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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 Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Everyone saying and do that I watched it today. You know on youtube and it made me smile all over again that you know just that moment of you know will mcevoy as they're singing you know with Charlie's grandsons. I just think is a really great moment and And i once again. They earned it because Charlie had talked about that. His grandson was gifted musician earlier in the episode and talked about that You know he's the meaning. Became how i got to memphis and the the back story in that episode is aaron showing how everyone got to where they ended up being so kind of had a double meaning similar to you like the c o canada story. Right yeah so much so much. Good stuff is so much. Good stuff ed ed. So yes. I appreciate it Sarah this was a blast. I appreciate it. I could talk aaron sorkin with you every night for just hours and i don't think you know You know if. If we weren't both busy i would i. Would i swear. I wanted to do a sportsnight version of wesley wesseling. Weekly just to go through every episode of visit with it and talk about it. And and if i ever do you're my first call you invite him Just so beautiful in. It's been a while since every visited any of that and So this was so lovely. And i really appreciate you thinking of me and no problem All right so. Did you do your homework about the mary questions. I did all gay. 'cause i was going to cut this out. Didn't so if you are a fan of sarah and or an aaron sorkin fan and you've never listened to set listing bruce. I end every episode asking my guest. The mary question and what the question is. A armstrong is an honors english teacher in the philadelphia area. He just recently retired and he His seniors would spend two days taking the song thunder road. Bruce springsteen break apart look at the imagery. Look at the The lyrics talk about the themes and at the end of the two days. They asked the question this. Mary get in the car so sarah that is your question. Is mary get in the car at the end of thunder road. I have and i can see where it would. It could go either way. What i hope is that it's no okay. She does not get in the car and mainly because the whole narrative is that she has been some bad stuff.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"You know confronted her feelings for casey. Yeah and you know. When sally was like i don't know you anything. You know. basically a main over gordon today but not over casey and Dana coming back and apologizing genuinely apologizing it was so nice to see that was because especially at the time there was a lot of like. Oh women are always at each other. They're never comrades or never you know which is just baloney absolutely That has not been the case in my life. I'm a have a girlfriend. Su i am very supportive of and it's and that's the norm. You know i mean not that you don't disagree but it's not like we're biologically set to go at each other. It's a silly So on tv with Where it was contentious but became respectful it with that. But also the bond with With her and natalie which could all obt that there are disagreements but there's a respect there and enough of a bond that they could Say i think you're wrong. And i love the line where sally goes. I don't think. Casey likes that much. And i'm sure that's not true sally but it it wasn't you know it was a true statement and it was It was heartbreaking. Are here that's her. Say that So oh yeah just amazing. All right I've already shared one of my honorable mentions Little drummer boy. Do you have a couple of you wanna share yet I have sort of three. Another report is talk about him. All at the same time sounds great. So i just wanted to say enough accounts really but sports music the themes the theme music was like this kind of pavlovian happy. Amy s a man. Like every tuesday night that music starts like my heart and even now like watching some of it again. I was reminded of how happy that music made in the west wing as well that the theme music had that effect to And then i want to say also in the social network When zuckerberg is leaving the bar and going back to his dorm room to start the beginning of what became facebook the Pity the women against each other.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Don't talk to me about that. I know you longer than anybody here. and almost anybody in your life you know yet and the actress who played the young. Mrs landingham was She was She was she was just lovely on the west wing weekly when they interviewed her and and she was perfect. I she was doing. And you're right like why dislike one. No you jet and to hear him. It is and that that great scene which you know we debated and everything is like well It's a cliffhanger and we're like no we speed very clearly you know you. I know you're going to say yes because you're gonna tell you put your hand in the pocket and you know It just was absolutely you know like Cj telling him now don't forget you wanna ask this question. I you know at you know 'cause he's gonna be a medical question. You need that you know. And he sees that and then he just goes to someone else because you know he has had that redemption. He has had that fire in his belly again. Right and it would. Just the whole thing was gorgeous. I wanna go pull this my dvd and watch it again. So i emailed him after it aired. And i said i can't breathe it is. This was so every minute of this episode was so breathtaking. I just you know. And i'm sure he was getting a flood of but he won't eat it he would always reply was always wonderful about that. Well i also think. Sarah you never overstepped and we're always very respective respect full of him in his time. You know it would have been easy you know in. You made it very clear that there was a boundary that you had you. Were kind enough to get a connection and in you know because of our kind of mailing lists and everything and you're always very you kept it professional. Yeah he's busy you know I lost the connection with him a long time ago. And i still miss it sometimes. Sure because it.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"So it is not a true musical moment. The way you think of like a montage but if i had to name like okay main ten of your favorite song is jesse a change is gonna come would be on that list and it's all because west wing used it the that's absolute and side. Note leslie odin junior. Playing at sam cook in one night met miami. Yes we if you haven't. Oh my god fantastic. He's so old. Oh he's so good in there. And yes i agree Yeah so just absolutely wonderful. All right what's your number three three okay number. Three is from noel It is a yoyo. Ma playing bach suite in g major and the reason being because as he playing it. We're getting to see what really was going on with josh. And getting the truth of what happened with With ptsd and so it was his buildup of this crescendo of the music and the urgency of the music culminating with him smashing his hand into the window And then right after that once he has wants. The truth has been revealed to stanley where he can finally release. What's been going on with him or at least begin to release the pressure cooker on the ptsd The the music in the suite changes to a more major key kind of sound. You know because. I mean it's in it's in a major key but the crescendo of had felt very minor key and then as soon as that moment happens with him. It switches into that kind of lighter more relaxed major key kind of sound so i don't know if that was an intention but as former classical musician it it spoke to me that way So i just thought that was a brilliant use of that moment and also i love yo yo ma this as well so i grow up loving him and But that just. It was part of the power of noel having it. Go that way you know..