34 Burst results for "Aaron Sorkin"
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"There's this really cool dude that I've been talking to. So when everybody's like, well, yeah, he's on our podcast. And I'm like, wait, what? And that's usually just because I was not following things. You know, I'm sure they all knew, but it was cool to have that moment where everybody likes somebody. It's almost like everybody has the greatest yu gi oh card. And then they all show up with it. And they're like, oh, we all have it. So hustle, you're my personal yu gi oh card. Let's see. I mean, I can never aim down straight in halo. Oh, okay, that makes sense. Makes sense. Emerald says, hey, dude, what are your favorite books? I love your way. I love your love for words. Dude, I love words, man. I love Aaron Sorkin stuff like anything with incredibly detailed, really, I really like a tonal sound to language. So when you get the rat a tat tat sound of somebody given a speech, especially good speeches, you know, you might hear somebody talk about like Kennedy speeches, you know, we must go to the moon. Yeah, whatever. I'm more into like Sorkin's kind of stuff where it's sort of fast. Lots of data, lots of information, and I've had people say when I do a review, they'll be like, I didn't understand this joke. Therefore, the joke is bad. And I'm like, no, that's literally not the way it is. The number of things that I read or watch where I don't understand it is quite high, that's how we learn. We don't learn by just I mean, I could turn something into the most basic this game good. But who wants that? I mean, I just don't know. Maybe some of us do. Who knows? Dead Z 64 says, get your beards in your beanies. It's character Friday. Exactly. Beards and beanies. I have another beard under my beanie. It's crazy. So what books do I like? Dude, I'm into age old fantasy, everything from original Conan dragonlance forgotten realms a bit, not so much that a little too power hungry..
CNN Publishes Mother of All Kamala Harris Exposés
"So there's a couple stories that I want to try to put together here. But the first and the most interesting story quite honestly. And it's interesting in a way that you might think is the sudden and unexpected. Kind of shade war and stories that were coming out against cami. Against Kamala Harris. So late on Sunday evening on the front page of CNN were at least 6 or 7 different stories. 6 or 7 separate stories. That we're covering how The White House is at odds with one another. On the front page of CNN dot com last evening, here's where the headlines were this. Harris struggles with her relationship with Biden. Vice president's team tries the distance herself from fraught situation at the border. Harris looks to turn page as she zeros in on voting rights. White House goes into damage control after reports of dysfunction in Kamala Harris's office. 5 stories against Kamala Harris on the front page of CNN dot com. Exasperation and dysfunction inside Kamala Harris's frustrating start as vice president. Now, this is not Fox News dot com. This is not zero hedge dot com. Is that breitbart dot com? This is CNN dot com. That is reporting this. Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction, and a lack of focus Key West west wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at vice president Kamala Harris. And her staff deciding there simply isn't time to deal with them right now. Especially at the moment, when president Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns. I continues by saying defenders and people who came for Harris are getting frantic. When they're annoyed, some pass around recent onion stories, mocking her lack of substantive work, one with the headline, quote, White House urges Kamala Harris, the Senate computer all day in case emails come through. When they're depressed, they bat down the Aaron Sorkin style rumor that Biden might try to replace her by nominating her to a Supreme Court vacancy. That chatter has already reached the top levels of Biden orbit, according to one person who's heard it. She is perceived according to CNN dot com to be in a weak position. That top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately. Her job as number two is to be helpful and supportive to the president and to take work on he asks and who asks her to be intelligence briefing. This is a multi page hit piece. Double sided by the way. CNN dot
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout
"From our past for your weekend listening pleasure. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new episode this past week. We celebrated my daughter's seventeenth. Birthday and i wanted to get her birthday cake and i asked her what her favorite kind of birthday cake was. And can you believe it. She didn't have an answer shocked. So i went out and i bought my favorite kind of birthday cake for her. Which is free and actually it was. It came from dairy queen. And it's a newer form of their ice cream cake. It's the blizzard cato. So it's like a. It's a blizzard but made into a cake. It's so yummy. It's not like they're traditional ones. And so we had in a recent peanut butter cup lizard as that was delicious assumes good preeti tasty. That's what is your cake of choice. Well i do like an ice cream cake too. And my birthday's in the summer so them were well although one time. My aunt made me this amazing cake that was like layers of brownie and raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream long like layered and that was longtime. I still remember how good that was. So i like that. I like carrot cake. I like cheesecake you know. I like chocolate chaos. Any kind of cake is wrong to make me happy. Probably yes this is reminding me of that of scenes on multiple aaron sorkin shows but took early that scene in sports night where the guys all care. What kind of cake is was in. The women just said it's cake is cake. But i think that's not being as they don't care what kind of cake it is. It's because they like all kinds of cake. Cake is delicious. Who cares what kind of cake it is. There's cake to sort of my feeling. She's happily eat. Whatever you put in front of me. We went through a big ice cream cake phase amongst my kids. That was what we would get every year. But we did not get these super-duper Dairy queen resist peanut butter cups stuff. We got like the carville stuff from the back of the freezer container in the grocery store. Right and it's still is delicious. Yeah so but i like even just a white cake with that white icing. That's maybe you've been sitting on a shelf somewhere for too long lunch to it. That's a good birthday cake for me. I'll take that whatever words. And i the. I don't think i've ever baked my kids. Upper digging really. I don't i don't think cake mix. I think we've bought them off. Thanks to my mom used to make a lemon cake. I think it was a thing that was that was popular at that time in the seventies that you made it like an abundant cake and then drizzled Figure that's outlays over the top of it. I want you now. Somebody bring me at peace. I'm sure i had that for birthday cake somewhere along the line because that was i loved so much Anyway well i'll eat anything along the fruit cake. It's it's just it's it's a hyperbole might be unhappy in new jersey nicole because most of the bakeries put fruit between the layers of birthday cakes as a yellow cake with like some glaze in the middle of the strawberries or bananas now was riots. Might wedding no sneak in there. You would have the bakery fruit. I mean why would you ruin the perk of the cake with free on it anyway. We'll see you one very hooked in sugar a slice of apple. Let's face it. Cake is just not healthy periods. Of why are you trying to make you if you have child. Strawberries amidst the layers of cake and like inches of ice. It's healthy it has fruit all have another piece. Just go avoid the own. It nicole aired trute and facebook no fruit and paid for you okay..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Startups For the Rest of Us
"So it all happened in one conversation and then after that we we got the paperwork and i took a dollar. Put it in an envelope and walked over to his desk one day and dropped it off just to make sure that he did receive the dollar for the for. The company is dotted. It's like a scene out of an aaron sorkin film man. That's crazy the other thing too. As an investor owned the onell he invested in a lot of companies. Y- he did okay so he also probably for sure has capital gains that he could then write that off so we could get at least thirty to forty percent of it back from the irs. So i'm not saying that's a good or bad motivation but that is why you'll hear some. Vc's right off like if you're familiar with bare metrics stripe capital or stripe. Whatever the venture arm they had they just wrote that investment off to nothing and they're able to then they don't get it all back but you basically don't pay the taxes on equivalent gains right. It's like having a loss in the stock market in a game. That offsets it so so it makes it. He got something out of it..
Paulina Porizkova Flaunts Body In LA Photo Shoot
"Paulina. Paris called the who I told you before she dated Aaron Sorkin was losing her mind and unraveling before our eyes is at it again. She continues to be one of the poster women for sick, silly, stupid, out of control, women who want to talk about positivity because they're over 50. Remember when your mother was over 50, nothing happened. She just became 51. Nothing happened. She's still wore the same fucking moomoo. She still went out to the store with a sweatshirt on. She didn't act like a big new revolutionist started. She didn't start changing her makeup, she went to bed with your dad and they did what they did and none of us want to even think what they did, but they did. So paulina, boy, is she so fucking happy? And when the newspapers and I will always say newspapers and not the Internet. When they write about these people, you know, Pauline is 56. And they'll always say the stunning model, I almost want to say the bipolar person. The stunning model shared a video of herself wearing a blazer with nothing underneath except the pair of black underwear and a gold necklace for her LA magazine shoot. I wish they would have done a picture of pictorial of my mother in dear foam slippers. A sweatshirt she knew she had to wear because she was gonna cook a dinner for us that night that was gonna knock us the fuck out. That's the photo shoot I wanna
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Snarf Talk
"Well they smell you. Didn't you so earlier. In the seasons like early on they found that if they drench themselves like the guts they could they remember it if they drench yourself for the intestines and the blood from zombies. They wouldn't notice them. Poisoned by that chestnut. We'll everybody already has the virus right. That's the whole point of the show. Everybody's already infected. It just doesn't manifest until you die. Oh i guess. I didn't know that it's like a huge reveal. I think of the first season of the walking debtor now. Yes first or second season they find out they go to the cdc in georgia. That's right i do find out. They're like oh we have it. We have the virus everybody has everybody's infected and it just doesn't manifest until you die day. That's a hell of a drug so like anybody that dies in the walking dead universe will come zombie. Yeah everybody unless you cut their head off even if you cut their head off you got to destroy their brain because they cut off that. Her hedges layer like ira. Yeah so really. All you have to do is just smash head. Especially so as soon as he dies masher head and you're good. I do like seeing some of the characters now in the future that like in the last seven and eight seasons were. I don't know. I want to see kind of the wimpy or side but now grown now. They've grown into like real leaders in real bad asses. Yeah that's fun to watch like eugene levy. Yeah eugene levy was he was of a wimpy character and then now he's kinda come a bad ass errands the same way. So i'm enjoying aaron sorkin famous screenwriter cocaine addict. Terrible terrible cocaine so walking dead. I do still recommend the show. That's amazing. i didn't know you be that. I didn't think you'd really enjoy it. That much going forward. I didn't know there was time dump either but yeah all really care about it. It's it's it's gunman.
