11 Burst results for "Bagdad"
"bagdad" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"All right As far as other people in the film these are really the three main characters. I'm not sure how many of these other individuals who need to go into some of them are only in it briefly There are some cameo. Is that the pop out. Corey feldman shows up as a child. I don't think he has any lines. But i just saw him. I was like wait. That's corey feldman than the up screen. He may say something like look mama time machine or something like that. I don't know he. He maybe says something but this was his film debut. Another film debut. I believe this was at least as i. Credit film screen credit is nc gainey who displays one of the london bobbies. But this is an actor. Born nineteen forty eight eve. You may not be envision him in your mind. When i say his name but if you look him up you'll be like oh that guy because he's a character actor frequently cast is rotund creepers bikers and bad cops. Yeah think about the the pilot of the plane in con air. Yeah that's right. That was him now. I usually pinpoint the music. And i should pinpoint the music in this one as well. It is a score by miklos rosa. Who live nineteen thousand seven through nineteen ninety-five. So if you're watching this in the the score to this film feels very traditional. Well that's because rosa. Cut his teeth on film scores in the thirties and forties. He was a hungarian american child prodigy. His early successes included the four feathers. Nineteen thirty nine and the thief of bagdad. In nineteen forty he earned seventeen academy award nominations including three oscars for spellbound and forty five double ivan forty-seven and been her in fifty nine so huge name in the score business in the golden age of hollywood he composed a good hundred scores and also maintain a career as a concert composer. So even though. It's not the sort of film score that i would. I would want. I would personally want to listen to outside of the viewing experience. it's it's a fine score by legendary composer. It is a nonsense score that you will allow. Yes yeah. I i will allow it so i guess we're getting close to the end here i it. It doesn't make a lot of sense. I think for this one to talk in much detail about about the plotter or scene by scene. But i mean broadly the main thing is you have the setup where you establish the characters in the eighteen nineties and then there and then there is Invocation of the time travel mechanism. So jack the ripper escapes to the future and And hd wells realizes. What has happened realizes. His friend is in fact jack. The ripper has escaped to the future using his time machine that he invented and now it's his responsibility to track him down and bring him to justice so that's one half of the plot. Is this sort of chase through time. And then the other half is broadly. The love story when hd wells arrives in the future he and mary steenburgen they meet each other at a bank because he is trying to exchange hundred year old a british pounds for money that he can use to buy palm fritz mcdougal's and And she is working there. At the currency exchange they meet and they fall in love and and there's a very sweet love story that develops between them as as the as the plot goes on and that the threat of jack the ripper is sort of looming.
"bagdad" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Broadcasting from the palatial bob and sheri studios on this tuesday farman sherry so i was taking a look at people magazine and they did an article about prince charles and the visit that he made to a town in scotland. Did you ever see Downton abbey you'll yeah and did you. Did you see the The episode where the king and queen came to visit doubt abbey and You know they were just so excited that the presence of of the queen the king we're going to be in on their little manor house and the staff was just thrilled to be able to serve them all will prince charles. Evidently did that sort of thing. He made a visit to this little town in scotland. And you know i'm gonna tell you what he wore. Which is pretty interesting. But people criticize him and i. I was disappointed the way his marriage went to diana and the cheating and You know from what you read. He's been kind of a cool sort of Father as his parents were to him. You would have liked to have seen a little more warmth that way. But he is interested in things that i'm interested in. He's interested in Cleaning up beaches and he's interested in Protecting animals and protecting Architecture in london so not every part of city. Looks like an international type of building He likes history and he visited this. This little town and he took on his local title. He has local titles is local title in this town is the duke of rough say and he was there for two days and he was there to meet the team members of the beach clean group and there is a picture of him with these folks. They are wearing a black chiens. Looks like Vinyl vests and they're out on the beach together with the prince and there's a mist in the air. There's nobody in a bathing suit. it's too cold. it's scotland and he is. He is chatting with all of them. They're wearing jeans and an cotton turtlenecks and vinyl and he is wearing a blue shirt dress shirt with a maroon and gold tie has little green in it a gray sport jacket a vest that matches the gray sport jacket. That has a little gold. Shane in front of black shoes. Green socks up to his knees and yes a kilt out there on the beach must be little cool and of course in the kilt is like a dark red mixed in with green the whole thing works and he also has that little bag. They seem to