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"In its entirety and And just said over and over again. I re remembering how great this was. And how wonderful this was and how clever it was and how you know it. It is truly. There are some moments in there that just make me smile During the lockdown. I saw all of wesseling again. I i went through all seven seasons and and watch that again and Kind of enjoyed Josh molina and her. she's you know wesseling weekly to kind of kazan. Felt like what you you. And i are other members group purdue right if if if we weren't josh molina that could actually talk about the inside but just the idea of two people who loved the show discussing it and so i- revisited that so it was really nice to go back there again So you're in california correct. No actually of moved back to texas. Oh that's right you are back in texas yes. I moved back in two thousand eighteen. So i'm in The dallas area are actually. I don't think a far from you. don't you are carrollton. I'm in lewisville so We will now need to meet Yes we do. We do need to be for real so that's good very nice So can you remember when you first discovered aaron's work and you know. I usually ask the question. When can you know. Can you describe finding bruce's music bruce springsteen music and if you can say why it spoke to you try to articulate it so i'm going to twist this. You discovered aaron sorkin and can you explain. Maybe what about his pros and his writing spoke to you. So i discovered him with a few good men. The ziff nome. I was in the marines at the time that came out and it was playing on our Our base the theater we had on the base in quantico. So like we're right close to where they would have been talking about it and It it spoke to all of us. I saw it. And i came back to the barracks telling my friends. You have to see that. It's it's so amazing and at that time. Of course. I didn't anything about him. But then over the years i came to know who he was and then when sports i started and i got into that and then there were more articles about him and i was like oh my god he did a few good men and so i was already on board I think it was because of the. I mean the dialogue for sure the buildup of his understanding of characters and drama That when it's that good you're just in it just sucked into it. You're not going. Oh he did that. Well he did that well It like just wanna be in this and so what. I saw that so many times. And i felt like there was a respect for the marines in that the Spoke to us on the base as well And so. When i started his group he thought he was being punked by josh malina so he emailed me and it was like if i find out this is a joke and it was just the most amazing thing to be connected to him and I worked at disney at the time that sports started and one. I fell in love with that. I would go down to the lot of the disney lot. Went ahead a chance and Just hang around the sound the sound stage because it was just to be near it you know. I think it's just because i've never had that reaction.
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
Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell lead historic DGA nominations
"The directors guild of America is making history with its latest batch of nominations there's been times when the DGA has nominated a woman for outstanding achievement as a director but they have never been to women nominated in the same year until now Chloe's Allen emerald fan along the list this year zao is nominated for no man's land and fennel for promising young woman also nominated the Isaac Chung Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher the DJs are considered a strong indicator of how the Oscars might go in the past seventeen years fifteen DGA winners went on to win at the Academy Awards the DJ's April twentieth it will be held virtually because of the pandemic I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
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
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
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.
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.
'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.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"When I finish watching that first episode of the newsroom you know I've seen it before I kinda wanted to watch the other one? He's just he's good you know he's good at writing interactions between characters. That are enjoyable to watch you know despite spite myself I I enjoyed it more than I even thought I was in the moment. I saw you know what I didn't didn't love Molly's Game Molly's game has a The worst part of Mali's game is a scene where the character that Jessica chastain is playing molly. Her her father played by Kevin Costner. The park banks. Yes they united after years and he explains her Daddy Eddie issues to her. And that is that kind of encapsulates for me. Air Organs Fundamental problem with writing people people who aren't just white men that problem I don't think has ever gone away and his work so that's always there despite it. I still enjoy watching and listening to his work. I'll give him a seven. Yeah that's where I'm at right now. Fashion and what do you think if we take a content creator and create a scale based on like Aaron Sorkin Steven Spielberg Cutie High. I five from you to somebody who is I find equally interesting in both television. Adobe cary Fukunaga so to me. He's a freaking Tan. I loved him when I saw his sin number film. The one the sort of put him on a map at Sundance Sundance years ago. His Jane Eyre. I saw his Jane Eyre with Mia Washy Call Scott and Michael Michael Fassbinder Willard. He does not show his Dick in that. Unfortunately if you WANNA see it. That list is pretty short. Ah But it's out there shape out there to see if Dick which carry Kananga did not make no neither Steve McQueen Mukta shut out to students not that one I also loved his versus of detective to me is a masterpiece. I know people have a lot of different conversations around that season. I think it's freaking brilliant. That's like the next era of television. Because it's hard for me to find something on 10-scale that is pure drama and especially somebody he keeps coming back to do more and more drama. I mean care if we're going to go by no means is a comedy content creator. There's no I mean like maniac has there's whimsical element to that right. I certainly wouldn't call comedy no but it's definitely not totally serious areas right right so careful. Kananga is undeniably a ten for me. Aaron Sorkin I think that he's a King of drama like to me of this drama in a very almost scholastic way he talks about the rules of drama intentions obstacle. He's masterclass but it's something that you can find an any of his work right. You see a very clear example of drama that was probably really happening on stages in ancient Greece and it was just picked up to the same rules. He really applies to television and film today. which is very cool cool? There's not a lot of people do that like he's work is probably greatest study if you were learn writing or drama and you know it's like you probably can learn a lot from the act structure and how the characters interact with each other because they all have their own goals and there's is obstacle they create obstacles between the I mean it's fascinating I think and to me he's very much belongs in the ninety S. Like when I think of Aaron Sorkin to me. He's very very much of like ninety. S television like maybe nineties films. But he's very much of dislike king of like solid network television and I I did also get very excited watching newsroom pilot and be like. Oh my God I want to keep watching. This is interesting but part of me was like why there's nothing nothing that I don't know that would take place and I would like expand my mind to me when I watch care if