Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gil Troy's "Moynihan's Moment," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism by Gil Troy.

The entry begins:
Funny you should ask about my book the movie, because from the start I have been convinced this book has Broadway and Hollywood potential. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a larger than life character. He viewed every letter he wrote, every interaction he had, every move he made, as a performance. To bring this performance artist back to life would be a great public service – especially at this time, when we need a Moynihan to inspire us, to stir us, to stand for great ideals.

Smart money would say cast Daniel Day Lewis, so he can keep himself busy for another two years studying a character with fascinating verbal tics and a love of language – but my first thought, even though it is an act of ethnic cross-dressing, is Al Pacino, because his manic energy could be channeled and become Moynihanesque.

One of my fantasies is a two-man Frost-Nixon type Broadway show, capturing the elaborate dance between Henry Kissinger – played by Anthony Hopkins or Jeremy...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Gil Troy's website and blog.

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My Book, The Movie: Moynihan's Moment.

--Marshal Zeringue