Earlier this afternoon I had the pleasure of sitting down to a chat with Richard Gere to talk about his new film Arbitrage for Awards Daily. That explains this morning’s Primal Fear quote and it explains this week’s Watercooler Musical Interlude. Here is John Barry’s interpretation of three great Duke Ellington tunes – The Mooche, Creole Love Call and Daybreak Express – from Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club which starred Mr. Gere as a jazz musician who gets a leg up career-wise by falling in with a gang of mobsters, only to have it all turned upside down when he falls for one of the boss’s girls played by beautiful Diane Lane.
Stay tuned for the Gere interview at Awards Daily (I’ll be linking it here, of course) and in the mean time check out Arbitrage currently in limited theatrical release and on VOD. Gere plays a Wall Streeter juggling some professional and personal misdealings that threaten to destroy his career, his company and his relationship with his family.
That’s all from me for this week. Now it’s your turn. Has anyone seen anything lately worth talking about? Lay it on me.
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