Listen: Carol Burnett, Netflix, Linda discussed on Brian Lehrer
"Tv critic, Eric Dagens. And Linda, Holmes, host of NPR's, pop culture. Happy hour on people culture and issues from the Golden Globes last night, and if I can run just a couple of minutes over our scheduled time, which would be ending now. I'd like to touch one thing about Afonso Koran and one thing about Carol Burnett. Roma which won best foreign film and Koran won for best director and screenplay. But the controversy seemed to come after the ceremony when a journalist asked him about whether releasing Roma both on Netflix. And in movie theaters marks the death of independent film. Linda, are you aware of what the issue is behind that question? Well, I think you know, there are a lot of critics and journalists he really value the idea of films being seen in theaters and really value independent, film culture. Which in a lotta ways has involved art, house theaters and things like that a lot of which have had a lot of trouble staying open as have large theaters. But I think he made the point and I made this point in my piece Fran PR as well. You know, there's pr- it's probably been a long time since as many people had as easy access to a best foreign language film winner as quickly as they have with Roma because it is on net flicks. And I I completely understand the love that people have of seeing things on big screens. I want them to be available on big screens. But Netflix has made this film available much more easily too many more people, particularly in parts of the country. Where were they may not have art house theaters? So I'm on his side. He kind of pointed out I have gotten a big release of this film through net flex, and I tend to agree with them. Then my last question is about either of your impressions of Carol Burnett. And the fact that they establish last night for the first time a Carol brunette award. The other thing that they have that's named after an individual that they've had for a long time is the special beat the mill award. That would be a well last night's winner was Jeff bridge. Ages and he gave a long, and I think entertaining speeches entertaining for me, the natural about half of what he said, but but they established a Carol Burnett award. And she talked about what they were able to do some of the things they were able to do on live television back when there were only three major networks. And her show was in a day. Here's thirty seconds of that. Because what we did. Then it couldn't be done today. The cost alone would be prohibitive. Twenty eight piece live orchestra. No synthesizers twelve dancers average of sixty five costumes a week. And there was a brilliant set of our regular rep players Harvey Korman. Vicki.."