So David Elliot Rothblatt will be performing Again @ the Gotham Comedy Club in 9 days & EVERYONE IS SUPER EXCITED!
The show is on Monday November 24th 2014 @ 9:30PM..
We will be having some Major Celebrities Performing as well as some Comedy Students!
IT WILL BE A BLAST!
You can call the Gotham Comedy Club @ 212-367-9000 for tickets!
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We will see you on November 24th!
The Team @ Project Hollywood N.Y.C.
An hour ago, I received an email from a mutual friend that
James Gandolfini had passed away.
Like everyone else who both knew him and didn’t, my reaction
was shock and sadness.
“I go to dinner parties and everyone expects me to be Tony
Soprano,” he said when we first met. “But I’m nothing like him.”
I think a lot of people didn’t know the real “Jim Gandolfini.”
And in the few times I met with him, I got to know a man who was
gruff and curmudgeonly on the exterior, but on the inside had one
of the biggest hearts, sharpest minds, and most tender souls of
anyone I’d ever met.
He was also one of the most self-deprecating people I’d ever
encountered, almost to a fault.
And he taught me more about screenwriting than I’ve learned
from anyone else.
I’m sharing this email with all of you in the spirit of
those first words he shared with me–as a way of helping and
hoping people remember James Gandolfini and not just Tony Soprano
in the media deluge that is beginning.
I’d first met Gandolfini at a hotel in New York, at a meeting set
up by Jared Leto, who was producing a TV drama called Roadies that
I was writing.
In the end, Gandolfini agreed to produce and star in the show. But
on one condition: “As long as I’m not having too much sex. I’m too
old to be doing that shit.”
He wasn’t even fifty at the time, and was brimming with
intensity and vitality, yet would often list his complaints:
“My neck’s fucked up. When I get on the elliptical, my back hurts.
When I get on the treadmill, my knees hurt.”
His presence was intimidating. He carried solitude with him
like a ball and chain. He spoke in few words and always directly
–and he expected the same from everyone he met. What I admired
most about him was his brutal honesty. It was never a secret what
he was thinking. And he was always right–except about one thing,
“Everyone I’ve lived with, I’ve literally driven crazy,” he
told me one day in Santa Monica. “I shouldn’t have stayed
around. I’m demanding and I’m a perfectionist.”
Yet even as he said those words, it was clear that he was
loved far more than he gave himself credit for.
The moment that I remember the most is when he was talking
over lunch one day about a woman who was one of the loves of
his life. However, in the end, he chose a stripper over her.
He ended up beating some guy up over the stripper and was
being hunted down by the guy’s friends–and moved to Los Angeles
just to keep from being killed.
As he talked about that decision and how she passed away
afterward, his face reddened and tears started dripping out of
his eyes. It’s humbling to see a man like that cry. It was clearly
a regret he’s lived with every day.
“If you had to go back, and you were that age, would you choose
the stripper again?” I asked him.
“Yes,” he replied. “She was hot.”
One of his other biggest loves was this country. “Americans
are good people: it’s a great country,” he always said. “It’s
just the government that’s fucked up.”
In no particular order, her are some my favorite lessons he
taught me on writing for television:
*The less direct communication, the better.
*Have the characters lie about things, even if it’s just
about being late; have conversations that don’t go anywhere;
have people who don’t say anything and just take things in.
*Never explain anything: the audience should always be
catching up with you.
*Keep it in reality: stock to a straight narrative. Avoid
things like montages over music and voiceovers when possible.
*And his best piece of advice, which I should have heeded
more closely: “Don’t let the network push us around or take us
off track or threaten the realness and creativity. Make the show
what we want–interesting, funny, and smart–and if no one likes
it, we make another one. But no matter what, it should be the
show we want and believe in.”
And that’s another thing I admired about him: His incredible
integrity. He always felt that his acting success was an
accident, yet was ridiculously talented and steadfastly
dedicated to television and film as a medium of art making
a statement on life, religion, politics, society, and the
inner and outer struggles of living in this world today. (He
was intensely critical of television shows that he felt
were light and shallow, which was just about everything
on the air.)
In several of the scenes Gandolfini suggested for the show,
there was always a common theme: Finding a larger peace amidst
the everyday chaos of working to survive.
“Let’s put in a scene,” he said at one of our last meetings,
“where everyone wakes up and the bus is stopped. And the roadies
are standing outside and looking at the sunset in the Mojave
Desert.” He paused and went there in his mind, and a half-
smile spread across his face. “Sometimes people just need quiet
and space–and the feeling of being free.”
So wherever he is now, I take solace in the fact that he is
For those of us here, besides the loss of a great man, it’s
also a cultural tragedy: As an actor, Gandolfini had still
only scratched the surface of the depth and greatness of his
talent. And even that sliver is more than most actors can hope
to achieve in their lifetimes.
Condolences to his wife, his children, his managers, his
collaborators, and all those who knew and loved him.
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