Jay Weston: Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector in HBO Film
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Al Pacino at the Venice Film Festival
On Sunday I attended a concert by musician Herb Alpert inaugurating the stunning Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre located in the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica. It was an illustrious invited audience of people who had contributed to the creation of this astonishing educational complex dedicated to furthering the cause of education in America -- which is a roundabout way to get into this story of actor Al Pacino playing Phil Spector in that much-discussed (and very weird) HBO film. You see, I was coincidentally seated in the theatre next to legendary filmmakers Roger Corman and wife Julie... and remarked that Roger had produced a 1985 B-movie, Barbarian Queen, which has become a cult favorite; it starred the Amazonian 6 foot tall blond bombshell, Lana Clarkson... whose death was explored in the David Mamet-written and directed HBO film playing that very evening. I remarked to the Cormans that I had casually met Phil Spector ma...
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