we're gonna I'm like Holy. I don't know what this guy is going to do next. Even if he fails he feels big. there's episodes of Maniac watchable. I think there's episodes they're brilliant. I like him for that. Like I think true detected there's monologues blogs of monologues money logs going on between characters for ever like for like twenty minutes or something. You're like what is going on but you get into that and you're like Whoa. Oh I didn't know television could be that. I do highly recommend masterclass because I think masterclass with Aaron Sorkin is fantastic. A he comes off warmer her and more caring people than you imagine him to be like. He's very nice dude. You know like you. Just listen to him. You like. He wants to help. He wants to teach he cares. I really like saw saw him in the New Light from that but at the end of the day I just think that to me and problem is all his characters. Sound the same sound like Aaron Sorkin in one integration nation. Talking to another Aaron Sorkin I think Aaron Sorkin to me is Six I respect him more than I love him. There's there's some work that again like newsroom will probably go at seven but him as a body of work. I think he's a strong six for me so I lost that uh-huh Snowman's score. He didn't live up to the reputation of cary Fukunaga and Shane Black. So I've lost if this was I gotta say though if this was a competition your scores ours are pretty good people because they're above five. Yeah Okay I've done to my. Who Cares about us? Well yes us. What is your rating? Who What is my rating is Oregon? Well if I have to rate him. I've done a pretty pretty bad job. This tire our that. He's a fifteen or is it makes us happy. Yeah I admit he's got his flaws and yet I see everything you're saying. Sometimes it's cheesy dialogue wasps character sound the same because he writes them all. I loved the apartment seeing the US loves favorites. And because I thought it was Kevin Costner recognizing his flaws in the understood is laws was demonstrating to his daughter that he he understood all the bad things he did. But Hey maybe I'll have to watch it again through your eyes. Stephen I threw yours. That's what this podcast is all about friendship while Rushmo Stephen. Is there anything that caught your attention last week. They would like to plug as a shut up. I love it topic. Yeah sure You know it's related to this week's episode. I'm not gonNA necessarily recommend that anyone go out and watch the newsroom. But I would recommend must be out there. Just watch a super cut of Sam Waterston clips from the newsroom. Because I think he is the best part of the shell I mean. I don't remember the other episodes that I've watch but at least in the pilot. He's just this weird chaotic force episode. Yeah I'm a marine and I'll just often just scream at one point he it just makes a noise. It's not even watching the captions on and they didn't even know how to capture. I would like to recommend something I mentioned in this episode the trial and error my wonder why favors comedy TV series. That's unfortunately it doesn't exist anymore but.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"Show the newsroom. Star Jeff Daniels is. We'll we'll mcevoy thank you. Ah pronounced that one right. Have you ever consider changing your last name to mcevoy less pressing until until today you could try and make that connection between James mcevoy will mcevoy those pilot of the newsroom. The open will mcevoy In kind of a depressed days as he sits between these two wacky extremism Fremont Oh woman who likes the arts and pseudo Nazi and it's like why can't either these people people get it together and it takes place at Northwestern University of this United States. The moderator of this discussion is trying the push will to express a non non offensive answer right stopped establishing such light of everything and and actually take a stabbing the Jay Leno of broadcast exactly. And you've probably seen this clip because probably your uncle posted on facebook five or six times. Since the pilot came out but personnel young girl gets up to the microphone and ask very end. Mattis her main offense. I think she had the temerity to be attractive and young and a woman and she asks the panel wise. They think America's the greatest country in the world and the liberal gives a blah blah. Answer and the right wing Guy Gives blah-blah answer freedom and Jeff Daniels can't take it and he has a meltdown as many as many any sorkin characters do absolutely. Yeah I the power or like the movie network. Yeah certainly is. This is Aaron's organs. Patty cheifs key moment. And we'll mcevoy gives a long monologue about how America isn't good are you. Are you essentially mispronouncing this pronouncing monologue or Portmanteau eggs and the Portmanteau a monologue in dialogue. We're GonNa read this right now. And if I edited out the edit it out I will be the offensively attractive sorority girl and you yeah you sorority girl. Just in case you. He accidentally wander into a voting booth. One day there are some things you should know one of them is. There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world old. We lead the world in only three categories number of incarcerated citizens per capita number of adults. Who believe angels are Real in defense spending where we spend more for the next twenty six countries combined? Twenty five of whom are allies None of this is the fault of a twenty year old college student but you are nonetheless unless you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period closed up on the silence union generation period ever period. So when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world. I don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Yes have any stunned silence lintz and this is where it turns this is where he softens and this is the second half when he gets to the but it can be. Hey pretty great. Yeah I think so better than the American President I disagree I. I don't like it very much. I enjoyed it and you know. Part of it was acting for sure. It's cheesy to me. It was cheesy but so is everything else Aaron Sorkin. I have a question for you is do. Do you think we as the audience are supposed to agree with this first. Half because for the rest of the pilot episode. He's going around talking about how no one's talking about the second half of what he said which is where he starts talking about. How America can be good again? Do you think we as an audience are supposed to be on his side with this with this first half well I think I think just like you said there's a radical centrism in him in his characters and I think that's what he feels like. Most intelligent Americans are radical centrists that Yup they have these great ideals and everything but where so centrist so moderate that we can't really think about putting them into play or marja-lisa because I think the other thing you're leaving out of that is that what's her name the McKenzie character and Ah Emily Mortimer as a holding up a sign it's not and then flips. The thing is but it can be right now that office at delusion that he's having having taken vertigo medicine and also because he does see another woman's yeah yeah he He does but it turns out that it was alert was her but yeah but no but I think he. That's my answer. Yeah but no true centrist response. I yeah absolutely. I think I think we're supposed to agree with both of them. were supposed to be outraged by the part of and we're supposed to be inspired by the second half. I guess most pretty much everything he does say a in the first half I agree with I. Guess the part that I really You know react negatively to is the way that he is berating this girl and then also Saguenay. She's a part of the worst period generation period ever right period because I also part of that generation. I guess that's part of why. I personally Zimmer no no I'm not as