Monday, July 30, 2012

Tom Waits = The Joker

I guess this video has been floating around the web for some time now but I'm only seeing it (and being floored by it) now.  Fast-forward to 1:44 when Waits sits down for the interview.  I always felt that watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and seeing Larry David in full bloom somewhat detracted from Jason Alexander's legendary George Costanza performance since it became clear that Alexander was to some extent just impersonating David, and I can't help but similarly feel that this Waits interview takes just a bit of the steam out of Heath Ledger's take on the Joker.  Then again, I guess at most he lifted the voice.....I somewhat doubt that in part two of the interview, Waits tells a story about his father giving him a Chelsea Smile and then offers to show the host a pencil trick.

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