April 20, 2017
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Overlooked & Underrated Docs & Features (click on broll or dschwartz for all his posts)
The Primary Instinct: The Life and Times of Stephen Tobolowsky
The Primary Instinct
is all about actor/monologist/author Stephen Tabolowsky. The Kino Lorber DVD features a live one-man show written and performed by Tobolowsky as well as interviews of the actor.
Tobolowsky has been acting professionally for more than forty years. You have probably seen his work a few times, but his name would be buried in the credits. In Hollywood he’s called a ‘character actor’ and he explains the implications of that moniker in his show.
Our hero would not be a successful actor unless he was talented and entertaining. What stands out, though, both in his show and interviews is his wit and wisdom. In addition to this charming film, check out his
and discover the world according to ‘Tobo.’
D. Schwartz February 18, 2016