Tough Guys – Nostalgia

Gore Vidal Documentary Part 2

Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut are featured in this Gore Vidal documentary on youtube.

More on Mailer and his perfectionism – the sound of punching himself to eternity.

I’m watching Norman Mailer hit himself and I’m not stopping him. He hit himself at least twenty times—in the face and the chest—until we finally got it right. I saved that sound effect, and I’ve used it in about twenty movies since. I always tell other directors, ‘You hear that? That’s Norman Mailer punching himself. He’s in your movie.’ ”( Tough Guys, New Yorker)