22 Burst results for "Barry Levinson"

"barry levinson" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

05:26 min | 10 months ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"And judith malina that was really really interesting tried to capture the spirit that you're describing see that's another thing to try to capture that. I mean when i saw the bridge there at the living theatre i went after seeing those left i had worked there war and then i saw it and i went home and i didn't come out of my room. I had a room in the village. I didn't come out for a day and a night. I just stayed in that room. It's about a a marine a marine corps. Break that and what they do in that hour and a half. It was so startling that was living and they call it a living theater because the it started in their living room they were great. Inspirations for so. When i saw that in the in in the quad cinemas ad i i just felt at home the whole experience for me. Usually i feel a little bit How'd you say we'll move That i'm flattered of course grateful for it but at the same time. I don't feel that. I feel shy. it's i am a shy person. I guess you'd say i was shy. I would say that which is always surprising to us lehman. I know you have to understand that one. I'm proud. I i wake up. Feel a little i saw you speak at the afi tribute to warren beatty and you spoke very with great heart about working with him on the tracey. Yeah and how much you enjoyed the experience. And i'm thinking well gee under all that makeup you could be as big as you wanted no limitations on you at. Aw none when you worked with director like warren baby you feel that with all really great directors. Is you feel that you can do anything. And you know he has the sensor in him and you trust his sensibility busily. That's what you like. I have that barry levinson to laden. Trust his how he what he sees and how we will interpret it so that element of Censorship on you and yourself sorta leaves the room and you have you have him to and you need it in a way. It's the high wire act. Yeah so now he. He knew have something else in common. I think because you describing your work process on these documentaries documentaries seems kind of maybe two formal rigid word documents around him. Yeah works is it fair to say that you you you obsess over them a bit. Well it it. It is but but you know at the same time. This is the strangest most magical thing about film. You're watching it. Fill and all of a sudden you say yes something. What is there and then you might take out fifteen seconds and you have a different film. Yeah you know this. I you never can get over matt so you know so i was watching..

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Looking Back at Rain Man

Bald Movies

02:03 min | 1 year ago

Looking Back at Rain Man

"Today. We're talking about one thousand nine hundred rainman. Who a correct me. If i'm wrong. Jim this is like the top grossing film of the year and also did quite welford self in oscars nominated for eight one three and it made like a billion times is budget not bad. Not bad Is directed by barry levinson which you might recognize from his work on the natural. Good morning vietnam wag. The dog and sleepers is written by barry morrow and ronald bass. Maybe ronald bass. I didn't look that up. Shoot just realized which we'll talk about. We'll talk a little bit. More about barry morrow when we start talking about the impact of the of the film had on this subject matter Stars of course. Dustin hoffman as raymond ray babbitt and it stars. Tom cruise is his brother. Charlie and also val area go lino. Who i'd only known as the hot funny girl from hotshots and hotshots part do as a remember her from them. She's actually. she's playing italian in this movie. So gotcha and i wondered if like what happened to her because she was in these big movies in the eighties and i looked through her Like imdb and some does just one thing after another match kept trying to work on both sides of the pond and one contract would interfere with another contract and then that would fall through and that was delayed and she liked it. Seemed like ten years relied. Click by and so. It's a shame in a lot of big movies like the. I'm not saying this was a big movie. But she went to rainman right after big top pee wee which you know not the best. But she's in like you said she was in leaving las vegas. She was in escape from la. She was leaving las vegas. Apparently playing someone named terry jesus. We just saw that movie. And i did not. I didn't did not really must've been a minor role