wear a in front of their special purpose. It's called it a world. What is it called a spore. And what's what's the purpose of that. Well it's a little bagdad carrier near things. I guess you know your kilt doesn't have pockets. A real kill says it. Drain gets placed to where it but anyway he looks. You know if you're into killed see looks very natty. And here's what he did on this He addressed the people who were cleaning up the beaches and said we have now carried out over three thousand five hundred beach clean so far seventy two years old and then he went on a tour of a community house that helps with animals who are Ill and he said we have some very well behaved patients here and he's in there with the animals and he's petting them and then at the final stop. He toured the house of the northern gate and its gardens which has been newly restored. The house was visited in. Nineteen forty eight by charles's grandmother elizabeth. The queen mother and more recently has served as a hotel. This is where the downton abbey thing came in for me. Most recently served as a hotel a private residence and nearly became a recording studio for led zeppelin so that that was what he did during those two days. And you can say you know. That doesn't sound that hard. But he's working these people. They all have smiles on their faces. He does too. He's thanking them. I'm sure it's all you know. It's easy for him. 'cause they're all you know so thrilled to have him there but look what he did. He said we need to clean our beaches there. Filthy this plastic everywhere and then he said we need to take a look as restored beautiful house and make sure that people appreciated and then he went to a hospital that cares for sick animals. That's good stuff look Prince charles i. It's not that i'm not a fan. It's just you know he's prince charles but he has always taken his responsibilities very seriously. He's embarrassed serious person and I have a lot of empathy for the whole charlson. Diana thing because that marriage should never have happened had been allowed to marry the woman he loved instead of some aristocratic virgin teenagers teenager so they're they're tragedy modernized the monarchy and unfortunately you know the price was the highest price imaginable. But he often he takes his scottish titles really seriously. I see him photographed and kill live. Yeah i think he looks you know. I think he makes it work do he. Does i mean it's just it's perfectly made for him obviously tailor-made but he doesn't get into anything to do with politics very often. He chooses certain things. How can you argue with cleaning up a beach grove out class. I suppose. I suppose there's always some pill out there. There's always somebody that's going to argue. We need more plastic on the beach. What we need. A snowflake spots share baden cherry swag in in our store. At bob and sheri dot com. I was cruising through a travel website. And just kind of having a little mental daydream vacation and i stumbled across a tiny story about a restaurant in mexico at this. I have to just say how this how the kardashians miss this one. I don't know this is such a fantasy. I can't believe this is real. The restaurant is called mesa. One is one table in this restaurant. Wait i'm just getting started. There is one on the restaurant. There is one seeding per evening. Meaning that they're the entire restaurant revolves around this one table that you can have up to twelve people. Okay so you can have told people. Table is in the middle of a lake and it can only be accessed. Be a stepping stones disappear into the water leaving the impression that y'all are having dinner that you're walking on water and and and eating dinner on a magical floating table in the middle of a lake in punta dimitrova mexico now would. Would anyone like to offer me an explanation as to how kris jenner miss this one how this was not on an episode of karnak groupon for that. I can tell you it does sound..
"bagdad" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"At adam. Corolla dot com. That's very good smelling candle. They say that is the man who wears the balls. It was named after all right. I heard a good point. I love a good point. Don't you guys like a good point shower. The point makes sense. There's a there's been a lot of controversy about transgender and sports and a lot of sorry. Bruce jenner caitlyn jenner. Caitlyn jenner caitlyn. Jenner's god it was hard enough. It's hard enough getting getting getting on in life. Just having to remember all the names and all the lgbtq and much less guys you've known as bruce jenner your entire physically switching names like not even a new celebrity on the scene named caitlin jenner. The guy i knew for forty years world famous world flipped on me. And now i gotta stop and process that. But she got a lot of flak for saying that Transgendered women don't know boys who became women shouldn't be able to compete against biological girls. I think martina navratilova gotten some shit with that spits. It's it's one of those. Were out of problems. Because it's a raging issue that has an effect anyone you've ever met and it can't represent any portion our society. I mean literally out of out of a populace of three hundred and thirty million people. It's got effect eleven people. But we're enthralled but i heard this point and this is interesting. So you know i think the caitlyn jenner's of the world and the Martina navratilova's of the world and many many are accused. Many right wing senators. Things cues to being transphobic. And then they fire back and go. I'm not transphobic. I like women's sports and it's an unfair advantage to those competing