Sunday, November 11, 2007

VIDEO: Norman Mailer (RIP) Fights Rip Torn


In memory of the late Norman Mailer who passed away yesterday, I present this video in which he is fighting actor Rip Torn on the set of his forgettable Maidstone movie which Mailer wrote and directed in 1970. It was supposed to be an improvised fight that got out of hand when Rip Torn slammed Mailer in the head several times with a hammer. The result is more entertaining than a Bum Fights video! Here is an explanation of this scene in WIKIPEDIA:

While filming Maidstone, Torn, apparently unhappy with the film, struck director and star of the film Norman Mailer three times in the head with a hammer. With the camera rolling, Mailer bit Torn's ear and they wrestled to the ground. The fight continued until it was broken up by cast and crew members as Mailer's children screamed in the background. The fight is featured in the film. Although the scene may have been planned by Torn, the bloodshed by both actors is real and Torn was reportedly truly outraged by Mailer's direction.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, nice footage. Always liked that name, "Rip Torn". Guess mama Torn had a sense of humor.

Mrs. Mailer's potty mouth, and the old mans kicking Torn when down were almost as funny as Torn beating the crap out of the out of shape older Mailer.

In 1944, they would have called this "Moonbats on Parade".

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's take a look at a Republican on parade...

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's take a look at a Republican on parade...

Ok, Rudy Giuliani at a charity costume ball. Got it.

What's that got to do with Mailer and Torn or politics ? Or do you mean that Mailer and Torn are Democrats, so we should consider Democrats in the light of the video and that they are fine gentlemen, unlike that Republican Giuliani ?

Do tell.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My, my, how you do project...

Could it possibly be it means nothing more than Rudy enjoys dressing in drag? He's done it more than once, by the way.

And it won't be Democrats mass mailing this video in Iowa, NH and So. Carolina. Mitt Romney will beat them to that, you can bet on it.

The 11th commandment has been repealed.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, Rudy will counter-strike with a photoshopped depiction of Mitt in Mormon Underwear.

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the humorous video, PJ!

6:11 AM  
Anonymous leonidas said...

Or do you mean that Mailer and Torn are Democrats, so we should consider Democrats in the light of the video and that they are fine gentlemen, unlike that Republican Giuliani ?

Actually, Rip Torn seems to be a Republican. He's donated $4,300 to Republican candidates and attended and attended the 2004 Republican National Convention.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he's a Republican. Doesn't like someone, so his solution is to hit him in the head with a hammer. All that's missing is him foot-tapping in a bathroom stall.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous leonidas said...

Of course he's a Republican. Doesn't like someone, so his solution is to hit him in the head with a hammer.

...as opposed to Norman Mailer, who only lobbied for the release of a murderer who, upon being paroled, killed again.

8:04 PM  

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