I wish I was as cool as Hell zooms out here. I'm an ally for you. Don't don't burn me online because I'm with it. Don't hack him either. Because you probably know heck me but also later on in the later on in season one that quote unquote dumps. Wordy girl is working in the newsroom. I never got that far in the show. She's working there that's cool. That's pretty enough. have to bring back. I knew that he was inspired enough by his speech. Come and work for them and sorting loves his Petite Blonde Women Everywhere aware in his work he was dating. Kristen Chenowitz for a long time doesn't more petite or blonde than that trial and error season to one of my shows a wall. Time the whole episode. It's something that I've kind of had to come to terms with with my Aaron Sorkin appreciation over the years for a long time. I just liked it uncritically. Yeah and then at a certain point. It went more toward Admiring his idealism in a in a acute way yeah we're now I'm Kinda like scared by his naievety in ways. It's very clear in this episode in the pilot episode. Newsroom his room he has a clear bead on what is happening in the country. He he his characters are outright talking. About how like. We're more divided than we've ever been in. It's only GonNa get worse which you know it does get alive but his his solution for it is in you know. Listen to both sides you know. Find the find the real median point here. You know which has not helped and it is not going to help. Well I mean I think as I think his point of view is actually a little more radical than he's presenting a jury he's presenting it as it comes across it comes across as radical centrism because it has to get on network. TV's it has the he makes will mcevoy a Republican. He's not really a Republican incredibly liberal and on the West Wing of course they want to bash right-wing right wing church people whatever. But we've got a court in their votes and you know that's probably going to be half the viewing audience. Are these people on the right wing. We don't want to alienate them. Whatever so I think? That's just a defective at being on television. If it was a stage play I think he would go whole hog idealistic. Aaron Sorkin EH. Working the same formula a lot of liberal Guy Kinda fixing up situation and bringing people. I don't know there's just something very sorkin Zorkin. Yeah that's his name become an adjunct. There's so many tropes because I've watched it so often okay comes well first of all. He makes really intelligent. People fall down trip over things a lot as if that's like revealing some sort of Yup. They've got it all together. No they don't and we'll as a legend in comedy any world. How you feel about that? Do you find him funny. Do I find sorkin funny. Yeah Yeah I think he's funny. Sasha I'm not the legend in the comedy world or I don't know I don't find him funny at all. The newsroom is mostly dramatic. There's one sequence sequence in the episode where so Emily Mortimer's introduced his new as will's new producer and she's brought along with him Ah Junior producer played by John Gallagher. Junior he's the comedic relief fish and she. There's like a five minute sequence where she is trying to convince him to starve. Wooing a woman who works in the blonde of the Allison Palace and pill. Yeah and that is like the most overtly comedic part of the episode and it just feels like it doesn't work. There's something where I think. Yeah absolutely he's very funny but then there's like they're just seemed like Obvious tropes and setups like there's the whole trope of somebody will say something super the going into some super intelligent screed and then they'll button it by saying something that's seventy five percents of white collar. A small businesses are committed by men with college degrees. Who went to college? They have degrees these this doughnuts for everyone. So it'll be something like that going. Some incredibly intelligent thing we were just bunch of bullet points of memorize facts and go. ooh Crab puffs something like that. And I'm like okay. Maybe and donuts related button. It's very it's very like screwball comedy from the Nineteen Nineteen Thirties type stuff. I think that's maybe just more of like A. I don't know like a nod to those things but in the you know the the witty banter between colleagues and stuff like that absolutely. I think it's super funny. I laugh every time I hear you know. Somebody's Toby Ziegler said. Are you telling me that a group of Cubans on rafts. Who are coming here? Maybe a military threat to us and then draw blow says well I'm not saying I don't like our chances. So like the little the repartee between everybody absolutely absolutely I fucking love that stuff but leverage the word well. Yeah but I mean there's times where it's like clever clever by a little too much. Is there anything anything that you want to say that you haven't had a chance to say about him here yet. No I guess if I could encapsulate anybody who doesn't like his work like ah you know everything he says is they don't like the Ping Pong. There's a great late night with Seth Meyers did great Aaron Sorkin parody where man they got absolutely every every bit of his shows and the things that annoy noise about you know noise about the Ping Pong dialogue the grabbing Iran piece of paper and look at the handing it off to somebody else random them walking down the hallway. The you know the insubordinate giving it a passionate speech that changes people's minds the two people to work colleagues obviously love each other. Who are yelling? Get each other and it's like sex. I get it I totally get. Yeah that's all just funny tropes and yeah. I don't think I don't think they're that front of either but if you could get past that I think it was like this is a really great message and his work. There's a lot of hope in his work. There's a lot of really funny stuff that kind of goes under the radar. Just because I'm somebody who loves obscure references says. These are way too intelligent people. I think I heard him say in an interview on a Sunday morning with Leslie stall he said I am. I am passionate about the hyper hyper qualified hyper intellectual people and I think that there are people in our political administration that are making that a punchline now now and I hate to see that happen and he was talking about Sarah Palin because it was an old interview but you know people who thinks he's saying wow but TV. Oh God yeah remember when Sarah Palin was is as bad as it got only one now it's everywhere but I just feel like Because again he's America's more divided than it ever has been before and I feel like people are making being smart being educated as meaning. Y YOU'RE SMUG your arrogance. You think you're better than everybody else. As opposed to. You're you're probably the most qualified person for for this thing and I feel like that's kind of the attitude that people have towards Aaron Sorkin is that he smug he's arrogant conceited. He thinks thinks he's better than everybody else. But my opinion is he's probably the most qualified person to be writing the screenplay. Great Aaron Sorkin Steven. How are we going to do this? Well so usually will of make a scale a personal scale you know. Find something to put a ten. Since we're talking about Aaron Sorkin the man the the content creator right. That's what we call screenwriter's now context are I think I was going to try and find someone put on the scale. I would maybe go with Shane. Black you know they they work in different genres but they both have like the witty cleverness that they bring to whatever their project. They're doing and you know. Shame black like is made some Some whiffs as well but I guess I would make pushing black at a at a ten. I think and I got a lot of problems with Aaron Sorkin these days but I have to say despite all the issues is that I have with him that I had with the newsroom..