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"barry levinson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Director went to Barry Levinson for rain Man best actor. Went to Dustin Hoffman is Raymond Babbitt in rain Man Best actress Jodie Foster, Sarah Tobias and the accused. Best supporting actor and actress Kevin Kline is Auto West in a fish called Wanda Gina Davis as a Meriel tourist in the accidental tourist. So 88 I think that once again big market tease we tease This man also got weak, best original screenplay. You dare Cut me off. Can I finish? You want to talk about other audible movies before you do that? I'm going to quickly say that 88 when we eventually do our vault of vaults, 88 might be in the final 4 88 is stacked. Yeah, Coming to America really hurts that I feel like I don't love it. I just watched like, three days ago. There's a huge stretch of the movie like an hour to an hour and a half. Where it's not funny at all. And I wonder what our view in a comedy You want him? Chuckles. I think the top forward look a lot better with Beetlejuice it I think the issue of Beetlejuice is It's what our 45 minutes a pretty short There's 11 Minutes of Beetlejuice. So maybe you're right, man. I don't know the honorables from that year, some of what we talked about in the episode Beetlejuice Rain Man the land before time. Great. Great. Do you know where the Great valley is? Yeah. Screw route. Good sight flick The naked gun. Iconic movie. A fish called Wanda is a lot of people's favorite movie. Child's play came out in 88, another another great movie. Team a parody. So an Italian film Great flick to Italian. So if you can't speak it. What does it mean? An Italian one Paradise Cinema? Oh, pretty straightforward. Also in 88 Killer clowns from outer space, Right, Right, Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. So, Mac, you ready to open up? The vault's diehard is a rated r action thriller with a run time of 132 minutes. The rotten tomatoes score 93% from the critics. 94% from the audience has a 72 on metacritic. Those are all great scores. I see all of them. 100% metacritic seventies for a straight out action movie is actually really, really good. Would you call this an action comedy? Because there's death. Like how levity to it? Yeah, especially when the bad guy is dying at the end, they say, I hope that isn't E. I hope that isn't a hostage like that's just funny stuff. Yeah, right. Yeah. Just classic hostage hijinks. That's some funny stuff that they should have had it coming to America. This movie was written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. De Souza, based on Roderick Thorpe's novel. Have You read the book? No. No one Has the book is that is directed the book is better. This is directed by John McTiernan, who the very year before did Predator so he was obviously riding. Ah, I don't know why you if you watch any interview with him, he seemed very, very full of himself. I could see that He really hasn't made any good movies since the late eighties. He did do the red for the hunt for Red October, which was early nineties. I think the last action hero which sucked but everyone likes And Thomas Crown affair, which was fine a fun fact about this movie and you'll get to who's starring in the movie in a second Bruce Willis, But when they originally wanted to do it, they're like, Can we get sly Stallone? Can we get this guy? Can you get this kind of like Then we can get this guy from TV. And then all of those actors are referenced in the movie for sure. That's an old I am DB trivia. There's a what's the name of the show on Netflix. The movies that movies that made us They did one on diehards. A great episode. It's very good synopsis of this movie Goo and NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorist during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Number one issue with that is, like half of them in German. They all could speak German, but