Author Archive

On The Sopranos

Written by Mimi Kramer on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Dr. Melfi is played by Lorraine Bracco, which is an interesting bit of casting. In GoodFellas, the film Martin Scorsese based on Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy, Bracco played Karen, the naive girlfriend-then-wife of the hero/antihero played by Ray Liotta. If there’s one thing The Sopranos is aware of it’s Mafia movies, particularly the Coppola and Scorsese [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Ruskin’s Runaway Countess

Written by Mimi Kramer on . Posted in Posts, Theater

The story it tells is one that most people have probably heard at one time in some form or another, whether they know it or not. It’s probably most readily available in Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose’s 1983 study of five idiosyncratic Victorian marriages. Briefly, Gray left Ruskin–more or less for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..