Director, Mike Obama, Coppola discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
I mean, what was like that was like a study in table settings completely. And but what was your? Did you have a imagine because of you know, Dracula you had a bit more to do? Did you what was it working with Coppola? Was it something he was like a circus ringmaster and he likes to work in self-confessed state of chaos were family friends, dogs music. Everything is just into the mix of it. He told me this way understood of of him because we were rehearsing at his be stated than up of value before we still ahead. He said, I can't cook for two people. I can only cook for thirty people, and I thought that was exactly the of how he worked as director. Yeah. Westcoast says he was exact opposite. He worked in monastic silence. People whispered on the set and if people whispered. On that. He literally blow a gasket. No kidding. Yeah. So it was very, it was the exact opposite. And I worked one from one directed to the next without I think to break so it couldn't be more extreme. And whether that was because of the subject matter of lauded upper-class, you know, e Walton society and its engine York while whether that's how he always is I, I don't know. But Mike Obama's the late Maga bashes as cinematographer Dracula NHA of innocent set to me that this is how he always works. He's got going on any tents, white volume with COPA. I think there's a, you know, pre aging and pre medication COPA. And it sounds like you've got in under the wire like, can I feel like I think something shifted in his in disposition, because if you watch harder darkness at dark, the documentary, yeah, hearts, darkness about making apocalypse. It was clear that you he was just like, yeah, so you got to experience it? Yeah. And Altman is. Well, towards the end, I guess with that was I was going to say the player. You were great net because like I think you have a knack for for sweetly, morally bankrupt characters, but he, this is true. It possesses we'll out. Yeah, right, exactly. But I mean, there's that moment the it was a great turn in that movie in one of the I think few comedic turns in the player was when you know you shift you start out like you an artist and then it at. Yeah. Yeah. When you. Julia Roberts and Bruce with us, the complete select complete, just like boom. Yeah. But what about him is a director because that was seemed a little more controlled for him than than usual that movie because that movie was scripted and so his his, what he really added to that was costing everybody who was an extra as a movie actor. Oh, really? So that was that was the thing that really was the kick of that out of have of the player. Yeah, yeah. And I it, but it's a, it's a great movie. Yeah. Do you like it? Yeah, I loved it. I loved doing it because I'd seen I'd seen Nashville twenty seven times when I was fittest even. So I thought that I'd never live low enough or he would live long enough yet every the chance to work for him. And I was told when after almost I looked too weird to be an actor who could make it. So yeah, I never thought I'd work with with with him. And so I got three, three goes with him and he was he was very loyal to actors and he loved them. Yeah. So that was, you know, you'd think that's. Would be the norm for movie directors, but I don't think it entirely is, but he suddenly he loved people and he was very loyal. She did player predator poortere and Gosford poke o Gosford party. That's right. That was sort of a return to form a little bit again, completely scripted with improvised bits around it, but essentially it was June and a strip that he had to follow the embassy had that vibe though, like that was one of those. Oh, you played the like the head head Butler guy, right? But that was it had that vibe because you know the difference between, you know, the the serving class and the upper class, like chatter, so that it was that was the play in that movie right at the the the way humans interacted. Exactly. Yeah, that was a. That was that was a good movie. I'd forgotten that he did that. A lot of directors just think like, well, we hired you to be to do what you do..