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A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
Fresh update on "1963" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/17/23
"Well, because it's one of those things, I mean, think about this. It's just the kind of thing that sticks in your head. It wraps itself around your brain stem. That is the singing nun. And that was what the record said. The singing nun who has a birthday today. And she would have been, she would have been 90 passed away back in the 80s. But her name was Jean Paul Marie Deckers. She was Belgian and had a number one record there with Dominique in 1963. Boom. There you are. There you are. You know, my sister was a nun. Did you know that about me? I believe in working our way through your family. You have met that. What happened? Well, I don't want to talk about it. I don't have, I didn't have a great relationship with my sister. Well, okay. Sorry. Whoa. Whoa. So it didn't take? I mean, I don't know. Sorry. It's, it's, it's, it's a family thing, you know, and God rest her soul. She passed away and, uh, we were, uh, we difficult, it was difficult, but anyway, when I was a kid growing up and she went off to the convent and everything, when I was a boy, I remember romanticizing her being the nun because that was about the time that sound of music came out. And remember, remember Julie Andrews went off to the convent before she decided to, you know, sully herself with the captain or whatever he was, but the definitive nun imagery for me. And it had to be for you. I was about 10. You were about seven Sally fields, Sally fields, sister, betrayal, the fly, dude, stop it. She was cute. She was really, I always had a thing for Sally field. I did too. This was a gidget. I mean, I was a little, I mean, a little young for the whole gidget thing, but, but yeah, sister betrayal and the flying at some point, executive said, okay, we're going to have a sitcom and the comedy is going to be that she's a nun and she flies and there's something aerodynamic about the things coming off her hat there in the, in the, it's like, okay.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/27/23
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. A big hit for the Crystals, girl group, 1963. Just 14 years later, this guy, 19 -year -old Sean Cassidy, busting onto the scene. Was this in the Mike Gallagher record collection when you were 17? Nope. Missed it. Missed it. Don't miss this. Sean Cassidy, who I had on the show, I think, last year. He blows through town in some medium -sized venues and just kind of has a sense of humor about all of his hits and all of his stuff and blah, blah, blah. The great Sean Cassidy is 65 today. I also saw him in a theatrical production of a great musical called Blood Brothers. He has toured in that. I think he might have played it in New York a little bit. Maybe even in the West End in London. He's great. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him. He just has a lot of energy. And you know what he has? He has gratitude because he knows he's pigeon -holed. He was in the Hardy Boys TV show or some such. He was the kid star and blah, blah, blah. But you know what? If you got that going for you, milk it for your entire life. I'm a big believer in staying in your lane. I am a stay -in -my -lane kind of guy. Let's talk a little bit about my years -long narrative about the crap file on Donald Trump. Oh, yes. Let me tell everybody what it is. The Mike Gallagher theory has been born out true time and time and time and time. Whenever something starts to happen that will create positive attention for Trump or make people empathize with him or vote for him or support him, some kind of story will mysteriously appear so that the media can cover something else. Go. Well, yesterday is a perfect example. Huge news. The House Oversight Committee subpoenas records and discovers that Hunter Biden got wires from China, got transfers from Beijing for more than a quarter of a million dollars. And the wires were sent to Joe Biden's home. The president himself, his home, his home address, not Hunter's address, Joe's address. Now, this is the man, of course, who has insisted all along that he doesn't know anything about his son's business dealings. He just happens to be getting a quarter million dollars sent to his residence, but he didn't know anything about it. Now, hours after that comes this big revelation. A judge in New York, a Trump -hating, maniacal leftist New York City judge ruled that Trump has overstated the value of his properties over the years.
A highlight from Brian Godawa
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his seed because The Blob was supposed to eat him. But he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program today. Two exciting guests, Brian Gadhawa and Kerry Gress. I want to remind you that we're doing a campaign with Food for the Poor. This is our fourth day of the campaign, and we need everybody to kind of step up. So I'm just going to harp on this because we really believe in what they do. Food for the Poor. They provide emergency relief supplies in our own hemisphere. Right. So pretty much every summer we do a campaign with Food for the Poor to give you an opportunity to give to Food for the Poor, because these are the poorest of the poor. These are people who can't feed their kids in countries like Haiti. And they need our help. And the thing that I want to say, the reason they're they're really pushing now is because hurricane season is coming up and Food for the Poor realizes that they want to be prepared before these tragedies happen, which they do inevitably every year in the Caribbean and Latin America. The hurricane season is so devastating, it disrupts food chains. And people literally can't feed their kids. People literally have no homes. And so this is going to happen and they want to be prepared. And so we're asking you to step up ASAP. You can go to Metaxas talk dot com. That's our radio website. Metaxas talk dot com. By the way, while you're there, we're still doing ask Metaxas. I've been away, as you know, for three weeks, but we're going to be doing that again and we want your questions so you can email them to us at Metaxas talk dot com. But while you're there, you'll see the banner emergency relief supplies. Food for the poor. We want you to click on that banner and give what you can. I just want to challenge you to think about what it would be like not to be able to feed your kids. There are people right now in in these countries that are in that situation already. And there will be many more as hurricane season hits in a few weeks. And we so we need your help now. Whatever you give, we appreciate it. Again, you can just go to Metaxas talk dot com. Some of you prefer to text. You can do it on your phone right now. You can text the word Eric. That happens to be my name. You can text it to nine one nine nine nine. Just text Eric to nine one nine nine nine. And I say this to everybody. It doesn't matter what you give. You can give anything you can give ten dollars. Please participate with us. This is an annual campaign we do every summer for food for the poor. They depend on your help. 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They are an openly Christian organization against food for the poor. The phone number is. Eight four four eight six three hope again eight four four eight six three hope you can text Eric to nine one nine nine nine again. You can just text the word Eric to nine one nine nine nine, or you can go to Metaxas talk .com. You'll see the banner right at the top emergency relief supplies food for the poor while you're at Metaxas talk .com. If you want to email us a question because we're going to reboot ask Metaxas, we would love that if you would and just to jump in here. We actually did get a listener email from a Miss Ferdy who ended up watching the Czech film or was it Polish from I can't remember you're kidding. You're kidding. She watched it at your recommendation and said, you're right. Something different was a good movie and the one that followed was good. Also, that's hilarious. That's that. I got back from Europe. I was saying the other day I got back from Europe. I was a zombie. I woke up at 2 30 a .m. Because of the, you know, the jet lag, you're going to sleep early waking up late and I watched Czech cinema circa 1963 and it was a great film. So we love it. We thank you, Chris. Yeah, you're starting a movement now. I love it. When people email us at Metaxas talk .com and just that is so funny. That is so funny. Thank you. I we love we love your emails. I got another email. Actually, let me read this. Somebody just writes to us. She writes for my senior home school daughter. I am dissecting your book. If you can keep it some of you know, I wrote a book about America called if you can keep it I'm foraging supplements and resources including the Paul Revere home cut and assemble. It's a paper. I write about it in my book if you can keep it that I made a tiny paper model of Paul Revere's home up in Boston. She says I'm doing all this to coordinate with each chapter pulling all together for the last history curriculum and class. 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A highlight from Eric and Chris
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Would you consider yourself smart, insightful, precocious, astute, clever? Wise beyond your years and good at checking a thesaurus for synonyms. Well, then you've come to the right place. Here now is the handsome, attractive, striking, gorgeous, and quite frankly, breathtaking Eric Metaxas. Hey, Chris. Hello. I'm back. Welcome back. How was your trip? You went around the world in 80 days, I believe. Not exactly. But I am tan, and I wanted that to be the most important thing that I covered. I've been away for about three weeks. And the main thing that I did was work on my tan. And obviously I went to a clinic in Mexico and got hair plugs. And I wanted that to be all healed by now, but it got infected. And so that's why I'm wearing this wig. Yeah, the wig looks great. Whoever. Well, it's the same old wig that I've always worn on this program. But I wanted the I wanted the hair plugs to be ready now, but it just got it was not a good clinic. It was a hair plugs in Mexican. I don't know. I don't know. OK, so I hope I'm joking. I really am tan because I was in Greece. And today today is going to be a tough day. Today is like reentry, you know, like into the Earth's atmosphere because I've been away for quite a while. I needed this vacation. Now, if anybody who gets my email, if you subscribe to my email from Eric Metaxas dot com, I have shared a lot and a lot of photos, a lot of crazy stuff that's happened in the last three weeks, which I want to share on this program. But if you've gotten the emails, you've seen the photos. And that's you know, I think the cliche that a picture is worth a thousand words is kind of true. Like there's there's some fun pictures, but most people who listen to this program don't follow me on Instagram and probably don't get the email. Now, of course, you can get that. It's free. It's no commercials. Just go to Eric Metaxas dot com and we'll send you these emails once or twice a week with these most of