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The Maidstone Brawl

This is the infamous clip of the ten-minute brawl between Norman Mailer and Rip Torn in the film Maidstone. According to Wikipedia: as the camera rolled, Torn struck Mailer in the head with a hammer, intending to “kill his character.” Mailer’s scalp opened up, and a vicious fight ensued. With the camera still rolling, Torn…