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Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness

By Marshall Fine


Harvey Keitel has made his menacing presence felt in some of the greatest cult movies ever, from Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Taxi Driver to Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

With more than fifty films to his credit, Keitel is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. Yet unlike so many of his contemporaries, he constantly surprises us with daring performances in independent or groundbreaking films, such as Bad Lieutenant, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Piano, and Smoke. His willingness to take risks and experiment-to continually expand his craft and self-knowledge has inspired a generation of young actors and directors. Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness gives a complete portrait of one of the most admired and influential figures working in film: his years on the street in Brooklyn as a kid, his time in the Marines, his early promise and association with Scorsese and Robert De Niro, his firing from the set of Apocalypse Now, his self-imposed Hollywood exile in the eighties, his volatile marriage, and, of course, his extraordinary and well-deserved success.

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