the interviews and stuff. But I, I shared a lot of this stuff, but I wanted to share on this program today kind of where I've been for people who don't get my emails or who haven't been following me on Instagram, which, again, I think most people who listen to this as a radio program or podcast follow me in those ways. So the first thing I would add, I would add that this is kind of like, you know, you have a friend, the neighbors who go away on a trip and the cliche is they come back with it used to be on the slides and you would come over and they would show you their vacation photos and you'd be polite, but you really didn't want to sit through so many. But your trip was really actually very interesting. And I think your listeners actually do want to hear what you did. So this is the audio version of that. Oh, you're you're you're exactly. Well, listen, anybody who's read my book, Fish Out of Water. I don't think I say it in the book, but we had neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Right. They passed away many years ago. But I remember they came back from a vacation and they invited the neighborhood kids over. This was like 1973, I think, maybe even 72. But they wanted a vacation. They invited us over to see the slide. So that's what this is going to be like. Now, let me start. Instead of starting at the beginning, I'll start at the end. We flew in from Athens yesterday. And I don't know about you, but like overseas travel, when you get back, it's an 11 hour flight from Athens. We got back, we were totally fried. We were so fried last night that normally you'd want to stay up to a certain hour, but we couldn't do it. So we went to sleep way too early. Like I think I was in REM sleep by six thirty last night. Which means what? Which means I woke up at about two fifteen a .m. today. That's right in time for an early morning breakfast. What do you do at two fifteen a .m.? Well, you try to pretend it's not two fifteen and you try to sleep a little longer, but your body won't go to sleep because you've had your sleep. So what I did is I turned on the TV and Turner Classic Movies is featuring in the middle of the night Czech cinema from the 1960s. So I saw a 1963 film called Something Different, and it actually was amazing. I never thought I'd be talking about Czech cinema. New Wave Cinema from 1963 on this program. But it was actually bizarrely good. And what's the tone of these films? Are they comedies? Are they romances? Action? What is it? This was a film by a woman director. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to talk about my vacation in Greece and London and on the Queen Mary to with Suzanne. I'm going to talk about that in a minute. But I'm just telling you, so last night we went to bed so early that I woke up so early that I know to do with myself, turn on the TV. And I'm watching Czech cinema, 1963. And it was it was really like, you know, when you recognize a film, when you basically say like, I know this is good. Like there were things about the direction of it that I thought this is next level. It was in some ways so bizarre. It was two stories. They kept cutting back and forth between them. And they were not linked. But one was about a gymnast. Am I really talking about this on the program? It was it was I'm all in. I'm intrigued. One was about a real gymnast. I can't think of her name right now, but she was a big deal gymnast. She competed in the Olympics in 56 and 60. And her father was a gymnast. Again, Czechoslovakian. And I got to tell you, they they made an actual film with her. It was a film, wasn't a documentary. So she's playing the role of a gymnast in the film. But it's like very intense and stuff. And then they had this other story of a woman and her husband and their young kid. It was just just bizarrely compelling. And it wasn't meant to be funny, but it was just good. I think my problem is that when you come from Europe to America, you just my body's not here yet. So I think this was the name of the film is called Something Different, which this segment is. And the gymnast was Ava Bosakova. That's correct. He was a gold medalist. Go to the head of the class. So, yeah, but but it's that's half of the story. But it was filmed very interestingly. I mean, filming her routines and stuff, as though it's part of like an actual movie versus a documentary film. Anyway, that's what I did in the middle of the night, because you wake up in the middle of the night. What do you do? I turn on turn to classic movies. And so I've been up for hours. I ran four miles in Central Park. Like basically, I'm ready to go to bed now. And and the show is just starting. So, OK, I want to tell the story of my vacation. We were we spent the last day, 10 or 11 days in Greece.
John Kerry's Illegal Shadow Diplomacy Exposed
"Released yesterday the story that it had foiled more than 50 attacks Iran had intended to carry out against Israeli and other Jews across the world in recent years Defense Minister Gallant said in a visit to Azerbaijan yesterday so I'm thinking to myself why in the world do we do anything with them why would you want to be in the same room but they're all killers turns out John Kerry was on the hill yesterday the John Kerry I served in Vietnam John Kerry was on with Michael Walt's congressman who pressed him on the fact that John Kerry not only dealt with the Iranians while he was president Biden's secretary of state he dealt with the Iranians when he was out of office and he continues to deal with the Iranians and that's illegal by the way conducting diplomacy in the name of the United States and so Michael Walt's grid and give earth him here's the congressman and John Kerry yesterday this is cut number nine would you find it appropriate if a former Trump administration official traveled around and talked to the same officials you are and said you don't have to abide by these agreements hold fast till 2024 a new regime or a new administration may be coming in and therefore undermining current administration diplomacy would you find that appropriate I'm not going to speak to any hypotheticals but I can tell you I never engaged in shadow diplomacy undermines American goals shadow diplomacy depending on what involved shadow diplomacy has also saved us from a war if you look at 1963 with Jack with the Cuban missile crisis it was behind the scenes back to me I would say I would I would posture that your shadow diplomacy now has us on the bird I wasn't acting out of diplomacy I was at a security that is now exploding as they race towards full enrichment from twenty percent to sixty percent on the verge of having a nuclear weapon and a nuclear arms raid in the Middle East and the reason that has happened is that Donald Trump pulled out of the other administrations the reason that happened my friend is because Donald Trump pulled out of that agreement there was no way they could have had a nuclear weapon under the agreement that existed and even in Israel the security establishment of Israel believe that agreement had done the job at your you know President Trump just pulled out chair now recognizes mr. Schneider you know what's fascinating about that is John Kerry first says I didn't do it then he says we did it during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963 wrong year mr. Kerry
Kayleigh McEnany: Where Oppression Reigns, Faith Still Prevails
"I mean your book is called serenity in the storm for a reason You talk about whether it's a church in Afghanistan or some legal rulings we've had going our favor how it's not all bad There's a reason to smile about this transformation coming A little bit more on that Yeah that's right You know and you take me back to the idea when we look at the senseless school violence that has happened And it is corresponded with the removal of prayer in schools in fact the woman who could be credited with removing prayer and God from schools Madeline Murray O'Hare she founded atheist organization famous a very nasty individual her son ended up totally disowning his mother's atheism in this case that took prayer out of schools And he ended up becoming a minister And he made the point that in 1963 at the point at which God was still in schools in Baltimore there was not a single death at a Baltimore school And he goes through all the ills that came when we started removing God entirely from school but the optimism point here is this You know I was sitting in the rose garden when Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the Supreme Court All of a sudden we're winning on these issues You can now kneel in silent prayer at the 50 yard line coach Kennedy can If you have a school voucher in Maine you can go to a you don't have to go to a secular public school You can use it to go to a school of faith So we are winning on a lot of these issues It doesn't feel that way right now but at least on the Supreme Court They're making a huge difference in the country in Afghanistan you know your point the underground churches on fire because we're oppression rains I can tell you this People are receptive to faith They recognize the difference between light and darkness which is why Christianity is on fire in China and Iran and in Syria places you wouldn't necessarily think
Kayleigh McEnany Leans on Faith in New Book "Serenity in the Storm"
"Tell us about the book. I'm just reading about here. I mean, you lived through a lot, but you go back to your faith. And that's what's so important. I mean, I believe we're in a spiritual war. I think that what you are experiencing as press secretary was just a manifestation of the invisible, but the byline of your book or the subheader is living through chaos by leaning on Christ. That's really rarely said by most people in public life. I think that's beautiful. Tell us about it. Yeah, you know, it struck me that we are in a moment that is bigger than any one president bigger than anyone political movement. Look elections are important, Charlie, absolutely. I think the country would be better off if Joe Biden was in our president, for example. But something bigger is happening where the cultural tectonic plates of our country have shifted in such an enormous way where faith is under attack, freedoms under attack, the family unit is under attack. And just one example that's personal to me as mom, you know, education. You look, you talk about education all the time. But the Supreme Court was very clear when they knocked prayer out of schools, which by the way, a woman named Madeleine Murray o'hair in atheist, someone who was a Marxist really who wanted to be a member of the Soviet Union. She was the one behind removing prayer from schools. Her son, William Murray, goes on to become a Southern Baptist minister, he leaves behind his drug life, Christ totally transforms him, and he said this, and it stood out to me July 17th, 1963, was the first day Baltimore's children could not pray in schools. Before that date, there had never been a murder in a Baltimore school. If you want to ask what is happening in our country, when you remove God in young people have nothing to turn to, but social media and selfies and self worship. That is when you get the suicide rates we're seeing, the violence and all of the troubling outgrowths of completely leaving God behind.
