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The Grave Robbing Mobsters - burst 1
"Kind of a side story that I'd never heard before and I happened to stumble across while noodling around on the internet in my research on the Chicago outfit. Now, we're going to kind of dip back into the hole in the wall gang a little bit and in regards to the Hole in the Wall Gang. I can't remember if I've said this or not. I had bought a telephone calls back and forth and and helped a guy named Ernie d'avino get connected up with a company that was trying to do a documentary on the Hole in the Wall Gang dead. Ernie died I just found out here recently. So he and Frank cullotta. They were both in the Hole in the Wall Gang. They both claimed credit for starting the Hole in the Wall Gang and I'll tell you right now they didn't really like each other. They didn't really know each other later in life. But see Ernie never broke her knee took the hit and did some time out of that birth escaped her that night and he actually went to Tony Spilotro his trial testified that don't cilantro didn't know anything about that didn't have anything to do with it tried to help him beat that case. Of course. Tony was killed shortly after that. So I don't remember if he was actually found guilty for them all in the Wall Gang versus burglary or not. But in Jonas had no done now both Frank and Ernie or dead, but this is a little different sort of a story and I'm going to start talking about a month Hollywood movie producer man has he was born under the name of Evron go bogging but he became known as Michael Todd. He started out as a young man. He grew up up down. North central part of the United States and moved to Chicago started out in the construction business then kind of got into the film industry when he was working on soundproofing stages when this home when the pictures first changed from Silent to talking films during the Depression, they would go bankrupt but he came back in the construction business and World War Two came along during World War II just start getting into the movie business and right after World War Two probably is like more like the early fifties. He developed a new big screen film processing operation called said, I don't know if you remember Center. Am I remember probably when I was in late grade school, it came out with these huge big screen Productions that were Cinerama. They were mainly web application and had the Big Sky country as a background. He broke off from the company that develops Cinerama, which he had been involved with and developed another widescreen film process wage. Became known as tadeo. And that was immensely popular his I think his first success with that was a film version of the real popular. Musical, Oklahoma. I'll try to sing Oklahoma for you, but it would not sound good. Just remember they spell out. Okay l a h o m a Oklahoma. Okay. That's the extent of my saying folks his next big hit was Around the World in Eighty Days and I remember seeing that I think of it as a freshman in high school or something. It was a huge big production that a lot of fun. It was a comedy and won an Academy Award for the best picture in 1957, but in the very next year 1958 Michael Todd at the very peak of his success, he'd won an Academy Award. He was going all around the country. He was getting all kinds of offers and he was it was going from one part of the country to the other. I can't remember exactly page where it was a small private plane and it was killed in an airplane crash at this point in time. He was also married to the most popular and what some would say the most beautiful actress in Hollywood Elizabeth Taylor dead. That the peak of her career in the fifties. They lived Hollywood Legend through huge big parties. They lived on a lavish scale. He left a huge big estate after he died in this airplane Christ. It was wage estimated three to five million dollars. Now that doesn't seem like so much now in 1957 325 million dollars was probably more like forty to fifty million dollars Thirty to fifty million dollars at the estate office to Elizabeth Taylor and they had a daughter together named Elizabeth Frances and wonder whatever happened Elizabeth Frances Todd, or maybe she used the name of gold bug and I don't know. I've never heard of the daughter off the other half of this state went to his son by a former marriage that Michael Todd Jr. During the years since his death and internment and they had a big funeral and Chicago and he was buried in Chicago but people started a rumor that Elizabeth Taylor as they closed the coffin down on him and put a big ten carat diamond ring that was valued at $100,000 on Thurs. Has been stronger now authorities would later say that anybody who did even a little bit of research in read the newspaper articles about the accent would figure that there probably wasn't enough left a Michael, body to put any kind of a ring on but maybe you know, I guess you might assume she just throw it in the casket with him. I don't know
Actor Jeff Bridges Tweets That He Has Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma
"Jeff Bridges took to twitter last night to reveal. He has been diagnosed with lymphoma and in a nod to his conical in the big Lebowski. But Dude, the Academy Award winning actor tweeted as the dude would say, new spit has come to lights I have been diagnosed with lymphoma although it is a serious disease i. feel fortunate that I have. A great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. He said he will keep all of his fans updated on his road to
Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77
"Groom, the writer whose novel Forrest Gump was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon has passed away. His death confirmed Thursday by Alabama Governor K. Ivy and the mayor of Fair Hope, Alabama. It's where a groom lived a Forrest Gump. Of course, the improbable tale of a slow witted man who was a participant Teo are witness to key points of the 20th century. History was slow witted. I don't know, I think Forced was always the smartest guy in the room. If you ask me, the movie won the best picture for best Oscar picture, I should say, and five other Academy Awards, including best actor when For Tom Hanks.
Film Academy Announces New Diversity Requirements For Best Picture Nominees
"Hi. This is in the Chicago Tribune yesterday. In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees, starting with the 96 Academy Awards. This is the one in 2024. Gives the motion picture industry time to do what they say you need to do if you want to be considered for the best picture to meet on screen representation, Standard of film must either have atleast one lead character or a significant supporting character be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. At least 30% of secondary roles must be from to underrepresented groups. Where the main storyline theme or narrative must be focused on an underrepresented group. Otherwise, the way I understand it If you're not including people who are under represented relative to gender orientation, race, ethnicity, even disability. If you don't do that, then you can't be the best picture. Michael Phillips. Film critic joins us on W G N Hi, Michael. Welcome to the show. Thank you, John. How are you doing? Really good. That's my understanding of it is that is that a right read on what they're going to do. It is it's although it's it's damn complicated, but, you know, really broken down beautifully with Steve Zai, Check my festival going, pal who's writes in The Washington Post that it's complicated, but you gotta get to Of the four elements right story. The film story, lead actor or ensemble have tto prominently feature unrepresented groups or, you know those working behind the scenes, Same thing, or the production includes paid internships and training for those who are under represented, or that always released team has to have multiple in how senior executives from underrepresented groups, so it's complicated. But you only gotta hit two of the four and I think that I think the telling point he makes is that out of the last 15 best picture Oscar winners last 15 years. 73% of would have been quite clear. No problem. I'm not just talking about what happened. Moonlight or parasite we have, you know, clearly like not the usual white wall of characters or treatment, but you know there's all kinds, so it's not really a cz. I don't want I don't want to. I don't wanna throw fuel on this fire. But it's not really to say it's not the same kind of You know, like under. What would you say affirmative action that a lot of the right is framing it as but you're also saying, I mean, so you see the glasses three quarters full, but I You could also see it is one quarter empty. That is one in four films would not that one. The best picture had met this criteria. Not usually, but I mean, if you just had hired, Let's say, Let's say you didn't even re cast that or rethink anything. It's on screen. Right in terms of the characters are the actors, If you just if those productions had, well, you know what Let's we're all we have is a bunch of white grips or we've never had a female, You know, director of photography or we've never had any any composer of color, you know, working out? Why not? Why not think twice about that? That's that's a less visible but equally important. Right. I think people will judge this though maybe by what they see on the screen on I'm thinking, okay. King speech won best picture that was populated Desire recalled by white people. However, that is about a disability if you will, so maybe that satisfies the requirements. I could just see there being lobbying for some of these criteria to Yeah. Yep. Yep, the ones that would have would have run into a problem. According to the Washington Post, uh, run down his argo, the artist, No country for old men. And the Departed would have had the toughest time as wass. But, you know, it was a little again with a little adjustment. I look, I'm not, You know, I'm not the guy who's gonna Say this is an outrage. I'm just not that guy. You know a TTE the same time, John. I know I'm a hypocrite. Because, you know, I'm one of a white wall of critics of Chicago trip, you know, so it's a sensitive topic. And this is all part of kind of what we're You know what? What Every person in this country is dealing with one way or the other, which is like you know what? How do we? What is this country? You know, what are we supposed to look like? How can we? How can we broaden our perspective of what we see and what we write and what we read.
Oscars announce new diversity requirements for Best Picture noms
"Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a new announcement. And that is that movies will have to meet new inclusion standards in order to be eligible for best picture at the Academy Awards that is going to start with the ceremony being held in 2024. And they're being put in place to encourage representation on and off the screen in order to reflect the diversity of the movie going audience. I think this is actually Cool idea. Well, I think some people convene this in two ways where it's like, Oh, jeez. It's forced, but frankly, the only way that you could never really get change is when you specifically intentionally go about Creating change. We did this at colleges where it's like colleges wanted to be more diverse. While you can't just wish that wishing that is not a strategy, really intentionally go out and look for the people that you want to make up what you want your student body to look like and represents. So I get what they're doing. I do,
Oscars announce new diversity requirements for Best Picture noms
"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that would be the Oscars, right? Yeah. Well, they've announced they've got a new set of inclusion requirements for films to be considered for best picture following years of backlash over a lack of diversity among the nominees. The new criteria for the Oscars will involve both on and behind the scenes diversity standards, starting in 2024. Wow. Yeah, the new guidelines for the Academy Awards are meant to promote equitable presentation. Of the global population on film considering gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability.
Oscars announce new diversity requirements for Best Picture noms
"The Academy Awards commits to diversity in the best picture category phases in new rules that will be in full effect in 2024 nominees for best picture must have a racially or ethnically diverse cast or plot, and there has to be more diversity behind the camera, too. If films do not meet two of four categories, they'll be
Oscars: Only diverse films will be considered for best picture
"And the Oscar goes to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants the best picture Oscar to be more inclusive. It's establishing new requirements that'll phase in over the next few years. Starting in 2020 for qualifying films must feature a racially or ethnically diverse cast or story line. There has to be more diversity. Behind the scenes to these changes do not affect next year's pandemic Delayed Academy Awards, which air in
Oscars Best Picture Contenders Required to Meet Diversity Standards
"In an historic move the Oscars are raising the inclusion Bar for best picture nominee starting in 2020 for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today. Laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on and off screen, beginning with the 96 Academy Awards. Broadly, the film academy has established four standards, including representation among actors in the crew and opportunities and access and within the studio that address gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability. Films must meet at least two out of the four standards to be eligible.
Jiri Menzel, Oscar-Winning 'Closely Watched Trains' Director, Dies at 82
"A Czech director who's 1966 movie, closely watched trains won the Academy Award for the best foreign language film. Has died at the age of 82 sells wife announcing the death late yesterday, saying he died the previous day. No details given into the cause of his death three years ago and sell underwent a brain operation was kept in an artificially induced coma for several weeks afterward. We'll
A Visit with the Main Street Vegan, Victoria Moran
"I. WanNa start off by asking you. So your brand is main street Vegan. Why mainstream? Vegan? Well it's a story actually rip I went to a pita fundraiser late in two thousand ten and they showed videos and I've been seeing videos like this for forty years. It took me quite a while to get from. Vegetarian Vegan back in the day. So I've been around this movement for ever. And I've seen those videos about things that humans do to animals but that night, my heart was extra. And all I wanted to do was write a check for one hundred, thousand dollars in hand it to the pita founder Ingrid newkirk and say here, go fix something but the check would have bounced. So I got on the train thinking okay. What's the plan B. and I literally had inspiration I don't know how to explain this. You know you could say God you could say angels on what all I know is that it came to me very clearly okay you don't have one hundred, thousand K. spare but what you can do is make your. Next Book Main Street Vegan, we want it to be geared to the young woman that you were in Wheaton Illinois in nineteen eighty three when you finally stopped messing around and became a one hundred percent fulltime Vegan it needs to have forty short chapters with a recipe at the end of each one and I'm just kind of taking notes in my head of I could do this, I can do this. So my wonderful literary agent sold the proposal to torture Penguin and the editor called to say so happy to have you happy to have the book. But. We hate main street. You need to change the title and they'd bought it. So I had to do something and I'm coming up with these other titles and they were so boring. But I kept trying to write and then I had a begin miracle and I really do believe that this is the age of those believed that this is the time when all these other ridiculous diets are going to go. The way of the dinosaur plant based is going to be the only thing that sensible people are interested in and the idea that we are killing our fellow beings and destroying the planet is going to start to look like are you serious people really did that? So my Vegan Miracle That day. Was Walking up Broadway. We saw somebody so famous, you can recognize him from the back and that was Michael Moore Now, he had liked another book that I had written a weight loss book fit from within, and so I just handed my card to the woman who was with him and a few seconds. Later I hear Victoria there is Michael Moore, following me up Broadway and we started talking and then we started talking on the phone and on one of these phone conversations I said the book that I'm supposed to write should be called mainstreet Vegan publisher hates main street he said they're wrong. Let me talk to him talk to them so. In a three way call with an Academy Award winner my editor in me he convinced her she convinced the higher ups and when she called to say Main Street Vegan is your title everything else started to pop and I've been given my mission for the rest of my life. So why main street because this thing that we do whether we're coming from the health or the environment or the animals or whatever this is for everybody this is not some elitist thing. We don't have to be rich. We don't have to be leftover hippies or punk rockers. We can just be who we are eat reasonably and love more and to me that's Main Street That is mainstream nuts. you landed on something that just resonated and you knew of his right thing. And I grew up two blocks off main street in Kansas City Missouri. So that may have had something to do with it and mainstream Vegan was at your eighth or Ninth Book Because you've written. Now Than Books Right I've written thirteen. So Main Street Vegan would've been eleven. And
Visions For Hollywoods Future with Ruth Carter
"Welcome to our podcast it's where we ask some of the entertainment industry's brightest minds what they do to fix what's broken when production resumes versed up costume designer Ruth Carter she's worked on films like Spike Lee's do the right thing. Steven. Spielberg's Amistad and the upcoming coming to America Sequel and at the Twenty Nine Thousand Nine Academy Awards this happened to her. Black Panther Raw. Nomination. She won for her work on Ryan Koukoulas Black Panther and that made her the first black person to ever win an academy award for costume design. This has been a long time come in. Bike leave. Thank you for my star. I hope this makes you crawl. Carter was also the first black person to be nominated for an academy award for Costume Design Way back in Nineteen ninety-three for Malcolm X. Despite her personal success Carter believes, there's always been something fundamentally wrong in Hollywood I think was built on broken narratives. and think about w griffiths or the nation. It was totally broken narratives and. People bought into it Hook, line and sinker, and that became you know the standard. In Hollywood itself even though stones were were going on people were in red face and black face 'cause there are people behind the scenes. Building those costumes and doing the props and they were people colored doing all kinds of supportive crafts that created the that cinematic events that was not including them. So I. Feel like the the work is to be done still adds shine the light on a lot of these supportive of people not only as directors and producers also as Crespi like myself. Back when Ruth Carter was getting her start in costume design is she didn't have a lot of role models and at a certain point as she progressed in her career Carter realized that she was blazing a trail for others. I wasn't overly concerned about a mentor that looked like me and the beginning because I expected that there wouldn't be any or many I. I look for Kassim designer that I wanted to be like and so I was forging this path of united. Volunteer. At Western costume when it was on melrose and I'd hear the names of costume designers over the loudspeaker being summoned to calls I thought wow that's melena cannon narrow. I've heard of her wow that's an rock I've seen all of her pills and I looked at my role as an artist and I was seeking out other artists as a black woman. I started to realize when work with spy can I started become more of a film student I started in theater There wasn't very much representation in front of the camera and behind the camera and it was you know our quest to create images for in front of the camera that we felt represented our community better and my passion from behind the camera was to say, well, I'm here because Spike Lee said I am the costume designer for his now and now I can take on that leadership as. An artist, but also as a mentor so I always had interns I was an intern I knew the value of internships and it was my hope that there would also even though I was young in the game that there would be another person who was as passionate as I was to reach the top and I I dreamed about like, Wow, what if I were to win the asker like? And tastic would that be And realize after I got on stage a may also before but especially after winning that I was a roll off.
