Thursday, May 27, 2010

Al Pacino Goes to shul

According to the newspaper, Big Al sat respectfully at the back of one Boro Park shul, and "as worshipers swayed in prayer, known as shuckling [a guy] said he saw Mr. Pacino slowly rock back and forth with them, observing their movements."

Impressed? Don't be. Pacino went for a walk with the true believers for the purpose of preparing to play Shylock, the money-grubbing sterotype. Some compliment. Additionally, as Lipman adroitly observes, why he thinks he can learn anything about a 15th century Venetian Jew by observing Hasidim is anyone's guess.

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