Darren Beattie Responds to Ron Paul's Recent JFK Statements
"Joining us now is Darren Beatty Darren welcomes the program Darren runs revolver dot news and does an excellent job. Darren, I want to talk about what Ron Paul was riffing on regarding the deep state, so can I play the tape and then get your reaction, Darren? If so, slowly. Let's do that. Let's play cut 83. There's been a coup. The we don't have any resemblance to a government that believes in a republic. We don't have honest money. We don't have integrity. We don't even have people in Washington that even pretends that you're supposed to tell the truth. And if I want to, if I can, I want to just put the date in my mind and anybody could pick probably any date and I last hundred a year. But I have picked I have picked November 22nd, 1963. What happened on that day? That was the day, Kennedy was murdered by our government. Wow. You know, by the CIA, Darren B to your thoughts. Well, it's remarkable. And of course, it's really a classic coming from Ron Paul. A man who has been speaking the truth for so long. He's kind of become a meme in his own right. We should have listened to Ron Paul. And it's incredible to see him still going at it after all of these years. And he's best known for being one of the most brave and articulate critics of government abuse. From the Federal Reserve and which ties into some of what you were saying about gold, critic of the Federal Reserve, critic of the national security state and saying kind of things that now thankfully have become somewhat commonplace somewhat accepted in the right. There's still a long ways to go. But he's been saying it for a long time. And
"1963" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Keep punching and keep working for the American people. And Gavin, I want to be very clear with something because I know you've been having reporters blowing you up like crazy over this. About tomorrow, people are going to be upset watching this footage. I'm saying it right now. Are we going to stay peaceful? Are we or are we going to take the bait and give them what they want? My members, this club will certainly stay peaceful. We have a record of doing so. We were just there. You know, not even two weeks ago. And it was completely peaceful. And they wanted a January 6th. They're trying to will it into existence. And when we didn't give them that, when we showed that we were peaceful, we were civil, and we were protesting and exercising our First Amendment rights. They immediately changed the narrative to crowd size. And I imagine they're going to do something similar. We had a hundred people there last time on 24 hour notice. I expected to be much larger this time. We are going to demonstrate peacefully. We are going to let our voices be heard. We are going to call out and draw attention to this obscene abuse of justice. These anarcho, it's anarcho tyranny that is taking over our country that's already taken over Manhattan in many ways and Alvin Bragg is personified. He represents that nihilistic worldview that puts the criminal above the victim. And in this case, puts his political opponents higher and the priority than a street thought. And for folks listening on radio, look at this in New York City, there's already supporters out. There's people up with giant signs. We support president Trump, Trump 2024, Finnish the wall. Folks, just so you know, we got about two minutes left, but we are bringing on billboard Chris and Scott pressler for the next hour. We can't take our eyes off the prize of this. We will rebuild from this moment. Do you think that this moment is going to make us demoralized? Do you think this is going to make us scared? No. This is giving us the fire in the belly. The steely result. The Rubicon has been crossed and the dye has been cast. It's as simple as that. Last word, Libby emmons. To talk about something this wild, I think Fox News is reporting that three of the planes did take off. So I'm not sure what's up with that, my editorial newsroom over here is checking that out and recording back. I am glad to see that there are some supporters for the president in New York. I think he's actually got far more support in New York City than people are aware and certainly then Alvin Bragg wants anyone to know. Yeah, I'm still sort of, I'm gobsmacked by this entire this entire thing and I'm glad we all are living. Out there and you're going to we never thought we would see this day. MTG with Gavin and the rest of the rabble rousers all the rabble rousers will be down there will be, I don't know if we'll be raveling, but we will be rousing. I don't know if that makes sense, but we'll look back on it after. But listen, this is a horrible day and tomorrow's going to be even worse today. People thought it wasn't going to come. And there were some cynical opponents of the president who were claiming up until the day the indictment dropped that it wouldn't happen..
NY Mayor Labels Pro-Trump Demonstrators As "Rabble-Rousers"
"Clip 17. Play clip 17. A while, there may be some rabble rousers thinking about coming to our city tomorrow, a message is clear and simple. Control yourselves. New York city is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger. We have the safest large city in America because we respect the rule of law in New York City. You know, though we have no specific threats, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech of she stated she's coming to town while you're in town, be on your best behavior. As always, we would not allow violence or vandalism of any kind. And if one is caught participating in any act of violence, they will be arrested and held accountable. Well, Gavin, there you go, mayor Adams calling you a rabble rouser saying that congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, can I get your direct response to that? Call him calling you guys out. Well, it's funny. Last time I saw mayor Adams, he was nothing but nice to me or smiles. I don't think he knew who I was, but it's just funny to see that he's calling us rabble rousers. We have seen this city destroyed by crime, destroyed by the criminality and violence of the radical left of antifa and others. We have already demonstrated our ability to host many peaceful protests, whether it was originally for this indictment or for the vaccine mandates or whatever it is. We have a long history of it. I think tomorrow will be the same. I'm more worried about the rabble rousers on the other side. I hope mayor Adams is worried as much as I am.
Gavin Wax Will Hold a Peaceful Protest to Trump's Indictment
"Gavin, you're planning to hold an event tomorrow a response. Let's call it a peaceful and patriotic response. Tell us, what are you hearing? I know you're in touch with officials here in New York with law enforcement. Tell us what are you hearing on the ground in New York as this approaches. By the way, just to let people know the lay of this, Trump is flying in tonight. He's spending a night in the tower, of course, one night in the tower, and then tomorrow morning we'll be heading to face these demons directly. Walk us through what's going to happen tomorrow, what you're hearing. Well, it's definitely going to be a chaotic day tomorrow. There's no, there's no ifs and buts about it. We expect a full house tomorrow for congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was coming to New York City to lead this protest against the politicized prosecution and persecution of president Trump, the presumptive nominee for 2024 leader of the opposition, unprecedented. We're expecting a few hundred people to show up tomorrow. We're expecting a few hundred counter protesters as well. I've spoken to my Friends and sources within the NYPD. They are expecting a very aggressive response from the left. The park has been separated into two halves in north and south. And now this park, this is the lay of the gift hooks, the lay of it, is this near the courthouse? Is it down the street? Where is it? It is right in front of the courthouse. And up until a few weeks ago, you were still able to go off the steps into the courthouse. It's this kind of this big, beautiful art deco building. But that is now all been blocked off. You can't even see the steps, but the park is as close to the courthouse as you could physically get. I mean, it's within, you know, you could throw a stone. So there's the park, there's the street, and then the courthouse. Correct.