Matthew McConaughey grills Dr. Anthony Fauci in Instagram interview on COVID-19
"Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey cast a variety of questions about the virus to Dr Anthony Foulke, the nation's top infectious disease. Doctor. Details on their chat from ABC is Alex for Shay, the actor Ass Valachi of Sunlight kills the virus. But she said yes, McConaughey also asked if letting everyone get infected, so we all become immune is a viable strategy. No way felt, he said, particularly in America, where obesity, diabetes and hypertension are prevalent. The death toll. Would be enormous and totally unacceptable found, she said.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Bugsy Malone,’ ‘Midnight Express,’ Dies at 76
"Today that British film director Alan Parker Has died one of his Big East fame set in New York High School for the Performing Arts. Parker also directed Bugsy Malone. Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning in Evita. His films 1 10 Oscars. 10 Golden Globes In 19 British Academy Awards. Alan Parker was 76.
'Midnight Express,' 'Fame' director Alan Parker dies at 76
"Oscar nominated director Alan Parker has died. Alan Parker's films when a total of 10 Academy Awards I Got a question for you. Clinton from Mississippi Burning to Midnight Express, Evita and more. Parker was one of Britain's most celebrated directors and writers knighted by Queen Elizabeth. The 2nd 2000 to Parker wasn't afraid to experiment. Also directing Pink Floyd's The Wall. His family says he died in London after a long illness. Alan Parker was
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Bugsy Malone,’ ‘Midnight Express,’ Dies at 76
"Alan Parker, whose movies include Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express in A Vita has died at the age of 76. Statement from the director families. Parker died today in London after a long illness. He was one of Britain's most successful directors, whose diverse body of work includes fame Mississippi burning in the commitments together his movies. 1 10 Academy Awards, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2002 after Bryan
Alan Parker, heralded director of 'Fame,' 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Mississippi Burning,' dies aged 76
"Filmmaker Alan Parker has died at the age of 76. Parker was one of Britain's most successful directors whose diverse body of work includes fame Mississippi burning the commitments and Angela's ashes together his movies, one Tan Academy Awards and 19 British Academy film
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104 in Paris, publicist says
"About an Academy Award winner actress Olivia Have Elin has died. She was best known for playing the kindly Melanie in the classic movie Gone with the Wind. She was 100 for her publicist said the actress died peacefully of natural causes today at her home in Paris have Elin was among the last of the great stars from the studio age and with the last surviving major performer from gone with the wind.
"academy awards" Discussed on The Power Trip
"Number nine. Which of these actors of won back to back? Best Actor Awards Jack. Tom Hanks Daniel day-lewis or Dustin Hoffman. Jack, hanks. Daniel Dan was or Dustin Hoffman. The last ones for Rosie. Between the late Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. How many Academy Awards have? They won one, three, four or five. One, three, four or five. And that's it on second. Okay? I can confidently say I, did not do well I. No, I'm wrong. Probably, that's all right tough. Yeah, well. Job Sauce. Charkhi my, God which of these films did not win a record eleven Oscars core. We'll give the options ago sorry. Titanic Lord of the Rings Return of the King Westside. Story or Ben Hur feel super good about Lord of the Rings Have Eleven. I'm almost positive that when did I think titanic did as well so I had it between the other two, so I went with west side. Story is the one that did not okay. Ignorant party I said west side. Rose Yeah, it's between those two I think Ben Hur did knock down a bunch of them as well for cinematography and the chariot, race and Blah Blah Blah, so I think we got three in a row side as well hogs. Zach ben her. The correct answer is west side story. Titanic was nominated for like Seventeen Academy. Award. I just I'm fine. It won the Academy Award for. Most Times. Writing the character's names into the script number two, what year was the First Academy Award held nine, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, five, twenty, nine, or forty four. I said twenty nine, thank. Now it was twenty five. Rose I got twenty nine as well just throwing darts. K. Hard. It's either twenty five or twenty nine. I wrote twenty nine. Twenty nine. Well, so far so good, corey hockey and Rosie all her to write it is. Twenty five. You're way off. Who was hosted the most Oscars Carson Goldberg hope or billy, crystal. Goldberg. Her a mighty duck. I said Billy Crystal can't. hoped it for a long long time. so I'm GonNa go with Bob Hope. I'm going Bob Hope as well K. Crystal Kay Rosie. Hockey gotta correct, it was whole. Every you know. He's got the talent a binds bich-. Who was one I? Don't get that either number four who has won the most Acting Academy Awards Streep Jack Daniel, day or Katherine Hepburn. or It hasn't street been nominated like sixteen times, and she's one three ish or so. But. I don't know. I wrote I wrote Daniel day-lewis but I think he's in the three ish category as well, but I went with DD l.. Miss Merrill. Rose. Katherine Hepburn. Merrill has won three I. think Daniel Days One more than that day. Zach was streep Rosie's the only one who got it right. Katherine Hepburn is one warm. Yeah shoes prolific I. Know it's crazy. which actor out of these has the most nominations Pacino? Paul Newman Marlon Brando I. have no idea I went with Paul Newman Chino. Rando! Numerous well Zach, Brando, it's Jack Whoa missile. Jamming. Who won best actress last year core? But I have the answer, so you guys. If anybody else's against, you can go I'm one hundred percents. Asset Marla Hooch Martha huge I. I'm blank. Think of Chris has seen the movie I don't remember is. What you say! Jennifer Lawrence from. Zach Jennifer. Aniston, Corey Renee Zellweger and I can see your face. For, Judy that was last year for saw the movie to you idiot! How many? Academy Awards Tom Cruise have zero, one two or three core. I don't think he has one. I can't think of a movie that he won for I mean he doesn't. He definitely hasn't won best actor, but I'm trying to wonder I'm wondering if he won. Best supporting actor but I. don't ever remember seeing a speech at a crew, so I'm GonNa say. Zero Marnie I put the big show as well. Rose Zero as well. Yeah, you know what that's exactly what I said I I can't remember him giving a speech. Rainman I don't have any man would have been. Nominated for that I don't think you want wreck. Everyone got it right. But Zach it is zero nominated for I think three times, and he's never won once. What Year were the Oscars on TV fifty, sixty, forty, nine or fifty one core? I guess fifty. Three, K I work in TV so I know this fifty one. Rose I think fifty three as well Kangol. Fifty three. Sixty? You are terrible. Hockey and Corey and Rosie got it. Who all have five of them? Nineteen fifty one Marnie anything. which chip these actors won back to back best actor awards Jangling. Answer Jack Hanks Daniel. Day Lewis Dustin, Hoffman. Won Back to back for Philadelphia in Gump, so it's hanks. I'm always I went with Dustin Hoffman. Twitchy, and something I can't remember Hanks Arabia. PHILADELPHIA ninety-three. It takes. Corey, hockey each have six, and it comes down to the last one sixty percent. That's good. Thank you nice job. You guys, thank you between the late Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. How many Oscars do they have one, three, four or five? So I one. Well, we'll have a winner thing because I guess three. So, did I I guess? For the court dancer is. One Pot Nice John. Produces right he? Never won. A ton of emmys and everything else, but he's never won a good one. Thank you. This! Two, out of ten, do you want me to sign this? And Hang it somewhere notarize. Please two out of ten. What percentage she get twenty. You got it. Soon. Seventy hockey got sixty. Rosie got fifty got ten. Dun. Dun. We have a special guest coming up. We do yeah. Yeah Greg. Mason is GONNA join. Yeah Glen Mason the. Yeah debut appearance on. From former Gopher head coach, Glen, Mason after this on the fan..
"academy awards" Discussed on The Power Trip
"All, right so ready. Yes, of course, I'm ready. All right. Today's. This I don't know. Is it the power trip? That was yeah. Cool here we got. Time now for power trip trivia with your host need sauce. Odd Today's Trivia. Theme is the Academy Award. Today's Trivia theme is the Academy Awards all right. Yes, lot of multiple choice. Some aren't, but we have it's. Not Too hard, not too easy. Are we ready? Yes. Yeah, thank you, Corey, which of these films did not win a record eleven oscars? Titanic. Lord of the Rings Return of the King Westside Story. or Ben Hur did not Leon not three of those have won Eleven Academy Awards? Which one did know? How Titanic Lord of the Rings Return of the King West side, story or Ben Hur? Number two. What Year was the First Academy Award held. Nine thousand, nine hundred nineteen, nineteen, twenty, five, nineteen, twenty, nine, or nineteen forty. One more time, course, nineteen, thousand, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen, twenty, five, nineteen, twenty, nine, or nineteen forty. What is wrong with you, woman? MCI. Number three. Who has hosted the Most Academy Awards. Johnny Carson. Whoopie Goldberg, Bob, hope or billy crystal. Carson Goldberg Hope or crystal. Hope at a lot of charisma like a looking Amanda bines. You're gonNA live to see bobble. Course was. Barely Who has won the most Acting Academy Awards? Streep Jack Nicholson. Daniel Day, Lewis or Katharine Hepburn only. Out of those four or just in out of those four out of those four, so it's not the record is who's the one the most as well as forrest? Street, Jack, Daniel Day or Katherine, Hepburn. Nights speaking. Tough. Thank you number five. which actor actor actor? Not really has the most nominations. Pacino Jack Paul, Newman or Marlon Brando. We're time. Pacino Nicholson, Newman or Brando? Bich- Or. Farrel who won best actress last year? Dot Multiple Choice. Who won best actress last year? Seem on and. That's not right. Dammit, you gave the answer. I finally got one. The other five hundred feel good about I got one. The other ones were multiple choice, and I don't feel good about either number seven. How many Academy Awards his Tom Cruise One? Zero, one, two or three. Zero one two or three..
"academy awards" Discussed on Good Life Project
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"academy awards" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Guest today is John Leone Junior. He's an academy award winning an Emmy Award winning makeup artists at fifteen years old. When he's in high school he started becoming really obsessed. Actually the obsession started way earlier with movies and also Shirley Monster Movies and just how the craft of makeup not just beauty makeup but special effects. Makeup was done in this incredible way to transform people. He did his one incredible thing that led him to become mentored by one of the most legendary names in movie makeup and special effects. A guy named Dick Smith and it was Dick Smith who then jumpstarted John's career by recommending him to the NBC. Make Program in one thousand nine hundred seventy six where John were then end up honing his skills working on game shows soaps and then for six years with the original cast of Saturday night live and after that stint was done he started going out on his own and started doing all of this work on movies. Like quest for fire. Zelic Cotton Club Heat Dick Tracy and he also designed and Applied Heath ledger sort of legendary. Really iconic joker character makeup in the Dark Knight was nominated for an Oscar that year for best makeup and he has been the personal makeup artist to a solid thirty years and worked most recently with Al in the Irishman and hunters so excited to explore. John's career his Chris the art and craft of makeup..