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.
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"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Piano Jazz Shorts
"York after college, and I got a job bartending and Broadway theaters. And I wrote a few good men on cop down that in during the first act of full. I love that. That was a bartender in theaters you work during the walk in and he working during intermission. But you're not doing anything during the first act, and there was an unlimited supply of cocktail napkins, just envisioning like this cocktail napkin on it as you can't handle. Then you turn it over the truth. Erin, you're so, of course, known for your for your dialogue. Does it just come into your brain? And you quickly write it down. Like, do you hear the back and forth? Or is it something that you actually have to conjure on a good day? I do but I don't have many good days. I kinda start pacing around and trying to get into an argument with myself. And if I can get a good one going, then it starts going down paper out loud. Do you do this? Yeah. While I was doing the west wing manager came to my office with a package from the president of NBC. And and it was a headset that you're supposed to pair to your car phone. And there was a note from the president of NBC saying I was next to you at a red light today. Please wear this anytime, you're driving your car. You look like a madman. So because you were just like shouting at imaginary people in your kind shouting TJ and Bart written Sam everybody's fighting in my car. Have you just wear a headset? You'll lease look like you're shouting at a real person. Look like, I'm being mean to somebody. Okay. One of the questions on wait. Wait, don't tell me was about you one time. There was a story where you were working on dialogue. I guess at your house. And didn't you accidentally hit your head on the work my nose writing? Yeah. Yeah. You're right. I had forgotten that they are holding the. I was writing an early episode of the newsroom, and I got up in the middle of the night. 'cause I had an idea just just for sort of a classic comic beat where Jeff Daniels was going to lunch at one of the staffers and to staffers, we're gonna hold them back and one of these, you know, I'm gonna get you on a moment. And I was really excited about it. It was going well, and I happened to be kind of acting into the mirror and I loved as Jeff Daniels would. But there was no one there to hold me back, so mashed right until the bathroom mirror. Did you go to the emergency room? And if so what did you tell them? I called that friend. You have that you can call it midnight. When you've broken your nose writing. And she came over, and she took one look at me and said, you know, we have to go to the emergency room. And I said, okay, but just read the seat because I think it's pretty good. Well, Erin, Sirkin, it is an honor actually for us to talk to you. But we've asked you here to play a game. We're calling welcome to the hot wings, you famously created the west wing. So we're going to ask you about Huck wings, the delicious American staple food stuff grown on the great wing farms of the American midwest into two to three questions prize. One of our listeners voice of anyone. They might like from our show Bill who was Aaron Sorkin playing for John Chaplin of Saint Petersburg, Florida. All right. You ready to play? Okay. John of Saint Petersburg. Here we go. Here we go. First question.