Jack Posobiec and Gavin Wax Are on "Trump Watch"
"Event tomorrow to respond that everything that goes on. President Trump will be flying to New York right now and we've got, I'm keeping them literally looking at a live stream of the plane. Trump force one right now. It's ready. The steps are there. He's ready. He's going to be arriving very soon from Mar-a-Lago, but Gavin, tell me why, why is it symbolic that this is happening in New York? I think it's symbolic for a number of reasons. Trump is a man of the outer boroughs. He grew up in Queens and he initiated his political campaign right here on Fifth Avenue coming down the escalator, the famed escalator. So New York City is sort of viewed as a battleground of sorts between these competing ideas. You have the birthplace technically of the maga movement here in New York City. And you also have the globalism, the elitism, the leftism that maga is up against also based right here in New York City. So Trump is coming back home. He's coming back to where it all started. His hometown to fight the enemies of leftism right here in New York City. So it's very, you know, it's very poetic, in a sense. And we're coming full circle, but I think ultimately he will prevail and he'll prevail in New York in the same way that he emerged from New York. You know, and I look at it. I look at this case, it's almost like there's and we're hearing also news right now that there's going to be subpoenas of the Secret Service potentially for this, quote unquote, classified, obstruction case. That's what's going on in Mar-a-Lago. So there's this federal case that involves Florida. There's a case that involves New York. There's another case that involves Fulton county, Georgia. And this is like gulliver's travels when Delilah pushes go and throw their little lines and catapults at gulliver at the giant. Because it's the only way they can think of to try to stop him. And what I think of this and I think of these cases, this is an Andrew Cuomo who killed thousands of people in orders officials to lie about it. No, this is a, they're saying it's paperwork. They're saying it's,
FBI Wasted Hours on Jan 6 Investigation
"I was talking about these J 6, mostly peaceful protesters. Some of the J 6 rioters, the FBI devoted 16,000 more hours to them than they did the BLM, the BLM rioters. And you've just written an article concerning some of these adjacent protesters. Talk to us about that. You mentioned something on the break that just shocked me. I mean, I look forward to reading it here. So yeah, so a new issue in some of these January 6 prosecutions. I mean, it's always been a bit of an issue is exculpatory evidence or what they call Brady evidence. So there is a case back in 1963. It's a landmark Supreme Court case called Brady versus Maryland. It's in criminal law one O one. And that case held that the prosecution can not withhold any exculpatory evidence because that violates their due process rights. So all along, we felt like the DoJ was withholding evidence or just not giving all the evidence. They can't just say to a defendant, well, here's the evidence that we're going to use the prosecute you because who knows how much evidence they've overviewed that might show that defendant in a good light or might show that he wasn't really there. And so they can't just withhold that from you. So I worked in criminal courtrooms for 20 years. So I kind of knew a little bit about this.
Kyle Seraphin: The Significance of Exculpatory Evidence
"You have very specific expertise as a former 1811 federal agent and FBI agent with things like exculpatory evidence I addressed this in the beginning of the show but given that you did more criminal work than I did a lot of protection work too You guys this is supposed to be the domain of the FBI supposed to be the premier federal law enforcement agency Can you just reiterate to the audience How important and critical it is that if you have exculpatory evidence evidence of a subject's potential innocence and you don't turn that over IE a video of you being escorted around the capitol by the capitol police and a Chewbacca costume as they're claiming you're involved in an insurrection that not disclosing that or trying to play cute with it bar burying it in thousands of hours of video that's a pretty big deal right I wasn't just my experience as an 1811 right No that's everybody That doesn't even take 1811 to be part of this right It goes all the way This is every law enforcement officer every sworn officer in this country which is possibly a million people And anticipation of doing my show later I was doing some prep So I've actually got the case up It's Brady V Maryland which many people know from 1963 So not a new finding by any means And the primary holding from that particular case is the government's withholding of evidence that is material to determination of guilt or punishment of a criminal defendant violates the defendant's constitutional rights of due process So it's a due process violation to not give what we call and you've accurately named Brady material And that includes exculpatory material even if it's demos your case If it dynamites the case and you no longer have a case because you thought you had it and suddenly you see video and you go oh this explains everything and it provides the reasonable doubt You still have to turn it over In fact I would say that would be the proudest thing you can do is to discredit a case and someone who really is fair as a federal agent That's one of my proudest moments was actually blowing up one of my own cases
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"There we go. We find life somewhere else, which would be very cool. This is the same technology Apple wants to use in the watch to detect your blood sugar. Blood glucose. So the thesis then is that the earth in its primordial state was a stew of organic chemicals, but that some thing asteroid hit or something and injected something closer to some sort of Proto life form. Is that the idea? That's one theory. It came from outer space. Wow. Very interesting. Or conversely, it could be that what was in outer space came from us. Yes? Well, and I love talking about panspermia. Don't get the wrong idea. I love talking about this notion. Again, with a life. I swear to God. Life may have started on Mars earlier because it settled down and was apparently tempered earlier than earth, at least in some theory sets. And that something hitched a ride on a meteorite came to earth and seated here at the right time, just exploded into this incredible diversity here. In which case, we would find cool fossils once we get up to Mars. Or it could have gone the other way. It could have formed on earth first, got knocked off by some kind of impact. And it has to be a pretty good sized impact to hit escape velocity on earth. Mars is a little easier because it's smaller and has a lighter gravitational field. But you knock something off one planet travels the other and you know, this is a really interesting theory. No proof one way or the other though. Yeah, it's fascinating. Yeah. So we got how many SpaceX launches in the next couple of days? Oh, God. Keep track anymore, but what did they hit last year? I think they hit 62. It's amazing. I think there's three in the next couple of days. And there's three in the next one. There's an article coming out in the next ad aster at a couple of weeks as a guy wrote an op-ed about regulation. He's saying, you know, SpaceX has flown 200 times without a meaningful accident or incident. You know, these things are incredibly reliable. They're flying themselves back. And yet we still have these rules of when you can fly and how you can fly and how you have to blow up the rocket if it does something naughty, that were written in the 60s, and he's calling for the air force Space Force to take another look at these things. And lighten up a bit because as you know, if you're waiting for a launch and some pleasure boat, drifts into the corner of the prescribed box out next to Kennedy Space Center, vandenberg, they have to put everything on hold and it's millions of dollars because some dummy was paddling his kayak out there.