"academy awards" Discussed on Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"Fan at all. But but I've really appreciated in loved what she was saying her earn. Howard we're having this discussion and Leslie was talking about how she was in? The all female reboot ghostbuster in movies work in general all because they're great movies. GHOSTBUSTERS was special one. Because of the time why. People continue to remake Halloween and they continue to remain. I mean there's talk for another joker movie and people are continuing to beat down these. There's another sorry make. There's another Halloween. It's it's like enough but anyways we're not going on a tangent on unnecessary remakes. Leslie Jones was talking to Howard and she's in the all-female movie ghostbusters. The all the all female reboot the one re that completely bombed last year. And it's tough I think to be `situation because you cannot remake. A classic very rarely do remakes ever work and they don't work when you WanNa make a when you WanNa Base Komo movie based on who you want for your cast versus the story itself. So I don't know I just anyways there were having a discussion Howard Stern Leslie Jones and she was like I was so honored to be in this movie. You know and she was really proud and I totally get that. I get what she's trying to say. You know she was talking to Howard our she said you know. We're all done only wrapped. We thought we had a really great movie on our hands. You know so I don't know I. I love the fact that she had so much pride in the fact that she wanted it to work. Obviously her heart was in the right place. You get absolutely cheer for her in wanting into work and her point to how rose you know I caught so much hate for this us. Because there's there's this thing where people think they own movies. They own generation. The Own Franchise Star Wars ghostbusters. You fill in the blank here. And they were so bad to her online. Leslie Jones like you know she said to Howard. And I'm paraphrasing your shoes. You know I had so much pride in this you know all female cast ask and I was getting such awful comments online from other people such hateful things said and then I would click on the profile of these people saying awful things to me. Online about the ghostbusters reboot the all-female ghostbusters reboot. She said I would click on some of these people's twitter accounts our facebook pages and it would be a guy I with his daughter a father with his daughter a husband with his daughter. Saying the most mean spirited things about that the all female cast and I can tell you. That's the problem we're having today. Is that the fans think they can manipulate the movie. The fans that they have grown beyond the movie itself the product itself off and I just think it's very very dangerous ground and if you do get a chance to listen to that interview is really good like I said I'm GonNa be Mosey Jones Fan. She's really loud. I don't think there's a lot of creativity behind it. It's it's not for me but I really loved her sentiment. You know like I have these fathers of daughters seeing the worst nastiest things to me and ah she's right. She's so right because they should be cheering for her. They should be cheering for the female cast. So I've kind of appreciated the conversation again Howard's creativity ativity in in facilitating wonderful conversation with Lesley. It's just it's just interviewing at. Its very very best so to recap my five that you should see. Eighty five movie passes and you haven't seen anything peanut butter Falcon four versus Ferrari once upon a time in Hollywood yesterday and Joe. Joe Rabid of it Tonight I will be cheering heavily for once upon a time in Hollywood I will be cheering for versus Ferrari and I will definitely be cheering for for Joe Joe Rabbit. I hope you guys got something out of this Sorry for the rambling. I was trying to get it in before the Oscars as we speak. Thank you so much for listening to the Academy Award addition stay tuned. I got some awesome interviews coming up. Drop me a line if you want Monday. Morning critic gmail.com. MDM critic on on twitter. Monday morning critic on facebook on Monday morning critic on instagram bunch ways to get hold of me Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time. And just know it's it's really well received my end and means the world to me that you've taken time out of your life to listen to what I have to say means a lot. Thanks toxin..
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"And they don't have to say anything so if you spend ten bucks just say on a Titanic and then I tunes for some reason stopped carrying. Titanic you lose. WHO's that money straight out? ENYA lose movies. Well read up on it Google. I tunes movie. They can take it away anytime from you. And that's a little bit disheartening for me because I'm watching movies on the treadmill. I'm watching movies everywhere. My iphone is is my you know. That's that's command central right there. I'm watching everything out of that. So yeah that's just a little disheartening. But anyways really happy for Brad Pitt really hope that he gets the recognition that he deserves. Tonight love him. I know he's been. He wanted to Golden Globes. He wants SAG. So there's a shot here. He could he could make three three so i. I'm really cheering for him. And I and I love Tarantino's passion Yes so a lot of good things here so coming into the last movie. I peanut butter on my list. Once upon a time in Hollywood would four versus Ferrari Joe Rabbit on the outside looking in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Tom Hanks's so good as Mr Rogers. Boy Boy I sneak have created a top six list not a top five list. I get it but I'm going with my top five. I'm giving you my concrete five. The last movie I I loved this movie and I get really pissed when people should all over this movie I hated it makes me furious. I get irate. And they do it all the time. I was watching a website that deals with sports and I know the guy doesn't watch many movies. He does pizza reviews. And that's great because she's a phenomenal. Talent Awesome entrepreneur talk about how much he hated needed. This movie like are you serious. Like you definitely don't watch a lot of movies and that's what bothers me. Most is when people that don't watch a lot of movies give feedback. Oh that sucks. Oh that was really good. Well how do you know that if you have nothing else to compare it to like if you're watching movies once every two months and you're like that was really good. That was really bad. Like there's no standard or point of reference to compare it to. I mean the only people should be talking movies. Are those that are there. They're watching movies all the time if you're not watching movies all the time and you shouldn't be talking movies. I'm sorry just I'm just really adamant about that. You just can't think of a podcast. It's very clear the host doesn't watch any of the material Israel has his guests are and whether it's a movie or TV show maybe want occasion but he uses against writing service. That's something completely different it is. I'm listenable and it's a little a few reasons one because the host but two and mostly because of this is because he doesn't know what he's talking about. I can't do a podcast about baseball and not have her watch the A game all summer. I get really furious when people comment on movies and they really don't do their homework they don't do the background research much. Like some of the Jaguars ars I've been hearing about lately. It just bothers me anyways that being said this movie. Yeah I don't WanNa go off on a tangent. I'm going to get get myself. Another hard issue ended up in hospital for over a week against so anyways this movie I thought was so good I hate reading. You know the Internet is so toxic. I ate it and sometimes I get sucked. Backed up into it. You know we have those star wars fan boys and Marvel Fan boys that are ruining things and wanting to rewrite movies. I've talked about that on numerous occasions but this method it's such a big heart to it and movies yesterday directed by the supremely talented one of my all time favorites. Danny Boyle Homage Amish Patel is in it. Louis James. This movie is so good and it stuck with me. I saw earlier in the early spring of two thousand nineteen. It really puts a interesting thing on the table. Right interesting question. You know how much influenced the Beatles have and now I don't WanNa ruin the movie for you but it. It doesn't just stop there. It goes into what is relevant and our culture and and would be the same without some of the things that we have in our life our lives that we that we so you know our our pop culture are our standards of entertainment. You know with things change. It really puts an interesting discussion on the table and it has one of the biggest surprises prizes. I guess in an ending that I've that I've seen this year I I loved yesterday. It was in my top five from start to finish. Some of these movies creeped in in and at the last minute I would say yesterday was in it for the longest amount of time. I've really loved this movie from the moment I saw and we had me in tears. Here's like I I left the theater. I'm like I just don't get how people are not talking about this or how somebody call it boring and I get it. It's all subjective. I forget it you know. My favorite color is green. Years is blue. You know we're both not right. I mean whenever I mean we think we think but I just think yesterday was not given the proper do it is so good. A master director some phenomenal actors. I loved it. I guess you're has a huge heart and you'll there some movies. You don't wait week for Netflix. For this was one of them. I felt like in definitely movie. I felt it didn't against property when in its respect there's other movies I wanted to touch on if I was to expand span my list beyond five. Here's what I thought was really good this year. I was really underrated doctor sleep. Dr Sleep was so oh good Joker I WANNA you know. Sleep on Joaquin Phoenix. I love him super talented guy. I think. Probably a good human being as well rocket man. Dan was in and out of this list. I love rocket man. If I had done this podcast. Four months ago it would have been my top five but it's definitely my top. Ten loved hair. Negative things a phenomenal actor. Huge future ahead of him. Just a great great movie parasite I would put my top ten. We are looking at some groundbreaking stuff happening in that movie. And if you're one of these people that decide whether they want to watch or not watch based DON subtitles. That's a scary thought for me like some of the best movies of all time have subtitles. That's like me saying you know what I can't watch movie. That's in black and white. That's just too much for me. I mean does sound really ridiculous when you think about it was parasites got a lot of things going for it including their amazing director. Her Bong Jun Ho. Just look at a guy that is groundbreaking There's one right there parasite fantastic jewel. I like a lot a lot on Netflix. Small documentary called. Tell me who I am. I had both guests on my show. I wouldn't put it in the you know. Obviously obviously Academy Awards are base. Most movies short films. That's more of a documentary. I loved that this year the most overrated I thought was nineteen seventeen. I I liked it a lot but one thousand nine hundred. Seventeen appeal doesn't come so much with the acting as it does with its cinematograph Ramos. Director her CNN days and Roger Deakins. That's the appeal to nine hundred. Seventeen and saving private Ryan is the standard of war movies. If that's like a ten not at ten or nine and a half hundred ten by comparison I put nineteen seventeen at like a seven. And a half. If you're basing on the cinematographer director mediate but yeah I I thought nineteen seventeen was a little overrated. I I don't cheer against things and cheer for other things but I hope nineteen seventeen doesn't win in every every movie. I'm mentioning. I highly recommend I stand by all my recommendations because I've actually seen the movies unlike other people I've seen what I'm telling you to watch and I love it right so so some other other appreciated movies that flew under the radar a little bit Captain Marvel seems to be taking a Lotta Shit for some reason. I liked that a lot. I really lead like bright burn. It's very superman-like but it makes you. When I say Superman you know raising a child? That's fallen from the sky. You know from a young child to an adult. It makes you wonder you know or what would happen if that child grew up evil and it's not necessarily a villain but it. It's it's the superman spin of what if life right. I Love Bright Burnham Mustangs Academy Award Worthy but. It's one of the better movies I saw this year. I liked double a lot. People crapped on it I'm not sure why but I really liked Dumbo. I think people are a little bit hard on Tim. Burton with this there was a good movie. overrated the Irishman. Has You no. I'm not gonNA say that again. I thought uncut gems a little overrated to be quite honest with you Adam sandlers a phenomenal actor. You'll never you'll never not sell me on that point I get. He's one of the best movies of all time he was so good in it One of the best performances I probably should say is more accurate statement. Lion King unnecessary remake Hustle I'm good thanks. I thought knives out was a little overrated little bit good movie. I I love Ryan Anderson. I am not big on the The WHO done it. Let's go through piece by piece kind of clue scenario death. More personal than against subjective It's a really well done movie and Ryan Johnson's a really really good filmmaker but it just not for me. It's just not for me in any way shape or form last year's winner green took so much shit other forget spike Lee other people crapping all over it. I really hope whoever wins tonight that there aren't people in the audience that are going to take away from that moment who we have no business doing that right like like beyond saying Jay Z.. Showing up an hour and a half late for the Golden Globes. While there's somebody up there getting an award like how disrespectful is that so. I hope there's nobody that takes away from anybody's moment today and I really hope there's people that just think their parents they thank you know a religion. Thanks the people they love. I hope we can say from politics. Because I've just about had it with Patricia. arquette up you're talking about how awful you know. Politics politics are at this point. I just it's a real turn off for a lot of people I have to say. Everyone's allowed to talk politics. I get it and I get. It's a huge stage to do so I don't know but just there's other other pressing oppressing people you can talk about those you love growing up. Who meant who meant the world to you? There's other things you could bring up in that moment. A mentor an acting coach a loved one. You've lost that meant the world to you and believe in you and no one else. There's so many other things you could be talking about. Yeah the environment and needs attention. But I just don't think this is the place to do that. Like it comes across as phony. Just my thing about the environment do your thing do it. Don't just make it about I'm up here. People can really person because my thirty seconds to a minute. I'm going to talk about the environment and then not do anything about it the rest of my life because that's what it seems like a lot of people are doing. I just really hope that people don't again one takeaway from the moment and to use the moment appropriately appropriately again. What is appropriately? I I don't think politics is in that stages is the right setting that just my two cents in full disclosure. There's a few movies move movies issue. That came out that I just will not watch based on it. Maybe this is being ignorant I'll own it. I refuse to watch. Cats are refused to watch men in black. I refuse to watch anything with Tyler. Perry at the end of it I mean I I was looking at stuff online. Apparently that movie had no editor This year Angel has fallen. I'm all set. I'm just some movies I just can't do. I mean I. I just feel like if if if the people that are making somebody's movies don't take it seriously. Then why should should I so. Yeah some of these movies homage Ez pass on and I can tell you mentioned Howard Stern earlier in in in Leslie Jones the former. SNL CAST member was on Howard it show and she was talking about Ghostbusters and it was really just a a great. I'm not Lizzie Jones Fan. I don't find funny. I don't don't find her comedy funny at all. I'm not a big.
