Sunday, May 13, 2018

Vital Viewing (Helping Hand Edition)


Actor Harvey Keitel was born on this day in 1939. In the first of two clips I want to show you, he talks about the assist he gave to...


...a young video store clerk looking to break into the movie business:



Keitel looks, sounds, and dresses too much like one of the Mafia types he's played so often for me to even think of raiding his refrigerator.

A touching scene from Reservoir Dogs:


Tarantino must have seen the better side of Keitel's nature. After all, he got in and out of that refrigerator in one piece!


6 comments:

  1. Hi, Kirk!

    Turns out Harvey Keitel is one month younger than my big brother. I have always admired Harvey's acting. No one plays a heavy better than he, and I wouldn't want to cross him in real life either. :) I enjoyed his story about meeting the young, starving director/writer/actor Quentin Tarantino. Two of my favorites appear in that scene from Reservoir Dogs. I loved Steve Buscemi in Fargo, Trees Lounge and Ghost World.

    Nice tribute, Kirk!

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  2. I always enjoy his performances in a movie.

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    1. He's one of the greats, Debra.

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  3. I'm a bit shocked he hasn't been in one of his movies in quite some time.

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  4. Adam, maybe Martin Scorsese has him all booked up.

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