they're not all German. So that's not entirely accurate. Number two. Who cares about the Christmas party part, huh? I do because it sets the tone that it's Christmas. No, there's a tone. He sets the tone that he literally says Merry Christmas has his final line. It's a Christmas movie that's were arguing, right. That's the argument, right? That's what export is my races. All right, Bruce Willis as John McClane which buying this point out sorry before you I am flabbergasted that even in the late eighties, people did not respect the movie or wouldn't respect the movie because they deemed the main actor a TV actor. Yeah, that is weird, which is like nowadays, I think TV gets more praise than movies do. No, I wouldn't say that. I hate TV. Well, I'm saying, like breaking bad. Better call Saul any of the HBO show? But for every one of those, there's like 10 movies. You get more praise for being in like For noble than you do. Well, Looks like we're gonna have to end the podcast. Bonnie Bedelia stars as his wife slashed on the outs. Wife, Holly Gennaro McClane. Grumpy is what I describe her. Yeah, I'm not a fan. Reginald Vel Johnson As Sergeant Al Powell with Paul Gleason. He is Wayne T. Robinson raiding this. Let me finish. Well, if you're gonna say actors that I like I'm going to say they're great. All right, and Reginald Velveeta Jones was great in this movie. Yeah. Devil rode white as Argyle. Also phenomenal heart, Bogner as Elis James Shigeta as Takagi Takagi. Alan Rickman is Hans Gruber. And, of course, Alexander Godunov as Carl. So Karl is a real mixed bag to may and we'll get to that in a second. Just a blonde. I know, but The hand to hand combat is Is so out of place. It does not belong in this movie. It's not great age is terribly and it is laugh out loud, stupid is very first fight scene with the Kills him on the steps pretty stupid. Great, so good. This is By all accounts, a genre defining action flick because it is, uh They do a great job making a very personal story. You know, It's a father trying to get back in with his family, basically, and in order to get back in with his family. He's gonna kill some terrorists and they do a great job of He's not too muscular. He is quite vascular. But it is really more of the Everyman. He likes hot chicks. He has problems. They really they really say really did he has difficulties? Speaking with his family, you know he's not very vocal and he doesn't. He doesn't convey his emotions very well. He's a very short sentenced man. Once he spills his heart toe, Carl, not the European, Carl, but Carl Winslow, you're like, You know what? This guy gets it. Yeah, he's really transformed. He had I'll tell you this movie, You know, he's transformed for the first hour. The only character you're really bought into Is Maclaine. You meet his wife. You meet Ellis. You kind of want that guy to die, But you you don't really cross and you get it, You know, dive too far into Hunt's Gruber. Yet it's only after those two connect is where it's a huge Hans Gruber story, But that first hour you're like, all right, This is kind of light hearted, You know? Yeah. Terrorists are in the building. John McClane. Still making funnies like it's pretty good. I really like the direction that's so speaking of terrorist being in the building. You're not waiting a half an hour. You're not waiting 45 minutes. You're not waiting an hour for the terrorist. They're in there at the 18 minute. Mark. Yeah, they do a really nice job. Well, we'll get to that in a second. Also this movie's available on HBO, Max. For some reason, it's not available on Disney. Plus it is a Disney movie. Take it out of the vault. If you're gonna by 20th century Fox Disney put their good movies on the Plus. Yeah, Yep, and then just make it so that a kid can't choose it. It's not that hard. Netflix does it the die hard. Movie. As I remembered it. I hadn't seen it in a couple years. I don't know it felt more formulaic in my mind..