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"Is nominated it for a long shot to do really really well as long as the Irishman doesn't win. I'm good I mean. I don't cheer for bad things to happen to most people but but I just. I'm not a fan of the Irishman. I'm not a fan of this movie in any way. I think I've talked about this before it is so overrated. I do appreciate that. It's a good bye to these or a you know as far as acting together you know. Pacino Deniro PECI pitching him out of retirement. He he does a great great job. But you know it's just. I'm not cheering for the Irishman. Any way shape or form. I didn't care for Martin. Scorsese's comments on marvel movies or superhero movies. I thought there was way out of place. Robert De Niro is really weighing on me in every way shape or form in the last couple of years so anyways but Joel Radin would be an number five if I had to go with a tire six. I do not want to rule out a beautiful day in the neighborhood which I've done review on a Tom. Hanks so good. There's so many people involved with that. That have done a great job. The other movie I wanted to bring up not going to say it's four but my second one is peanut butter Falcon. I thought the movie was is the most overlooked movie right when you're ignored by SAG when you're a SAG awards ignored by the Golden Globes. And now you don't get anything for the Academy Awards. It kind of bothered me a little bit because this movie deserved something Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nelson. The two directors deserved something. I mean this was their their passion project. Shiloh is so good in this movie and start saying that the Shah is a top ten to fifteen actor. We just stop who start giving him that credit like he's no longer this guy. Let's assume as crazy that can kind of act. He's a fantastic actor. Let's just leave it there like he is so goddamn good. It's ridiculous and I don't think he gets enough credit for what is abilities can reflect. I mean he is just so good. I mean gene in the interview that I've kind of tease a little bit about this coming out this week. The cinematographer I had Nigel Block said Shaya comes was off the plane in his role. Ready to go I mean and he was so wrapped up in invested into this movie. So many people were you. Had you know the the boy with Down Syndrome Zach and God's again who to such a phenomenal job. I was hoping for a nomination for him and a peanut butter fom get really screwed. I mean movie. Visually looks phenomenal. The sound is great. The acting is phenomenal. I just I was really really disheartened that this movie was ignored by everybody. And it's I'm really starting to get worried about Out those people with votes. I'm starting to think there's there's many most people have a SAG card. I think I would like to feel the responsibilities. The ones I know when I talked to on occasion definitely watch what Dave vote for but I wonder how many people actually watch what they vote for. It just seems so political like websites are coming out you know now are reputable websites are coming out with. You know. I don't like this actor. I found this movie boring. They're they're giving something personal. That should to be voted on a public voice in other words. If you're an actor you can say sure. I loved this movie. I love them but we but to say this movie was boring into be critical and then go under. Anonymous seems just cowardly to me like I just hope. Sag voters take the responsibility seriously. A lot of people were very hard for these awards like some people. Never come back back to this stage again right the Academy Awards or a big thing and some people. I mean there's been actors that have Renee Zellweger tonight. She'll me they are. She hasn't been here in like twenty years. I think or it's been a long period of time. So so people come back over a lengthy lengthy period of time so people will come back at all so that really I just hope sagged borders take responsibility seriously in Nazi peanut butter and all that movie with Shiloh Buffalo. He's a big piece of this or piece of that. I'm not GonNa Watch that I'm Ignore that that's so unfair to him because he's the guy is a passionate actor he so honesty super supremely talented. I hope I hope SAG actors do right by each other other. I really do and and give every movie the the attention that they deserve right. I hated the Irishman and on a personal level. I could care less what Martin Scorsese thinks of marvel movies. As in what Robert Deniro things politically but I would still give everyone that worked really hard of movie the attention it deserves and I. I hope that's what goes on. I hope that people don't look at Shiloh often. Say Hey you know what I hate him. That guy's crazy he's this he's that he's whatever it just completely ignore that that would be so unfortunate to me if that's what's going on. I hope politics doesn't rear. Its ugly head. Hoping hoping part of Sag means that you're honoring the craft your honoring that piece of work and I hope that's what people do because I know the people I talked to do. The SAG voters talked to are taking very seriously. I just hope most people are like they are because i. It's scary when Internet. Reputable sources are leaking comments. Comments from Sadler's I I can't I can't do that. Bothers me a lot. So peanut butter falcon big disappointment deserve the nomination. It's in my top five for the year. No doubt what about it This movie has a heart and soul to it. That's almost unmatched. Please peanut butter Falcon I I I can recommend enough my third on my list. I again no order just throwing them out would be Ford versus Ferrari Christian Bale Matt Damon. My God This movie is I feel like this movie. People people feel like you know Christian. Bale is one so much that you know what the nomination is enough right. Because in some cases with movies and actors the nomination is the award right. Ebbing nominated is the recognition. It's not winning the award. I don't know. I think this is such a big budget movie. I don't want to call it. Underrated underrated or overlooked. But I think it is like I was watching this movie. I probably three or four times. Now they're over the weekend. The weekend came out. I don't know I feel like the nominations not enough here. So if Joe Joe Rabbit doesn't win I'm cheering for all things for versus Ferrari really loved this movie win. I just Matt Damon and in Christian. Bale are just so good at their craft. And I know I'm leaving a ton of people out right with these movies. I'm talking about just the headliners here but there's so many people involved I get that just really really well done movie. It's not you know. Race cars are racecar. RACECAR movies are a funny thing because I love. I'm obsessed with them. I love days of thunder. I loved rush. You Know Ron Howard's Racecar tribute movie. I love for versus Ferrari race card. NASCAR movies are kind of a funny thing up Talladega Nights. I can't leave out because as a sport I hate it. I can't stand watching it. But as when they're made into movies. I love just focusing on the driver's the competitiveness like I love it so Hollywood I love the Hollywood version of what they've done to race car movies. But as a sport if you call it that the turning left for four hours not a big fan I mean I i. I see boxing movies and I love boxing. Boxing on I'll watch it and I love Rocky Cinderella Man on and on it but it's such a strange thing with NASCAR I so my favorite movies of all time are some of the ones I just named and I can't. I've never watched an entire race for NASCAR or Formula One. And it's not the belittle those that are involved. I just. It's just so boring but what Hollywood is done to it as made it interesting for me and made it passionate for another reason why I love movie movie making and watching film so the next movie very similar very well known movies getting awards getting recognized. I Love Quentin Tarantino's passion. I think he's I just love his perspective and where he comes from in his what he feels about moviemaking. I remember reading about how used to work at like a blockbuster Mr or VHS store and that's kind of where questions love of movies originated in that blockbuster in that VHS store just going through movies like how do you not love that. How do you not love that? So that being said I have to include once upon a time in Hollywood. I love everything about this movie. Leo In especially Brad I pay Brad Pitt Fan. People don't remember this Brad Pitt. Early on was kind of people may not me other people made him sound like a joke. You know he's gray looking dude dude. Who can act kind of mocked film in Louise to some degree? Sorry like Brad. Pitt is a phenomenal actor. I'm so happy he's getting all the Kudos in this In his speeches are even ten times better like he is universally loved like in the same way like Ellen Degeneres says like university loved at some degree and I feel like Brad Pitt is like like that people. Just love him. He's poking fun at himself. He's giving these really awesome speeches and I'm pulling for him tonight as well. So yeah I mean if I had to categorize is it bouncing will replace your guys from trying to get this in by the time the award start. I'm cheering for once upon a time in Hollywood namely Brad Pitt tonight. I'm cheering for Joe Joe. Abbott and I'm cheering for four versus Ferrari. So that covers at least half the movies I think but seriously I think Brad Pitt is just come from us. He's just a phenomenal actor. I love to meet Joe Black. I loved him and just so many things. He's done fury with show against Shiloh buff. So he's done so many things I really. I can't say enough about Gwen Tarantino Bleed Art of the CAPRIO. I mean I'm not gonNA. He's just so good and everything he does as well. So yeah. I'm just Brad Pitt I I have. I have a real soft spot in my heart for him because I've liked him since day one. I've always loved all of his work and it's nice to see people saying good things things about him. People appreciating him because he is talented he and his so good in this movie as well. I just it's just a it's just a wonderful movie if I have to tell you to go see once upon a time in Hollywood and you haven't seen it already chances are you're not the biggest movie Fan but hopefully you can get to a rented soon because it is so good. I mean the movies like this should not how she your first time. Viewing should not be. Netflix should not be on Amazon. Prime should be on Hulu. I mean these are movies. You have to go and see Joe Joe Rabbit. I saw very very late and I think a week or two later was available on I tunes. But I'm the theater experience. Nothing compares to it. Nothing like don't get me wrong. I I own a ton of movies in my iphone on. You know by the way side. No- here for those of you. That buy movies on I tunes. Do you know that they could take the movies away on out out of your phone without you knowing..
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"That is Jack White. And I'm a believer from the Joe Joe Rabbit trailer. The first first one in it is maybe one of the coolest songs I've heard in two thousand nineteen Welcome to the Monday morning critic podcast in the Academy Award Oscar edition in my top five movies of two thousand nineteen so everybody has a top five list. I get it for movies or top ten lists and everybody has a podcast now. Wow so I get that too in. Time is at a premium you know. I value the people who listen to podcasts. I value their time. If I'm going to put something out there I believe there's quality in it. I believe I'm not podcasting to hear my voice. Eight hearing my voice. I'm podcasting because I enjoy speaking with guests. It comes from and I said this a million times it comes from a place of passion passion in my heart. I really love doing this and I don't WanNa Waste People's time you know on the way to work. I've been thinking about this and I've been you know I work a few jobs in one of the things that I really really who I really enjoy listening to on the way to work Howard Stern and without giving you my full rundown over think of Howard. I'll break it down very simply. He is evolved. I think think no matter what field you're in if you're an actor director if your podcast or if you're a coach wherever you are I think you have to evolve. I think you have to look look at your product like many times. I'll look at it. I'll listen to and I hate my voice like I said but I'll listen to an interview. Only God that was a horrible interview. Sound was too loud. You're asking the same questions the fifth interview in a row. So that's why I try to evolve in shake things up I mean slowly but surely I think I'm getting there. I mean I have a lot of work ahead of me. I realized that but like like I said I value my listeners. Time I believe it's a premium and you know I do believe what I put out there is is is worth your time. It's worth your endeavor but but anyways my point about Howard stern is that he's evolves he. He hasn't stayed the same over thirty or forty years. You know he was the shock jock now if you listen to him he his his advice on anything it could be exercising or food. or how how. He handles his spare time. It just everything. That man does is so well thought out in detailed. I'm just envious of that. You know when he does call himself the king of all media he is he is the best interview on a plane. I mean he was interviewing and I think it was a show from the past. He was interviewing Miley Cyrus. Who I could careless about? I mean I don't hate her or anything like that but I could care less about the interview when I pay attention attention to a show like that I want to hear what Howard is asking. His guests like what is he getting. And it's it's just such a free flowing wealth auto clearly. Oh he does his homework or some of his staff they worked together in those meetings at Howard's always talking about nick craft the questions but they're so well done and it's clear how hard he's worked and his staff is working is he's just such a genius he so phenomenal interviewing and and I guess my point is in a long way. I I just feel like you know if I'm going to crash and burn I'm going to do so by putting putting effort in hardened to it in so far you know three or four years later podcasting. I think I've done a decent job. I'll put my. I've said this before. I'll put my guess quality against anybody and I and I feel like my podcast is certainly worth people's time. So I wanNA thank you for the time for listening and downloading the PODCASTS and coming back that it does mean the world to me so On that end I thank you. I am recording this about an hour and a half before the Academy Awards start. It's about six twenty five eastern right now on Sunday night. I am recording this with the hopes of getting it out at least before the Academy Awards telling you what I hope for giving you my top for two thousand my top five thousand nineteen and give you my thoughts about what I'm about to see in an hour and a half so it'll be interesting to see how close I am. I do have some great interviews coming up so stay tuned for that Before I get going if you guys want to contact me it's Monday morning critic on instagram Indian uh-huh MDM critic on twitter. Monday morning critic at gmail.com those are three ways. You can get a hold of me. The podcast available everywhere. stitcher apple podcasts. Whatever I usually posted on instagram? If you're looking for a quick Lincoln certainly said that available on facebook too so check those out. Hopefully you'll find it interesting. I'm really looking looking forward to getting out some really quality content in the near future. You know I have a lot of great interviews coming up and hopefully you appreciate that. So thank you for those of you reaching out appreciate it all right all right. Let's do this so as I mentioned before. Everybody has a podcast now. Everybody has one now and I would say of that. One hundred percent podcasters. I would say say twenty to thirty percent of those. PODCASTS are actually listenable where you'd want to come back again. Writes like a restaurant Yate there once was a good. Would you come back again. Yes I would consider that eight good podcast. I believe my restaurant. My podcast is one where yes you would go back to eat again. There might be some slight bias behind that comment. But that's what I think And I'M GONNA. I'm a really harsh critic of myself. So that being said I have a guest coming on his name. Is Nigel Block. It's already the interviews. Already been recorded I have to some editing with some bouncing echoes and sounds and I have to edit it. So that's coming out this week module block is a fantastic cinematographer. He did the he was is the DP for the director of photography for Peanut Butter Falcon. He did a lot of work on Lord of the rings he his his amazing amazing filmography. So as with many guests I was listening to an interview that Nigel was doing. Another podcast and and I'm GonNa get this podcast named the host's name out there because I do want to give him credit he was he was in this the listenable twenty to thirty percent. He had Nigel honesty about a a year ago. And this podcast was so frigging good. The questions he was asking you could tell he so well-spoken you could tell get a love for cinematography movie making like when I listen to this pocket and like this guy loves what he does so to hear that. 'cause I don't always hear that and there's a couple of time I had. That are atrocious. It doesn't come from a place of love looking for a place a passion. It's just like why are you doing this like it doesn't even it's so unlistenable. As opposed to this podcast. I was listening to where he had Nigel Con. The guy was so good. And I'm going on the next episode. I will release that. PODCAST and the podcasts casts podcasters name because I have to give him credit he was so good and interviewing Nigel such it just so refreshing to hear another podcast or not the famous ones. I'm always talking about. You're not howitzers on a podcast. But you know him. The Joe Rogan's in the World Bill Burr. All those famous podcasters Adam. Corolla the little independent guys like me and people like us. It's nice to see them. See People like me just doing a great job. With what what they believe in what they love. It's just I love it. So Yeah my next interviews with cinematographer Nigel Block and I. I'm going to give credit to the podcast sir. WHO's interview I? I listened to before my interview with Nigel and getting some information and just really interesting thing. So I don't WanNa podcast so that being said everyone also has has a top five two top ten list and I would say forty six now since I've eight nine years old. I've been watching movies my whole life in washing over and over again. I'm the guy who went through. VHS tapes over and over again. I mean I think I went through like three field of dreams. Three or four of the natural Shawshank I blew through a lot of that. I just my point is I. I love movies as as many of you have noticed. Stand you know movies and TV race. Me Don't get me wrong. I I had two parents. Anybody could ask for like I am so fortunate that had that I had that I have a mom I have like like it's beyond words so I'm so happy with that but I'm also the nerd that was like that locked himself in the basement and and watch TV and watch movies at forty six years old. I make my way to the theater once a week to get up on things in my spare time. I'm watching shows keeping up with things so I think I don't WanNa see him an authority but I think when I say something thing. It's not just a flip comment. I see a lot I watched the Oscars now. And there's a Lotta these like guessing and pools and whatever with people that haven't seen any of these movies I just. I don't know what it's like before going into the NFL playoffs. If you don't follow football year in your betting on who's GonNa win the Super Bowl to me that lacks a little bit of legitimacy. So I don't know I think my top five list has some credit to it and the way I look at it is not so much what I think the top five movies of the year art. I look at it this way. If somebody had five movie passes in knowing what I know they said I need five movies to go to. These are the five that I'm going to name that I believe Steve are worth your money. Now that's not saying if I had to go to ten. There's a whole `nother category but I'll keep it short and I wanNA keep this podcast episode short and sweet. I I look at it my head is when I give the top five. What what would I tell somebody else to either? Spend their money on or use a movie pass on if they can only see five so that being said here are my five movies. I'm going to start with one of the ones I saw in two thousand twenty but it's a two thousand eighteen release that I will be cheering like hell for tonight in. That movie is Joe Joe Rabbit. I absolutely loved Joab. It is in my top five and I'm not giving us specific civic order right. It's just here are the top five. I went back and forth so if I had I I really kind of battled with a tie for number five because I with my first one because I really a beautiful day. The neighborhood would be if I had to go tie would be here but I give a slight edge to Joe Joe Rabbit it both movies. Believe it or not are kind of the same in the sense that both are just about humanity and kindness and just love and I know it's weird to say that about joab movie who a kid who who's make believe friend is Adolf Hitler but the movie has such an enormous heart take a great soundtrack phenomenal acting. Sam Rockwell is another stratosphere at this point in Taiko. It director who also plays Adolf Hitler in the movie is I absolutely like so caught off guard with his performance. Like I mean he hits a home run at two different roles hormones director and then he hits hormone is playing Adolf Hitler. I mean it's just so so well Diana writer for that matter I mean he is so immensely talented a breath of fresh air on what we do in the shadows is also a vampire movie that he's done as well also. There's two kids in this movie. That are so good. This movie just makes up on you and I had a tough time deciphering between this movie. Joe Oh Joe Abbott and Beautiful Dan. The neighborhood I mean. They're so similar as far as the message. They're trying to send about humanity. Eighty and just valuing people valuing life valuing what people should mean to each other. They're so similar in in that way. And I really hate separating East I want you to know that I hate it but I would absolutely recommend a beautiful neighborhood it because it's so damn good Joe. Rabbits snuck up on me and I hope it kicks ass tonight. I hope it cleans cleans up in every award.