against the women. So i'm really pro woman versus transphobic. But i heard this point today. You never hear about it going the other direction. What about all the. There's plenty of of females that become male home. Nobody says it says a word if they want to compete against males which is sort of like well then. It's not a trans thing. It's a competition thing because it was purely trans than you would have a problem with people going the other direction and i've never heard anyone utter a word about the other direction. That's interesting now granted. I don't think it happens that often. Because i think women want to go become crossover then compete with men because dot com. We're back to the no advantage and now you're at a disadvantage at that at that point. But i've never heard an instance of anyone complaining about the other directions and if it's a girl who becomes a man who smokes weed than we really shouldn't have a problem with her as an athlete. That's right wait a minute. what's that mean. Well because we talked before about why is. We'd eagle eye doesn't help you yeah. I agree but the okay. So your point absolutely taken and who does this really affects a why have three states passed legislation banning. This if it's if it doesn't affect anybody well it affects whoever's on the bubble who's running in the track the high school track competition who those girls that say. Tennessee passes a statewide bill because of it probably zero. But it's possible that one person in their state may be figuring out whether she should do track and field flippers. Whole state had to get involved. I agree it's kind of much ado about nothing. Bide there are instances of young biological women who didn't make the cut because they got beat by four more formerly biological men who transition and who dominate denver talking about maybe losing a scholarship or something it. now you're talking about actual consequences. I think it's probably not widespread now. I think it's massachusetts. There's something that the state high school records are held by two former really interesting. Yeah which is kind of mixed a little weird. But i don't know you can. You can look that one up but it doesn't seem to have a dog in this fight because three states are tennessee mississippi and arkansas. I'm trying to think it's massachusetts. But i cannot remember where there's a couple of athletes have the high school. I think it's one hundred meter is or. It's a sprinting thing. Well we'll look that up. Yeah burt lancaster at the bagdad cafe. It's the greatest piece of film ever but really an argument for why public television should be defunding. All right here we go this nice booth set up here. The painting of looks like burt lancaster up on the wall. I'm not sure what we've hoti and we talk to you a little bit about the history of steam bagdad cafe which.
"bagdad" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Not a big fan either but other people like yeah all right so Could've been somebody who didn't care for the cake but had a sense of a albeit warped sense of putting leads back on things just unleaded cake and said ou governor that and smash the candle. I think that's why they didn't smash the candles. They just kind of said it on there and then there was a nice gap of daylight tried to do the right thing to go. The whole way ryan is the dutiful internet. I imagine would not would not think it'd be his duty to remove candles from a case. these candles am i to remove candle interesting so whoever it is has ryan hanging out some thoughts for humanity. Yeah but not a finisher. Not a closer right. A man of action or some action doesn't take aright kaylin. You got something to say. I i don't know who the culprit is. We're trying to walk. Max batu who what's going on here. We don't hear ryan dead man walking ryan. Yeah it was me. I put i put it all away. Put it all away brian. What's all the way me what started with the panda express and then i moved that down to chassis with meghan who good got back clean. Everything up saw that. There was the cakes and cupcakes and stuff still out there and i just grabbed him even think just grabbed him. Put them in the fridge. All i hear is not guilty. Guilty but cake didn't get into the fridge. Who's a congress out. The cake was out with the lid on top of the candles and it wasn't in the fridge. It was definitely not in the fridge. I'm just gonna take this one for the team. Solid move because you did it. He doesn't know well who you put away. The cupcakes cake was not in the refrigerator. Near the cupcakes it was out. I think the question is why. Wouldn't you put the cake in the fridge. Yeah i think that's a better question. I think i must have not seen the cake. And that's on me but you put the lid back on the cake now. Somebody put the lid on the cake and then walked away max powder. When did you set the cake down. I didn't even take it out of the studio because right after that. I was editing the video and had to send it to joe's team to post. Oh somebody it out of the studio because last is there is in the studio and i did wonder who took it out of the studio. That's getting confusing. Let's all right. well either. Way could ryan ryan. I think ryan is Ryan ryan's the winner gene the winners and apologized kale next to chris again. You should look like in the middle of place all right. Let's see we got Talk to corey forty four from minnesota corey first. I'm long time buddy. Hi guy hey man. Anyway I see that you're coming in minneapolis And i'm just wondering What's the plan because it's virtually a war zone at this point. Is it where. Where's acme comedy co. that'd be august. Twenty seven