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"barry levinson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"This? What do you like? I like Charlie Brown cartoons. Okay, more of a cartoon man. Bobble. I'm more into Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Frosty. Yeah. Yeah, I am. Yeah, it's what makes you so special. I don't have to invest two hours. In a movie You like Attention deficit syndrome. With movies I do like, Seriously it'll take me. Listen, Theater when I start snoring bit take me like 45 times to watch to finish the movie. Okay, now I just have to know what is your favorite movie? I have three go. One that no one knows by Barry Levinson movie called Avalon. One. Uh, I know that movie. I love that movie. I mean, it's so underrated. Okay? You haven't seen help. I know, um, Raging Bull. Oh, yeah. My favorite of all, I could hardly watch it. All right. My favorite movie Raging Bull, and one flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Oh, my lord. Uh, you know, we're very Christmassy. There's a lot of things that we like and share together. But apparently, movies are not one of them. Write these or not. We like the Three Stooges together. That's the old TV comedy through. Thank you. The old TV shows. Yes, I like the old TV shows. Greenacres Beverly Hillbilly. The witch, shall we? Can we like all those We like those were agreeing. Okay,.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Nineties years before they face the Cowboys. I know in 94. It was the Bears and then and then the Cowboys. And in 93. It was the Giants in the council. I think it was 19 from the eighties of the Gibbs Walsh years. The kids, Walsh years. It might have been the only here I have. I think it was 92. Murph. I don't think it was a Walsh. I think they played in 92. I think they did put the fools out there. They did play tonight. You are all over the 92 games. Don't forget Steve Young. When referenced the 92 games, said You just made me throw up in my mouth is what he said in 92 right before well before the unspeakable Apollo No. Before the unspeakable was a 28 to 10 win over the Redskins. I could say Redskins that's where they were. Then 92. It was 20 to 13. But I'm wondering in the Gibbs Walsh era Was that the only one and it appears that Woz, I think so. Which is kind of crazy because They were both great teams in the NFC for so many years. But, yeah, that is odd that that's the only time they faced each other in the wall. Sheriff for the old school crowd shout out to my Sam Spears, My Gino D's etcetera and Me and my brother here. 71. They beat him 24 to 20 before they lost to Dallas in the conference champs. He would've been with Alice. Always with Dallas, Man. People don't remember. You know people to remember that the Niners in 70 71 said. This is for the Waterboy and the copes crowd who? Justin wouldn't even know this. It's like, you know, let's say maybe Red Keds are to Levi them. Okay? Yeah. Thank you very much. Three straight years. The Niners lost the Cowboys in the playoffs. 70 71 72 7 talks about the catch and this and that it was the table had been set. 10 years earlier. 70 Conference Championship it keys are they lose? 17 10 71 Conference championship. I think it Candlestick. Probably. Yeah. 1 to 72. They lose 14 to 3 and then the divisional playoff game December 23rd 1972. They lose 30 to 28. That's the Preston Riley game where they blow the onside kick. You know, they had the big lead Me by the Way Playoff game on December 23rd. Playoff game on December $2014 for Yeah, That's right, Well, 14 14 game season. It's funny. You mention that murder because I actually have like a Christmas memory associated with one of the great playoff games. Really of all time. It goes to the post Damn buddy to the Raiders at college Christmas Eve, Christmas blanking Eve. That's that to me, That's all you want to talk about, Like a warm cocoon of childhood NFL memories, buddy. You want doctors put me in the pajamas in the you know again, probably back once again, our faces reflected in the glow of the colored cool's lines. That's totally that era that 77 Raiders colts game that old Memorial Stadium. I mean, the water boy, he didn't know the Raiders like We know the Raiders. We remember that that was one of the greatest football games ever played. I mean, that was a all time classic game. He took that. That pose of Barry Levinson with that movie, Dina, I tried tried to make him sound like they won that game. Did Gene Upshaw to keep an eye on lie? Del Mitchell? We was dangerous. We went into that run down neighborhood with the rats and the broken windows. Dude, how about stole their lunch? How about my main man? The wide receiver for the Colts? I think berth number 81 Roger. Car without Can I offer you a lie? Del Mitchell told. Can I offer you a Raymond Chester ate away Can br. I need baby's name like Dell anymore? What's your babies? Named Lie down. Lie Del Murphy like on your laugh free? Yeah. McCaffrey. Yeah, that goes still, that ghost still roams at night. By