Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Iceman Interviews

Yesterday I watched The Iceman Interviews on HBO. The Iceman is a former hit man for the mob who killed over a hundred people and felt no remorse. During the course of his interviews he spoke slowly and deliberately, maddeningly slowly actually, describing his crimes with precision but without emotion. The documentary included biographical footage of him growing up in difficult circumstances in New Jersey and having a traditional and seemingly happy marriage and home life until the authorities captured him in the 1980s. I found this documentary to be disturbing and frustrating. Frustrating because there is no answer as to why he became who he was, how he could do what he did.

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