Review On Constantinople


Stephen Fife

Writer, Non-Registered Critics


There are interesting possibilities here, but nothing is really explored, and the characters — while different in obvious ways — still seem too much like their forbearers for me to recognize them as people I might bump into on the street. Also, the writer/director has once again chosen not to bring in any sounds or images of modern life that might afford us a jolt of recognition. Perhaps another director could have made these scenes more vividly alive. As it is, I admired the characters without ever being drawn into their struggles.

Steve is a 5-tool writer (plays, screenplays, novels, poetry, journalism) who has had 11 books published, 10 plays produced, and has written for the New York Times “Arts & Leisure”, Village Voice, New Republic, and many others. He is one of the few people on the planet who can lay claim to spending time with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sandy Meisner, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, as well as so many other extraordinary people who refused to color inside the lines. He is always on the lookout for the original and the incisive.