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Prebiotic organic molecules and what does that mean? Well, if you remember Star Trek two, you remember their discussion in prebiotics, which is, you know, it's the building blocks of life, but it's not quite there yet, but it does include amino acids and some others that only form in the presence of water. So is this a big deal? Well, kind of, because, you know, we're still curious about where life came from on earth and increasingly as we look at asteroids and meteors and even comets, we're finding these organic compounds and on moons of other planets, by the way, and maybe even out as far as Pluto, they haven't confirmed that yet. There's organic compounds out there that probably made their way to earth in the early days, and may have been what got us started, so yo, you and I made the seeds of life are moderate sized asteroids. Survivors. Yeah, that's really cool. Because of course, in Daniel's book, which by the way, great book critical mass, it was a successor to delta V they go to ryugu to harvest it. And there's a lot of valuable resources here. Is that turning out to be true based on the spectroscopy? From body to body is different, but yeah, you know, there's an asteroid that's expected to be very, very high in platinum content. There's a number of them actually. All that. I don't recall that it is. Yeah, it's just easy. I think it's more of a carbonaceous chondrite type, which means it's carbon pre organic goo. People call me that a lot. But it's exciting to find that. What's missing on ryugu that they found in some other asteroids? Or meteorites are sugars and components of RNA and DNA that have been found in carbonaceous chondrites, which are the most common kind of meteorite, and of course those meteorites came from bigger asteroids. They got broken up. It looks like the kind of stuff left over in my grill after a heavy smoke. Did you see that? Do you have my screen? I know we're having trouble with the tri Caster. Wait a minute, you got a picture of your grill? No. Yes, right there. Sort of. Oh, that's the sample. Sample they brought back. From our good friend Tarek Malik. Yeah. So, you know, the takeaway from this for me is the stuff of life is everywhere. And so I think what I find encouraging about this is it feels like it's just a matter of time before we find it somewhere else, whether it's the surface of Mars. Kurt or fossilized, our friend Pascal Lee, who's been on the podcast a couple of times, says he expects it to be found in a cave or a lava pit somewhere where it sheltered from radiation and so forth. Maybe got some warmth that there's still seismic activity there. And who knows? We'll see. But, you know, the hot candidate at this point are the moons out by Jupiter and Saturn Enceladus and Europa, and I've just finishing my annual JPL 30 greatest hits of technology book, and there's some incredible stuff in there about, you know, the instruments on a chip. It used to be something the size of a golf cart that you'd send out to do spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy and so forth. Now they're putting the stuff on chips, and they'll be able to land on these moons, scrape up a little bit of ice near those vents where stuff keeps spewing out. So you're getting a sample from the under ice ocean being delivered by nature up to the top, you scrape up that ice, look at it, it's like, oh, look, there's a critter.
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"I'm glad you called though because people need to hear this. Yes. Do not use YouTube as your video storage service. But you know what? I would, for instance, I did. I uploaded all my family videos to Google photos. YouTube, same problem, right? Mark, this guy in The New York Times story, it was Google photos. They scan all that stuff. If you're putting in the cloud with almost anybody, it's almost certainly getting scanned. And there's a good reason. They're liable. Yes, that's why it's the liability. There's no section two 30 protecting them against CSAM. So they're liable for anything that they store on their cloud. So they scan it all. Apple does too. They scan the iCloud stuff. So Colleen, wow. So this is tough. That answers the question. Is there an alternative? No. Crowd solution. I would say no. Yeah. Let me think about that because I'm thinking even Dropbox would still. Yeah, scans. Everybody has this relationship with Nick Mick. Because and they've got this almost everybody's photo DNA. It's the same software, Microsoft developed it 20 years ago almost. And everybody uses it. So flash drives. Let me think. I should contact Chris mccaskill over at smug mug. smug mug is a great place. I store all my photos there, there may be some smaller providers that don't. You know, that don't scan, smug mug hosts a lot of photographers, a lot of artists, they host stills mostly, but they also do video, that's where I put my family photos to share with family. But again, I can't promise. I will over the week, I will send an email to the sea. If they do, and if they say, I want to admit it, if they don't. Yeah, and this is a good point that people are saying in the chat. If you're hosting your own on a network technology, that could be the place to be. Yeah. But I would just, for me, if I was specifically tasked with doing this, I would give everybody a flash drive or a CD or DVD. Depending on the family member and how tech savvy they were, they would get one of those devices. This is a new world. I don't blame you for not being prepared for this. Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's be clear. That was not a foolish thing that you did in making that happen. You had no expectation because it was a completely innocent thing that you did. So I hope that you're not beating yourself up too much about that part of it. And in coming on the show. And coming on the show and talking about it though, thank you because you have helped us warn all of the people who listen to this show. That's some minor do the same. So sorry, dude. Well, thank you nonetheless. Thank you. And when we opened the studio, I hope you'll come by and visit this. So near. Indy. All right, take care, sir. Thank you.
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"I always remap it to the arrow keys, but so this is for me, this is almost a little right hander bias in my opinion. You also get they say very good speakers. They call them force canceling speakers. I would call them crap tinny speakers, but okay, you know, nomenclature, we can disagree. It's interesting because we do have Ethernet on this. In fact, there's a full size Ethernet Jack. Look at that. And it's 2.5 gigabits. So again, this is designed for somebody who wants to do not just hardcore gaming, but hardcore streaming gaming, right? And that's the key on this, even though this does have, and you can get various processors in it. This does have an Intel I 5 processor. When you're gaming on this thing, you're not actually gaming on this thing. It's designed to use the cloud gaming services like Microsoft's Xbox, or in this case, I'm going to run GeForce now. Let me see, is it not responding to my queries? GeForce now is kind of fun. Do you have the screen or you do? Look at that. You see it, but I don't. Because I am not mirroring. Now I'm going to have to figure out how this thing works. Battery life on it is amazing. Ethernet speed is amazing. The screen is amazing. I have to say it is very fast. I am able to play games quite quickly. Here it is, displays. Yay. Mirror built in display. Well, that wasn't so hard, Leo? What you're not too bright, are you? I mean, this is a pretty feature packed Chromebook, right? Well, I mean, it is, if one of the things I can do on this is launch Ubuntu, I put, of course. I've got Emacs on it. I mean, you can actually run Linux on Chromebooks these days. Is it like, is it an official? Is it a blessed Chromebook, Leo? With all this extra stuff at all this feels like it steps outside. Oh no, it's a real legit Google approved Chromebook. This is actually kind of cool that I could do this. Full size Ethernet, now I am on a ten, what is our switch here? Just one, can we get a
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"And that, see, but that's the thing that makes this so difficult because as we've gotten up to this point, think about the technologies that are in the Apple watch now, we've got heart rate, we've got ECG, electrocardiogram. We've got blood oxygen. And all of these are little data points that Apple can share with us that we then use to kind of go from there. But when you think about blood glucose, this is something that could literally be life or death. If this is misreading my blood glucose levels and I need to make adjustments quickly and I'm not in a place where I can do that. That could be life or death. And so I think that this is one that if they're going to do it, they've got to get it exactly right because with the ECG with these other technologies, it's more, oh, I was alerted to something that I wasn't aware of. I went to the doctor and my life was saved. It doesn't work the same way with blood. Oh, no, no. It's interesting. They've got it's part of the Apple exploratory design group, which is a basically an R&D group. One of four that they've got at the moonshot. And they think they've got some sort of laser ability. All of this stuff, even today, the Apple watch shoots light into your wrists. That's why it doesn't work well with people with a lot of wrist hair or tattoos. It shoots light into your wrist and then measures various absorbed and features of your blood. And they think they can do it with blood glucose, which now, by the way, this has been going on for years. We'll see. But I hope it's true. And that's because there is a breakthrough here. First, there's a special chip that they've partially acquired and partially have been working on. And instead of looking at the blood itself, they have figured out that if they look at what's called interstitial fluid, which I know, no one likes that word fluid. But interstitial fluid is this substance that is good for looking at for blood glucose. And when they shine those lasers, they shine those lights and the way that the light refracts is what they can actually measure. They pop that into an algorithm and then from there can determine blood glucose levels. What's also fascinating about this is it's like levels of secrecy with the top secret group being the one working on AR and VR. Then you've got the one that's working on the car and then deep, deep, deep, deep, deep down underground is this group that's working on blood glucose. What they've done is they actually had a company nearby that doesn't outwardly have any ties to Apple so that when they bring people in to have these tests done, the people know that they're taking part in these tests, but it's with this third party group. They don't know they're going to Apple and having these tests done. And so that's just to maintain that secrecy as they've been working on this. So definitely you should check out my interview with Mark gurman over on tech news weekly. Also read his piece because it goes into more depth about the behind the scenes stuff.