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"He turned back to his read it feed to find three hundred comments one more useless than the next until one jumped out at him OMG what a pickle. Yes, cried Perth sticky. But man, he'd read somewhere on the Gogol that the vinegar and pickle juice will break down, and he poxy bond, and he had a jar of gherkins within his reach one episode of battle star galactica later Perth pickle but posted that he was free Saturday morning. The man reported feeling a little tenderness, but not much pain. If anything feels thoroughly exfoliating. All right. Here are your choices. Amy from Paula Poundstone, the horse that would only run faster can win races. But only with the incentive of a pickle faith of woman makes a emotional journey only with the help of an emotional support pickle. And from Tom bowed at a man who had accidents superglued his own, but to a counter top escaping by using the miracle of pickle juice, which of these is the real story about a pickle coming to the rescue. I am going to have to go with the pickle pot or done your choices. Tom story about the man in stralia who glued his buck to his countertop. The find out the correct answer. We spoke to a reporter covering the real story from blog inputs glued himself with any fully night. And he just uses pickle juice and eight around is Nike, but that was a reporter from the bell tower times and Perth Australia talking about his home improvement project on wrong, you were right in the end because. The two story. The heroine uses of Picco, congratulations. You've earned point for him. And you have one are prize. The voice of anyone you may choose telling your children to just come down. It's nothing. Congratulations. Thanks so much for play Davy. And now the game or an important person. Does something completely trivial. It's called not my job. So have you ever said to a friend? You can't handle the truth, or maybe a million dollars isn't cool. You know, what's cool a billion dollars? If you have first of all start thinking of your own things to say, but Secondly, you were quoting Aaron Sorkin author of a few good men creator of sports night, the west wing in the newsroom, and now the author of to kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. Aaron Sorkin, welcome to wait. Wait, don't tell them. Thank you. Good to do. It's great to be with you. It's great to be with you. I came in and the middle and the very first thing I heard was exfoliating his but with a pickle. Happen to me. My first question is I know so many people who are especially fans of the west wing TV show, you wrote and creative. Thank you. Are so disappointed in real life because the people in real life, especially in politics are nowhere nearly as smart interesting and mostly articulate as they are on your shows. So my first question is are you just as disappointed as they are? Sure. Yes. Go a step further that most fifth graders are smarter than what we're generally seeing. You did one of the things. I was amazed at given your talent and your productivity and the words you've one is. I always assume that you grew up wanting to be a writer because you're so frankly, good at it. But that's not the case, right? When I was in high school. I thought I was going to be an actor. I was in all the school plays and community theater. And then I went to college and studied acting, and it wasn't until really the day after I graduated from college that I for the first time wrote for pleasure and wrote dialogue, and I felt a confidence that I'd never felt with acting, and I was pretty cocky, actor really what you write that day. I started writing a few good men. Yeah. My older sister. Daddy, had just graduated from law school and she went into the navy. Judge advocate general score the Jack core. And she told me a story about this trip. She was about to take on Tom obey right? And it became the inspiration for a few good men. I moved to New York after college, and I got a job bartending and Broadway theaters. And I wrote a few good men on cop down that in during the first act of full..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Piano Jazz Shorts
"It's time for the wait. Wait, don't tell me bluff the listener game called one triple eight, wait wait to play our games on the air. Hi, you are on. Wait. Wait, don't tell me. My name's Amy. I'm calling from twenty Georgia Swanee, Georgia. Okay. That's great. And what do you do their emergency room nurse? And mother four. Oh my gosh. Did you find being an ER an ER nurse is helpful in mothering with the scrapes and the bruises and the severed children have to walk around with scrapes and bruises all the time. One kid walked around with panaceas for three days before I finally sent him the year really really because you're like come on. Mommy have a stomach ache. I've seen worse is somebody failed. Lutely, you're fine. You're fine. Welcome to the show. You're gonna play our game in which you must try to tell truth from fiction Bill, what does Amy's topic pick holes to the rescues? I'm problems can only be solved by pickle most problems alcohol fixes, but not all this week. We've had a story of someone figuratively in a pickle and getting out of it with an actual pickle. Our panelists are going to tell you about it picked one and telling the truth and you'll win the waiter of your choice on your voicemail. You're ready to play. All right. I let's hear from Paula Poundstone after years of being the last Ryder over the finish line atop a racehorse. Ironically, named last word Alexander for Val was on the verge of never writing last word again when he stopped by to visit the horse while eating a pickle and discovered that the horse had an extreme reaction to the pickle for got an idea he mounted the horse took about to the track and showed him the pickle last word took off like a rocket. We've been winning ever since said. Aval? We get on that inside rail. I squeezed the rains in my right hand and the pickle in my left, then I reached my pickle hand in front of his muzzle, and it equine magic. Today. No, other course, has reacted to pickles away last word does undaunted and trading sessions. Desperate jockeys wave any vegetable they can think of in their courses face looking for a burst of speed eggplants tubers Brussels'spouts so far nothing some horses actually backup when they see kale. The secret to a horse's speed is a pickle. That's from Paula your next bit of pickle pros comes from faith Sailly cell Schmidt of Hegel Dorf Luxembourg always feared flying. Nothing. Could get her on a plane accept her love for her. Great grandfather. Marcel muehler when Marcel died all of Hegel store mourn, Tim because for as long as anyone could remember he had provided the village's most pungent pickles on his deathbed. He summoned twenty four year old is still and asked her to fly to Gibraltar to scatter his ashes, then he bequeathed her his most beloved pickle, according to legend, this pickle marinates in a brine made with water in which Jesus washed his feet since Marcel staff Estill has carried this pickle constantly, she strokes it by day and returns it to its cloudy water by night to rebrand. She. That the only way she could fly to Gibraltar was if she were clutching marseils pickle in her lap. But passengers on the small plane rioted over its noxious smell. So the Lux air flight attendant wrench the green stink bomb from steles hands and put it in the aircraft's mini fridge, even after being reunited with the pickle upon landing. Still sued the airline for mental anguish this week. The European Court of Justice heard the case after witnessing steals. Attachment to what one Justice called the holy cucumber, the five judges ruled unanimously in her favor legally naming it in motion support pickle still funneled her grateful tears into the jar of juice declaring honor this Kony show with the salt of my joy. Emotional support tickle your last someone hurting for Gergen. Comes from Tom bodak when a Perth Australia man through great fall of his own manage to glue as own but to a six foot wooden bar counter last Friday night. He did what any of us would do. He sat there. Then he posted his predicament on read it, which has saved so many lives. So I'm kind of sitting here with a slab Jarrah attached to my butt cheeks watching battle star galactica and waiting for the emergency services to return, my call.