the way, if you hear a spooky sound who that's the ghost to the post? Yeah, that's a great memory. And of course I did at the Raiders and was very bumped for the Colts in that game, man. Ugh. I hate the richest part because I was loyal to my soil as a 40 Niner fan. Me too. You know what I mean? That's like a dying thing. Loyalty seems to be a dying ah, trait in 2020. With all these kids going to blow Bron and all these kids go on these outside forces eyes. They're gonna be a Murphy Mackey fur coats turning around my sound within like 30 45 seconds. Yeah, there was a damn quick. What is it comes you just hear something out of my goofy dad joke telling mouth and you turn it around constantly waiting. For you to say stuff out of context. It sounds funny. And just like, what am I doing? You know that's what I like Murphy is going to say something super corny today. Get the tape, you know. Yeah, That's how we got the That's how we got the South Dakota girls. I mean, Murphy has some really funny not to mention J. J you, Murph says stuff like if I don't quit, But even if we don't use it, it will be lost forever. You know, the point of the segment is Washington 40 Niner. Hatred and rivalries coming your way. Copes has done a good job of stern it up here, So I'm gonna go have you? Do you think Ron Rivera's showing him that film before the game? That's a good question. I don't know. Before we take the field. I want you to see one thing Q it and they were both slip sliding. Slipping. Tell you the truth, Murph. I never even consider honestly swear to God. I never even considered that That might have, like offended. The Reds got everyone thought about because you didn't give the Washington football team a second. Thought I didn't. I really didn't know what Nick posted slides all over the field like you guys don't even matter. I mean, if if you are upset, it doesn't matter. Because if we play you again, we'll hammer you again like a bunch of fools out there cooling on and then you know, I'm saying I'll tell you what they'll remember it. So I mean, I'm not gonna be. There could be a speech Saturday night in the hotel. And this could be the death knell for the night. And Kyle's gonna have to wear the hat and the gray beard and say, you know what? You know, we shouldn't have slid last year, while the other thing is, too is is if Washington wins this game today, start doing the slide all over. The granted will be a dry field, but they can still do some reinterpretation. I've received multiple text people say that you guys talking about the Murphy Mackey's When are they? A week from today? Everybody December 18 pounders. All right, Greg Papa will talk to him about Trent Williams Future Richard Sherman's future. And the Washington football team and then John Lynch. And then the Friday football for Beautiful, Beautiful, good feeling dangerous? Probably on a nice one of 45 and 6 80 the sports Lee. That's the ghost to the post. He's Murph in Mac, Hear it on.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"I'm just demonstrating dough. I'll get on that radio and I'm Bill Doyle. So here we are. Two days away, Hump day for a lot of people. Yeah. Honestly, for a lot of people, you're right. Yeah. Tuesdays the new Wednesday for the three day week. A lot of people. Um You know, with Thanksgiving just a couple days away. Remember, this goes back. This was well over a month ago. I think there was some reason that you and I on on the show had talked about. This is kind of early to be talking about it. But maybe it's around the time when the Charlie Brown controversy was happening could be. We were talking about those Christmas movies and Christmas specials. Did you want that and What the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Sunday. No, we did. Yeah, we did the whole family watching PBS watching Charlie Brown like we did when the kids were young. Yeah, well, your son was a huge fan of three kids. A huge fan. Yeah. Yeah. No, I didn't. But when we had talked about that I think it was. I don't like it was an email. I think it was somebody on Facebook. I am to me. And they were bringing up. I know you guys talk about Christmas stuff, but there's a Thanksgiving movie. And I thought other than planes, trains and automobiles. I cannot think of a single what I would call a Thanksgiving movie. But then you know what? He offered up the guys and it was a guy who wrote Okay, I believe He says. When Harry met Sally Is a Thanksgiving movie. I'm thinking No, no. How could that be a Thanksgiving movie? I don't remember anything of Thanksgiving at it. And then that stuck with me. Then, like the next day, I googled Thanksgiving movies just to see if anything would even come up because again planes, trains and automobiles. If you never saw that that's with Steve Martin and John Candy and Something happens in their travel plans. They were total strangers, but then they end up like sharing a ride, and they're basically trying to get back home to generally the same area of the country. And it was that Steve