Listen: Adam Mckay, Writer, Willem Dafoe discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Today on happy said confused, Adam McKay combines comedy drama in the new Dick Cheney bio pic, vice hey, guys. I'm Josh Horowitz. Welcome to another edition of happy. Sad confused. Welcome to a very fun conversation with a filmmaker and writer that I very much Meyer. Adam McKay is the guests happy second fuse today. His very first visit to the podcast, and as I said, his new film that's getting a ton of attention. And as it should it's one of my favorites of the year. It is the Christian bale. Yes, Christian bale as Dick Cheney bio-pic called vice much like Adam ks last film. The big short vice treads that line between comedy and drama in a way that really only advocate is operating. And nowadays, it has an amazing on Sombor of actors in it behind Christian bills. Revelatory transformation is are the likes of Amy Adams, and Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell? And that's just the tip of the iceberg, virtually every actor every character that pops up in this film is played by a great talent. It's a super entertaining. And and disturbing film. It's by turns of funny and tragic and frustrating, and it is one of my favorites as I said of the year, and at the very least you cannot deny the power of Christian Bale's performance in this AB Adams is similarly fantastic. As Lynn Cheney well worth your time. Vice comes out Christmas day fun for the whole family. But no, I do highly recommend it. And it was a real real treat to have Adam on the podcasts. He's somebody. I've want to have on the show along while because I greatly respect his contributions. As a filmmaker. And as a writer this guy, if you talk to anybody in comedy the last twenty twenty five years he is at or near the top of the list. He was a master improv founding member of the upright citizens brigade. When on a head writer at Saturday Night Live started directing shorts there some of which are some of my favorites. I mentioned the the procedure which is one that he did starring will Ferrell and Willem Dafoe. I highly recommend that when you can just Google that one and it'll pop up, but then he went on to start directing his own features. And they're some of the classics classic comedies of our times, anchorman stepbrothers and then Talladega nights the other guys anchorman two he's he's really he's really made some of the funniest contents. I can think of on a big screen in the last couple of decades. And he is. No surprise. Similarly, funny, Reverend in person, and this is a great conversation. He he's very open about the new film vice but also about his collaborations with will Ferrell some of the scripts that have or haven't been produced some of the background of what it was like to make anchorman his first feature and how much free reign he was given on that some of the techniques he employs as a director his contribution to aunt, man. He was a writer on the film and his interest in making a comic movie. There's some real interesting stuff here about the comic book character that he would still like to direct in a feature. Film might surprise you that is very famous marvel character that has not gotten a solo film as of yet. Stay tuned for the answer of that to that question. There's a lot here to enjoy your comedy fan. If you're fan of SNL if you're fan of the works of will Ferrell and Adam McKay. This one's for you. As always remember to review rate and subscribe, happy say confused as the podcast. You're listening to in case you just stumbled into a strange podcasts nother region. Thank you for tuning in as always. And I hope you guys enjoy this one. I believe this is this is going to be our last of twenty eighteen it's been quite a year. We've already got a bunch of great guests that have been banked for early twenty nineteen. I'm excited to to share those with you. But I think we're ending on a really special note with one of my favorites of the year. Vice and it's director Adam McKay, guys.."