Chadwick Boseman honored at SAG Awards
"The SAG awards That happened last night, so The ceremony wasn't live. It was a lot of pre tape stuff, and it was only an hour long because you know, we're not really doing award shows right now, in the traditional sense because we're still in a pandemic. Let me remind you that so the 27th annual Screen Actor Guild award was an hour and Ma Greeny black bottom starts, Violet Davis and Chadwick Boseman took the top film acting honors. And so congratulations to them. But the big award for some bull acting and cinematic feature film was the trial of the Chicago Seven. That is the Aaron Sorkin movie that's currently streaming on Netflix. Right now, I got to
Black Actors Sweep the Sag Awards
"Actors Guild Awards are historic this year, says Our Oscar Wells. Gabriel got my time Come. History was made at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year for the first time ever. Actors of color swept the individual awards in the movie category. For best male actor. It was Chadwick Boseman winning costume asleep for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom costar Viola Davis won for best female actor, Best supporting actor goes to Daniel Cholula for Judas and the Black Messiah, while best female Supporting actor went to young Young Eun for Minori. The award for best ensemble cast goes to Aaron Sorkin's 19 sixties courtroom drama. The trial of the Chicago Seven A Moscow Wells gave Rio
Golden Globe 2021 winners round-up
"The 2021 Golden Globes are underway in Beverly Hills in New York City. This year's show is being hosted virtually on NBC. By Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Normally this room is full of celebrities. But tonight our audience on both coasts is made up of smoking, hot first responders and essential work. Golden Globe for best supporting actor was awarded to Daniel Colucci, a for Judas and the Black Messiah. Best supporting TV actor has gone to John Boyega for small acts. Catherine O'Hara scored the best actress in a comedy musical Syriza Ward for her role in Shits Creek Soul has won The Golden Globe for best animated film. Aaron Sorkin picked up the award for best screenplay for the trial of the Chicago seven. And the Golden Globe for best actor and a limited syriza or TV movie has gone to Mark Ruffalo for his dual role is twins. And I know this much is true.
Golden Globes 2021: Complete list of nominees
"Let's start off with the major categories. First of all, for best picture. For the Golden Globes. They break it down. Best picture drama and best picture, music or comedy. So let's start off with best picture drama in which the nominees are Nomad Land. This is the amazing movie with Frances McDormand. Who, you know, play. Somebody who's her life is sort of falling apart and she gets in a van and hits the road and lives in RV camps and recreational areas taking on you know little seasonal jobs along the way. It zest a very sweet and very thoughtful, touching movie. I think this is going to be the big winner for tonight. You know People love Frances McDormand. I think that this is gonna have a lot of Lot of success at the Golden Globes tonight. It will be up against the trial of the Chicago Seven, which, if Nomad land doesn't win trial of the Chicago Seven is going to win. This is the Aaron Sorkin. The written and directed production about the famous Chicago seven trial that took place in Chicago 50 years ago. The Carrie Mulligan movie promising young woman Is a revenge thriller, also an outstanding films nominated for tonight and also the Anthony Hopkins movie called The Father. Those air. Your nominees were best Drama for performances in the dramatic category. For actresses. The nominees are Violet Davis on Drew a day, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carrie Mulligan. For best actors in the drama. The nominees are Riz Um, Ed Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins. I think the winners are going to be Frances McDormand and I just I don't know how Chadwick Boseman Doesn't win. He's amazing in the movie Ma Rainey's black bottom. But you know the fact that he passed away the young age and nobody knew that he was fighting cancer. I think that probably is going toe play into the Planted the decision making also for best movie, musical or comedy. The nominees are Boer at subsequent movie film Hamilton. When they put together a television version of Hamilton in the put it on Disney. Plus, this got nominated. The motion picture called Music was nominated, as was the comedy with Andy Sandberg, Palm Springs. And the Ryan Murphy directed production. The prom. Which has Meryl Streep and has just AH, whole variety of very talented actors. That's also nominated for best picture as well. I kind of have a feeling that Borat is going to want to ping the winner tonight in the musical or comedy category. For best actress in a motion picture Maria Buckler Cova, who is placed Borat's daughter in Borat. Subsequent movie film Kate Hudson from music. And, uh, Anya Taylor, Joy dominated for the movie called Emma for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy. Sasha Baron Cohen is nominated James Corden from the prom Lin Manuel Miranda from Hamilton Dev Patel for the personal history of David Copperfield and Andy Sandberg. For Palm Springs again. I think it's going to be a kind of in a reverend pick, but I think Sasha Baron Cohen could wind up being the winner. Now. The Golden Globes also give out
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Morning. I'm Dave Freeman on KQED in the time is a 30. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying President Biden will be in Wisconsin this evening, where he's expected to promote his nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. MPR's Windsor, Johnston says. Biden is scheduled to take part in a town hall style event in Milwaukee. Biden administration and congressional Democrats are trying to fast track the measure ahead of a March 14th deadline when a number of unemployment benefits are set to expire. The president's bill is expected to include another round of stimulus checks and to extend extra weekly jobless benefits. Congressional Republicans have yet to get on board with the measure, arguing that it's too expensive Windsor Johnson reporting millions of people in Texas they're dealing with rolling blackouts to ease extreme demand. For electricity and heat is the state like much of the country grapples with freezing conditions. Bret Jaspers with K E R A in Dallas, says utilities that implement to our black outs of the direction of Southwest powerful face heavy backlash. Lot of public officials, though I've seen on social media and saying they're really angry things that the grid manager because they're saying we knew about this storm about a week ago, and you know why wasn't mortgage done to prepare for this? I think there's gonna be a lot of fall out that we'll have to watch in the coming weeks. Right. Jaspers reporting at last check on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 21 points of 31,479. This is NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. They area counties are pleading with the state for more doses of the cove in 19 vaccine under a new contract with Blue Shield, California is aiming to double the number of people inoculated by April. KQED is Molly Peterson reports. This week, Alameda County is opening a big site of the Coliseum, San Francisco closed Mosconi center without doses to go around. Yes, it's hard to keep up counties learn how many doses air coming just days in advance, according to San Francisco Health officer Dr Grant Colfax. He says 117,000 residents have a first dose, but we need to get more needles into arms and get that number higher. Insurance provider Blue Shield took over the state's job distributing vaccines as of yesterday. Even so, Colfax says he still doesn't know how that's going to work. We do hope that this will improve our ability to understand inventory scheduling on data reporting, but I don't have any details to share this point because the details have not been shared with the county's yet So far, Counties have gotten 1st and 2nd doses. Separately soon the state will send one pile of vaccines and leave it to counties how to allocate those doses. San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney says that's why planning is important. If we could be sure about how many doses we're going to get in three weeks, we could do that. But it's hard to be confident in that if the supply remains so inconsistent. San Francisco and Napa have paused first doses when shipments fell short. Other Bay Area counties are worried they'll have to do the same thing. I'm Molly Peterson. KQED news. There's more news at KQED dot or G'kar in Oakland. I Marquel Maria Dylan. Support for KQED today comes from Netflix and the trial of the Chicago Seven. Nominated for five Golden Globes, including director and original screenplay, Aaron Sorkin. Supporting actor Sasha Baron Cohen and three side awards, including outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Well for the.
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 With Director Aaron Sorkin And David Fincher
"Aaron thank you for letting me do this thank you for doing. I hope it's not just the right amount of excruciating. But but i wanna i wanna i wanna move this. I want to try to cover as much ground as possible. Because you know. I'm easily board but But i also want to give you But i have sort of subdivided in terms of you know just overall kind of progressions in in in casting and production and post production. I wanted to start. I I've always found your writing appealing personally. in the same way that i always love bill goldman's and and the reason for that is you're a decidedly serious person who is actually writing comedies about a dramatic ventures that have real stakes and end the example. That i have is like butch and sundance where they're debating the different ways that the super policy might kill them when he says they could go for position they can start a rockslide. That could get us that way. What else could they do. I'm treating the next line. But it's a could surrender of albion account on that. Tell me about and that was a occurred to me on social network that that you were that you were doing this thing that the the writing the the storytelling was extensively Comic in in. And i don't mean that in a derogatory lightweight sense It was wildly entertaining in talking about things. That were you know. truly dramatic and is not a is that something that you're conscious of or am my of of disappeared on my own. It's something that i'm conscious of and by the way bill goldman mentor me. Beginning from mike early twenties you know he passed away a few years ago. You know. we're very close. He was teaching me before we met with his with a screenplay with A nonfiction and then he a red by i play which was a few good men and he saw something in me. And if you want to teach me how to write screenplays but yes. I always think first of all if you can tell serious story. Funny you're you're doing yourself a big favor. Part of it might just come from an insecurity. Maybe a healthy insecurity of a comedy drama. I am not good enough at Either events do only one of them commit something pitches while or their other. I mean obviously goldman is one but are there other Heroes personal screenwriting heroes at. You can point to in sort of say this is. This is something off from them or their work. This is something that you know. Certainly tchaikovsky the answer is our number screenwriters in patty tchaikovsky For a host of reasons. Both my brothers herman joseph Billy wilder true There are things. I get from a contemporary screenwriters as well. Tony kushner quentin tarantino Amanda So i'm i'm i'm easily influenced i and the ad as a screenwriter at a now that a i've directed a couple of films I really i try to be a diagnostician. Mom I'll watch you watch film of yours Not necessarily social network Any of them. I'm end up a love. Something and i'll try and reverse engineer. I will try to in my mind. First of all figure out what it was i loved about it and then try to figure out how you got
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WDRC
"Characters in the West Wing really are perfect. They don't make mistakes. You know, and if they ever make any minor error is only because they were too idealistic. Or they believe too much on and real human beings have Ulterior motives, and sometimes they're selfish, and sometimes they're dumb. Sometimes they just make stupid mistakes. And I want that to be something that people in power in Washington, remember, I don't want them thinking of themselves as these golden irreproachable West wing characters because then they're not gonna be cognizant of the dark sides of their own character. Actually, wouldn't it be a more interesting show, if you actually include I mean, look, life is full of mistakes. Sometimes they're happy. Miss takes a turn out. Well, sometimes they're tragic where you say we just missed an opportunity on does only by happened stands otherwise, things would have worked out fine. Wouldn't it be a much more interesting showing? Don't you think that producers like Sorkin's say This would be more interesting if we threw a few curves that these people on baby like game of Thrones? Occasionally kill off a principal character or have a principal character makes some terrible mistake and be completely banned, say from the White House would be a more interesting show. Why do you suppose he doesn't go that direction? Well, what would've made it. A more interesting show is have some conflict in some conservatives so that it wasn't so one sidedly liberal all the time, but I have to give him credit. Aaron Sorkin. Ride, he wrote conservative characters did you know he actually brought on Peggy Noonan and some veterans of the Bush one White House as consultants on the show because he felt like it was his responsibility to give voice to some Republicans and involve them in writing his story lines. The book is called Boomer's Men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster, its.