"1963" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"It's time for us to tech guys Leo Laporte here coming up. I'm gonna find out if you can game on a Chromebook ace who says you can. I'm not gonna review. And I'm Mike a sergeant and I talk about security for renters. Plus, a big change to our favorite password manager, then Christopher Miami calls in on four cups of coffee and falls flat on his face. It's all next. An aesthetic, guys. Podcasts you love. From people you trust. This is twit. This has asked the tech guys with Micah Sargent and Leo Laporte. Episode 1963 for
Alex McFarland and Eric Discuss the Subject of Natural Law
"We're talking about everything and you said people need to attend to the life of the mind. I mean, I think it was something that we did in this culture for most of our history, people had to understand the basics of how things work, what is liberty? What is right and wrong? How do you get right and wrong? And you were talking earlier about what Lewis C. S. Lewis calls the Dow this inherent sense that every human being has, this conscience of between right and wrong. We all know it. You don't need to be a baptized Christian to know that stealing and murder are wrong. And it brings us maybe to the subject of natural law. The genius legal scholar Hadley Arcus has written a book coming out in a few months called mere natural law. That God's law right and wrong is that the basis of everything. You can not have a constitution unless you understand these things that precede whatever is written in the constitution. Do you know doctor Martin Luther King Jr. predicated the entire validity of the civil rights movement on natural law? If you read his 1963 Pulitzer Prize winning book while we can't wait, brilliant book, by the way, and he quotes Augustine Aquinas in letter from the Birmingham jail. He basically appeals to natural law that we're all human beings, regardless of our ethnicity, we're humans. And if one human has natural rights, all humans have natural rights. Now, Jefferson two, when he used the words in the declaration, we all these truths to be self evident. That all endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. That's natural law.
A&W Is Putting Pants On Its 'Polarizing' Mascot Rooty
"Apparently, Rudy RO TY Rudy, the great root beer bear. Yes. Is he a root bear? They call him a great root bear. Is this the mascot of hires root beer? A and W restaurants. You've all seen this bear for 60 years. Well, sadly, have to wear pants. What? People didn't want to see his root. America, this is a treat from a and W restaurant. So America, let's talk. Since 1963, Rudy the great root bear has been our beloved spokes bear. We knew people would notice because he's literally a 6 foot tall bear wearing an orange sweater. But yes, we get it, even a mascot's lack of pants can be polarizing. So therefore we've decided that Rudy will wear jeans going forward. Oh, he's gonna look cool and change. Don't look good. After all, he is unbearably cute and in Paul to replace. He sure is. But this is a standard cartoon thing. We are right. Donald duck doesn't wear pants? Rudy will continue to champion good food and good times for many years. I'm all for this. I don't need to be looking at these mascots getting all turned on.
Kevin Freeman: 'They'll Take the Country If We Don't Wake Up Now'
"I'm talking to Kevin Freeman. The book is according to plan the elite's secret plan to sabotage America. It's not a big book. And it's designed to help us understand what is happening. I mean, actually to understand what in the world is happening. So Kevin, people can find you at the economic war room on blaze TV. But just before we get to what we can do to save America and the world, what is this secret plan, what is happening, who's promoting this? Well, you know, Eric, if you look back in 1963, I think it was a Florida congressman entered into the congressional record, 45 goals of the Communist Party USA. And you've probably seen it. If you Google it, just read it. It doesn't sound like a list of goals. It sounds like a list of completions. Because it's talking about how we destroy the family. It's talking about degrading art in the public square. It's talking about capturing one or both of the political parties. Talking about taking prayer out of schools. And sexualizing children and making homosexuality normal and actually more normal than heterosexuality. All of those were listed. It first came in a book cleon scouse and wrote in the 1950s called the naked communist. And I happen to know cleon skeleton. I got to spend some time with him before he died. Bottom line is, is this has been the only way to take America down Abraham Lincoln said it, you have to take us down from within. You're not going to be able to land troops and take over our country. And so they set about to do it, and they've actually accomplished most of their goals. And they'll take the country if we don't wake up now.
January 6th Created a Window to Empower the Worst Characters of U.S. Government
"Saying that what happened on January 6th is anywhere in the orbit. Of the catastrophe, a World War I World War II. However, that is what Kamala Harris and Biden are saying. We'll get to that in a minute. Because if you look at January 6th where one year later, it created this opening and created a window for the worst characters and darkest corners of our government and our ruling class to be empowered and to be given a platform. A created this opening where all of a sudden all the ideas were on the table. Now in certain conservative circles, it's rather cliche to say this, but it amazes me despite how many times people say it still people don't remember it. Tiny dancer, the first chief of staff to Barack Hussein Obama, rahm Emanuel, the 5 foot 5 ballerina failed mayor of Chicago. He had a famous saying when Obama became president. Which he said, never let a crisis go to waste. Never allow something falling apart to not turn into something bigger. And not allowing a crisis to go to waste is precisely how we got the new deal. It's also how we got Lyndon baines Johnson of the great society. The great society program passed by Lyndon baines Johnson, a bitter southern racist. Was passed because no one would dare oppose Kennedy's vice president's legislative agenda after the nation was mourning Kennedy. Linda Benes Johnson saw his opportunity went for it. After Kennedy was shot what 1963, is that right? 1963 was shot. Baines Johnson took over. And changed the entire. Way inner city's operating, basically destroyed the black family. It was the it was the destruction of the black families act by Lenin Johnson. So what change do the Democrats want post January 6? What
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Does it beat dr no. I can't answer that what i think. That's up to the individual listener My answer is that. I love dr no more and when you have the one that introduces the character so well. It's kinda hard to argue against the one that does it so perfectly you know what i mean. It's kind of like the great movie sequel verses the originator so i i don't know i think a lot of people have very strong opinions about either one I think what's important though about. Why feel this belongs to the noc list is that eat is a perfect sequel. And it's taking all the elements you loved from the first one bring it to an entirely fresh feeling story but also doing it in a way that does feel different. Is that immersion espionage. Don't really get as much of a doctor. No it has that gritty feel to it. I completely understand why a lot of bond fans to this day will still be like. Why can't we get more bond films like from russia with love it is because it does feel somewhat different so when i say yes it's not because it's just another great connery bond film. It feels special in a lot of ways and we're going to be doing goldfinger as our next connery. I'm not gonna say which you know whether i feel that belongs her dozen but it feels very different than from russia with love. This one does feel very unique within the connery movies. In for me it is a slam dunk for the noc list. I had a feeling you were gonna say that And i don't think you have to guess too much about mile service for me. It has to be yes. It caught have all of these. Firsts are not making on the list. Because i know the bunk films down the line the lean on this film well not to mention. We got sean connery. Firing will cylinders And also i'd say a litany of of bad guys a memorable..
