and I wish he left that act behind back then, he really drove it into the ground. Maybe I should just see him like a studio-gangster rapper or a satanic heavy metal band, I think that's about the equivalent of his act.
urbanspaceman at December 29th, 2013 19:05 — #10
Love TW's interaction with the vintage Wurlitzer jukebox in one scene. It just makes that scene, you know?
imb at December 30th, 2013 08:41 — #11
It's not as if he's unavoidable. He's not over-exposed in magazines or other media and twerking all over the place. If you don't like him, you never have to see him. You can also avoid old videos. That's the part I don't understand about the hate.
doctorow at January 2nd, 2014 15:00 — #12
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