Netflix Dominates Golden Globes Nods
"Nearly empty movie theaters, Perhaps it's fitting that Netflix is dominating the nominations for the 78 Golden Globe Awards Bank, a film about Citizen Kane, writer Herman Banquets, led the film contenders with six nominations this morning. Those include best film Best director for David Fincher and Best actor for Gary Oldman. Other best film nominees include Aaron Sorkin's The Trial, the Chicago Seven Nomad Land, promising young woman of the Father on the TV Side. The nominees for best drama include the Crown Lovecraft County, The Man, DeLorean, Ozark and Ratchet.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"They were mad about each other. And he was often away touring with his band, and she would just, you know I would always be screaming and fighting and this is what Lucy are now, as is said. You know, my parents when they were, they were always fighting If he was on the road. My mom knew he had other women and they were all aware of it. And Her career was so on the rocks that in 1948, she couldn't get cast in any movies and CBS Castor in a radio. Syriza called My favorite husband. Okay, which was so successful, they said, Do it. TV version got it. And then it, she said on Lee, if my husband because she wanted him to quit touring, she wanted him to be ahead in real life husband on the TV show. I love Lucy, and they finally relented. So she did. Get her way, and it was just an immediate sensation. Like I said. 11 million families watched. It was 15 million TV sets in the whole country, and it was just people went crazy for it. And ball always insisted she wasn't funny. She'd funny writers and she was brave. Mm Carol Burnett is always said service. Similar thing The writing is Yeah. Um, the other thing that Lucy got away on and is that she and dizzy persuaded CBS to film it rather than broadcast it live. So it could be endlessly repeated and smoking was required on the show because the sponsor was Philip Morris. And, um, you know, and she was anxious to get pregnant. She was almost 40. She had a number of miscarriages, and she finally had Lucy right a month before 40th birthday. And then she got pregnant a year and a half later with Daisy and a prudish CBS said, You can't use the word pregnant. You have to use the word expecting the air. Amazing. And But then the success of I love Lucy Lucy. He kind of be no got to be known as Mr Ball, and he had was what we called Grand Phillipe. Mr. Witherspoon? Yeah is infidelity when it was there is a big story in 1955 a baby s expose, And here's the wording. He's sprinkled his affections all over Los Angeles for a number of years with the myriad of vice Dollies. Child prostitution, and he'd hired two prostitutes for liaison with him and a buddy at the Beverly Hills Hotel. And Lucille Ball brought a copy of this story to the set of I Love Lucy. This could be in the Aaron Sorkin and threw that at our net that Daisy and as and said I could give the papers so much better stories. And she said in front of everybody. And she just was always, you know. Giving him chances. But she was no angel. It's sunrise. She slept a makeup man. She ripped the false eyelashes off. Another actor. Soul of Lucy casts a nobody. All stories, false eyelashes, But me and, um she which I'm excited for this, she discovered that the notorious Tinseltown Camp. Scotty Bowers. Oh, he is not in this. He set up women. He was He got women for dizzy or No. She punched Scotty Bowers in the face at a party. She hit her husband with a hammer. She pulled a pistol out on him once it had been converted into a cigarette lighter and Lucy are now as told The daily meal. I think they would have loved to have been the Ricardos. They just weren't and there was so much heavy drinking and my dad had girlfriends and she said. You know, so my mom just wasn't around for a lot of it. By the time Lucy was the host of the Lucy Show her next sitcom, then she this won't be in it. But she fellow with a string of high You know, pollutant celebrity friends that were guests appearances just as you know that Judge Joan Collins said. Lucille Ball could out bitch her any day of the week. Dean Martin. If she touches me one more time. I'm going home. She pushed him around. Richard Burton never got over. He absolutely hated her. The end of his life. But does he earn as never stopped loving Lucy and she him even after they both remarried, and they did remain good friends. They did because of them in 1986, and she died. In 1989, so yeah. Now I'm kind of now that I know that the story I'm All right. I like that. He's got some stuff to work with. He could just do the last week that that show taped. Oh, it sounds good. I'm excited for it. Sounds good. That's that was my record. You do enjoy it. Yes, I was. I'm trying to look get up like a Phyllis clip for the next segment smiling. Listen, okay. Okay. Right back Another lorry and Julia moment He actually said, how are my kids going to deal with my enormous fame? He did not say that he did. Okay..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"They were mad about each other. And he was often away touring with his band, and she would just, you know I would always be screaming and fighting and this is what Lucy are now, as is said. You know, my parents when they were, they were always fighting If he was on the road. My mom knew he had other women and they were all aware of it. And Her career was so on the rocks that in 1948, she couldn't get cast in any movies and CBS Castor in a radio. Syriza called My favorite husband. Okay, which was so successful, they said, Do it. TV version got it. And then it, she said on Lee, if my husband because she wanted him to quit touring, she wanted him to be ahead in real life husband on the TV show. I love Lucy, and they finally relented. So she did. Get her way, and it was just an immediate sensation. Like I said 11 million families watched. It was 15 million TV sets in the whole country, and it was just people went crazy for it, and ball always insisted she wasn't funny. She had funny writers and she was brave. Carol Burnett is always said service. Similar thing The writing is Yeah. Um, the other thing that Lucy got away on and is that she and dizzy persuaded CBS to film it rather than broadcast it live. So it could be endlessly repeated and smoking was required on the show because the sponsor was Philip Morris. And, um, you know, and she was anxious to get pregnant. She was almost 40. She had a number of miscarriages, and she finally had Lucy right a month before 40th birthday. And then she got pregnant a year and a half later with Daisy and a prudish CBS said, You can't use the word pregnant. You have to use the word expecting the air. Amazing. And But then the success of I love Lucy Lucy. He kind of be no got to be known as Mr Ball, and he had was what we called Ryan. Phillipe. Mr. Witherspoon? Yeah, is infidelity when it was there is a big story in 1955 Day s expose, And here's the wording. He's sprinkled his affections all over Los Angeles for a number of years with the myriad of vice Dollies. Child prostitution, and he tired to prostitutes for liaison with him and a buddy at the Beverly Hills Hotel. M. Lucille Ball brought a copy of this story to the set of I Love Lucy. This could be in the Aaron Sorkin and threw that at our net that Daisy earn as and said I could give the papers so much better stories. And she said in front of everybody. And she just was always, you know. Giving him chances. But she was no angel. It's on right. She slept a makeup man. She ripped the false eyelashes off. Another actor. Soul of Lucy casts a nobody All stories, false eyelashes, but me and, um, she went. I'm excited for this. And she discovered that the notorious Tinseltown Camp. Scotty Bowers. Oh, he is not in this. He set up women. He was He got women for Daisy or No. She punched Scotty Bowers in the face at a party. She hit her husband with a hammer. She pulled a pistol out on him once it had been converted into a cigarette lighter and Lucy are now as told The daily meal. I think they would have loved to have been the Ricardos. They just weren't and there was so much heavy drinking and my dad had girlfriends and she said. You know, so my mom just wasn't around for a lot of it. By the time Lucy was the host of the Lucy Show her next sitcom, then she this won't be in it. But she fellow with a string of high You know, pollutant celebrity friends that were guests appearances just as you know that Joan Collins said. Lucille Ball could out bitch her any day of the week. Dean Martin. If she touches me one more time. I'm going home. She pushed him around. Richard Burton never got over. He absolutely hated her. The end of his life, but Daisy and has never stopped loving Lucy and she him even after they both remarried and they did remain good friends. They did because of them in 1986, and she died. In 1989, so yeah. Now I'm kind of now that I know that the story I'm All right. I like that. He's got some stuff to work with. He could just do the last week that that show taped. Oh, it sounds good. I'm excited for it. Sounds good, but that was a good one record. Did you enjoy it? Yes, I was. I'm trying to look get up like a Phyllis clip for the next segment by doing this, Okay, right back Another lorry and Julia moment. I wish Rianna would get some new music of their voice members. Maybe she'll record with ASAP. Rocky, her boyfriend..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on KCRW
"And directed by Aaron Sorkin, Starring Sasha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yaya Abdul Mateen, the second and Mark Rylance, now playing on Netflix awards eligible USDA says as much as 40% of American food ends up in landfills where it adds to greenhouse gasses. So what can you do to help planning what you're going to eat? Before you go to the store and checking what you have in your pantry? To make sure that you're purchasing things that you're going to need? So that when you brought the food into your home? You're actually using all of it. Welcome to greater L A on KCRW. I'm Steve. Do you take us are serious on waste continues in a moment. Also hear from a teacher at what's called an environmental school whose let's just say, quite demanding on her kids. I make my students touch worms with no gloves, and by the way, there's some other digging in the dirt soon about to happen on Mars. We don't think there are worms there. New Rover is about to touch down. Once we're on the ground. We use the 32 cameras that we have to survey the landscape and choose a safe route to navigate that landscape We'll get to exploring after the news. And Larry Parole. Here's what's happening at 6 30 Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California has been tapped to run the state's vaccine system, Officials say they're hoping that the outside administrator will help ramp up what's been a slow and confusing system of vaccine distribution. Yesterday, New State government Operations Secretary Alondra Richardson said this third party will be responsible for allocating doses directly to providers. That network is going to include Public health systems, pharmacies, public hospitals, community clinics, pop ups and mobile sites, and we'll include partnerships like with our labor partners. The contract with Blue Shield is still being finalized. Kaiser Permanente also going to help in the effort to pick up the pace. Both companies based in Oakland, State officials said they expect the transition to the new system to happen sometime in mid February. Filming production in L. A has been battered by the covert 19 pandemic, but it may be showing some signs of life. Salmela coordinates film permits in L. A county and found that towards the end of the year, television saw a rise in production and the number of streaming project scheduled in 2020 increased by over 25%. Overall filming was down by about half last year compared to 2019 and the number of total on location shoot days was the lowest in film Ella's 25 years of service to the region. New Mountain line was just discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains. Biologists are calling him Pete 95. He's a welcome addition to a dwindling Southland population, and there's some more good news that could help the near extinction species. This year will be a Torah. Austrian reports of fundraising campaign for a Wildlife crossing has reached its goal. The Save Ella Cougars campaign from the National Wildlife Federation raised a whopping $18 million That money will go towards building an animal crossing over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The hope is that by giving wildlife a safe way to cross the freeway cutting through their habitat, fewer animals will be hit. Over the years, several mountain lines have died while trying to cross the region's multi lane freeways. Shrinking habitat has also contributed to our area's declining big cat population. Biodiversity should get a boost with the wildlife crossing, too. It'll reconnect a long, fragmented ecosystem in an area globally recognized for its range of flora and fauna. And no word yet on when construction will begin. L A county supervisors have heard options for removing Sheriff Alex being a waiver from his elected post. Relationship between the board in the sheriff anything but friendly. The board voted to look at ways to remove the sheriff. They say he has not been transparent and has consistently pushed back on accountability and efforts to roll back critical reforms. Being a wave of said today that the board is wasting their quote political capital. Every single thing I'm doing in office is exactly what I can paint on to do. And they're moving the gold posts on me. Supervisors were presented with four legal options for removing the sheriff, but it seems like they're willing to wait to see how California Attorney General Javier are. Bashir's investigation into the department will pan out. Last week, he launched a probe to see if there is a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing. The L. A Sheriff's Department. It's 6 33. You're listening to greater l A on kcrw. The show that connects you to the people and the places of Southern California. Hey there. I'm Steve Here, take us in today's journey. Begins under these giant sprinklers. The farm on the northern border of San Diego County. It is a small, quiet patch.