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Piano Jazz Shorts
"Plus one and she'll be performing her solo show approval junkie at the alliance theatre in Atlanta, April fourth to the twenty eighth faith Sailly. Next up a humorous presenting storytellers emission with host Jordan Carlos, plus Tara Clancy and Adam Burke, March thirtieth at the latches theater in brattleboro Vermont. It's Tom Bonet. Comedian performing in Charlotte North Carolina at the night feeder on April thirteenth. She's the host of the podcast. Nobody listens to Bala Poundstone. I gave it away. It's Paula Poundstone. Elizabeth you're of course, they're gonna play who's Bill this time. It's how we start every show. Bill Curtis is going to reach the three quotations and the week's news your job, as you know, correctly identified just two of them do that you win our prize? The voice of anyone you may like from our show on your voice, man. Your first, quote is a man talking to Republican allies of President Trump unresponsive for your silliness. Because did the same thing that you're doing now for ten years? Who's the guy warning Republican members of congress don't be like me? Well, I'd probably have to go. With Michael Cutler now would have to go with Michael Cohen. But don't go. Don't go too far with him. He's heading to jail the completely discredited liar. Who absolutely should not be trusted spent a whole day on Capitol Hill saying a bunch of things we all completely believe President Trump's former lawyer told the country about how the president was quote, a racist a con man and cheat which Michael Cohen just wouldn't stand for which is why he quit after just ten years. That's appropriate. He's going to jail. And of course, ten years is traditionally the iron bar anniversary. Now, the Republicans just went after him they yelled at him. They called him a liar in a fraud. They even end this. I tell you America is true. They held up a big poster with his face and the words liar liar pants on fire. They did that. And as embarrassing as that was it was better than the earlier draft. Whoever smelt it dealt. Also, he wouldn't hold up that sign that said, I'm rubber you're glue. It was devastating frustrated that this is this is interesting. There was there was somebody who crunched numbers on this. And there is a water bottle in front of Michael Cohen on screen with its which with its label facing America for six something hours. It was six hundred and fifty thousand dollars worth of free advertising. Anybody's gonna go out there so them at the bison dishonor, the favorite brand of Michael Cohen relay. Really kind of makes you wonder how like this could be monetize. There could be some. We're all riveted. We don't even get labeled. Public radio. Thing is I never even noticed the water bottle, nor did I notice the label and yet he did look hydrated. So if I knew what our company it was I might well gravitate towards them. I love learning that that Trump said that the the person with the worst judgment in the world is Donald Trump junior high finally agree with something. Finding out in that way. What your parents said about you? All right. Elizabeth your next quote, oh, how happy it's the president of the United States when we walked away. It was very friendly walk. Mr. Trump surprised everybody by walking away in a friendly fashion, of course, from a deal with whom. I guess that would have to be Kim. Jon, yes, Kim Jong indicator. So when the president flew to Hanoi for his second summit with Kim Jong UN people were worried because he was so eager to claim credit for a deal who knew what he would do North Korea might get their sanctions lifted they might continue with a nuclear program and also be given Oregon. But an amazing thing happened the president just walked away bad deal..
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
"Walk onto a table read with Aaron Sorkin, and Jeff Daniels and all the people that were Emily Mortimer and everybody that was Ardy on the show because I didn't come on until the third season. And I I had Aaron Sorkin and David fincher like talking about me and battling out who could have me for their work schedule on Thursday. Yeah. And those are like I still talk about that. I'd have emails from Aaron and emails from fincher. And I'd be like Aaron says, blah, blah, blah, and David says, and I would just I would sit in Jared say what how did this happen? This is insane. Not only when it rains it pours. But just to be the center of either of those creative geniuses thoughts and needs. Right demands. Right. As funny. It was it was really really an extraordinary, and you're able to be present for it as well. Yes. That's one of the things. I I try to encourage everyone just remember to be present. Yeah. But I think those guys in particular demand presence as well. You can't be anything but present when you are working with them and. Yeah. I still I mean, I look at that time, and I was just like what who's this person? Yeah. It is always a bizarre feeling the world's collide like that at such a rarefied air. Yeah. And I never I mean, I that stuff is I mean, I would still feel that way. Hopefully until I'm eighty I mean, I'm still always shocked at like who even knows my name. I know the ones truly surreal maybe best part of any award show is when there's a like the more of a social gathering than theater seating. So the Emmys is theater seating. And then to go and gloves in the critics choice. Our our social because. Round tables and people getting during commercial breaks. So when you are meeting insanely famous people that you would otherwise wouldn't meet and that they know and acknowledge and appreciate what it is. You do by far. That's the greatest part for me personally of this particular gig Anki, I I'm gonna put gainful employment right next to that. They'd back in terms of my needs. But lord. Oh, lord. Yeah..
Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin's call for Dems to grow up
"Alexandria, Kazuyo accords has is banning back director Aaron Sorkin suggestion that newly elected young Democrats in congress should quote, stop acting like young people the twenty nine year old democrat from the Bronx tweeting newsflash Medicare for all. And equal rights aren't trends. Cossio cortez. One of several newly elected representatives supporting Medicare for all. And other progressive. Issues. Sorkin it in CNN interview on Sunday that he really likes the new crop of young people who were just elected to congress and hopefully take advantage of the opportunity to be quoted the non stupid party Sorkin is a longtime democrat and creator of the acclaimed TV series, west wing among others, Sony Music
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Because they're the only ones who get it. You'll hear some crazy story about how somebody took a crowbar and ripped their drywall down because when the house was being constructed just as a joke. They hit a gram in there. And you'll think I put a ton. He exact same thing that doesn't seem crazy if all we're all just people. Yeah. And in partying here. The what's your hope for for this play? Okay. I, you know, I I know I'm going to hear it when I got out of here that I didn't talk enough about. No, you go out about it. And it's not because I'm not incredibly excited about it. A lot about my first. And last hope always for anything that I write is that you don't regret having spent the last two hours and fifteen minutes in theater doing this. They're happy that you did. I hope people have a thrilling night in the theater we began previews on on November first and so far the audience the audiences have responded in that way. Blacking out loud during the first act and and sobbing out loud during the second big robust standing ovations. They've they've really been responding in an amazing way in a thrilling way beyond that. I hope that people in are able to see that this tequila Mockingbird is right now not a museum piece. It's not an experience in style jet that this book was written in nineteen sixty but it could have been written yesterday and the play was revealed, and yeah, and this sort of what we're dealing with on the level of malignant humanity. Yes, is is ever present. It is the more prisoners plays very much about decency. What it is to be a person. And nowadays. I think we're all looking at that. Yeah. Thanks for talking. Aaron thanks so much for having me market. Appreciate it. That was Aaron Sorkin and play to kill a
"aaron sorkin" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"All right. Let's do this. How are you? What the fuckers what the fuck buddies? What the fucking years? What's happening? I'm Marc Maron. This is my podcast WT f-. Welcome to it. How's it going everybody? Good. I'm all right. I guess I don't know why I can't change. There's some things I can't change. Aaron Sorkin is my guest today we recorded the conversation upstairs at the Shubert theatre in New York City were to kill a Mockingbird is currently running we recorded it a while back. I did want to put this out there before I you guys get to that. There's a lot of conversation about the screenwriter and novelist William Goldman who was a a mentor to to Aaron Sorkin he passed away. William Goldman passed away about a week after. Aaron and I had this conversation. Great writer, great guy. Apparently, according to Aaron, but I just wanted you to know that Aaron was not being glib and not recognizing his passing. Obviously it was because this recorded a couple of months ago. All right. You got that that that? I just need you to know that for those of you who have been like, wow, he seems sorta kinda like he's just not acknowledging it that's because it hadn't happened the sad passing of Mr. Goldman that said I'm also beginning I've I've just done. I don't know how went yet because I'm recording this before I do it. The last night was the first of the series of shows I'll be doing it dynasty typewriter here in Los Angeles. If you'd like to come there's dates up on.
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
Synchronized Acting: Shakespeare to Sorkin
"So actually seen actors lose out on a job because of a lousy sweet. The way you say your name has as much to do with the level of confidence you're showing. I mean, it's like suddenly they're in the witness protection program. Welcome to casting actors, cast insights for actors on acting in the business of show casting director. Jeffrey drives Bach takes you behind the scenes, reveal secrets to successful acting career. You can find out more on the web at casting actors, cast dot com. Now, here's your host jeopardy drives by. Hey, everybody welcome yet again to another episode of casting actors cast today. We're gonna be talking about what I call synchronicity synchronized acting from Shakespeare to Sorkin. We're gonna dive into some of the important qualities that authors with their material want to accomplish when they have you perform it. But first let me just take a moment. Once again, I keep on wanting to thank you so much for your really kind words that I'm receiving back and the fact that the podcast is doing so extraordinarily well, I'm a little humbled by the whole thing, and I really want to keep on doing these. And if you're one of those people out there and I know you're out there, I could hear you. I would love just to hear some feedback. So if you go to casting actress, cast dot com can either send me a voice message. It's really easy. Just a one click and I get the, I get the voice. You can introduce yourself and say, Hello and thank you for the Pat. Gas or whatever you want. Even if you have a question, I would be thrilled to have an opportunity to play your question on the air and also answer live, so we can really have a nice dialogue, especially in those areas that you think I might not be covering to your satisfaction because with your contribution, I can help shape and design the direction of some of these podcasts to really be of great benefit to you. And I know I've mentioned this before, but I really love doing these podcasts. And one of the reasons is I feel like, and I know this is gonna sound pollyanna, but I feel like I Mabel to give back information that I wish I had had when I first started out, I feel like it's really an amazing journey that we're all on together. And I guess that's another reason why I'm feel so motivated about these particular podcasts. So thanks so much. So synchronized acting, we're gonna talk about exactly what does that really, really mean? I'm entitling the. Podcast synchronized acting Shakespeare to Sorkin. It seems to me based on my experience that actors can fall into basically one of two categories. So which one are you? My category was honestly, if I really took a hard look, I would say that I was a lazy actor many times. I just didn't work hard enough and for those roles that I really really wanted, I would over work it. And so immersed myself into it that by the time I showed up to audition to show the producer of the director of the casting director how I was going to play the part. I ended up wanting it so much that that desperation seemed to bleed through everything that I had done. Everything that I had rehearsed any of the thought processes probably because I was a little more nervous than normal and it just completely exploded in front of me, and there are some. Really painful experience. I'm laughing because I'm looking back on some of those painful moments that I had had as an actor. So I oftentimes just felt like I worked either too hard or not hard enough, but basically, I, I would say I would fall under the lazy actor category. And then of course I've worked with and I see now that there are those actors the other category, which is the what I call the overworked after the actor that absolutely works so hard to discover as many different interesting nuances that they can and apply themselves to almost every conceivable option in the character that they are about to play that they literally exhaust themselves out of making a clean choice for the character. So that overworked actor has put so much into it that they just simply cannot make. A clear cut decision about it because there are too many options available. So when you entertain the idea of having too many options in your character, you end up not being able to make a decision about any of them. So I know this is a little simplistic, but I think that actors are either a lazy actor or that