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Hey maybe we can have like in a anniversary bond film coming up we can have a komi wanna reference again i. Maybe we've been missing it this whole time. Maybe there's loads of them. Maybe it's nothing but call me bwana references. Although i don't think they ever reference chitty chitty bang bang which was another production. That's strange you think they would. Yeah i know that movie was much like a much bigger deal than call me bwana. Yeah i just remember thinking about that. Whole set of the house is a joke. But now you're telling me okay. It makes sense why they breath room filmed Yeah well it was still early in eons careers. Maybe they were like good for us. We made a film. That's right idea. The thing i wanted to mention was the list of. I wrote down the fests. This film has Because we we said we wanted to know that film really set the template but there's a lot of things that film didn't do. Yeah so. I go down. You can tell me if. I'm missing some the first gun barrel The girls at the start of dr. No but it's it's not the it's not set up the way this one is yet. That's how okay so. I'm on the Bed with with me the first cold open scene. Yeah it definitely. Yeah then the title sequence in bombed in style yes agreed yeah right okay so i got one definitely yes in two. Maybe the first time we cue properly yup the first actual theme song yup for sure because like mango drian three blind mice been made for dr nervous flyer somewhere known. i don't i'm trying to think of underneath. The mango tree was a hit song. Before or after. I don't know but yeah i like those aren't really concerned bond songs. So you're right on that one. Cry the first proper gadgets. Ya ya no. That's accurate to the suitcase was a pretty cool suitcase to be. And then the lawson was the first proper henchman yes. That's actually very true because you have dent in dr. no but he doesn't really count as a henchman. I guess you can say three blind mice. But so little attention is paid to the miss characters. That i kinda give or take that one. They're not real life. Winston kid level of of crew pinch mentoring no and the way they're dispatched to you. Barely even know they've died. Yeah then chase bond late. Run the film in golf to side of a mountain. Yeah but they don't really emphasize that it's the three blind mice that have died..
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"But he does she ten episode british television so it could have been that too right. I was actually surprised when he showed up at the boat at the end. Because i i never had tracked that character through the movie. And i didn't realize he was on one of the boats exploded the end because he's the guy that makes the the worst call in history. I mean that's a that's a spectre specialty or yeah true. Hey let's stick their explosive better. Stop and check. Let's talk about some of the other characters because a lot of legna as rosa klebb incredible right again sets the template full of the maybe at the fence the towel but like well it is rift on again later on it has to be. Yeah yeah irma bunt in on her majesty's is very much like oh this garter yeah absolutely and then of course the film's reform her to I think a lot of legna is incredible in this movie alex. She doesn't have that much screen time. Really other than that. The scenes with tatyana the scene at the end of the made and then those meetings with blow filled with a keep tilting the camera. Because they want you to think you're on a boat that sutter took me set to figure out why they were doing it. You just not. The cameraman was drunk. Or i was drunk. It's also inconsistent because they only do it. Sometimes that was a strange choice. But i mean in terms of lasagnas pause declared despite her very short time on screen which is quite bizarre. When you break ireland's she's actually screen for. She leaves a mark on this film. Like she's generally regarded as the primary villain of this movie. She's the mastermind character and yet when you look at mastermind characters of the other movies. They have far more screen time and yet she really does cast a shadow over this whole film. Would you say she is the main antagonist of the film. I think so. I mean you can always make an argument. I guess for cranston stein. Because it's his plot that he comes up with But just the way he's dispatch. The sort of the the way character set up as so alike arrogant that he's kinda just so full of himself he can't really pull off a he's thinking to theoretically not on his feet. The way like rosa klebb. Would i think rosa klebb is the one who does walk away as the primary villain. Yeah and then in that case if you compare to some of the other villains she's maybe in the self talk five or ten in so much comes down to that performance it's just so iconic and you can say well. Hey we're just gonna give this character shoe with a blade in it assured that is amazing unto itself but there's something about the performance and from all accounts lot of lent it was like just a wonderful woman just very warm and friendly and had a complete ball playing this loathsome character and you completely by like the transformation is so complete the severe haircut the wardrobe the way she lashes out at bond with like kicking with that blade. The end is so weird and kind of creepy. I just think it's just an incredible villain performance. She's believable nets She knows her life is on the line. she's just scrapping with bone to try and stay..
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"I mean i love the whole journey to the periscope where he's paddling through the water. It's a beautiful beautiful looking set. I'm guessing is that a real location i can. I don't think so right. I mean the arrest of the town's not that outrages shooting the actors though in an underground reservoir if it was structurally sound than senior. Why would okay. Maybe yeah maybe it was just wonder when i see all the rats and everything i'm like i don't know where they just like leaving these actors with like rats all over the place that seems kind of weird it was the sixties dude. True enough. I love the whole setup to that. But you're right they go. And they lift up periscope. And i'm trying to picture the room that those russian guys are in is there. Sound with that periscope comes up. It's like rural it. Feels like there'd be a slide whistle paris. It's really weird. I just thought about like the intel. They sent back to england like okay. Yep go some from karen bay great He sold some people in the room k. decide anything. He has a pair of skype right. it's questionable intel. But i guess it's part and parcel with the whole spying thing. It's a visual but there have to get the audio stuff late somewhere else. It's always good to know everyone has for lunch. Good call good. Call ya not enough fiber this month but yeah overall i mean i. I like the that of the temple sequence not so much a fan of the gypsy camp. It is a relic of the time. Is it not. Yeah it's it's definitely a can should should stay as one I did like the bond tried to stop the girlfriend as they call it i i. I don't like how they used to go fight particularly. There's not a lot of ways to really justify that girl fight trying around it but now they're really is a it is a insane sequence like it really is. It's a type of thing that if you were to show you know a young person now they'd be like what's like what is going on. This is insane. it's it's body and the book is even more problematic stuff involving the gypsies. Like karen bay has a scene in the story where he talks about how he kept like a naked gypsy woman chained to a table for extended period of time. And then it cuts the bond saying like you realize that karen bay was a man you know of his own heart that he could really relate to and call a friend and you're like what the heck was in the water with. This novel is being written like it's insane. I drink from that underground reservoir by sounds of it. No kidding all having the vapors must need so. It's like it's definitely it's definitely ugly stuff. I'm portrayed very cartoony and Somewhat xenophobic i. If he there's different ways you can look at it. I mean from the sort of ian fleming travel writer perspective. I always wouldn't be surprised if he had been to assemble at some point and into ramp. Maybe a net was enough to what he saw. I don't know..
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Because i think a lot of the other bond plots feel a little. Bigger doctor knows isn't huge. But he's still like interfering with missile launches. What did you think of this whole electric concept. I think it was a lot more low key. But i think that suits the film and i think the films credit that camps that whole thing to diesel i is the plot drives the but by the time. They're on the train. The feels like the lease if anyone's sense. It's very tough. I think to immerse people in something of a gritty realistic espionage situation. If the ultimate you know end point of the mission is like blowing up the earth or something like if it gets too big it pulls you out of that world a little bit whereas i feel like the lecture device. It's a good macguffin. It doesn't even matter. We never see it really being used or anything like that. But it's enough that we understand who wants it why they want it and we can just kind of follow the players versus carrying about the overall scheme what they even so set the tone quite early on for the lecture when talking about it. He's like yeah of course we'd like to but he's not like a blonde. I desperately needed to get one. He's not sailing is a no not at all and it's not like they're using the lecter device to against nuclear missiles they're gonna destroy a continent or something like that. Not exactly but i. I think this film needed that low key mcgovern as you say it. It does get everyone else room to play. Now let's talk a little bit about the istanbul section where you have bond getting the sort of guided tour by karen bay and really delving into this world in a way that we don't see him do as much a lot of other times. It's kind of like a quick intro where you feel like. He spends a lot of time with karen bay. And you get a real sense of the vibe of his stand bowl during this particular time there visiting it. Wouldn't you think of this. Whole kind of guided tour through karen bay. I break down the hall. Istanbul section into two parts i liked. I wasn't a fan of I can kind of guests how this is going to go. But let's delve into it. Yeah i think listeners. Cantu but the whole like the the tit for tat with the russians in istanbul whether like spying on each other apple that was really cool and it will stay very grounded because i imagine spy agencies do. Is there a more grounded moment in this movie even then like where bond and care bay go to assassinate that russian dude and he's crawling out the movie poster mouth. Referencing back what we were joking about the start of this episode. And it's just a sniper rifle on bond's shoulder and karen pages aiming at taking like one shot to kill the guy it just feels so kind of gritty and stripped down compared to the types of things you would see you know where a lot of the bond villains are getting you like a inflated exploded or You know flying a plane or something. Exactly and i think this whole film has this. I don't wanna be to death but this film is exceedingly grounded. And i think that is to the benefit of everything else around it. The whole istanbul sequence feels like you would go there and you would meet someone like karen by. He would have that chat with us now. I have questions about the the paris. yes I don't know how useful.