"academy awards" Discussed on Motley Fool Money
"Jason Moser Andy Cross and Ron Gross. Good to see was always gentlemen Chris. We've got the latest headlines from Wall Street. We will get an Oscar Oscar preview from our guest now Minot always. We've got a few stocks on our radar but we begin with another one of the tech giant's alphabets fourth quarter profits came in higher than expected shares of Google's parent company. Up a little bit this week chasing overall revenue was light but there is a lot to like an escort. Yeah there was plenty to like. I think This was this was a quarter where you know they. They released the Youtube and cloud revenue data for the first time. Ever and you know we were talking in an production here. I think any. You're you're saying something eventually. It was going to have to probably had to do that. but regardless I think that's probably the clearest sign yet to me at least they have no intentions of spinning these businesses out from Google alphabet anytime soon I think it really helps offset what is probably one of the bigger points of scrutiny. That we Hold on the company quarter and on the other bets segment Let's look at Youtube reached. Fifteen billion dollars ad revenue in two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred thirty six percent vermeer ago they also ended two thousand nineteen at a three billion dollar annual run rate in youtube subscription revenue and other non advertising revenue so really that's on top of the advertising revenue that just shows you how how big youtube has gotten to this point. Google cloud still performing very well ended at ten billion. Our run rate for the year to put that in context Amazon web services choked up about ten billion dollars for the quarter. So there's still plenty of of Shared a capture there. But the good news is that Google cloud what is actually growing at a faster rate than aws. So they are picking up share as Ron was talking about last week But going back to to the date on Youtube in the cloud services as you need they strike a little bit of a defensive tone. It seems quarter-on-quarter out on the call with the other bet segment. That's good reason. It brought in six hundred fifty nine million dollars in revenue avenue for the year I lost a better than four and a half billion dollar. So there's clear. There's clearly a disconnect there as I understand their defensive tone But when you now have a light to shine on youtube and Google cloud I think that really takes away from from focusing so much on the money that they're losing any other pets segment. Yeah with sooner Pichai. Now the CEO of Alphabet who was a former C. of Google he clearly had interest in and knowledge of what was going on with Youtube. So they they had they they eventually would have. I've had to disclose the revenues for YouTube still very impressive. Fifteen billion dollars run rate of revenue. The analyst were expecting a little bit higher. So I think there's some good conversation about wow it'd be maybe youtube revenue wasn't so high but I agree with you. Jason on the subscription and other revenues around Youtube. That's pretty exciting. Can we start a campaign to change the name back to go. I would much rather I'm Kinda had it. You know what we've not seen a lot in the headlines. They remember they bought a little company called Fitbit recently while that acquisition position has not closed genius. It's going to close and you have to wonder what exactly they plan to do with it. They're they're convinced. It's going to add Strong capabilities abilities not only in wearables for them. But it's going to advance their vision of ambient computing for the android ecosystems ultimately. They're just we're just GONNA walking computers right. They feel like fitbit has a role to serve there. So it'll be very interesting to see over time. How they work fit it into their business model but there is yet? I think there's definitely potential there. There's clearly a market out there for folks who WanNa wear these devices on their wrist weather. It's a watch or a fitbit or something else. I say we changed the whole company name to fit. Well there you go promise. uh-huh all Disney off to a solid. Start in its new fiscal year. The first quarter report was highlighted by the number of subscribers to Disney. Plus Ron very very impressive. Twenty eight point six million Disney subscribers significant increase from the ten million that they had the day after it was launched in US and Canada. It took took net flicks about two years to cross that. Twenty eight million mark so Nice job guys over there Now about half the subscriber's that Netflix has domestically basically we saw good subscriber growth who an ESPN as well subscribers at Hulu at thirty million ESPN plus Seven and a half million so really really strong. Start there Other divisions though are doing really well overall revenue for the company up thirty six percent. The parks inexperienced division of Nine Percent Studio Studio entertainment really strong on the rise of on the heels of the rise of skywalker and frozen to District Media Unit up twenty three percent. Everybody doing really well the unit that houses the streaming business reported a loss which you would expect because they're spending lots of money to get this done and they're going to continue to have have a loss for a few years going out but that's the real value of what Disney brings unlike any other Kumble other than net flicks the value of having that diversified diversified revenue stream with all the different businesses. They can price Disney. I mean they priced as exceptionally low Disney plus exceptionally low. That was obviously a huge driver of so many of the subscribers scribner's as as well as the content and the brand of course but the ability for them to do this and the fact that they can because they have the other diversified revenue. Streams has really uh impressive part the Disney Stock Story. Don't sleep on baby Yoda because it is coming back. And it's extremely popular. It is it is and I mean I think we hear a lot all the people talking about the price being so low and when are they gonNA raise prices and I actually think is GonNa be a while before they raise prices and one of the reasons for that is because right now they don't. I don't have a lot of new content right. I mean they have a couple of series I mean all of that Disney content is great but one thing I will say about that that platform they need to come out with some some fresh new content in order to keep people engaged until they do that. I think we'll be able to overlook it because only paying six bucks a month for a but it's I it all leads me to believe that. I don't know that they're going to be raising prices on at anytime soon. I would look over the next couple of years for them to build that content library at with new engaging content which they just don't really have a lot of right now. I probably should note that Shanghai Disney and Hong Kong Disney have been affected by the corona virus. There will be a rather significant economic impact impact that it will be short term hopefully and shouldn't affect the thesis of Owning Disney shares of pinterest nearly twenty percent this week fourth quarter profits came in much higher than unexpected and Andy. Strong quarter for Pinter's but it also seems like they could use a couple more these. Yeah my radar sock from last week. the third quarter was not nearly impressively guided For the for the rest of the year not to be that great in that reverse now in the stock as you mentioned. Chris had a really nice Jump after the earnings came out a really nice quarter revenues up forty six percent international revenues were up more than two hundred percent About three quarters of the users are international but from the revenue per user user basis international was far smaller than the US is in general us. Revenues up thirty six percent monthly active users for the quarter as total up twenty six six percent that was an acceleration off the quarter of last year. The growth fair mostly on the international side of thirty five percents so the revenue per user is one that yeah I can can you to watch that for the quarter with a dollar twenty two that was fifteen percent International very strong but the international is only a fraction of the US. US is at four four dollars per user. Internationals had about twenty one cents so obviously a lot of interest in a lot of can they continue to monetize their entire platform pinterest entire platform but really across the three hundred and thirty five million users. They have so many international can they continue to monetize international Acid they have and if they can. Then the stock's GonNa do pretty well the next five years. PINTEREST is a fifteen billion dollar company. There was a stretch of time where pinterest looked like an attractive attractive enough business but not a dominant enough business that it was a potential acquisition target. Fifteen billion it kind of seems like it's moving out of the range where a big Tech Company and alphabet or someone else would come in and try to buy them. They've really interesting platform because it is so it's advertising driven although they are pushing more and more towards more direct consumer revenues. They're going to be launching. This verified merchant program so you can buy directly from trusted brands Jason. They have an oncoming augmented. Reality Business this that there that the service that there that people can try on like say makeup for example and see how they look. So they're growing this this very visual platform and it's very impressive but they will have to monetize ties it but I think generally someone could still look at this business. Hey at the right price. That might be an interesting aquisition. If they can monetize that perhaps the newly named fitbit would be in all of the social platforms. Though the data out there is pretty clear. Pinterest is the one that impacts consumer behaviour mean people actually make purchasing purchasing decisions based on Pinterest more so than any of the other platforms. Which is why? I'm not surprised that it's that it's grown the way it has It seems to me like it would be an attractive attractive acquisition target more so than some of these social plays that are just add plays yeah to video. Game companies reporting on Friday activision Blizzard's fourth quarter. The prophet came in higher than expected pushing the stock to a fifty two week high but take two interactive stock falling ten percent on Friday after a rough third quarter report. Although although to be fair Ron take two interactive. Had a tough cop when you think about just how big this quarter was a year ago for. Sure let's take them one at a time activision as you say much better unexpected Revenue and profits although they were down from from this time last year but they were still much better than expected on the heels of huge success of call of duty modern warfare call of duty mobile installs exceeded one hundred and fifty million. The company now has four hundred million total monthly active users which is up fifteen percent year over year..
"academy awards" Discussed on 1A
"This is the last time we'll be meeting. He's GonNA listen to you. You just ask the same questions every week. How's your job? Are you having negative thoughts. Hunter Harris Eleven nominations for joker ten for nineteen in seventeen What's your reaction to those films? And the nominations they got. Honestly I have to laugh I feel pretty lukewarm in nineteen seventeen I thought it was beautifully shot And also you know very tense and very kind of rich experience and with joker I was not personally a fan of it but I do understand that you know there is a sense that it is a gritty real version of a lot of like the comic book movies. We've seen in the past but at the same time I think the fact that joker nineteen seventeen have tracked so well within the academy is sort of You know further proof of everything we've been talking about. There's nothing particularly fairly new or avant-garde about these movies. I think a lot of ways. They are just newer versions of the kinds of movies. The Academy always honors. I mean sure joker is a comic book movie but at the same time stylistically. It mean replicates A lot of these listrik choices of Martin Scorsese or Even if like Francis Ford Coppola some ways and I think that kind of idea of like these psychological turmoil within a white man is a pretty Well Trod God identity. An idea for an Academy Award nominated movie. Nineteen Tina's as April site before it is. It is a beautifully shot. classically made War Picture and we've seen a bunch of those be awarded a nominated whereas you know something like the farewell or women. These are movies. That sort of amplify defy the experiences of women who are not typically We're that people typically make movies about and suggesting that means experiences are rich enough to be sort of universal. I am away now speaking of farewell. Let's take a listen wronged. Please tell me the nine Stein she does so no. You can't see anything family thinks it's better not to tell lies have better. Chinese people have signed on people. Get Cancer China excuse sort of picking one should be there. You can't hy-vee the emotions will.