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"The upcoming project being the Ricardos Nicole Kidman says Yanks Off we go give it a go Try my best. See if I can do it. Bradley, your thought Now quote Kidman has didn't tell variety that she's been watching a lot of episodes of I Love Lucy, she says. I love Lucille, having looked now and delved into her. She's an amazing woman. And I'm very excited for people to see what Aaron Sorkin found out about Lucille in the way she the way he's interpreted Desi and Lucy. You know, it does worry me a little bit that she's watching episodes like I You gotta Be careful. Yeah, you know, from all the actor friends that I have you talked to him all they just really say like you should be very careful about just going back and watching all that old stuff because you don't Wanted to, like, Get in the way of the character speaking to you. You don't want it to be like an impression, you know? Yeah. Okay. Did they talk to you in that voice? Yes. I mean, don't all actors talk in the family inside the actor We've acted before, So we know we know, though. Yeah, we've been on the stage, Katy Perry in Orlando Bloom seemed to be putting the brakes on their upcoming wedding for now. A source close to the couple. They've decided to focus on raising their daughter Daisy and are putting the stress of wedding planning on the back burner, the source saying they don't want to put any pressure on themselves about it. But for now, a date for Katie in Orlando's wedding has not been rescheduled. Turn it. I had the perfect outfit picked out. Looks like I might have to put that back in the clock up. Okay? Bye on Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Michael Polanski are going strong with an insider telling people That Lady Gaga is crazy about her tech.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on KCRW
"The treatment. I'm over Smith to my guest today. Well, let's see how we best put this. Let's go over some of the things he's done. Sports night He worked with Mike Nichols on Charlie Wilson's war. He'd world Moneyball. He did a little show called West Wing. He adapted to Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. I would like to bring Aaron Sorkin gonna talk about his new films Trial Chicago seven, But I think we're out of time. Aaron. Thanks so much for doing that. Thank you. For the introduction of this. It's very nice to be here. It's always great to talk to you and I'd like to ask you about Chicago seven. And then also when you're doing on some work in general, you're writing for balance of a room and and the way people occupy a room. Often It's two people going toe to toe in that room, but also people surrounding that being a kind of defacto Greek chorus audience talk about how you work that out for Chicago seven game that you're dealing with real people. A star is the real people go. You mentioned Charlie Wilson's war. That was the first non fiction that I wrote and I swore after Charlie Wilson's war on which I had a terrific experience, But I swore I was never gonna write non fiction again. That they can strength of real people and real fax. You know who needed it. I'll make up a story and then I wrote five nonfiction films in a row. In fact, I haven't written fiction of sense. They've just been good stories that I wanted to tell the ensemble in Chicago seven. You know, you're just there are a lot of dials and gauges to keep your eye arm. But you're always aware of what? What's the conflict that you're that you're dramatizing right now In this scene? Is it between Tom and Abby? Is it between Bobby and the judge or Fred Hampton and the guys? Counselor and guys, that kind of thing. And then, as far as the Greek chorus goes, yes, you have these other players like friends and whiner who are kind of the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the group. Challenger who kind of rolls his eyes at at the antics of these other guys, but certainly is as passionate as they are about the cause. I love movies that have a posse that have a gang. Just a group of myth, misfits who have to break into the safe and get the jewels or rescue. I just I like that and then movie and you know, there are eight members of the Chicago seven, So I had plenty of them in this, but I mean, there's this somebody who so often Who speaks so much common sense that they become in fact, a kind of comic foil for everybody else. That's right. Like Hayden, Tom hey, played by Eddie Redmayne, the straightest of the group most buttoned down. Yes, he is a comic foil for for Abby. And for Jerry. Abby and cherry or comic foils for each other. But in Chicago seven there's no question about it. The crazy guys are are are are running the show and the the button down. Guys are are just trying to get through it. I mean, because you write dramas If it was screwball comedy like that great thing for Americans screwball comedy where people are constantly explaining themselves and the comedy of that the comedy of narcissism really, because these things before you a fine line between narcissism and solipsism, and those are usually the bad guys. Or the people we look upon as being bad guys such as the judge in this case, but yeah, I mean your interest in running about people who who have that kind of self absorption. Is always fascinated, man. Well, listen, I take your point. And you're not wrong. You're right. It is self absorption. I don't call it that I am not as fast as the characters that are writers articulate is the characters. I write nearly as smart as the characters I write. But that also isn't unusual. Writers write characters that are cooler than they are. You know, I can shoot a gun better than they can drive a car fast. Then they can get the women when they can't mess with E think the thing I would say you die senior character is that Is a big part of you is all this stuff aside, there's this aggressive curiosity that they have and this need to probe and and that's I think the thing that makes a lot of these pieces for me kind of autobiographical. Well, let me address the first part first, uh, the probity? Yes, you and I know that drama is conflict. It's intention and obstacle. Somebody wants something something standing in their way of yet. That's the fraction of conflict. Most often not always, but most often with what I write, it's a fraction of ideas. It is the problem. And so you're going to get curious characters and characters who kind of take the time to take a deeper dive than most of us usually would. Don't believe I've ever written autobiographically or ever done it intentionally. At any rate. I don't use the characters as delivery systems for something that I'm trying to say. With a few exceptions. Um I'll continue here. Thank you, right? Yeah, I was gonna say I was. I would disagree with almost all that last sentence. Um, redirect your honor, but I think that that that element of really This interest that intersects with passion that this really at the heart of the work is who you are as a person. You may be right about that. Listen, I think it's who my father was, is a person to be sure. And if you knew my father, if you have a chance to meet my father, he passed away a few years ago, but you have a chance to meet. My father spent little time with them. I think that you would say, Oh, this is what happened. This This man is His Bartlett he is counselor. S o. I'll give him the credit. Clearly, the I would say the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On both sides. This'll was later called a police riot. But first a year later, leaders of that protest including Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Were put on trial for conspiracy and crossing state lines with intent to start a riot from the start. The judge Julius Hoffman, seemed determined to convict and control a trial that included Judy Collins and country Joe McDonald as witnesses and defendants who dress up in costumes and blow kisses to the jury. The story is dramatized in the new Netflix film, The Trial of the Chicago Seven Franklin Jealous stars as Judge Hoffman and joins us now. Franklin Jello. Welcome. Thank you. You were unique among cast members like Sasha Baron Cohen, who plays Hoffman. Because you were alive and 68. What do you remember about that time? Well, I just I remember I was 30 and I wasn't a very good citizen when I was a young Man. I was ambitious for my work and my life. I paid very little attention to politics of the day. So this movie is for you almost away to go back and learn more about a time that you lived through. But let's give listeners a sense. Of the character you play Judge Julius Hoffman in this scene. One of the defendants and this is Black Panther Bobby Seale, who saw a whole separate story line. He did not belong in this trial at all, but he makes a motion to represent himself. And this is supported by another defense attorney. Let's listen to how your character Judge Hoffman responds. Are you now speaking on behalf of Mr Suit? No, Your Honor. I'm speaking on behalf of the other defendant. You're standing right next to him. Why don't you just represent him? Because I'm not his lawyer. So if I understand Mr Seal this last month and a half, and I believe I have he is not represented by counsel overruled and being denied Westerfield cancer, too. She will be quiet for their you representing where you've been quiet. This was difficult to watch. Hoffman would eventually order Bobby Seale. The man tickled, gagged while sitting in the courtroom without representation as you're playing this man kind of reprehensible in that moment. What forces are you gathering to do that? Well, he's reprehensible throughout. He doesn't have a single redeeming quality is one of the government not very bright, and I felt with errands wonderful guidance. I felt free to make him as much of a monster as he reportedly wasps. Well, you mentioned Aaron Sorkin, who adapted this screenplay from all to life events and In case anyone thinking that you're a little over the top here Slate Road as unbelievable as it seems Judge Hoffman, who was born in 18 95. Really did act with the malice shown in the film, dismissing objections from the defense before they were made arbitrarily excluding evidence. Witnesses even sure is not the first who some considered negatively that you've played Richard Nixon. In Frost Nixon. You played the handler of the spies in the Americans. Where does this character fit and In your head. Is there ever like a roller Dex? Of you know, people you've inhabited? No, they come and they go. I don't no comparison at all to Nixon. If there's anyone I compare him to It's Skeletor or in masters of the universe, which I did for my son when he was four years old. It was enjoy to play a man who had no conscience and knew from the moment he walked in that he was going to convict them to people who say to you and maybe they do. Maybe they don't. But we've had a lot of people trying to compare what's happening recently with 1968 is there comparison? Well, well, of course there is. Look, government is always corrupt, Always all the way back to the teapot down all the way back in island country in another country's power corrupts It's a cliche, but it's true. My hope is that President Biden will start us on a Seigner pack, but it it doesn't mean all corruption is wiped out. It just It's not the way it works. That's Franklin Gela. He stars in the trial of the Chicago seven as Judge Julius Hoffman. The film is available on Netflix now. Franklin Gela. Thanks so much for speaking with us. My pleasure. Thank you, Robin. So it's.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WDRC