Martin was trying to get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. That's what the whole plan was right. So that to me, Yeah, that was like the only that I could think of. Thanks. Every movie I found this list. And sure enough, if when Harry met Sally is not listed on a list. Yeah, And you know why? I think this is such a weak reason Bill. My The reason Woz It was something like you may argue with this, but many people feel when Harry met Sally is of thanks every movie and the whole reason was because many of the scenes have a lot of colorful leaves. In them. That doesn't count. But I know I agree with you. It's like, Well, wait a minute. That could just as easily be a Halloween movie. Then you know if you harbor day movie How many Farber Day movies, can you? Um, I got to have a handful of Thanksgiving movies. No. Can you really Because I wanted to do just for fun. I wanted to ask. Is there even such a thing We've never brought this up before. Is there even such a thing as a Thanksgiving movie? 1 802 83101.5, But what do you have? Wasn't the big chill set around Thanksgiving? Weren't they all coming to the Oh, my God. That's another one. That was on that same list. Okay, That's one And I never would have thought about that. There's one I don't know if this counts or not, because the whole thing isn't around Thanksgiving, But Thanksgiving the Thanksgiving scene is central to it is a movie called Avalon. You Taste a love by Barry Levinson the same way you did Diner. And this whole family. Fracture. The whole family fractured takes place because of the Thanksgiving dinner. Really? Yeah. And then like that sets up the whole plot. It sets up a lot of the end of it. Yeah, No, Avallone, believe it or not. It's a fairly long list, so I'm just like going through it. Okay, well, I can only think of one more. I think what's the other one more home for the holidays?.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"It was last time we had any fun. And then you say that to the other person and they realize they can't even think of the last time they had fun. And then they remind me there's something better out there believe the woman is sort of sort of bucking up herself by saying I am much better. She doesn't want to be sort of ambiguous about the decision that she made. I'm sure she had those feelings before, and she's moved forward in the article. They do direct you to an article in the Atlantic by David Brooks. I read that and then in that article, just going down this sort of rabbit hole. Yes. Brooks brings up Avalon, which I thought would bring it back to a movie. So Avalon by Barry Levinson and Barry Levinson's Avalon examines the Nuclear American family slowly falling apart in front of you. And then you remember the movie, Tom? Uh, Wild? Yes, Kentucky without may hold, but basically do the idea of we had this belief event what the family was supposed to do and what marriage was supposed to do. So I wanted to see when marriage. Divorce is marriage and divorce is went up and down. Get this from 18 16 1910 Tom marriages began to fall apart because of that point, people getting married for choice for companionship and romance. Divorces surged in the 19 fifties, divorces dropped the average age for a woman to be married with 20. And they had three kids and often the aunts and uncles or grandfathers. Grandmothers live with, um, the nuclear family was extended. Which seems to be something was in the other article by Atlantic by David Brooks was that when it's just the three or four people you don't have this sense of a bigger relationship to support you are other people in your life. Close by that sort of allow you to be a fuller person, rather than falling into sort of a role play where you're just the wife or just the husband. That's fascinating. I know too. I think that we all think the nuclear family, you know, Mom, Dad, you know, daughter, son. That's the basis. The foundation of America, for instance, and his suggestion is and I think she buys into it. The writer of this article. Is that? No, no, no. The nuclear family is not enough. You need grand parents to be involved. You need extended families sort of like this. It takes a village in terms of a family and that we've really lost that. In fact, that's what she said she was watching with her husband, who she claims to love. It's not like she fell out of love with her husband. She claims 11 but still divorced. She's was watching Big love, which is about You know multiple marriages in that kind of Ah, Mormon op shoot, And she said What? I need it. We're sister wives. I need more support for who I am beyond what my husband and my two kids can provide. And it's that extended family and that's what she said that I think this is a cleverly put That the nuclear family or the husband and wife being all that's needed is like 2 Ft. Of stool. It's not enough. You're spending all your time trying to keep your balance and it's not enough. It's not secure enough. And I think that that does raise some interesting issues, too,.