"academy awards" Discussed on 1A
"Nominees search now in spotify Far Oscars twenty twenty from pop culture. Happy Hour. It's one. I'm todd's Willett. Were talking about the lack of diversity in the Oscars with Hunter Harris Associate Editor for vulture at New York magazine April rain diversity and and inclusion advocate creator of Hashtag Oscar so white and Steven Galloway executive editor at the Hollywood reporter. We'll gang we got this voice mail from a listener senator who is disappointed about one films failure to make it into the academy's pool of nominees. This year listen. This is Thomas from Washington DC. I was shocked. Act when uncut gems the film by Josh any SAFTEY was shut out of the Academy Awards. Nominations this year just an incredible film. I'm a big Fan. One of their work and was really stunned by outstanding performance. By Adam Sandler really surprised. I didn't see nomination there One person's vote for a film. That didn't even didn't get nominated a Steven Galloway. What films didn't get nominated that you thought really could have deserved it? Actually like hustles a lot and I thought it might cross al-Suleim and get some traction To be honest we're not mad. I sister prices for me The films were directed by women. I didn't know if they were going to cross over in Pew that Group of voters it's a few years ago Actually when April start the Oscarssowhite we we put together roundtables with the actors directors writers. And we're putting together the actress roundtable. There were absolutely no you women of color who seemed like there were even likely to get nominated and I remember an got. Pretty massively criticized rightly But it it was evident that the industry wasn't creating those films and I think it's easy to say if the academy or it's the industry it's actually both you and you have to tackle things in multiple directions and I think the academies has done a great deal to that what we haven't spoken about this the other things. The academy does for instance mental programs financing for Education. There are multiple prongs that lead to this program. Shots awesome very downstream academy not wrong. But you call take an isolation April. Stephen has a great point. We tend to look at the academy not that the Academy Emme shouldn't be accountable they should. They're sort of the tip of the iceberg in many many ways. What's your view of the academy that you focused so much attention on versus versus the industry? Oh I absolutely agree with Stephen that it's not just the academy it's not just the Golden Globes it's not just the baptist. We need to go all the way back to the very beginning to the screenwriter stage and figure out again whose stories are being told and who is telling those stories. I absolutely agree that the academy. He is the very end of the line so we really need to start back at the beginning and find out what opportunities are being given to traditionally underrepresented communities. He's not just with respect to race but also sexual orientation gender identity disability to get those films made from the very beginning and at the same time April you have written about the types of roles that black actors and actresses do get nominated for once they are cast once they are in that pipeline. You wrote a piece in variety Eddie. You talk about how the only black woman to be nominated for best actress. Was Cynthia Borrego who plays Harriet Tubman in the film Harry it similarly Lupi Dongo in younger won an Oscar for her role in twelve years a slave but this year she was overlooked for the two character she played in Jordan peels. Hit movie us. Talk about what you see. Is the pattern for how black actors and actresses get promoted and celebrated when they aren't films. It's a real problem and I think Stephen touched on this a bit. You know that that in their mindset even when they were sending up those roundtables. They didn't think that those particular performances is were even going to cross over for women of color so they weren't included in the panel and one must ask what kind of troops are palatable to to the academy to voters to film critics because the vast majority of winners Especially for women of Color and black women in film have all come from a place where the characters are experiencing significant trauma and so one has to say. Well why is it that my pain the pain of my ancestors ancestors is entertaining for you that that is what she will award. But when someone like pita and young has to fully fleshed out characters actors in us. She is snubbed for that Roy because first of all we actually the very first person on the actress. Roundtable this you. It won't be pizza. A wonderful performance Decision just true of actresses of color. You know for for their access to you. You'll you'll call the mention uncut gems terrific performance by Adam Sandler but to see the show on a movie showing movies don't tend to do well Lost to appeal movie was was one of the very few exceptions and this applies just as much to actors and applies just as much the films that win the Oscar for best picture down fly in the whole history of yours if holly had any communist that when in you I I can't think of a single sean or picture that is one on the other hand list wins so this isn't just criterion that applies to women of color. Let's talk about some more films that could have been nominated. That didn't get nominated. We've already mentioned Stephen. You mentioned hustlers. Wanted many movies with a cast of mostly women directed by a woman that got zero nominations. This year failed to to cross over his. You say let's get people but hang on. I WANNA I WANNA get people a little bit of a listen to Hustler's here. We Go.
"academy awards" Discussed on 1A
"Seventeen Fan Mendez once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino the parasite Bongino man. That was actress. Lisa Ray announcing the nominees for best director. This is not a new debate in the nearly one hundred year. History of the Academy Awards awards. Only one woman has ever won best director. That was Kathryn bigelow for the hurt locker. Back in two thousand and nine and since the Hashtag Oscarssowhite took took over twitter and the Internet in two thousand fifteen the academy has opened its doors two more women and more people of Color. Still some are asking. If it's Been Ben enough are the Academy Awards really changing and to be blunt. Does this really matter is the academy as a ninety year old institution still relevant today. Is it relevant to how we enjoy movies joining from Baltimore. Maryland is April rain. Diversity and inclusion advocate cultural commentator and creator of that Oskar so white Hashtag that took over the Internet April. Welcome to one A.. Thanks for having me a joining us from Los Angeles is Steven Galloway executive features editor at the Hollywood reporter and recently named Dean of Chapman University. Dodge College of film and Media Arts Steven Galloway. Welcome to you thanks so much and also also joining from NPR in New York is Hunter Harris Associate Editor for vulture at New York magazine. Hunter welcome to you. Hi thanks for having April your reaction. Listen to this year's Oscar nominations writ large sure. My reaction was disappointed but not surprising. As you mentioned the the Academy of Motion Ocean Pictures Arts and Sciences the folks who run the Oscars committed to doubling the number of people of Color and Dublin doubling the number of women within its ranks by this year. Twenty twenty they. They hit their mark with respect to people of color going from eight to sixteen percent but clearly. This is woefully short as compared to the demographics of this country where people of color are closer closer to thirty nine percents And unfortunately the academy was woefully short with respect to women going from just twenty five percent to thirty two percent when women represent almost half or a little bit more than half of the population in this country. So if you carry the one town is still eighty. Four percent whites and sixty eight percent male and what I think your listeners really need to know is that academy members are not required to view the films and performances Mitsui's before the vote which means that they can base their vote on anything their favorite actor actress director. Something that they just saw him one of the trade journals also just whatever they were feeling that particular day but not based on their performance or politics. I mean they get lobbied for these votes to absolutely it. It also depends on whether they've actually actually seen the film and gotten the screeners from the the studios right and so if we know that's the case then what we're really talking about with respect to the academy and other award shows because it's not just the Oscars but is a popularity contest amongst older white men. Stephen Your reaction to the academy to the nominee. Good points About the fact that they're not required to watch the movies and one of the problems with this race with there's a very narrow narrow window In the woods season you usually lost forever and people COMPLA- and so they have tried to tighten the timeframe and what life from a lot of the cabinet members is. We just didn't have time to see everything. So what happens is the big pictures and the ones with a huge marks coast which means basically the studio films and the net swift movies. They get seen. Because they're at the top of the pollen people and people say well I if I hadn't seen once upon a time I'm in America with the Irishman Or marriage story. I should for more independent films that they're not hearing about they go to the bottom of the pile so you see an extraordinary honey boy from Amazon and people haven't seen it and if they do sit there actually seeing the wrong circumstances doc because he's difficult and demanding films on easy to watch on television screens so even if you do pulp in your DVD. It's very hard to stick with them. and in the case of honey boy which I absolutely terrific film. I had reluctance to see it because in Mike Job There are so many films. have to see you go through screening off the screening off the screening. And it's something isn't getting the right boss. Also the right push. You don't see tracks only because the head of Amazon studios called me and said I will sit with you to watch this that I did. And it's is probably my favorite year boy if you think that Americans across the country sometimes vote when they're uninformed who knew how much it happens in the academy when people are voting on the Oscars. Kevin agrees with you. Stephen Kevin says the Academy Awards are less at measurement of outstanding performance more a measurement a successful studio marketing campaigns. James Hunter Harris. Why are people upset about this year's nominees in particular? I mean last year you had Black Panther you had if beale street could talk and Black Klansman all what for awards all great films. What happened this year? I think this year. You know the disconnect between what viewers are seeing really responding to an audience a really loving And what the academy is choosing to honor or not. Honor is especially stark. There were so many movies this year directed by women directed by people of Color Like honey honey boy. Like the for well like Hustler's movies that you know people really cared about responded to that just did not see Nominations when they were announced. And so I think you know that the fact that the studios the studios are making more of an effort to empower women and empower people of color color artists. But at the same time Kademi is really We're not seeing the response. Writ large is You know disappointing and also disheartening. Hunter Michael says this. It's interesting if companies don't back scripts written by and performed by women and people of Color. There will be very little of it in the awards in other words. They're not in the pipeline. The awards are limited to WHO's eligible. This isn't about the Oscars this is about the industry and which scripts get green lighted. I mean I think we hear that all the time that if you know people aren't making movies by Artists that are unrepresented. Than how can they be nominated but at the same time I mean this year specifically I think the outcry cry was pretty swift and harsh because there were so many movies record by women. There were so many movies directed by people of color coded by International Directors. You know worse such quality but at the same time it just wasn't reflected And I think change could happen much faster. I think it's important to note that as we're talking about diversifying I find the Kademi and inviting more people and bring in more voices to be award sort of machine It does happen by the branches of the KADEMI itself Lake. The you know actor director producers you know all of these. We need to repair all of these individual categories and Not just like it's not simply a matter of overall inviting a lot of people into the academy but making sure that these specific categories are reflective of of their own on industries in their own communities so we spoke to the academy. They gave us some numbers around their diversity. Efforts the Academy says in Twenty nineteen their incoming membership class was fifty percent percent women twenty nine percent people of Color. They also said that in every year since two thousand sixteen the number of women nominated has doubled. That's according to the academy. We're we're going to talk a lot more about this and talk about some of the films out there that could have maybe should have been nominated April. Rain Creator of Oscarssowhite is here Steven Galloway alloway with the Hollywood reporter and Hundred Harris of New.