"Lars Larson Show. It's a pleasure to be with you. Nobody glad to get back to your phone calls and emails a bit later at 866. Hey, large. That's 8664395277 emails Go to talk at Lars Larson dot com. There are times where I look at other countries. You know, like I've looked at Mexico before, and I've said Feet. They have a huge amount of land. They have a hard working population. They have capital because they have a lot of oil, so they have energias. Well, they've got everything to make it work. And yet it doesn't And yet, maybe out of ego, maybe out of jingoism. I don't know what to blame on it. I look at our country and I think, but America, America generally gets it right. Well, there's a young lady who has taken over and she took over and an historic year. Helen Andrews took over his senior editor last year in the middle of the pandemic of the American conservative. It is a pleasure to welcome her to the program today to talk about boomers, the men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster, Miss Andrews. You've written quite an indictment here. I think that's fair to say, although I hope people will find that it's a fair book. I do attack the boomers, but I try not to blame them for anything that isn't actually their fault. Now, Miss Andrews. I always admit if I have a dog in the fight, I am based on the dates on the calendar. My date of birth. I'm a boomer, but I'll admit my bias upfront. I am one of those boomers. So I plead guilty. And I love the pull. Quote from your book By Terry Castle, Baby Boomers and I confess I am one prepared to squirm and shake your increasingly arthritic little fists for here comes essay is telling Andrews You suggested that some of them people, including a lot of names, we know very, very well. Set out to do wonderful things for the country. And as you say, instead of freedom, they left behind chaos. Who should we start with? There are six chapters in the book, six Baby Boomers that I look at, and it's a pretty good spread across various realms of culture. I start off with Steve Jobs. Then Aaron Sorkin, creator of the West Wing, Camille Pug, Leah, the pundit, the economist Jeffrey Sachs, and I close with Al Sharpton and Sonia Sotomayor. Whichever those you must feel like attacking. We can start with. It's a pretty pretty diverse set. I have to tell you if you just read that list to me without you know, without your book has contacts. I'd say Those aren't exactly my favorite people. I don't find myself in agreement with many of them very often. I have enjoyed Aaron Sorkin's TV programs despite the fact that his politics were entirely different than mine. But Let's start with Steve jobs and I'll admit it right now. I tried an iPhone for a year. I now use an android phone. I gave my iPhone away to a family member on I'm not a fan of being what I call in the apple cult. What What did Steve jobs do wrong, though, because he took a country company that was on the verge of bankruptcy Apple and made it I think, arguably now one of the largest countries on planet Earth So what did he screw up? Well, he did a lot right first before he ended up causing damage, and I should state up front that I am a member of the apple cult. I've got the iPhone and the Mac book and yes, so I owe a debt of gratitude to Steve jobs, and I hope that when I write about him, I I bring out his admirable qualities he had He was Quintessential boomer in the way that he approached his business. He truly believed that putting a computer in everybody's pocket was going to liberate human creativity. That was the point of his think different slogan and his iconography of Gandhi and Einstein and John Lennon. That's what he thought he was empowering people to be. From the perspective of a millennial. The proliferation of technology has not led to a liberation of human creativity. If you're a millennial, the ubiquity of iPhones to you means and boob arised economy and being stuck in a big job rather than a Able, Well paying middle class stop. It means ubiquitous pornography. It means video game addiction. It means being in thrall to scream 80% of your waking hours. So Steve Jobs started off with a noble vision, and he was such a genius that he was able to accomplish it. He imposed his vision on the rest of the country. But I don't think it has worked out all that well for my generation now, since I agree with you, for the most part, but I'll play the contrarian. Is it Is it possible that that same technology delivered by anybody else would have inevitably delivered us to all the things you just included in your indictment? I disagree with that. And the reason why is the trajectory that the computer industry was on before Steve Jobs showed up? I think a lot of people both his band, then his detractors don't appreciate just what a revolutionary he was. When Steve Jobs arrived on the scene, the dominant computer company was IBM. And the IBM model of computing was that if you had a computer in your office, it would be supervised by a tiny priestly coterie of technicians and you as an employee. I would ask them in supplication for permission to use the computer one hour a day or for them to write a program for you to do it, and Steve Jobs said No. My vision is one person one computer and I want it to be so easy to use that you don't have to take two weeks worth of introductory classes before you could even plug it in the way it is way was under the IBM model he wanted to democratize. Technology, so really the proliferation of computers in the way that we've seen with his vision, he steered the technology and industry in a different direction due to the things that he believed in. I'm talking to Helen Andrews, and her book is called Boomer's The Men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster. She is senior editor at the American conservative and I remember that I remember the days when, when computers first arrived in office, they actually made dust covers for them as though it like you said the priestly. You know, folks from I T would make sure this is taken well care of, and at the end of the day, you'd carefully wipe everything down and put a cover over the top of it Today. In most homes, I think you find all kinds of things parked. In front on on top of the computer box and around it and is treated like one more utility or one more device like a toaster or or a microwave oven, So they have been very democratized. And I remember when people said, Well, what will you do with a computer in your house? Well, we'll keep recipes on it. So Mom or Dad will know how to cook dinner. And and of course it does so much more than that now. But and I find myself I mean, obviously, because of what I do. I'm parked in front of a screen Most of the day two. Is there any way that he could have democratized? It made it available to everyone. Without that the priestly I T team and yet at the same time protected us from becoming so enthralled with the screen that we're all in front of it all day long, whether our job requires it or not. Steve Jobs actually did try his very best to keep screens from being overly addictive. I think I lost him and I give him complete credit for keeping pornography out of the apple store. I asked the use that dabbled in photography were not permitted, and he was under a lot of pressure to cave on that, and he didn't But the trouble is that Steve Jobs created this wonderful world of technology, and he himself was very responsible about wanting it to be good for humanity. But once he created that world, it was out of his hands. And a lot of the other people in the industry has been a lot less responsible have that they've had a lot less sense of their moral obligation to their consumers. So, however Noble Steve jobs was ultimately it wasn't really up to him. So before we get to Aaron Sorkin, who we may have to do that in the next segment, I'm talking to Helen Andrews. But is there any way to recapture that time? And is this perhaps a blip in time where we'll look back and say, Boy for those couple of decades, we were completely glued or screens, but now we've found a way to liberate ourselves from that any way to get there. Other than personal individuals doing it. It depends on how people are brought up..
Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film
"You've got split into. That's as close as i will ever get to desi arnez voice because it has been announced that aaron sorkin is making a lucille ball and desi arnez bio pic starring. Nicole kidman and javier bardem. I guess this is amazing but also it seems kind of terrible as as ideas go. What was your reaction to this news. My first reaction is. I'm just glad that nicole kidman and gets to have a little bit of just the tiniest bit of fine. Did you ever happened to catch the prom. Was the ryan murphy. Film version of a broadway musical speaking of things. We'll be discussing later on this podcast. I sure did. And i was not a fan nor was i. The only thing that i could say is like when they let nicole kidman do something which was very rare in this. She seemed to be having the time of her life and she was like. I don't have to have a breakdown. Like on a courtroom stand and talk about like really grim things while being filmed for once. And i'm flying free and so you know i assume this. Is i think this project in one form or another. I think errands has been trying to do this for a while. If you google. They're kind of like mentions of this project. Bopping around and i think it's about their marriage and working relationship presumably their ups and downs in it. Because it's a marriage. So i don't think it'll all be sunshine and roses for her but at least you'll get to do comedy. Yeah i think that's right on the one hand. We have seen her do comedy a few times in the past perhaps most notoriously in bewitched your icon nora ephron i kind of interesting but kind of bungled but kind of notable movie. What were you gonna say not. Everything works in not everything works. I'll say next week we're going to talk about one division. And i think the bewitched conversation and the idea of using bewitched as a satirical vehicle into another story is new again so as usual ephron ahead of the curve there nevertheless nicole kidman i. Is she gifted comic actress. I don't know maybe she doesn't have to be for this obviously lucille ball. Desi arnez their story as showbiz. Pioneers is not just a comic story. There's there's a lot of high drama that's place there. The other thing. I thought of when i read this news was that one of aaron sorkin non adapted works to to screen is something called the farnsworth invention which is about essentially the creation of the tv by filo farnsworth and we know that the origins of television and the origins of entertainment are quite important. Taryn sorkin and to the kinds of stories. He's he's often telling stories about people at the forefront of a new life changing kind of technology or culture. We've seen it with steve jobs. We've seen it with moneyball. We've seen it with the social network. He loves to find pioneers and tell their stories. And there's no doubt that. And lucy were major pioneers and tv. So you know. Of course we're going to watch it and devote six to twelve episodes about this on our show. And i'm sure it'll be good slash not good.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WTVN
"To safely and efficiently get patients from the check in to get their vaccine. Columbus Public Health is also holding vaccine clinics at the state Fair Grounds for Group one, eh, but health experts say expect only a couple of vaccination sites, but factors like the storage of the vaccine become critical and make it difficult to have just the multitude of small sites. Because, especially with the visor vaccine that has to be stored in ultra cold temperatures from now. Until Friday, crews will be working to get the Schottenstein up and running once it is, Haley says the site will allow them to vaccinate on a great scale while still following safety protocol ABC Sixes Alexis Meow burger reporting there, she says the soft launch on Friday at the shot will start with around 500 vaccinations. I will go to Ohio and over the age of 80 and older who do not live in a nursing home, But everyone will have to have an appointment to get the shot moving forward. Yesterday, the latest cove in 19 vaccination numbers for the Buckeye State show just over 305,000 Ohioans have so far started to receive their shots, roughly 2.6% of the state's population. People between the ages of 55 59 have received the most doses more than any other age group Abbott Labs. Meanwhile, he's releasing their rapid covert tests to schools and workplaces around the country. It'll be available to those places that need frequent testing. Their $5 nasal swab produces results in about 15 minutes. An 18 year old was shot and critically injured. It happened around 1 30 this morning in the 1800 block of Von Street. Police say witnesses saw the 17 year old suspect running away from the scene. They report his identity is known to police. But anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call the Columbus Police Department. And to Hollywood stars are circling. Aaron Sorkin's film on Lucille Ball and Desi are Nez Co. Kidman and Happy are barred. Damn, are the top contenders to star in Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos. The film of other relationship between I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi earn as Sorkin will also direct the film from Amazon. The film is set during one production week of their comedy show, when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. Lucie, Arnaz and Daisy are nice junior executive producers. Deal's still need to close for both actors and when production will start is still up in the air due to the cove in 19 crisis. Michelle Pelino Fox News. I'm Alison Wyatt Stay connected to Columbus in central Ohio on the hour 30 minutes passed, and as news breaks, we'll.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Treatment and choose change. California find the right treatment option for you at choose change. CIA dot org's Valentine in the morning Hollywood headlines. Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in in Amazon movie called Being The Ricardos. Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay and will direct it according to deadline. The filthy set during one production week of I Love Lucy, so from Monday's table, read all the way through Friday's audience filming and then Something happened some type of crisis that Lucy and Desi face and then their careers and their marriage are in trouble. It could end. I don't know that I love me, too. I'm so excited if it does happen, and Nick Jonas is in talks to play Frankie Valli in a streaming event performance of the Broadway musical jersey Boys. The original Broadway producers air producing it along with Frankie Valli. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the rumor is it's going to be on some type of streaming service and kind of like Hamilton did it. But this time with Jersey boys I love George Hollywood headlines. I'm not a huge theater guy, but I really always enjoyed that one A lot. Yeah, the music and that is just so good. Oh, my gosh. Totally That was the best. Yeah, I was looking up something here is you were talking. Sorry. Similar distracted? Um, yeah, my friends. I wonder if Craig's gonna be involved in this Craig pilot my eyes Frankie Valli's drummer. That's right. I don't know He still is. But he toured the Frankie Valli for a long time. He's like Frankie Valli's drummer and stuff like that, and he's like my age, So it's It's funny. The young guy like him with Frankie Valli and stuff, but he's got so many stories. Everything. Yeah, I mean, he went out with Frankie Valli. The four seasons made it. Ferguson, Uh, Edgar Winter. Denise Williams, Pat Boone. He a player in old band player. He's played with a lot of like, um older groups and stuff like that. Strike hoping hoping to get on board BTS or somebody, but you know there's still time this right so time. Get on board. You know, they just tweeted. They're looking for a 45 year old drummer Beats yeses. Yeah, Awesome. He's the Guy University or Texas guys. Well schooled post flow sweetly.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Many from people in this room, people saying, Hey, I want you to know this. Here's an idea for a story. Here's an issue that I'd love to see you get into the West Wing because it's an intelligent dialogue that is educating people is inspiring people. It is changing, not just the way people think about the process, but I think the way people think about people who are participating. In the process, and that's a wonderful thing. I don't want to overemphasize it because at the end of the day, it is still a television show, but I think it's doing some good. It's not just entertaining us. It is educating us and inspiring us. The show aired for seven seasons on NBC, 1999 to 2006 during the George W. Bush presidency. This essay is about the power of television. So what are your critiques? Well, gosh, dp Myers said that West Wing went on TV at the time of the impeachment, and she she's actually underrating that Aaron Sorkin has said in interviews that the moment he pressed finished on the pilot script was, you know, within 24 hours of the Monica Lewinsky story breaking So, in fact, when he pitched the show to NBC, they sat on it for a year because they said, We can't go on with this now because nobody wants to show watch a show about, you know, White House staffers. During the Lewinsky impeachment nonsense, and I have my own personal sense of the timeline of the West Wing because I am exactly the right age that my peers are people. You know, the people that I knew in the hail political union went into politics because they watched the West Wing You're the Washington High school and decided this is what I wanna do with my life on guys Think living in Washington, DC, where I do now There are an awful lot of people of whom that is true. I don't know if that's disturbing to the rest of America to know that they're being ruled by a ruling class that chose their particular careers because of the TV show, But it's true. The tragic irony of that is that Aaron Sorkin is not himself and especially political person s O. That's the substance of my critique is that he has said over and over again that he didn't make the West Wing because he cares so much about politics. He's just He just likes the sound of smart people debating start people talking to each other that Radha tat tat dialogue, and it just seemed like politics would be a good then you for having smart people talk to each other. So he was almost a pied piper to my generation, drawing people into politics without himself, carrying all that much about it one way or the other. So that sounds like a good thing drawing people into politics. Where's the problem? The problem is that this idealism Is essentially fools, um, that this idea of going into politics because you're going to change the world. The rosy world of the West ring is just very, very different from the nitty gritty of how you actually get things done in Washington. On. Do you get people who are I would almost say naive about politics because their view of what they do was shaped by the West Wing. If you watch the show, you will notice that there are many ripped from the headlines. Examples And indeed, the Myers was a consultant on the show, and so were a lot of other Clinton veterans and they fed Sorkin. Stories from their own times, so you'll be able to recognize Oh, you know, that particular story line is based on something that happened in 1996. But the more of those stories you notice, the more it becomes clear that Sorkin change the ending sort and took Thies stories from the Clinton years and gave them a happy ending. You know, there was an instance where we'll Ah, funny story from the Clinton years is that a phrase from the Communist Manifesto was dropped in a state of the Union address. And it went through nine different drafts before an intern finally pointed it out and said, Are you quite sure we want to be quoting Karl Marts in the state of the union, I think might get in trouble for that. Where is in the West Wing? You know, they catch the quote right away, So he altered history in order to make it all come out right in the end, But the truth is that in real politics, things don't don't always come out right in the end. And the noble idealists don't always win. And if you go in thinking that they will, you're going to make some mistakes. And would you say as a whole, The people who were inspired to go into politics as a result of the West Wing were like minded in their ideology, or does it cross political ideologies? I really want to be fair to Aaron Sorkin. He did his very best to not make the West Wing on exclusively liberal show he brought in. Conservative Republican consultants. Veterans of Bush one on he tried to write Republican characters who were noble on Justus, high minded as his liberal democratic character, so he really tried to be fair. The truth is that if you watch the show, it just didn't come off because so many of the people may I mean, it's Hollywood. It does have a liberal slant s O. Despite his best efforts to make it high minded, I don't think he quite succeeded on C SPAN radio. This is Q and day. Our guest this week is Helen Andrews on her book. Rumors. I couldn't help but think when I was reading that chapter that it was NBC who gave us the West Wing, but starting in 2005, they also gave us the Apprentice starting Donald Trump. Esso. Here's another program that ended up having a pretty big impact on politics. You have any thoughts about that? I think it's really a If you wanted to put a sort of the change in politics in the last 30 years into a sentence, you would say it is become TV ified. It's become a lot more like a reality show on D election of Donald Trump was kind of the apotheosis of that. But I don't think that's a good thing. There's a funny story that Armando Iannucci tells he's the guy who is the creator of deep and he says that when he was researching feet, he went to the Obama White House and looked around to get a sense of how it is in the in the West Wing. And he said that the people who showed him around pointed out little things in terms of the West Wing. You know, they would say, Oh, that's the desk where Josh would work or that's the desk where Donna would work. And you know she was thinking to himself. No, no, Those are fake people. It would be much better for you to say That's the desk where I work, you know, or somebody else works because your real why are you thinking of your own job in terms of this TV show from 1999? But you know when you it's really not very good to think of your job as a TV show if you're working in the West Wing, But as the initial story shows that's that's how people do think of it. Both of these Syriza's aired at a time when television was the dominant entertainment, medium and Americans households today it is a multitude of streaming services and cable networks and lots of choice. Is it still possible for a SYRIZA video? Syriza's to have as much impact as you think The West Wing did..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Martin's date. Bob is dead. Jesus is dead. They tried it peacefully way. Don't try something out. These rebels without a job. They're a threat to national security is whether she may have to hurt somebody's feelings. Great. This, I believe was going to go to theaters, but in the pandemic got pivoted to Netflix. Now Netflix did a limited release. But the majority of people have seen this movie watched it on the streaming service, and it is just a whip sharp film and it's It's written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and The dialogue is great, but it's not overly so organized. If that makes any sense, it doesn't feel overly contrived because it's still trying to give a realistic Interaction between these characters. It is an effective film extremely well done. Painfully relevant to stuff that's still going on today. I mean, it looks at people being incarcerated and then put to trial for riot that happened outside the Republican National Convention in the seventies. And you compare that to how authorities handled some protest this year. How hard it is the divine the truth from that chaos and this to find out who's responsible for what new you can actually paint anything on. It will Answer a lot of the stupid things that people are saying on social media when they don't understand things anyways, that's it for this segment. I need to go to a break when I come back and going to be reviewing the new film Shadow in the cloud and.
'The West Wing' enlists big names for its When We All Vote reunion special
"Thanks. I'm a big fan of Aaron Sorkin and tell us why This is a good time for me in television, because I like him so much. He absolutely if you didn't watch it yesterday, a cz, always with streaming. You can watch it at your leisure. But yesterday they dropped on HBO, Max. Ah, Special reunion of the West Wing cast is probably his most legendary TV show The West Wing and gathered almost everybody from the cast for Martin Sheen and Allison Janney and Rob Lowe and so forth. To recreate an episode from one of the early seasons as a theatrical staged event in an empty theater, But they filmed it like it was a play and it was in that shifted from scene to scene and it was really cleverly done, but also just reminded you how Wonderful that Siri's wass and how inspirational it was, even though it was about politics. So if the dueling if the dueling town halls and so you may be this would've last night, but it's still out there, but even more so today, Netflix drops another Aaron Sorkin project. Which he wrote and directed. It's called the Trial of the Chicago Seven, and it goes back to the sixties, when those counterculture figures Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale and others were put on trial for inciting the riots that disrupted the 1968 Democratic convention. It was a big media circus, and this film looks like it's got it all and including a terrific cast, including two Emmy winners from this season. Jeremy strong from succession and one of the stars of watchman job doing the team. They're playing two of the defendants. You also have frankly, Angela's The judge and Michael Keaton's in there. Sasha Baron Cohen's in there. Doing dramatic bit, and it just sounds like again. Aaron Sorkin is knows his way around a courtroom. If you remember his very first big hit was a few good men. So if you like Aaron Sorkin style you've got two choices was like a double whammy of Aaron Sorkin this week. Now? Yeah, I once interviewed Jerry Rubin, a za journalism student at Penn State, and he was in the Rolfing, which is when you beat yourself up physical. Just one strange cat, man. I got to say yes. I have a feeling that would be a fun one to watch. Yeah. Will be S O on Sunday. You got something? The
Netflix ends free one-month trial, but there’s still a way to watch free stuff
"Netflix's has removed all free trial options for new members they are gone I post at Netflix's help center reads quote free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix's has to offer no contracts, new cancellation fees and no commitments back in June Disney plus stopped offering free trials for new subscribers before Hamilton was added to the service on July fourth Netflix's has Aaron Sorkin Oscars hopeful trial of Chicago seven season four of the crown and David Ventures. Bank. Arriving over the next upper weeks, which may have prompted the similar move.