twenty eight by the way to live up in what we call the warehouse district not far from the deja-vu palm os at like. Oh i think. I played acme before then. Yeah it's it's pretty. Small college intimate. Yeah the last time we saw was in two thousand. Seventeen minneapolis hall. Well maybe i haven't played acme for now we've got to figure it out probably not at all. Possibly it's it's decides the comedy club at the mall of america. The other you know comedy for minnesota how is so. How's minnesota has minneapolis doing right now if it's hot as hell I call this california weather right now. It's ninety four ninety. Five humid is hell oz unpleasant. I was thinking i was holding. Rainey's yeah i was. I was listening. I it. It's sad. But whenever i hear about murder statistics you know there's no murders are up everywhere and the defunding police and it's not working and then someone will chime in and go. Well you know during the summer. It's warm so there's more murders and i thought. Wow that's pretty casual with our murdering burdening sixty seven not to put a sweat jacket on a murder man. You tell me when it gets above eighty two. i'm slightly uncover. Where's cleaver that. I mean i get it more people on the streets whatever but it is kind of a funny thing that we face a lot of it on you go outside. You're murdering murder shorts. You're absolutely true. Because i've been saying since last me when george floyd thing happened if that would have happened in february that riot would never happened. Oh yeah minnesota fucking cold. Nobody would have been outside. They would have been like fuck this or they have lit more police precincts onsite. Take it back do you do. Do you take it back. Leaving the gina thank you thanks joe reference to rocky guys warming police cruiser deep. What wonder if we need to put together a little small armed militia though the four murdered out suburban the. Take care of you guys. I played The varsity theatre in the saint anthony main theater but i guess played warehouse district. Yeah all right. Yeah meat meet me. The unmarked cars in the Limo and the government plates on it and you can Escort as we walked at acme theatre. Well that's only the first part of it. The second part of it is to get you out of my barbecue restaurant because we have the best central texas style. Barbecue that you can find in minnesota. He'll be the judge of that really. Well we will. Yeah i i have my sign taco not taco bell material live also hanging up in my dining room right now and while. I y things that you've been to the restaurant always heat here on the show. We paid month. Baghdad cafe put. That's burt lancaster. Finally burt lancaster bagdad cafe. I it's the funniest comedy moment. Because the way he waits he waits three the guy fieri up there to the funny thing. Is people talk about triple v coming in here because the production company that produces that show is actually based in minnesota home. Well i'll tell you what cory let's work it out. So that means chris and mike can come out saturday afternoon and enjoy some food at your find establishment because of that love it. You guys can come out if you if you want me to bring with. No no let me you let me say on soggy brisket. Let me tell you how that works that you bring into the back of the comedy club. Mike august walks in demolishes. The whole in kuwait. I have to go up on stage in fourteen minutes. Nobody can enjoy barbecue back stage when you have to go out on stage and then when i'm done come off stage..
"bagdad" Discussed on Conversations
"Business stuck with you for life people who listen to you after decade and would have mourned you leaving the radio who would have been terribly upset. I mean not that you didn't stick it out for as long as you possibly could is amazed in november last year when i finally retired after seventy eight years in radio at the reception. I got. I had let his three at least from america. One of whom told me he told me the listen from midnight to six. Am to the six hour show. I did last year. I needed saturday nights. Because of the pandemic we did it from home in my little studio at home and we used to bring the microphone and do it. I was amazed at the reception. But you have a lesser in your hand from nineteen forty nine nine forty nine brought from it must be from the beginning of. What's what's in that letter. She'll baghdad by the way but it's not that baghdad this little town north of hobart bagdad tasmania and incredibly. I ran an afternoon program request. Fully yours mania. You could write mask for. I'd play your favorite this woman shears. A fan liked to have a request played and one day she sent me twenty three different envelopes sealed stamped with different requests at in one was the letter and it's four pages. I've kept it ever since 'cause she's threatens to come down and chase him around the studio the big stick. Because i'm a naughty boy. And there was a betsy hair in sydney who had dry to me or leave a message for me so i could go and meet her and she tells me she'll be waiting at a certain place when i come off the to meet her. She used to write to me off. And i never applied but i didn't know her address one day so i secretly drive out to see her. You're gonna i. She lived in a reasonable house. But i never did get to mater after all those years and years and years in the business. You still listen to radio. Would you just not want to listen to it. I only listened to the abc seriously. I run abc. you'd never worked for the. Did you know. I couldn't spell catholicism. Do you think of yourself as a fortunate man bop i. Yes by marriage family. And i'd had some bad times to for boy who's never had.