"academy awards" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Wesley Morris and this is the big picture guys. Welcome to a very special conversation. Nations show about the Academy Awards but not just any Academy Awards are Academy Awards. were changing things up in the big picture this week. We've invited wisely from the New York Times we think for being here. Thanks for having me. Three Person Person Academy that makes us the Grammy Selection Committee. Hopefully less fraught less racist racist sexist and complete Taylor swift at Ed. Sheeran her part of my mom and I want the academy to tell the truth about who it is fun. Fact Taylor swift and Ed Sheeran had movie moments in the last twelve months. If you recall cheering yesterday Taylor Swift. Of course Miss Americana could forget. we're not going to be nominated for you said Miss Americana Either GonNa cats. That was yeah. That's very generous of you sir. I've locked that out we. We're not talking about that on this. PODCAST CAST now. We got the part right. Okay guys so every year the Oscars come around get very angry because they don't represent all the movies that we want to to be celebrated this year I would say it's been an unusually positive Oscar year in terms of nominations. However we got stuck in this conversation about why are there no female directors in the best director category? Why are there so few actors of color? Why are there so few uncut gems nominations are there so many things here we may? They disagree with that. We will discuss. I'm I'm your evolving. I'm evolving exactly the way to put it all evolving. Wesleyan a minute can you guys. Just give me coming some big picture feelings about where the Oscar nominating process is before we dig into our own awards well Without going into the Math Jeff on how the nomination determined at least in the best picture category whatever they did to make them less foreign needs to change because in addition just like I just wrote a piece for the paper Abou a complicated problem I have with. This year's show is the first time more. I'm I feel like the homogeneity among the best picture nominees just superficially is Kinda monotonous to me. What do you mean but up I mean basically what I mean. Is that lake. There are nine move. Eight movies about white people And like the the white experience yes there is a wide experience. PODCAST is often expanding on and in one from Korea or South Korea. And I I like all of these movies except for one and a half of them and so so. The thing that I am annoyed about is that there isn't it is not as though there's one movie that didn't get nominated that should have that also featured Richard people who are not white so my problem is more of an industry. Problem in the Oscars of course is a symptom of this larger thing. And so I'm Kinda just. I went back just to do some math on on on. How many movies among the nominees for best picture since they expanded ten were set the present and usually I mean the thing? That's thrilling about the best picture. Nominees every year is that you do get some really interesting story that gets told about the movie industry but also just the movies and something about this collection of movies as a collection as a class of films kind of bores me and but again like I like most of the nominees and so I don't know it's a weird place but they they have to change them. I think the man is part of this like even I don't like Hustler's that much but you this. This group of movies needs it. Needs it needs needs like a blindside. It needs a district District nine yeah. It needs a district night but you think that so. That's I think it's math don't you because don't what's the one film that would have resolved some of that feeling. Is that the farewell. Like what is it. I don't even see that's the weird thing also. I don't even care care what it was because I don't like any of the alternative. This is weird year for for the solution to this problem. There isn't one. There's no main waves. Waves would be a movie that would that would be more interesting but every year since they expanded ten has had just more interesting stuff. It I have a theory and it's not about math and I think your point about math is good and also your point that this is these are eight movies about white people is also important. uh-huh any everything we're about to say is not going to change that but I do just and it's not GonNa Change the industry and it's not GonNa Change. WHO GETS to make movies? Unfortunately but I do wonder if some of it is also like our expectations and our relationship to the nominees because we're used to being dissatisfied and we're used to findings something that to be mad about and since they've gotten to ten and especially in the last couple of years years. There are more movies that I'm excited about that are nominated for best picture. And even this year I would say they're five movies like jazzed about same same here and I'm not used to that and so I do think and and we're part of doing this podcast and talking about the Oscars is arguing talking about what was snubbed. And what the economy isn't representing. and I wonder if some of the boringness is just kind of. I don't know where to put all of that energy for what interesting that I hear that that particular aspect of this year's race though I think is an anomaly. I think there's two reasons for at one. We we just happen to get a couple of films from a couple of people who kind of always make big noisy special films. Martin Scorsese Quentin Tarantino. We got a couple of movies marriage story and the Irishman that probably would not have been financed by any other studio that got a lot more money than they would have gotten and so those movies got pushed up to the top. You know I know you guys probably not huge joker Fans but that's a highly unusual kind of movie to have been made in the way that it was position. Marketed the success that had had and also the parasite thing is. There's just no literally literally no precedent for a movie like this getting this much awareness appreciation potentialities to win The the fact that this is impossible right now is was utterly unpredictable. Even even in September I ran so I think accounting for this year in particular as a bellwether of any kind and is a little bit difficult long term. But the point that you're making one hundred percent right which is that you know. There's a certain kind of movie that still is always going to get made in Hollywood and there's a certain kind the movie that it's still really hard to get made that's movies by women's moving movies by filmmakers of color starring people of color about different kinds of experiences in the world. So that's not going to change. I think some of what we're we're GONNA do here accounts for that. I think some of the categories that were creating accounts for that. Yes I think. In general though the public perception of the Oscars is it's a little bit. Stodgy it's a little bit boring self-satisfied but also it doesn't really understand what's fun about movies no well that's part of I mean to the degree agree that there is a selection committee. It's People's self consciousness about their with. They want their tastes to be. Yes yeah and that to me is part of what I'm sensing about this group. The best picture nominees though I feel like I do feel like despite the fact that I actually could not subtract one of these movies or there's a ten slot at the tenth movie like what I mean. You could additive movie proud interesting lake. Ed Lee said in the president and at least about the thing that is seemingly the problem by gathering these movies together race Which member of the knives out family is each? That's a good game that somewhere. Oh I like that. We don't have to answer that right now but just trying to think of the Google anyway I but I but I also think that part of the problem. I think some of the things that I'm feeling is this. I mean I don't know it seems like a revenge against the way things seem to be going. Otherwise yes but you can't prove that a and I mean I'm arguing against my own myself right now but it's unprovable. It's just a feeling that I have a feels like every time they do these blind surveys of these academy members. There's always somebody who's like well. I don't think we have a diversity problem. I just think the movies that Star Wall you know other people uh-huh aren't as good as the ones right or even just that was nice. But it's not an Oscar film which covers all manner of sentence and that shows up in. Everyone knows that there is an Oscar film which there's been an Oscar film since like nineteen thirty nine like that's part of the problem. Yeah I don't know when it got so not. How did you no one team seventeen despite how much I love? It smells ker movie. It is twenty when I was fifteen. I did not think that was pejorative. In fact I thought that that was was meaning really really meaningful. My perception of it is changed or self conscious about it. That's an parasite actually wins. I'm going to feel really freaked out. Because does that mean that I'm basic because is the movie that I want to win also won the Academy Award. I just called aging. Yeah well I don't know I don't feel the way by moonlight. Yeah now more so feels like the exception and to me even though I mean in a weird way. Here's a good test of this of this question. The departed. I always think about the idea that departed is a best picture winner. You know what I mean. I think if the departed was directed by Guy Ritchie though it would have had no chance at the Oscars yes of course. The Scorsese. Only the Scorsese UNISOM did that but just looking at it. As a movie rate lake. That was the best picture of what was it. Two thousand six six. I just it just kind of. It's a funny thing. It's a funny thing that wasn't i. I wasn't the best movie of that year. Obviously are not obvious. It's funny that you bring that up. We actually just talked talked about that. Exact movie a couple of days ago show in that movie yeah. It's a totally fun and slightly. You need us. Yes Oh sure. Yeah what what other the way. I don't know actually actually. Actually what's going on with Matt Damon in that movie. Congratulations him okay. So if we were going to change James the telecast a little bit What what there was talk of this last year? About modifying the telecast. But I don't want to modify the telecast per se but I think that there's some categories that maybe we don't needed some categories and maybe we do need okay. I'm personally I just don't believe that. The shorts need to be in the Academy Awards No one watches them their unseen by the by the public at large. Are You mad at that. You want the short sustain gas. I do why I don't know but the idea. We will not a part of the rest of the conversation but is that really how it works. I mean I'm but you're talking to the wrong person and a win aware like I actually wish they had brought. I want to see the best bluegrass album winter. I WANNA see best. Okay I WANNA see best. Best Ja- best traditional jazz album. I WanNa see that person person win. You're in dangerous territory women. I personally would like there to be a nine hours. Oscar ceremony right. Amanda wants to get through this fairly quickly vision show. You're saying it's its own not work of art. But it's least its own entity that needs to have a start and a finish on a structure and momentum and energy we can't just like trot got out every single movie clip that Sean is like for the past seventy years and then let's talk about this cinematography. I'm and this one's like to the telestrator up with the old Oscar broadcast that were nobody really. There was no Internet for people to run to and complain. I mean it just ended when it ended and it was full of supporting clips. I mean for a lot of America. They didn't know who Pauline Collins was. They wanted to see like surely Valentine. What does that clip? This is good so you get a clip Pauline Collins Acting Shirley. Valentine know what you get is a weirdly spliced moment of an actor doing the most over the top contacts list part of a movie you have. If you don't know where Iran Iran remember. What Julia Roberts Best Actress Clip West Pretty woman? It was her singing kiss in the Jacuzzi..
"academy awards" Discussed on The Frame
"KP see podcasts are supported by Warner Brothers Presenting Panting Joker From Academy Award Nominated Director Co writer and producer. Todd Phillips See Joaquin Phoenix's Golden Globe critics choice and screen actors guild winning performance. And you're listening to the Oscar nominated score varieties Owen gleiberman named joker the best film of Two Thousand Nineteen calling it a movie that can and will stand the test of time now. Oh nominated for Eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Director and best actor for your consideration. The right costume can tell you a lot about characters in the movie where they come from what they aspire to what they value essentially who they are. My as Rubio knows how close can more or less US speak born in Mexico City. She's the first Latina nominated for an academy award in the Costume Design Category. It's for her work on the World War Two satire tire Joe Joe Rabbit like any period film. This one required a lot of research. The frame contributor Andrea Gutierrez has the story. This is the Mak- AK- of costumes in America. wisened Mass Rubio is giving me a tour of Western costume a massive costume house north. Hollywood right right under the flight path for Burbank airport and it's clear. She spent a lot of time here. Jeff how are you good. Thank you thank you Taylor. In the whole town it was a costume designer. And this is not a store. It's an archive western costume open. More than one hundred years ago. And it's been making renting out and cataloging cataloguing costumes so fragile. They don't make this kind of a this kind of lace anymore. We're hearing a windowless building building. Among rows and rows of garment stock. Two and three high bail is right at home among the racks. This this is a an overall. Well I mean look at this this one the attack. It's very old so this is what they marked it but but this come a lot earlier. Nineteen Yeah probably. This is where to build it a lot of research. Joe Rabbit A so-called anti-hate satire satire about Nazi. Germany seem to the eyes of a ten year old boy who sometimes gets advice from his imaginary friend. Adult Hitler now they call me a scared. Rabbits let them say say whatever they want. People used to say a lot of nasty things about me. Oh this guy's lunatic look at that psycho. He's going to get us all killed. This is a little bit of second film with writer and Director Tyco. It who also plays the Nazi dictator Adolf. We'd like to call it. Although we don't like to use you know the toward the look. Look of the film was key. In establishing child's viewpoint Rubio worked whites hedy production designer of Vincent and director of photography. Muelheim Marie Junior to develop the film's vivid Color Palette especially when it comes to Joe Joe's mother Rosie played by Scarlett Johansson Decline in Roosevelt's layer our callers. That did you know that the intention of course where to show how a child looks except his mother and would demand more is like when you look when you have a memory of your mother a flash memory all you remember it's just a more vibrant colors. Bright eight colors and warm tones fade and turn cold as reality sinks in for Joe but he was Rubio's love and extensive knowledge of textiles styles that really put her in the head space of the characters. We wanted to show pieces that were love to hear in every character of of the movie. Every they've cut there should have a piece that it'd be mean so much today for Rosie. Wh what was the piece that meant the most her. I think that going to Rosie's easy sweater looks Cozy Linden. It's got a bold zigzag pattern and brown and blue against a mint green background. There's a hand that quality to it while also being chic wearing it. Rosie stands in stark contrast in Jo-jo in his khaki uniform of his fictionalized Nazi youth. I grew I wanted to sing that. She got that sweater because Sonia the Looney had a Dixie bit than and say Oh look issue where where this. There's no bigger inspiration for Rosie style than the Ukrainian French artists. Sonia Delaunay her bowl textile designs of the Early Twentieth Century might have been known to an artist. Type like Rosie and is echoed in Zigzag of her sweater vail mapped out an entire. Hire backstory for Rosie. She was an actress in an important theatre company. Her friends were all artists and she liked to go dancing and her distinctive two-tone shoes but it wasn't until the last minute that the color of her shoes was decided until the day before shooting in the first time the shoes. We were undecided. Indecisive of like what do we do then take us it. That's it we're going for. The riches Rubio collects textiles wherever she travels from flea markets around the world. They're like oils for her canvas. Her memory of them encyclopedic. It's that knowledge and our familiarity with a great costume houses Italy and Germany. They gave her the tools. No which pieces to rent in which to me. This is the most creative Part of Within cost him this. This is with all these like Nancy. And how this whole sad. They all have been in western costume for such a long time data execute execute our our sketches. This sensibility of constructing and deconstructing is something Rubio has cultivated since she was a child growing up in Mexico. Texaco city was about five. You know when we were like playground We were a group of a little girls and we will play anything but always wanted to say jess but first we're going to dress up for that now. We don't have time for Split now. We have to get into the costumes so you craft put them into the costume. Before we were playing any game might discuss. The as she was then known was only twenty when she moved to Los Angeles in the early eighties. She couldn't afford her dream school so she ended up at trade tech a community college which probably gave her a better understanding of pattern making and garment construction. Mr Might Right. Otherwise have gotten. She ended up in Italy because of Bruno to bail her husband in an accomplished production designer himself who passed away in twenty eleven he. He was one of her greatest cheerleaders as she worked her way up in costume design and when no doubt revel in her current success he'll be organizing parties and and make it. You know all kinds of crazy wonderful things to celebrate who will be very proud proud of her Academy Award Board Nomination for the frame. I'm drag Zeros. And one final note about Joe Joe Rabbit Costumer Maya's why is Rubio. She already won the prize for Excellence in period film from the costume designers guild. And that'll do it for today. I'm John Horn. Thanks for listening for back here tomorrow at the Broadcast Center..