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Right. Do you have anything else. Came to be no. That's about it for the movie it In terms of the production. Say the box office. As i said two million dollar budget domestically a may twenty five million international fifty. Four million for a worldwide total of seventy nine million. This movie was very profitable For comparison's sake. Dr no made sixty million. So this is a franchise on the rise for sure it set on m. i. b. to no no it isn't end when you just that it's two hundred sixty four million dollars adjusted in terms of the worldwide box office. So like it's not a mega hit. But it is definitely a franchise that is it's it's growing and you know the next movie out would be the one that would change the game but this was definitely very encouraging. And when you think about that. Two million dollar investment in the return on that holy smokes. Yeah it doesn't sound like a lot these days you have to really take into account the that is the sixties money. Yeah we're like movie tickets. Were like twenty cents or something like that. Twenty five cents you. Will you leave your house. You play chess on the street. And then you go to the mall. Pay ten cents. So what's your film. It's great diet. That's right that's right so this landed at number eight for the earth. The worldwide box office between billy. Wilders urmila deuce starring shirley maclean good movie by the way and these Carey grant film charade which we will be covering at some point in the future and The movies on the top three that year number one was cleopatra which cleared fifty seven million which translates to six hundred and fifty million cleopatra. One of the biggest epic films of all time. Starring elizabeth taylor. They always said about it. It made a ton of money. And if it hadn't cost much it would have been profitable. I assess a shame that within my money because it is a film reference a lot still. I don't know that you'll ever see a bigger movie than that really like. Cleopatra is a massive massive movie. i don't know that we have many things to compare really are in the other films that came out around the time. Yeah yeah i mean you could say. I don't know maybe the lord of the rings project but in terms of individual movies those are. Those aren't as big even as cleopatra. Ben her yeah. Ben hers up there for sure that same era ben hers a few years before cleopatra patrick kind of ends the train because it was so expensive. You get a few after that..
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Cam somewhat similar like very kind of little naive a little shy We'll demure like she's definitely someone who's brought in to a mission that she's not prepared for and it has to be very much strong armed into it by rosa klebb and so you understand. I think why there is this sort of attraction to bonds wrote the story because she's in a bad situation. It's not presented as anything other than that. So i think it actually kinda works. I think the casting makes sense. Danielle was a miss universe runner up at the time and she did take english lessons for this film but nonetheless was dubbed by british shakespearian actress. Barbara jefford who would later go on to also dub molly peters thunderball and caroline munro in the spy. Who loved me again. Classic case of early bond girls being dubbed which we will encounter several more times yet. Not make of that. You know when you're describing the character of tattoo on there being quite shy demure dragged into. This story is basically the story of how we got this focus together and it makes sense why you relate to this catch so much as well. That's right through the whole time. I was being strong armed. You're you're circling me like rosa club. I did buy you a blue ninety as well.
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"It. I think he was crawling out right. We'll get to that later in the movie but this movie really does have a thing about mouse. It will delve into that later to the show. These aren't just non sequitur moments badness coming out of us so So this movie. It began life kind of an unlikely way. The concept of a sequel. Doctor no was always going to happen. After doctor no was a big hit. It was just a decision of which book would be the next one adapted and interestingly the decision was made a little bit by john f. kennedy he had given an interview to life magazine where he named his favorite books and he named the fifty and fleming novel from russia with love. And so you know it got a lot of publicity book sales. I'm sure went up and the producer said. Hey maybe we should take advantage of this. So they went with from russia with love. Which i think you know just looking at it now was a good novel to follow up dr. No because it does feel quite different. The locations feel quite different. So i think it kind of mixes up the franchise makes it feel fresh new. You agree with that i mean. In retrospect now i would say so. But i think when i was watching the Chronologically i don't think i've really noticed. Change Yeah so tehran was returning to direct. He was the doctor no director they had a doubled budget from one million to two million and so they were looking at making this a bigger hit now. They wanted a writer to adapt the novel. And so they went to lend dayton who some of you may recall as the author of the harry palmer novels although harry palmer is it named in the novels but nonetheless the creator of the up chris file funeral in berlin and billion dollar brain. Scott you are a huge lend. Eight and fan. Would you think of this decision. I i i've.
"1963" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"I feel like i wanna have a nap in a canoe. Both sides of the river and the masters of murder is that a thing that spectra call themselves. I've never heard that before a concert. I have and the other thing missing two major characters. If not named jordan people like you said like where's west red and whereas karen bay yup absolutely bizarre and just the way it sets up with like james bond is back. That is af from cam on the letterbox synopsis grading scale. Well we'll use that if with russia with love now. This is a funny one to tackle. Because i didn't i. I'm fairly sure. I watched this film as a kid Unfairly short seen on tv at some point as seen bits of it. But i didn't really sit down and watch it until i did that. Whole boundary watched menu texting about couple of years ago Kind of the genesis of this. Podcast really exactly. I remember the one of the text i sent you about. This film was. I just said from russia with love was better than dr no. I really liked the train sequence Right now i m curious when you were revisiting it that it recently. We needed to rewatch. Did you have a real sense of this movie stature in bond canon or did you just go into it kind of being like. Here's one of the connery's What do i think of it. I'd say it's the latter of the two. I i didn't know it was regarded as one of the best. Sean connery films. Right okay. interesting. Yeah for me I guess i was in the same boat on the side of the harbor with a laker. Whatever in this scenario cam a my and your sylvia trench or the other way round. I'm silent clapping all the way loud and clear buddy. That's right so yeah. I was in the same boat. When i saw this film i was young. I was boy eleven or twelve. Probably and i was a huge fan of the roger moore films. Those are the ones i was introduced to. And i did the spree of going to the video store and getting spy who loved me for your eyes. Only i think i'd see for your eyes only probably like seven or eight times by the time even got around to a non roger moore bond film and this one was one..
"1963" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week
"Most people won't what i'm doing. Is i want them to. I want to get a response like this. Hey jordan good to hear from you yet has been awhile for me. I'm working on a new website for my personal training business. I don't suppose you know any graphic designers. And i go actually cure a couple of people i've worked with. That are really good are or they might not say. How do you know any graphic designers. They might say. I'm working on this new website. That i might go. Hey do you need a help with it. Do need any introductions to people in my network. And i might say. I need a new logo and go. I've got a guy who's really good at logos. Here's the portfolio. This isn't something that's gonna help me. I'm trying to plug to people into one another. That are in my network because those nodes strengthened my network. A lot of people don't wanna make intros unless there's something in it for them right can do that. You can't do that. You have to give give give give give and then even if ninety nine out of one hundred people never give anything back to you. It doesn't matter because you're building relationship capital and your banking it. And then like i said when you're down your luck or something or you do need something you put that word out to your network and you've got a dozen people who can't wait to get to pay you a favor because they appreciate something you did for them years ago. That's how you build a strong network. And what i'm hearing jordan. Is that the core. What you were talking about is that you're a resource and your connector asthma. And i got out of that. And i i believe in that and being a strong connector. It also puts you at the core of things because you're always spider webbing out and connecting people and you're the one who connected them which is which is also kind of fun because i like to see people. Connect in a spark goes off and something happens. And you're right. I don't connect people are ever asked for any of the money from the connection in some of the people i connect do great deals together and i'm happy for them but it also created relationship capital. Yes exactly one thing. You said that. That's worth highlighting. You said spider webbing out. That's exactly what it is. A lot of people try and build these hub and spoke networks where everybody has to go through you. Oh you wanna capture them. You have to go through me. Oh you wanna connect them. You have to go through me. You don't want that. What you want is for your network to take on a life of its own so to speak..