"bagdad" Discussed on Conversations
"Business stuck with you for life people who listen to you dick after decade and would have mourned you leaving the radio who would have been terribly upset. I mean not that you didn't stick it out for as long as you possibly could. I was amazed in november last year. When i finally retired after seventy eight years in radio at the reception i got. I had let his three at least from america. One of whom told me. He told me the listen from midnight to six. Am to the six hour show. I did last year. I needed saturday nights. Because of the pandemic we did it from home in my little studio at home and we used to bring the microphone and do it. I was amazed at the reception. But you have a lesser in your hand from nineteen forty nine nine forty nine brought from it must be from the beginning of. What's what's in that letter. She'll baghdad by the way but it's not that baghdad this little town north of hobart bagdad tasmania yes and incredibly. I ran an afternoon program request. Fully yours mania. You could write mask for. I'd play your favorite this woman shears. A fan liked to have a request played and one day she sent me twenty three different envelopes sealed stamped with different requests at in one was the letter and it's four pages. I've kept it ever since 'cause she's threatens to come down and chase him around the studio the big stick. Because i'm a naughty boy. And there was a betsy hair in sydney who had dried to me or leave a message for me so i could go and meet her and she tells me she'll be waiting at a certain place when i come off the to meet her when she used to write to me off and i never applied but i didn't know her address one day so i secretly drive out to see her. You're gonna i. She lived in a reasonable house. But i never did get to mater after all those years and years and years in the business. You still listen to radio. Would you just not want to listen to it. I only listened to the abc seriously. I run abc. you'd never worked for the. Did you know. I couldn't spell catholicism. Do you think of yourself as a fortunate man bop i. Yes by marriage family. And i'd had some bad times to for boy who's never had.
"bagdad" Discussed on Go and Equip
"Teachings of jesus and as believers we are called to higher than name calling we are called to higher than bashing each other on social media. We are called to be representatives of the lord god the creator of the universe and if we are degrading and and pushing other people in oppressing people. We're not doing that right. There is a way to do it in love. You don't agree with and i don't agree with a lot of things but you know there's a way to approach people with love instead of Anger yes that can come across. In a way that is not pleasing. I think to the lord or get reflection of who he is so says we get toward the end of the book. He relates a story about bill bright. Who was the founder of campus crusade. Which is now crew in In college campuses. And it's a ministry. That has had far-reaching evangelistic efforts and discipleship and he said that win bill. Bright was asked what jesus meant to him. He began crying and that thought is just overwhelming to me that we become so in love and overwhelmed with who jesus is and our relationship with him that we weep whenever someone asks us about him miller says if he really meaning bill bright if bill really knew jesus in a personal way so well that he could cry at the very mention. Jesus's name. I knew. Then that i would like to know that jesus with my heart not just my head. I think the most important thing that happens with christian spirituality is when a person falls in love with jesus. It completely changes us. It does that. I think that is the key. It changes everything we truly fall in love with. Jesus because again you you follow what you love and you gave yourself to what you love and you obey what you love you know. So when he asks us to obey him. It's it's when we love him. It's a different motivation. It is the ending that he lives. That he lists here is about jazz music and i'm going to go back to the beginning of the book for his his notes before we end with this. He says at the beginning. I never liked jazz music because jazz. Music doesn't resolve. But i was outside the bagdad theater in portland one night and saw man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes and he never opened his eyes after that. I liked jazz music. Sometimes you have to watch. Somebody loves something before you can love it yourself. It's as if they're showing you the way. I used to not like god because god didn't resolve but that was before any of this happened and jazz music was started after the civil war and it was started out of a freedom of a feeling of freedom. I think actually it started with the lament of the soul of what had happened to an entire population of people and out of that. The freedom that came from the civil war jazz music evolved and because of that that soulful lament moving to freedom it gives us a beautiful picture of our freedom in christ. And what song are we. Singing. what are we releasing into the world through our our creative efforts through our words through our our service our love to other people. What is that that you are doing. What song will you sing when your soul is set free. Yes because people are listening and so it's important that we first of all are singing a song and then what kind of song are we singing..