A Big Budget and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Apple’s Rudderless and Dull Debut Drama "Morning Show"
"So apple is getting in to the streaming game apple wants take on Disney plus apple wants take on Netflix apples go once again wants to be happy have a say in this just like Amazon does they want to have their piece of the pie and one of the things they can do even better than Disney is spend money now they have aids they didn't go about buying a library of content they didn't go about trying to create some level of dominance when Disney plus rolls out next month they will have they will have marveled they will have the Star Wars they will have the full Disney library and they will have ESPN and all of that is twelve dollars and ninety nine cents a month operators are going to just fall away this is the future and they are going to crush when it comes to the money I think who is also in there it is a tremendous amount of content that they've got together apple is going the same route that Amazon is going they're going to build it Netflix of course is already been building but not but also has done some buying of people what the moment we're getting to is going back to the old contract system of studios that's what we're going to get to so apple I'm not apple Netflix has worked it out so they've got Jerry Seinfeld right and they've got some some other a programming Amazon has done a good job of building out their programming and the programming offerings in winning a couple of ME is for on my resumes on now flea bag not the worst in the world to happen to apple can now spend a mall apple can outspend and create content on every single level so I went out and created something called the morning show and the morning show has Jennifer Aniston it has Steve Carell it has Reese Witherspoon I know Marc Klaas isn't it a whole bunch of people all bunch people are in the shop they have ordered two seasons of the show and the first reviews are brutally doll meandering three where the series struggling floundering to find its focus tone and attitude towards its main characters and that's some of the nice stuff those are some of the nice things the behemoth that album really get into the crowded original TV market place to become the latest perpetrator of it eventually gets better patients testing brutal brutal brutal let me continue according to Rolling Stone the morning show which is this the show these actors and it feels like it could have aired on broadcast TV anytime last fifteen to twenty years so long as the profanity got cut drawing comparisons to the news room but it's sort can without Sorkin meaning Aaron Sorkin the guy who created the the west wing news German that the American president great great writer it's sort without Sorkin lacking the snappy dialogue the soaring rhetoric or any attempt whatsoever to argue for why anyone should care about the future of the show within a show these reviews are brutal and this cast is
Tony Awards Preview
"Hi, everybody. It's Peter Travers than welcome to our special popcorn Tony award show. Now, I've gotta say, before we get into the nominees about who will win and who should win. This is been the most amazing year in Broadway history. It has made over two billion dollars at the box office that never happened. And why is it? I think it's Hollywood heat everybody from TV from movies from us. It wants to be on Broadway. They wanna be on that stage. You got this year. Kylo Ren and driver on Broadway. You have Walter, white Bryan, Cranston, there, Jeff Daniels who played Harry done in too, dumb and dumber movies. They're all fighting to be best, dramatic actor, what kind of stuff is happening on Broadway. Well, let's start with the major categories, and I'm gonna start with best musical the nominees are ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Beetlejuice remember that movie Haiti's town, the prom, and Tootsie. You remember that movie too? Well. I think the winner is Haiti's town. It's a rigid. It's basically the myth of Orpheus ritzy, but it's got a score by a woman named Naess Mitchell who doesn't come from Broadway, at all and kind of revolutionizes it. So what would happen what could spoil the fun? There's a little musical called the prom. It's really it's totally original. It's about these bunch of Broadway veterans, and they're really hard bitten, and they're not getting any press, and they decide to go to Indiana and help, a lesbian high school student take her girlfriend to the prom. That's it. How good is it? It's really good. And in terms of the Hollywood connection, Ryan Murphy, went to see it fell in love with it, and he's making a movie of it. So how about that? Then we have best play the Ferryman choirboy, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus. What the constitution means to me an ink. I'm telling you people, the Ferryman is got to be a movie soon. It's an Irish play. It's about the troubles, and in on a stage. We get to see an entire family deal with violence deal with their own feuds. We've got babies onstage. We've got live alive goose. We have everything there's nothing like I don't think there's any competition for it at all except there was a snub, the most successful play in Broadway history. That's not a musical is to kill among bird, and for some reason, the Tony nominee said, let's not nominated what I want. Answer on that one best revival of a play. Arthur, Miller's all my sons the boys in the band, burn this torch song and the Waverley gallery. I think Arthur Miller's all my sons which brought a net. Bending back to Broadway is a show that he wrote in one thousand nine hundred forty seven a bout a guy who was manufacturing airplane, parts and was to rush to do it. And so the planes crashed and killed pilots during the war. We live in the world of Boeing. Now, how timely could this be? So I think that's really up there. And I in terms of seeing a show that by playwright Arthur Miller who says, let's deal with the world we live in this one really, really did it then we have bible of musical. This is easy, because there's only two there's Oklahoma Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and kiss me. Kate. Of course, they were both movies. We saw Oklahoma with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the fifties. But kiss me, Kate is done in a traditional way. Kelli o'hara's in it, Oklahoma is directed by guide named Daniel fish who find darkness. We're Rogers and Hammerstein only found light. It's a revelation to watch this. It's not the Oklahoma you've ever remembered, and it sung in the kind of country western way, look, if you ever get to see this on Broadway or win a tours get there get there quick. Okay. Okay. Best actor in a musical. And so, we'll do alphabetically Brooks as Mantas in the prom, Derrick Baskin and ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Alex Brightman and Beetlejuice. Remember when Michael Keaton had their part, Damon down, oh in Rogers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma. And send Tino fun Tanna into okay? The favorite is Tino, Tanna who is playing the part that destined Hoffman immortalized in the movie in the nineteen eighties. But what Centeno Tanna doesn't remember him on TV in crazy ex girlfriend like I'm saying everybody's from TV, or he does so much more. He sings as a man sees a woman, he does physical comedy does everything but stand on his hat. And I say, you know, who's out there that can spoil the win for Santino Tanna. And my answer is no one because this is one of the great performances you'll ever see on a musical, comedy stage. He's the winner. Best actress in a play Benning in Arthur, Miller's all my sons, Laura, Donnelly, in the Ferryman. Elaine may in the Waverley gallery, Janet mcteer in Bernhardt hamlet, Laurie Metcalf in Hillary Clinton, and Heidi Shreck in what the constitution means to me. Okay. Elaine may doesn't win this Tony. You're going to hear from me. She's eighty seven years old. She's returned to Broadway. After decades to play the part of a woman fighting Alzheimer's, and everything is no perfect about what she's done. She started with Mike Nichols doing comedy. She was starring in movies of like the new leaf directed things like the heartbreak kid. She's just one of the best actors I've ever seen anywhere. And if she loses and, you know, I feel bad for an bending because if Elaine may wasn't here this year, I think she would be the winner, but come on. Attention must be paid people. And I also wanna talk about a snub how. How does Glenda Jackson who won the Tony last year for three women returned to Broadway as King Lear? We talk about the age of hashtag metoo and time's up Glenda. Jackson is playing king. Lear gets rave reviews and the Tony committee says we're not gonna nominate her now. No, we're paying attention. And we're gonna come back and get you our best actress in a musical. Stephanie, j block in the share show Caitlyn Kanoun in the prom Beth level, in the prom, Eva nobles, ADA in Haiti's town, and Kelley O'Hara and kiss me cake. Stephanie j block who is that theater veteran is playing share in a way that sometimes she's more share than share. You might think this is just an escapist show thing to know she finds the character of who she is share shows up at this show often does numbers with her, and pus share. There's who's a bigger Hollywood. Name who is coming to Broadway with the show about herself. It takes three actresses to play here. But Stephanie j block plays the central one. And she plays the hell out of it. So she has just got to win. I'm sorry, people. All right. Best featured actress in a play for new of Flanagan in the Ferryman seal, you keep. And Bolger into kill a Mockingbird. Christine Nelson, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Julie white and Gary sequel to Titus andronicus and Ruth Wilson and King Lear people if you see if you see to kill among bird, and you should seal, you Keenan Bolger is very controversial because she's playing scout scout in the book and in the movie remember is in eight or nine year old girl. A C Keenan Bolger is in her forties. And yet, what she finds in this character who grew up to be Harper who wrote this novel is the heart and soul of the peace. So I'm telling you people this, this has got to happen. See Keenan Bolger remember that name best featured actor in a play birdie Carville and ink, Robin to hasten boys in the band getting Glick into kill a monkey bird, Brandon your Ranna wits in burn this Benjamin Walker in Arthur Miller's. All my sons birdie, Carville in ink. Those of us, those of you who actually went to Broadway couple of years ago and saw of any kind of a musical where you were shocked at a man playing a woman, you saw birdie, Carville in Matilda, and he played this woman, this horrible headmistress, and now he's playing Rupert Murdoch. So every who in Hollywood, who in politics would anyone hasn't been in an Rupert Murdoch publication or paper and who hasn't been rolled over the coals in it that performance and in London when he played it in one and Olivia ward, he had to play it in front of Rupert Murdoch. It's just an incredible job. I wanna talk a little about the snubs in this category. The non nominees there isn't actor named Bengal Arghanab into Killa mugging bird who plays Tom Robinson. He is the black man who is on trial for raping a white woman, a crime never committed. And he's defended. By Jeff Daniels. Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin adapted Harper Lee's novel to the stage. He did it so that he could expand the role of the black characters as he did here. And again, the Tony committee, decided only to nominate the white actors from tequila, Mockingbird ignoring the two black actors who are just brilliant in their roles. You people you're going to get called on the carpet. You need to all right? Best featured actress in a musical, Lilli Cooper in Tootsie, amber, gray and Haiti's town Sarah, styles Tootsie, alley stroke, or in Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and Mary, Testa in Rogers, and Hammerstein Oklahoma there, something totally remarkable that happened this year in stroke, and Oklahoma. This is a woman who when she was two years old was in an automobile crash, and was never able to walk again. And now on Broadway playing eight oh Anne who is like the sexual. Time bomb in Oklahoma, the one who sings, I can't say, no, the part went to Allie. Stroke, she plays it in a wheelchair and you would think that's inspiring enough. But when you watch her play at you, forget the wheelchair exists, and you're watching her take over the stage like Dolly Parton. She, it's just an amazing thing to watch and it works on so many levels. So I wanna be there when she wins that Tony, and I want to be standing up and applauding and going Bravo. She deserves all right. Best featured actor in a musical Andre shields in Haiti town and a groups Luccin. That's a good name into Patrick page in Haiti's town germy, pope in into proud the life and times of the temptations and Ephraim Sykes ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations, the favorite, the one, I think will win is under the shields and Haiti's town. He's seventy three years old. He stands on that stage is the narrator in like a silver suit. In total control of body and every movement and pulls you in till you're memorized. Your mesmerizing you not take your eyes off of hundred shields. This is a veteran actor who needs to get this Tony. But what if he didn't who would go to there's a young actor named Jeremy pope who plays Eddie kendricks in the into proud the life and times of the temptations? And who does he's playing a difficult man. One of the most difficult of the temptations. But one of the most talented as well. He's also nominated this year as best actor in a in a play in choir, boy, this is to me, the brightest newcomer that you will see on the stage and you're going to see him everywhere, stage movies television. It's just the beginning. So if you get to see this, you're going to be able to tell your friends, I was there win. Okay. Best director of a play Rupert Gould for Inc. Sam Mendes for the Ferryman Bartlett. Fair for to kill a mocking bird Ivo von Hosver for network, and George C Wolfer Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Sam Mendis in the Ferryman this play. Does a job on stage that equal to his first movie which was American Beauty, which you may remember won the best picture? Oscar and once Mendis the Oscar as best director.
Jeff Daniels ('To Kill a Mockingbird') on playing Atticus Finch
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes.
