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Go Into The Story: “Who Am I This Time?” by Kurt Vonnegut

I’m cribbing off of Scott’s blog a lot as of late, but we’ve been talking and as far as we can tell, we’re the only two people who’ve actually seen the 1982 film “Who Am I This Time?”, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut and Scott just posted the whole thing on his blog (at the link above) - I couldn’t resist watching it again and posting it on mine.

I saw this when I was a kid on PBS, and it’s a large part of why I majored in theatre in college (for better or worse, heheheh). It’s an hour long telefilm and stars Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken as amateur actors in a community theatre group directed by Jonathan Demme … it’s a great piece on the nature of performance, theatre, and identity and it’s also at its root a love story.

And really, I have to say, it’s my favorite Walken performance. No shit. And it’s unlike anything else he’s done. Again, no shit.

Here it is, the whole thing and props to Scott for flagging this … enjoy!

One Response to “ Go Into The Story: “Who Am I This Time?” by Kurt Vonnegut”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Thank you for posting this. I haven’t seen it since it first came out. Now that makes three of us. Because no one I’ve ever mentioned it to has ever heard of it.

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