"bagdad" Discussed on The Moratorium
"I thought you said it earlier. It's a michael winner. Maybe i sneezed or okay He was in that with the motherfucking. Charlie am always going to say his name from now on he was a nice guy quote unquote lieutenant in these single season. Tv cop drama bronc Which also had william smith in it. Oh shit yeah. The little synchronous cities are getting on my nerves at this point. It's not that we're in tune with tony. Amit tim you trip over my i hate. Sally kirkland was in two episodes of barong Do you remember bagdad cafe. I was on a lot. Also when i was younger. Seen it a bunch of times kind of forgot that jack palance in in he plays kind of a. it's like a kinder gentler. Jack palance if that's at all possible. No i was just reading the synopsis here for bronco The tv series out the adventures of detective. Alex bronco of of the ocean city california police department the adventures. Yeah it doesn't seem like he's been paid with taxpayer dollars. We're not paying go on adventures. Talk solve this fucking serial killer dude picture number one for the images in brock is william smith with a insane wig on i see it. Wow awesome like old onion What else we got during the seventies he was a real like i mean i think he was always a bad guy for obvious reasons. I'm looking at the mongols. Yeah dude during the mongol invasion of poland Jack palance And his adventures lack. He's like dora the explorer plate ebony scrooge in a wild west version of of I just called eb ninety ebony. Knees holy shit jack palance. Ric schroeder ask you just one the podcast. We're done we did it. He played a character named hell and home. Crude nineteen seventy through. Hell man was the heir to the man as fortune or the light from l. Yeah it's jack palance from hell. That had a george c. scott and faye dunaway. The nineteen seventy dracula. I think we we made fun.
"bagdad" Discussed on Pressure Points
"Yeah so he began learning how to play the bagpipes and he ended up getting a medal. Not just because of learning how to play the pipes but just because he was doing such a great job. Moving these sleeper cars running over water buffalo gave him the indian general service medal with a burma clasp Now due to the peace that had come in the area this was called the inter war was between the first and second world war. Yeah the inter-war period jazz so there's peace in the area so they sent everybody home a year later and a little bit before he left to burma. He had a bit of a male model spree. I know it sounds fucking ridiculous. I love it so he had done a. He was like an extra in this movie called the thief of bagdad and so when he got back from the war he did. Another one called the yankee oxford oxford and it wasn't like these big roles it's not like he's all over the place but good-looking do all right. The guy handsome for british guy. Yeah handsome for british guy. Now this is where we stuck in the real meat and potatoes so in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight no. It's a long ways later. We skipped a lot of years. He's just been chilling modeling model and movie in a bad basma are sucking dick. I don't know about that But t shirt so a nineteen thirty eight. He went to aldershot and aldershot was where they were holding a bag piping competition. Now if you don't know what bagpipes are. I don't have any audio clips of it. And i'm sorry about it. Give me the ipad off one up a pull up the no. I'm just gonna make no. No no no. No i have a song specifically the you. Don't you want me to be free. I was gonna say march the cameron. That's when he played so they aren't everybody's favorite sound in the world. That's for sure he goes to this. This bagpipe and competition and a lot of people were kind of upset. Because he's in english and he ended up beating everybody. At the he beat the scotsman at their own game he won the competition and they were furious. This is a huge scandal in scotland. How fuck fucked. Somebody like right across the the canal. Do this to us. It's ridiculous now. Did back bible whereas the bagpipe folk this up fast forward now for this. This video is bad about pipeline. That sounds awful. Don't buy it's like a. What do they calm the fuck. Is this now.
Leading Ladies: Anna May Wong
"Alot from wonder media. Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manteca. Today we're talking about the first major American movie star. She openly criticized racist typecasting her accomplishments were groundbreaking and many of her critiques still. Ring true today. Let's talk about the prolific Anna. May Wong. Anna was born in Los Angeles in one, thousand, nine, hundred, five. Her birth name was Wong lead song. She initially attended a majority white school but transferred to Chinese school to. Escape racism she. From her classmates. Anna often skipped class to check out nearby film sets pushing her way to the front of the crowd to get closer to the cameras. She came up with Anna May Wong as her stage name by age eleven. And she was fourteen when she appeared in a silent picture, caught the red lantern. At Seventeen, Anna played the lead role in the toll of the sea one of the first movies and color. Anna's most notable early role was in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, she played in the hit movie the thief of Bagdad. Though. This part was a stepping stone for her career. It's also emblematic of the problems with Hollywood casting that Anna would soon after vocally advocate against and interviews. In the thief of Bagdad, Anna played a treacherously in a subservient role wearing very little clothing. Anna appeared in more than fifty films throughout her life and she often struggled with subservient. typecasting Hollywood also repeatedly granted lead Asian roles to white actors and cast actual. Asian. Actors. As villains. After working in the United, states for several years, Anna had had enough of Hollywood's biased casting. So she moved to Europe. Europe was more receptive when it came to Anna's acting ability. She started films throughout the continent with reporters praising her transcendent talent. One notable appearance was in the British movie. Piccadilly in nineteen twenty. Nine After a few years in Europe and a decided to give Los. Angeles. Another shot she appeared in the famous nineteen thirty two movie. Shanghai Express opposite. Marlene Dietrich. I must confess I. Don't quite know standard respectability that you know newborn how But Hollywood hasn't really improved. It's racist casting methods. Anna, auditioned for the lead role in the gutter. A film based on the novel about a family of Chinese farmers despite Anna's film