Inside Aaron Sorkin's 'Mockingbird' story
"Playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says he was eager to adapt. Harper Lee's to kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. But he still had some serious. Reservations about the job. I said yes, knowing really it was a suicide mission because people have a very special relationship to the novel. And it's a great book. What could I do but make it less than than what it was? And the acting future of Jesse smollet is still unknown. But his character on empire just made TV history all that up on the frame. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn when Tony nominations are revealed next week to kill a Mockingbird will likely get a lot of attention almost certainly for Jeff Daniels who plays Atticus Finch, but the adaptation by earned Sorkin was far from easy. Scott Rudin secured, the rights to the patient and got Harper Lee's personal approval of Sorkin. It's the playwright. But then things started to go awry following Lee's death three years ago the estate eventually sued to stop the production. We'll get to the lawsuit in a bit. But when I spoke with Sorkin about to kill a Mockingbird. He I told me why his first draft didn't work. I simply try to do. No harm. I I took the most essential scenes that you need to tell the story, and I stood them up and dramatize them and the whole thing felt like a greatest hits album done by tribute band. And I turned it in and Scott who usually at that point. Would meet with me for days and ended up with hundreds of notes to go back and do the second draft with he met with me for less than thirty minutes and gave me two notes. And the second note was the one that changed everything. What Scott said was that Atticus can't be advocates from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. He's got a change. That's what protagonist does a protagonist has a flaw protagonist put through something and changes as a result. And I thought well, of course, Scott's right? That has to be what happens in a play. I wonder how Harper Lee got away with an Abacus who's the same. At the beginning of the book is at the end of the book, how Horton Foote got away with an Atticus in the movie who's the same at the beginning of the movie is the is at the end of the movie. And that's when I realized that advocates isn't the protagonist in the novel or the movie scout is she's the one who changes her flaws that she's young and the changes that she loses someone for innocence. And while I wanted scout. And dill to remain protagonists in the play. I wanted advocates to be the central protagonist. I wanted him to be put through something. I wanted him to have a flaw on. I wanted him to change is a result. And what happened in that moment was that? I simply stopped thinking about the word adaptation that it. No longer was my goal to gently swallow the novel in bubble wrap and transfer it to a Broadway stage that I was going to write a new play taking the circumstances that Harper Lee put on the table. And that's when things started to take off. So I'm gonna ask you this. Obviously, it's a period piece. But I'm gonna talk about it's modern relevance of which there is a tremendous amount. What was happening in the world as you were adapting or reimagining, but ever we're gonna do whatever verb are gonna use to describe what you were doing with harp. Elise novel to make it a play. Yeah. Well, what was happening in the world. Was Trump was elected president Charlottesville was happening. Charlottesville became an important touchdown in this. And I'll tell you why Atticus in the in the novel. This was in thinking about what flaw can Atticus half. Does he go from being a bad lawyer to a good lawyer, a bad father to a loving father a racist believing injustice in a quality, and obviously no on all three? What I realized was that Atticus already had a flaw. Harper Lee gave him one. It's just that. When we were learning the book, we were taught that it was a virtue advocates says throughout the book that there's goodness in every single chicks, go get along better with all kinds of folks never really understand it until you consider things from his point of view. Climates out of his skin woke rounding he excuses. Bob, Buell's racism by saying the man just losses WPA job. You know, it's he excuses. Mrs Dubose is racism by she recently stopped taking her medicine or morphine. He excuses. The town's racism. This is the deep south things happen slower here, you know, give gift people time and thinking about all that at the same time at Charlottesville happened in it started. What Atticus was saying was starting to sound to me like there were fine people on both sides. Right. And that's when the bells rang, and and I was really able to kind of go from a walk to a gallop. We're talking with earned Sorkin about his ad obtain of Harper Lee's novel to kill a Mockingbird. I wanna play a scene between Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson who's been accused of raping a white woman. And the story can't tell you how to plead, but I can't. And I must give you my best advice. You won't be my lawyer. Very less thing. I won't the world be your lawyer right now negro man, what teenage girl wouldn't be going in with a win hands. But I'm compelled to defend us an officer of the court, and in that capacity of taken Salamo to give him a best council, which is that you cannot and you must not lead guilty and go to jail for a crime that you did not could not commit. So how do you figure out a way to dramatize what Atticus is going through? And how he's changing the way that he sees an excuses behavior through the play. What tricks? What are the things that you are able to do with the text and through new dialogue and putting dialogue and other characters mouse, they get you to that place where he can evolve for me, a big part of Attica ses journey in this play is going from someone who says, I know these people these are our, friends and neighbors sure some of them may be stuck in the old ways. But there are none of them that are so far gone. They would send an obviously innocent man to the electric chair, and he discovers that he doesn't know his friends and neighbors that to me does a really good job of of reflecting. I think how a lot of us no matter where you are on the political or ideological spectrum the way, a lot of us have felt these last few years that we thought we knew our fellow Americans. But we didn't we were wrong about our friends and neighbors, and that's one of the reasons why this play based on a book that sixty years old that takes place ninety years ago feels so much like today.
Gay Comedians Weigh in on Nick Cannon Calling Out Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman
"Mean, no comedian is safe. Those women also weren't asked to host the Oscar exact Glaring glaring team. team. They were asked that people would have dug through their social media one of the themes of this year than the metoo movement. It's been how quick are to tear the people down we look at their past. We judge them. We don't let them learn from their steaks, and we don't forgive them. If if I knew anything about the gay community and everyone at this table has close friends that are gay there about the most forgiving people in this world. And so I think we've got to get over this being so quick to judge people finding failure on every single person's part and just moving on and better being each other. And I just say take the side of these girls where second from what I know of their work. They are pro gate comedians. They are not people that Kevin Hart thing was very nasty. I thought what is the dog's head and hit him on the head that I didn't like that at all upset me. But these girls, they don't call them girls girls, went meant, no kidding kidding. These girls are comedians, and they are they love the gay community gay community loves them their cons of the gay community. But they still so these hunt is that is that. About what we were saying in the meeting, and I wish they had given us more time to talk about this because this is actually one of the nucleus where you, and I have a lot of synergy free speech is I think one of the tenants of being an American I think it's extremely important that doesn't mean that you can throw out slurs at people and not have ramifications in your work in one way or the other. But I don't wanna live in a culture in a society where I think comedians and pundits in particular. Push boundaries for reason. I don't agree with anything Bill Maher's. Hardly ever. I watch his show almost every week is pushing boundaries. And I'm always going to be interested in people who are going to say that things that people other people are scared to say, and that doesn't mean it's okay to have any kind of violence or hate speech or anything under that terminology. But according to the federalist which all candidates my husband runs. There's now the people who couldn't will host the Oscars now include Tiffany haddish, Donald Glover, Sarah Silverman. John Stewart Tina Fey, Dave Chapelle and Stephen Colbert, according to things that they've said in the pathway, everybody's now the Kevin Hart rule. I just don't know who's. Gonna be hosting inside the four year old. Get it or job juggler or something like that. For office. No one wants to be as public as they used to be. This is a real problem. I think this should be a wakeup call for everybody. Everybody. We'll be right back. Necked of view exclusive, Michael Bloomberg talks about giving the White House a wakeup call that could save the world. And if he has his eye on the Oval Office in twenty twenty. Honest, unflappable oneness what could Luke Bryan Tim tebow, Kellyanne Conway and Raza offline all be talking about find out on journeys of faith, a podcast where we learn what faith means to some of the most
Actress Cynthia Nixon, a Dem challenger for NY gov, calls ICE 'terrorist' group, wants it abolished
"The most irritating member of the cast and sex and the city which says a lot i mean you really have to work to be most irritating member of the cast and sex in the city but cynthia nixon is now running for governor of new york she will lose horribly to andrew cuomo of course but she says that her program is that she definitely definitely wants to abolish is right no boarders so when trump says the democrats don't borders and then the media says that's a lie cynthia nixon pretty much just set out loud what you're not supposed to say out loud there being separated throughout this country by nice yes i think we need to abolish ice that seems really clear they have strayed so far from the interests of the american people and the interest of humanity we need to we need to abolish okay and your solution to people crossing the border illegally would be what the answer is the solution we just let people cross the border illegally so in president from the democrats he is not wrong about this year is trump yesterday saying democrats are are by not deterring were crossing they're creating a child smuggling industry there is some truth to this people are suffering because of the democrats so we've created they've created and they've let it happen a massive child smuggling industry exactly what it's become okay i do like how president trump announces industry industry it's he he does he just to piss people off i think but he's exactly right here and he's also right when he says listen the media have been complaining about the inhumane treatment of children well what about the inhumane treatment of children under obama there was some attention paid to this in two thousand fourteen two thousand fifteen but it wasn't on the cover of time magazine obama frowning down at a crying child wrapped in aluminum foil blankets here is president trump going off on the media you look back at twenty fourteen during the obama administration they have pictures that was so bad they had a judge said it was in your main the way they were treating children take a look at some of the court rulings against the obama administration they talked about in main treatment i read a my looked at them they're all over the place in new main treatment they were treating them terribly he's totally right about this now the left has of course responded by saying that trump is uniquely evil individual cory booker is just the most if cynthia nixon was the most irritating member of the sex in the city cast cory booker is most irritating person in the united states in politics i mean cory booker and his virtue signaling he is just awful in every way you remember when he started shouting at who was shouting ad in his is it was kirsten nielsen makes perfect sense shouting at her and now he is now he is saying this is moral vandalism of our values i love how everything that cory booker says was written by aaron sorkin here's cory booker we just have to do this and stop doing this moral vandalism one or value that you see is going on it's just unacceptable and it's barely english but i guess the point is clear it's moral vandalism about then nancy pelosi a woman who is for aborting babies pretty much until you're actually dies and fulcrum and being like nancy pelosi is so pro abortion that you're seventy eight and you've been born for seventy eight years now she still thinks that there's a question whether your mom should be able to abort you now nancy pelosi she says this right here is outside the circle of human behavior it's outside the circle of human behavior dentures a in around go for it nancy the president in either not knowing not caring delusional and denial about his own policies being outside the circle of civilized human behavior he's a monster gender stand he's an absolute monster and then then then here's the here's the here's the hard part for democrats jay johnson you remember that guy is the department of homeland security secretary under the obama administration he sort of admitted that in two thousand fourteen they expanded family detention hoops when two thousand fourteen to deal with the spike then with the families we did a number of things including by the way working with the government of mexico and obtaining their cooperation on securing their southern border but we also expanded family detention which was i freely admit controversial oops oops sees it turns out that all of trump's evil matias.