"academy awards" Discussed on The Frame
"Coming up. On the frame parasite could become the first foreign language movie ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. We talked with its director and Co writer. Ryder Bond joon-ho KPCC. PODCASTS are supported by twentieth century Fox presenting Ford Versus Ferrari directed by James Mangold starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale Ford Versus Ferrari was named best film of the year by Kenneth Turan The Los Angeles Times and now nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture. KPCC PODCASTS are supported by Warner brothers. You're listening to the Oscar nominated score. You're from Joker Todd Phillips's oscar-nominated vision of a man struggling in a world without empathy varieties Owen gleiberman named joker the best film of two thousand. Nineteen calling it unmoving that can and will stand the test of time. Joaquin Phoenix mesmerizes. In the performance of the Year now nominated for Eleven Academy Awards and eleven BAFTA awards awards including best picture director. Todd Phillips and Actor Walking Phoenix. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John Horn and today we're revisiting. My conversation with South Korean filmmaker bond June hogue parasite which he directed and Co wrote could make history this Sunday as the first foreign language film to win in the Best Picture Oscar. This past weekend Bong Jun Ho won the original screenplay prize from the Writers Guild of America and earlier the screen actors Guild Honored Honored Parasite with this award for outstanding performance by a cast. Bong who is also nominated for best director spoke with me at the telluride film festival. The filmmaker was with his translator. Sharon Choy and as we watch people enter the theater where parasite was about to be shown. I was curious to ask him if he ever goes just to see his films with the general public hungers unborn US Cassette Colorado. So I actually did go to a theater in Korea once I wore a hat and and I was very sneaky about it and I wash the film amongst the audience and it was a very fun. Experience I got to see their response is immediately And I felt a sense of pleasure from Keio pick on get continued. And I also felt this compulsion to almost spoil the the story for the audience sitting next to me as well. I want to ask you about parasite because my understanding is you originally wrote it for Earth Theater and not for film is that right coup yongle years is most so it wasn't as if I wrote the script for a theater. Production per per se I originally came up with the idea toying with how it would be to put two houses on stage and that was how the idea began but I quickly realized that film is the right medium for me and so from the very beginning I wrote the script for this green so when you say two houses on top top of each other kind of upstairs downstairs does that mean the idea for this movie comes to you. Visually I that maybe the rich family is up here in the poor families down on there and then you fill in the store. Do you see it first before you start to write it immed- There's this whole gator said because I'm a writer director dirt even from the script writing stage. I already had all the structures of the space mind. Redesigned I was writing the script and for Snow Piercer. The class was divided with the tail cars in the front cars. And with this film I wanted to align Different classes vertically does jump in here in his two thousand thirteen film. Snow Piercer. Bongino created this to stow PIA on a train or the haves and the have nots are clearly separated by the front front and back of the train and at one point a character played by Tilda swinton visits the unruly class in the back and lays down the law. What is the body of the holes back throws them day? We all of us on this train of life remain in our allotted station. We must Egypt's occupying our preordained particularly physician in parasite the divisions are defined not by a train cars. But by real estate. How Nice your home is and in Korea whether or not your place has a basement of Jesse Beagle? God's Donald Trump in Korea compared to homes in the states. Basements are very rare and I think basements provide a lot of layers ears. That you can't always predict I think when poor people look at rich people you always get a sense that we don't know everything about the rich for poor families as everything seems to be exposed But there's this lack of information that you feel regarding rich. People always feel like their secrets and layers to them that we can never discover. Discover when you have an idea in your mind of what the places they're living in look like and then you go to find those places. It can sometimes be difficult. The House that a lot of this story unfolds in is an amazing piece of architecture and it's also separated from the rest of the world just by a door that there is this kind of rich person's Utopia on one side and the ordinary world. Right behind it. How important was it for you to find the right house because the house is almost its own character in this? CB's unload tune in on Katie. Tobol to keep her Tibia. Why haven't you as you said? The houses are very important characters in the film in particular the rich house Most sixty percent of the story happens in that house so we actually built the houses we knew from the beginning that it would be impossible to find the locations so with the production designer. We built the houses onset even the whole neighborhood. The poor courtown is this all rebuild and also not Goo Goo GUAC kept on and also doors and staircases. Air Cases are very important elements in the film the sort of new world and you layer that opens up when you open a door and the meaning behind going up and down the stairs. It's very significant for this film. And so we discussed a lot about doors and stairs with the production designer and the cinematographer. We're talking with rector. Bon John Hoult about his new film parasite outdoors at the telluride film festival. The poor family in parasite are pretending to be people that are not and part of the joke. DOC is. They're better at doing those things. Then maybe the people that's rich family would hire in terms of tutoring in terms of driving. They're better then. The people they would have ordinarily brought into their lives. They're totally qualified. Yes Oh coo coo duties hush hush about Chung hair. That's a very sharp point because they're actually very properly normal and capable people they're smart and they're capable but despite that they still don't have jobs and I think that's the sad part about economic inequality all over the world these days It's not that they're dumb and stupid that they don't have jobs and yet the kims the poor family understand the rich family in ways that maybe the rich family doesn't even understand themselves. They have a way to assimilate and ingratiate themselves themselves. That family that doesn't really work in the reverse direction right that they understand what privilege means to operate in that world even though they have no experience. What's in it to win go? They got the knee and they're talking about a very fascinating question and it's a question that I wanted to hear I think think for the rich family. it's not that they can't understand it's more they just don't really want to know the line about not crossing the line. It's about someone Not Liking someone intruding that line but it's also about not wanting to look beyond that line as well the all they WANNA see is they're comfortable environment Huawei no way climax sequences Michael Look at Petra genetic sequence to Jamaica new really get a sense of that in the film's climax. It happens very fast and hectic but you really see them operating within the lines that they arbitrarily draw for themselves even if something is like one inch beyond that line they they. They treated US something that belongs to another universe another world and I think that's very intimately tied to the theme of this film. When I think about parasite I think about the host? I think about Snow Piercer. I think about OCA- There are so many fantastical elements to all of those films and they're difficult to categorize and yet they all seem to be about real world issues they can be about consumption they can be about class struggle. They can be about families. Do find a storyteller that sometimes the more extreme story becomes the more real it can play that and those channel. So it's not as if I intend to make particularly political film with propaganda. My effort is always to delve into the really mundane aim small daily issues that surround me but once I delve into those issues I find myself ending up in a dark cave of capitalism and so it doesn't happen because because I wanted to but I just end up dealing with those issues. My goal is always making funny movie. Your film snow. Piercer was a critical success in China and abroad but parasite was recently removed from China's first film festival. Because of technical reasons. How how do you think about how your film? And this particular received in different countries even countries they may not welcome it tomb Goo gone to cut him to run. Tim You gonNa tell. China's always very difficult to predict but we do have a Chinese distributor who acquired the film and I think that they must have done it Because they have certainty that it will be released in theaters But you just you can never predict the government or the Communist. Party's decisions for China. But I do hope that one day it can meet. Chinese audiences. Parasite became the first Korean film to win the palm at the Cannes Film Festival. What does that mean to the film? What does that mean to you? And what does that mean to Korean cinema. Motorists see Turkey Hungary chimtal picture new sale community century. Komo so this year marks one hundred anniversary of Korean cinema and a lot of people discuss this award as a historical gift to celebrate. It and I think it was an incredible league coincidental. Amazing gift but I do think that Korea should have received give this award earlier. There have been a lot of amazing Korean film. Directors like Kim Jong who directed the house made and I think relatively compared to Japan and China Korean films were spread to the Western world a little bit late And of course personally. I consider this award a huge honor but I try my best to Work so that before and after this award things really haven't changed as much even before this award. I was working on two three projects. And I'm trying to calmly continue on with those projects. Sure enjoy and Bon John. Hoult thanks for coming on the show..
"academy awards" Discussed on The Frame
"Bale Ford Versus Ferrari is now nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture of the year doc from broadcast center at KPCC. This is the frame. I'm John Horn today you'll hear about Disney's takeover of the WHO streaming service and what it means for the company and consumers then South Korean director Bong. Jun Ho is a master master of genre. But what exactly is his oscar-nominated film parasite horror drama comedy. All three or none of the above above my goal is always making funny movie and the Oscar nominated costume designer for Joe. Rabbit knows how to dress for success. US It's the frame we'll be right back. KP supporters include searchlight pictures presenting Joe. Joe Rabbit nominated for six Academy Awards supporting actress Scarlett Johansson adapted screenplay tyco. Itt Film Editing Production Design Costume Costume Design and best picture of the year. Now playing in theaters nationwide asked part of its seventy one billion dollar deal to acquire assets from Twenty First Century Fox. A YEAR AGO The Walt Disney Company ended up with a controlling interest in the streaming service. Hulu Disney subsequently bought out COM cash share of Hello Oh and now Disney has announced well assume much closer management of the streaming service. It's all part of the studios aggressive move into streaming. Lucas Shaw covers media media and entertainment for Bloomberg. And he's here to sort out. How Hulu figures into Disney's future Lucas? Welcome back to the show. Great to be here Hulu previously had been more or less a standalone ration- Disney now as I guess bringing Hulu closer under its own control. What does that mean? long-term and wide is Disney. Feel it needs needs control. Hulu more directly. It's kind of a short term pain for long-term gain scenario where you're going to see it. Having to ingest a company with a very different culture but Disney as a company that really likes to control soup to nuts. It's an organization that is run in a very hierarchical fashion. Co Bob Eiger. Who's been you know? One of the great great media. Entertainment executives of this century has very hands on approach with a lot of these A lot of his assets Kevin Mayor. WHO's running all of Disney streaming businesses? This is also pretty hands on in my understanding that the two of them would like to be a lot more involved in the strategic direction of Hulu if you look historically because who had multiple Owners it was very weird situation where it had a CEO that was independent and made a lot of the decisions on its own was run separately but the speed the CEO of Hulu was kind of a thankless job because you had control to a point and that point was if it required a lot of spending or it was a real kind of strategic initiative initiative. You needed the approval of your board members who were different media companies with kind of clashing priorities and they often struggled to agree on anything having Eh one company and then one or two people in charge of all of the streaming operations not just to but Hulu and Disney an ESPN allows house for a cohesive strategy as Disney tries to plot. It's coach forward in this new world. Hulu obviously does not have as many subscribers as Netflix expert has made some material gains. How has done over the last year or so in terms of subscribers and as clear what its identity is going to be within the Disney universe? It's double that subscribers more or less in the last three years it's now of thirty million subscribers which is much smaller than net flicks in the. US can about half half the size but still very strong and it's been growing more quickly than net flicks the past couple years because as Netflix since reached something of a saturation point who has seen an opportunity. Now some of that. It has been through investments in original programming. The popularity of a show like handmaid's tale Some of it is through really steep discounting. Who's done these black Friday deals where you can get a year's subscription for like a dollar a month and that's really helped as for and where it fits in Disney? I think it is both clear and unclear. I know that's sort of a cop out answer answer but look Hulu. Is the home for more adult programming relative to what is on Disney plot so all the shows from places like the FX cable network which has had more violent more mature themes those fit on Hulu? They don't sit on. Disney plus Disney is very protective of the Clinical Disney brand and that stands for family friendly entertainment. And there's a lot of programming that will work in a streaming environment that comes from different divisions of both Disney and Fox that might not work on Disney Disney plus but works quite well on Hulu but I think Disney will have these tricky questions with certain projects what fits wear. And it's why I assume the company company will really push this bundled offering. Where you you get Hulu and Disney plus together I'm curious how Disney looked at streaming as an overall business disney? The Essay Movie Studio has focused on brands like marvel and Lucas and Pixar how important is streaming going forward with Hulu Disney plus ESPN and in terms of the company's overall future strategy. It's it's really really important. Because Disney is a public company public companies ket measured by investors based on their future growth potential and Disney had run into this this tricky player. Even though it's movie business was dominating Hollywood the cable TV business which had been one of one of if not it's most important growth engine for many many years was starting to sputter because of cord cutting because of Netflix. In all of the all of this competition and so it has sold Wall Street on the idea that streaming is going to be that engine going forward much as net flicks has made made a ton of money or at least its market. Capitalization has increased by billions of dollars because of its growth. Disney now wants to draft off a similar phenomenon. And we've seen Zeenat. I mean every time Disney has reported its financial results in the past couple of years it has been able to sort of distract people from whatever the underlying numbers are about the business with some kind of shiny new toy about what's happening in streaming everything from the fact that there was going to be streaming service to some of the shows the fact that it was taking movies off of net flicks and this has really pleased Wall Street so far it's working because Disney plus seems like a big success. Let's talk about another publicly owned company called alphabet it's the parent of Google goal and it also owns Youtube and alphabet up until now has not released the numbers for Youtube and now it has so two questions. Why why did I decide to start releasing financials about Youtube and second and more important? What are those financial? Say About Youtube Business. There's been clamor for it for a long longtime because youtube is now so big that investors want to know more the media obviously wants to know more the SEC often or will sometimes require disclosures at a certain point. It's not not clear that that that happened here. Maybe alphabet and the parent company. Google just wanted to show that they had this really fast growing business. Because that's what the numbers show you know. Youtube two reported about fifteen billion dollars in AD sales this past year and it's growing at a rapid pace that fifteen billion dollars is a little below. What a lot of analysts taught they projected to be closer to eighteen or twenty billion this year but it grew from eleven or twelve billion the year before fifteen billion in two thousand nineteen and will continue to grow in the years ahead? It is a growth opportunity for what has been a maturing business. Lucas Shaw covers media and entertainment for Bloomberg Lucas. 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"academy awards" Discussed on Directors Cut Radio Program
"Was not placing blame on people. She got interviews with with both sides of every situation meaning. She talked to two very very conservative people. Who believed in what they did and she talked to them in such a way that they were willing to be open and honest and admit when they made mistakes. Wow so I mean I just when you compare the two it's unbelievable that the OJ. Doc One on freaking believable. Gotcha I feel like that was politically motivated. Me All right. Speaking of Academy Awards are results. We have to give everyone our results from the Academy Award. Show out of the group that we went to Academy Awards party Sunday night. I don't WanNa talk about might results. Okay fine you were. You were okay dead last you were not. I got thirteen wrong. Will you are also circling silly things because of cats their cats on the poster circling cats when okay. Let's see but it didn't win. Did I think suicide squad deserved there? No not anybody did a single person but let me just put it in. The funny thing is on that one category on the radio show. I said suicide squad might win it and then Chris aimed for which caused star Trek. Yeah but when we voted in the Academy Awards we switched our pigs. I voted for Star Trek. He went with suicide squad. So so okay. So our totals were seventeen. Correct Academy Award picks which is not bad. It's a it's a high average. But all three of US Chris. Myself and Chris's Lauren. All three of US had seventeen You know what I think. Bull shirt the shirts on both sides. I got that from the good life. I saw watching that this week. Now I say that and so anyway you know I just first of all. I didn't copy aware answers because I was trying to do things. Like vote for a man called because there was a cat concern. Well I feel like she should not apply because she copied all christly answer. I might just be the there was a couple that she. She leaned what she did. Watch a Lotta movies with them and his thoughts on giving her the edge. Because you saw more movies than I did and I just felt it out. But all right we're gonNA take a little break when we come back. We've got more director's cut radio. All after this the director's cut offensive noxious disgusting. Let me go onto insulting listeners? Since two thousand five..