Edie Falco, 'Tommy'
"Are watching. Tommy on CBS. Because it starts my guest today eighty. Falco a welcome. Thank you see. I didn't want to introduce you with that long list of your credit. So Gosh that would just take almost any Golden Globes things you know you should have a whole necklace or embracing the bat but here you aren't Tommy Palang. The chief of police. Somebody had to do it. You put a cop before we probably in is where the war right The chief I know right now crazy. They apparently thought I could do it. Here am why. Do People think you could be charged? Apparently that is a common misconception about my kids there is nobody less worthy of that That there's nobody no my kids anybody's kids are never going to think of you as anything to really you know on the earth or you're in charge more you're going to do that but explain to the world out there. That hasn't watched it yet. Who Tommy is. She is the chief of police in Los Angeles herself as a New Yorker next Nypd COP and She finds herself sort of on the other side of the country and leading a group of people. She doesn't really know in the city. Sch Isn't completely familiar with and that's how we start. You might as well be in your top two because that's where you live. Yeah it's where I live. So they said what? Well they I you know I I get stuff sent to me and I read it to see if I'm interested. I don't I'm not interested much these days. Which worries me? I don't know what has changed but I read the vendors movie. Yeah we're working on please. I know you do have a fifteen year old son so it would be. It would give me an in with him that I don't presently hat but I read the script for Tommy and I thought it was very good but it takes place in La. And so. I put it aside sadly and then My manager came back to me and said well what if they were shoot in New York and I thought he was. Just you know it was a pipe dream and then turns out they ward and they did and we did you go. Well decide to remake the thief of Bagdad. It'll be shot west West village which is can get it done. So what's this I hear about that? You travel with a van filled with pomp. The Art Department is the scenic. People are really they get their long before we do show up there and their palm trees in front of the House and all of this very colorful foliage. When we're all in Parkas you know I don't know but I buy it and I know we're not in La. But I I walk up to the Seine. I'm like wow very impressive to strike. I still do but they were able to pull it off and we do a lot of interiors so that could be anywhere but you bring Your Own New York Ness to this party. I that's great. It fits in the character. Does everything people look at you like they look at me or anybody else's in New Yorker when we go to La. What's the matter with you? Why are you wearing black and white? I don't understand stuff. They hired me so you didn't even go there for like one. We had one day. I shot one in L. A. And we got a lot out of it because I was up on in Griffith Park or something where I was someplace to. They got lots of long view pictures of us in La just to Kinda Cement. The location think it's only fair. I see enough movies that are supposed to be in New York. That are shot in Vancouver and I go way it. That's up late clean on we. Just don't do at all. That's right time. Tommy herself as a character is is to me wonderfully complicated. Oh good all really messed up. And I'd love to see this woman who's in charge be like all of us when somebody says you have authority over this like we all delude ourselves. Who are parents that we have with authority for their right but she she had a messed up marriage her daughter and she don't have the best relation right? Her husband's an actor right. Oh my God. Can I mistaken you? Imagine and she's a lesbian looking for love in Los Angeles while being the chief of police data enough for you to have roll camera to that one but yeah she's got up and who doesn't mean. We all have all thinkers. I think people are ready to see that you know complicated people with complicated lives. And how we're GONNA handle it and so what? I think I like most is that she does see as her priority to kind of get this police department in shape even knowing that there's going to be pushed back the men that she's a female she doesn't know anybody she hasn't necessarily earned her place in that precinct. She knows they're going to be people who are not happy about that nonetheless. You show up ready job and makes that the priority and how these other things fall into place kind of what we hope people will come back to see. But whenever I've talked to you about your life here in New York you've always said to me. You know what I love to do on terrified. Stay to I'm John Cancer. You know my my sign and homebody. Just don't WANNA go anywhere. I win every place and I did so during your whole doubles years. That's right apparently out in the world but yeah I love being home. I have a home. That's comfortable and I love my kids and my dog's my friends come over. I don't know yes. I go out occasionally but I love being home and I love especially working these very long days and coming home