Hasten The Ultimate Redemption – Go See David Mamet’s New Film ‘Redbelt’

Afterwards, you’ll want to cheer and do a mitzvah.

I know I did. My video review.

I yield to no one in my hatred of David Mamet’s films. I find his dialogue so compressed it might as well be a series of obscene grunts. His movies seem artificial and generally loathsome. When I watch them, I feel like I’m being raped. Oy ve, the last film I saw written by David Mamet was 2005’s Edmond. I hated it.

But this movie is great. It’s moral. It’s inspiring. It builds to a shattering climax. I kept waiting for it to turn loathsome and it never happens. It just entertains, provokes and inspires.

Mamet’s rabbi, Dr. Mordecai Finley of Ohr HaTorah, has a minute-long cameo as a fighter.

Other David Mamet movies I’ve liked include State & Main, Wag the Dog, The Edge, Hoffa, Glengarry Glenross, The Untouchables, About Last Night, The Verdict, The Postman Always Rings Twice…

From my live cam chat:

guest11:  would you wink and say hello
YourMoralLeader:  i feel like we’ve made a lot of progress today
guest9:   oh yes
guest9:   I do to
guest11:  is there also an audio stream?
YourMoralLeader:  not at moment, dont want to spoil you
guest9:   where are you from 11?
guest11:  germany
guest11:  and you
guest11:  i am trying to get a video stream installed
guest9:   oh gosh where to begin
guest11:  with proper quality
guest9:   and how does being here 11 help?
guest11:  just see things to work proper
guest11:  its possible so
guest11:  thats important info for start
guest11:  but what about the moral leader hehe
guest9:   Moral doesnt talk much
guest9:   he knows what we are saying
guest11:  ok
guest9:    he’s from down under
guest11:  ah australia
guest11:  great
guest9:      well not anymore but originally yes
guest14:  do you really want to be mty moral leader
YourMoralLeader:  yes
User guest14 changed their name to enki.
guest9:  <—- going out and buying cam and startingsite called TheMoralLeader
enki:  have you got more morals than me though maybe i should be your moral leader
YourMoralLeader:  i got way more than you
guest11:  what are you doing there, moral leader?
YourMoralLeader:  the rabbis say so
YourMoralLeader:  transcribing top post on lukeford.net
guest11:  i did not get the point jet
enki:  well if a rabi says so maybe they dont know everything did they specificaly say that you have more morals than anyone you may meet
guest9:  the doctor said i have  six months to live
guest9:   I told him I couldnt pay my bill
guest9:    he gave me six more months
YourMoralLeader:  doctor told me: I have good news and bad news
YourMoralLeader:  What’s the bad I asked
YourMoralLeader:  You’re going to die he said
YourMoralLeader:  what’s the good?
YourMoralLeader:  see the secretary out there, i finally nailed her last night
guest11:  how did you do this tipping this joke, while playing with your cam?
guest11:  magic?
enki:  did you tell that joke to your rabis
YourMoralLeader:  no
guest9:   thanks for the inspiration and moral leadership Moral
enki:  Im one of your rabis spying on you
YourMoralLeader:  oy
guest11:  haha?
guest9:   I have to go tell more people about  your inspiration and leadership
guest9:   so I’ll bid you ado
guest9:   bye for now
guest11:  winking
enki:  have you heard of sitchin
enki:  he translated a lot of sumarian clay tablet they found in the 30’s
YourMoralLeader:  oh
enki:  he is a hebrew language profesor
guest11:  anyway i dont know anything
guest11:  but you might have the appearance of a moralic leader
guest11:  very charismatic
guest11:  a little bit like i think jesus must have looked
enki:  they tablets translated literaly talk of a race minipulating the monkey genes to make a race of slaves, then they mixed thier own genes with them and got us since the original ones couldnt breed
guest11:  whats your mission, moralleader?`
guest11:  smiling into a webcam whole day long?
guest11:  i didnt get the point yet
enki:  (hes not wearing pants thats y hes smiling like that)

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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