Saturday, December 17, 2005

Satmar character on big screen

Variety reports:

Sasha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show) is set to star in the based-on-a-true-story Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill. Tina Fey based the screenplay on a National Public Radio story she heard about two musicians. Coehn will play Curly Oxide, the name assumed by a young Hasidic Jew when he became a rock star. He joined forces with one Vic Thrill, as the duo put together music with playful lyrics and joyous tunes.

From N.P.R.'s program "This American Life":

Act One. That's Funny, You Don't Look Jewish. Chaim and Billy both lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just blocks away from each other, in worlds that almost never collided. Chaim was a Hasidic Jew he'd never heard pop music or watched MTV. Billy Campion, known as the rocker Vic Thrill, was the star of an underground band. Billy put Chaim, who took on the name Curly Oxide, into the band, and in just one year, he leapt from the 19th Century into the 21st. David Segal, rock critic for the Washington Post, reports. (39 minutes)

Listen to the hysterically funny, quite entertaining audio !!
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