Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sitting next to John Turturro on the train

So I got pretty starstruck today when I saw John Turturro on the subway platform at 96th St. today. I knew it was him, and snapped a picture as subtly as I could.

I also snapped a picture of his shoes. Can you tell who the movie star is by looking at the feet?

We boarded the train together, when seats opened up he took the seat next to mine. I played it cool, not making eye contact, being a respectful New Yorker.

Turturro was reading a well thumbed copy of a 70's era book titled "Going Places" by Bertrand Blier. He was underlining passages and taking copious notes in the margins.

So I had to look up what this book was, and found these two references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_Places_(1974_film)wikipedia "going places"
More tellingly: the NY Times review of the 1974 film:
new york times "going places"

quote from Wikipedia: "Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder and alternately charm, fight or sprint their way out of trouble.

Anyone smell a new Coen Brothers project here?


  1. Seems you've got a LOT of time on your hands. And a 'respectful New Yorker' taking at least 3 photos of Turturro without his permission? Gotta be kidding us.

  2. I don't know what the above comment is about but this is a pretty cool post.