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‘The Godfather’ Making-of Movie Casts Oscar Isaac as Francis Ford Coppola, Plus Jake Gyllenhaal

Tim Conway Jr.

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

‘The Godfather’ Making-of Movie Casts Oscar Isaac as Francis Ford Coppola, Plus Jake Gyllenhaal

"Movie about the making of the Godfather. That's got me pretty good. And finally today and offer they just couldn't refuse. Actor Oscar Isaac is taking on the role of Francis Ford Coppola. Jake Gyllenhaal will play former Paramount studio head Robert Evans in Francis and The Godfather. The movie from director Barry Levinson is about the making of couple is classic. The Godfather. It will show the battles between the two men, including the casting of Marlon Brando, who hadn't had a hit in years.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on ProductivityCast

ProductivityCast

05:32 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on ProductivityCast

"This episode where we will be discussing burnout that is, we're going to discuss really the functions of what what are the pieces of burnout? How how do we define burnout? And what are some of the signs that help to detect that you are burned out or that? You are seeing someone else? Who is experiencing burnout because I? Think that sometimes very helpful in addition where then going move on to discussing how we actually manage. Manage while in burn out mode. That is while we're feeling. This explained. We're experiencing burnout. How do we deal with being burned out while we're burned out? And then ultimately, how do we overcome? Burn Out! How do we get out of burnout so that we can get back to being the highly productive individuals that we are? Let's start off with defining burnout. What is burnout? Who wants to try and tackle that topic I I. I think the most. There's an extreme form of burner with an ESA one related to the most, which is when you're physically exhausted physically mentally, and otherwise exhausted and unable to function, and I think it's an extreme position to be in I. Think the people who get there usually aren't able or don't have the skill to pick up the early warning signs, so they don't know that that's where they're headed until it's too late. So it strikes me as functional, not knowing the signals, not seeing the early warning indicators, and then arriving in this position on wondering why I feel this way what happened? How do I get myself back? But I was as shocked ver, first time feeding off of all well and not being able to get out of it probably goes by the same. Problem with burn out is that most people don't notice when they are on that way and they made? They, they. In defined accession, there is no much are no today can do. There are simply out and they the path to recovery. When you are that down that low, it is really really difficult and part of it is that I tend to believe that people don no. Don't have well good practices for self care. We push push push push and hope that things are going to last forever, but we do a really poor job on self. Care makes some great points in and I want to take a step back. I, think and just educate our. Our listeners on the different types of stress, and how I look at the paradigm of Burnout in the context of productivity, and so I I start off with a the book. Good stress, bad stress, which is by Barry Levinson, and I'm not sure I'll put a link to this in the show notes to see if it's actually still available for sale, but I've had some difficulty finding the book in in various sources over time, but either way I'm reading from my copy and in essence Barry. Levinson talks about the idea of stress being characterized..

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"barry levinson" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:44 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Age women he told TMZ I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point this all started on Twitter where the comedian came under fire when a woman name is Simone Rossi came forward with claims that the Leo tried quote grooming her when she was just sixteen years old and he was in his thirties I'm trying to think what character he played on you the second season he I you know I didn't watch them every device as I do he was I think he played eighty it's kind of it was kind of a pervert yes I think so is there any actor with that yeah that's it he was the co star of the sitcom Whitney remember back in the day with Whitney Cummings yes it's sad he was the male lead in that that to Chris d'elia ideas and you guys talked about this with Neil Dustin and three o'clock hour but who has given a straight to series order for the new show dope sick its eight episode limited series starring Michael Keaton and directed and produced by Barry Levinson so this is all based on it's described as an ambitious hurling and compelling look into the upper center of America's struggle with opioid addiction so for Michael Keaton starring in that like Neal Justin said Michael Keaton creek looking forward to that and finally something that no one was looking forward to when nobody asked for what if Paltrow has a new candle scent I was it ends up so we all remember when what is Paltrow released a seventy five dollar candle that was supposed to smell like her **** that was literally what it said on the candle well now she's out right away they sold out right away there was a second pressing so to speak of the candle now what is the pound euro is back with a new candle called the smells like my orgasm it is seventy five dollars it is available in groups website so if you would like you know like that golf zero TDS express you when you when you when she tells what what it smells like I might there's something wrong with your **** that's what your orgasm smells like because it's like here let me tell you about this because tardigrade fruit it get dark green yeah I guess rose absolute and does he good anybody's orgasm should smelling gun powder okay keep that's where I'm going out with a candle and Lynette Belcher might have to make all right so let's all right if anybody actually buys that candle take a Huff and report back okay all right that's all that are at this.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Time Capsule