to my house in my bed and my loved ones. You know what's important everybody's there everybody's there and even if they're not always happy to see the look of disgust on their faces when I when I recognize. I'm it's do. They comment on your performances. No I I. I'm not entirely sure. They know what I do and I'm completely on. They must've at least watch. I know my daughter said so. The shows on Thursday nights. I said Yeah. She goes We don't have to watch it. Do we know Mace. I won't make you watch kind of worked on it. Because she was onset so much. My daughter almost twelve worked on it. Yes many way would make me laugh. They are endlessly. Funny my kids. Yeah and that's what keeps us all going. Oh for sure. You may not look like you at a spa but that's You know I can't remember totally my life before them. I can't even doing with my time was was it the children when you adopted was the son. The first one was that. What changed everything for you. You know there were a lot of little things along the way. The decision to adopt him was was huge. And then I was talking to somebody recently about the moment they hand you your child who is over or is it like the get to see the baby. I it's every say that one no of course you have no idea. It was connected to this birth mother. Well in advance of her giving birth so They actually handed me my trial. And I'm looking at this little thing. Yeah it's huge and your life changes. It just changed national. Who I thought was like. You're leaving like you guys were the book. He was very nerve wracking. The whole ride home. My friends were in the back looking at him in his seat. Like all right. Yeah No. He's still he's still good. It's really really nerve wracking. But I think every parent goes so. I don't WanNA kill this baby. Try because you can't. This can't be happening to be out to do it. I changed my mind. None of that's allow no. That's the thing is the relentlessness of the whole the whole procedure. I think it's good for us. Well I think it's good for everybody because it's going to happen. It's going to totally if you are huge and wealthy and can hire a nanny for every half day. It's still your cake and the ad may know you're the one you're the one and you're responsible and you did everything wrong and you know that right. Once they're able to talk it's on you. It's so different for Tommy. Because she comes in. She didn't have this relationship with her daughter. Stayed back in with her dad and it was and you're doing this and and trying to find so here it is all these years later. My daughter has a daughter on on the show. And so we're what? Where can we start from you know? Do we try to go backwards and repair? Can we start from where we are? I mean it's all the questions that I guess one would have in a in a situation like that or do I just walk away you know. Is this something that can't be fixed. You know again complicated. Yeah who wants to well? Maybe people do especially in this. You're dealing. This show is dealing with things that were living with every day and immigration. The first episode is there Sexual misconduct right is right. There in fact it was. Tommy that had problem right war and then in the last episode that I'd seen it was about a Hollywood producer. Rice was happening. So do you have input into this. What's going into these scripts? You know what I could I it's been made very clear to me that I have as much input as I want. But I'm so busy doing the stuff that I do. That and we have a stable full of writers that are so creative and interesting and interested and talented suddenly. We're all sitting. I just referred to them as livestock. I'm not sure I didn't mean it like you. The whole group lovely normally humans sitting in a room didn't the story and you look at it and do you go into the stable and say the hell is death if they took this. I look at it if I look at with. Yeah you'd never do that either so you can do it. We have to give me that. I haven't done someplace somewhere you know is is the prison warden. Carmelo is like basically running that house too bad for Tony that any of that happening. I let him maybe total mass but what she's in the hospital we don't think of her diction we think she knows what she's doing as messed up she is. What is it about you that everybody thinks he is take charge? She knows what you do it. Every minute of the hold the will of all the is so what not. You're not how do you deal with all the characters that you've played before when the public when they see you is going to remember one or the other of them vividly? The amazing thing I've discovered at this point in my life is I can't control anything that happens with anyone else so if they are coming at me with a memory of some other character I played. I hope they will let go quickly or they won't be able to Follow the new story that we're all telling you know It is a huge honor to think people look at me and think. Oh I watched that show that you were on whatever but being an actor you change all the time who you're playing in what part of the story you are participating in and You know so I hope people are able to let it go and and look at look at the new stuff. Where do they go in your head? Do they live with you? I'm sure they do you wake up some days and there's a lot of now that they're long gone so you don't need any therapy then it's okay that's a whole other. How much time we got about the role. No no no. No no no. That's also twenty years ago. We started it twenty years ago. Sopranos And then Jackie was whatever I don't however many years ago that was time passes in wants to Kinda I take off the nails and the jewelry and all that stuff she goes away. You didn't save inning of her. Wardrobe tying the wardrobe. No I was. I was happy to move past that. I kept a couple of things from the house and I didn't keep her fingernails wardrobe. Something you'd be in the mood for US.