Sci-Fi Talk Time Capsule

04:41 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Time Capsule

"Couple of times with some of the actors you go to look at it and there's no playback because they didn't record and the other thing is if you went to a red camera one of those things it. There's a difference between that camera and the Consumer Camera Holding your hand. You can't hold the red camera the same way I it's subtle and maybe some people but to me it's not it didn't look real enough when you see. Somebody grabs a camera from one person another exchanging hand. You cannot do it with a a bigger cameras. So that's what we went with and you know. Get a hold your breath initially because everybody's nervous that idea because you have to be very careful you gotta take that camera. You've got to download the chip. You GotTa do all you know because you can lose all this information and so except the technical nonsense. As far as the cast you went with unknown. What did you look for when you were casting? I mean they all have professionals experienced one even work for you in the past So would you look for in a casting? I'm looking for people that I just. You know that you can just believe is being as real as they can. You know it's like if you put Matt Damon and a role in the whole movie goes out the window and he could be a great actor but it spread it tweaks the credibility. She tried to like this but together. This people group of people that seem like Oh we found them. You know it's like well we talk about the movie because I guess it falls into the found footage genre but I'd never occurred to me about this footage John Ryan. I was thinking if if a town a catastrophic event happened to town and there was no media I would. We know what happened and because of all this will now get an intimate look into a town. It's people that we never would have had in the history of mankind. All this stuff gives an intimacy that never existed before so. Pompeii IS ONLY POMPEII. But what what was happening to people in in you know when the street what were they talking about so this. That's what I was thinking about. I mean it sounds stupid naive but I wasn't thinking found footage I was thinking. How do you document is sort of like It would be at anthropological or archaeological is. How do you gathered to see what the people were talking about? Because they're not all talking they don't know what's going on. Barry Levinson talked about. He wanted to maintain the human element of the story was thinking of. If you had some some intern you know with a little thing. You've got most of the stuff incorrect and was caught up emotionally in it because that I was fascinated by the fact in the beginning you know because I I worked in news in the beginning in central and so you have to look at news as a professional and not get caught up in it and gets caught up in the emotional aspects of it. Because that's where you are in the beginning. I thought well I'm just looking for the the human behavior of it. All so the Iranian. She stopped filming. She got so scared. You can even film anymore. I mean I didn't even quite understand what was going on. And she couldn't make that step so I I was looking at the human dilemmas lover and that real and he used narration to tie this whole story together. I needed some connection. Some connection and I'm a bad student of film in terms of if I apply this to that and if I can do this to that and I'm so and so did this and little blind. I don't know how to utilize it. But but the one little thing that that hovered in my head was of all things and I we actually use the music moment our town because our town the narrator not the narrator the stage manager he says that's young so and so you know he died in World War One. I remember the first time he died where we're now going to watch the whole show. And he died and where we're very is. He's he's in it. So if if you watch the movie in its own little. Subtlety they're playing our town. He says are enough that you know people don't want to hear that but something more upbeat but in her narratives that's the so couple blah. They did They died at two twenty. And so that would be my my own references. I was using our town in that in that way. Have a great weekend till next time. This is Tony Talada. I'm Michael Cerberus. The observe from fringe and Diallo Loeven from stake land. And you're listening to Sifi Talk..

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"barry levinson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"On the real thing yeah I go to the movies apple on because of the movie Avalon but yeah real tear jerker by Barry Levinson about the immigrant experience it was the third of his Baltimore trio diner ten men Avalon night and dude if you remember there's a there's a scene between the two immigrant brothers and it's thanksgiving and the one that's a little late and that the one brother carves the Turkey before the guy gets there of and to do the brother shows up as you carve the Turkey before I got here yeah I mean all I need to put the fight of the century yeah yeah they like going to like a stone I I I'm not an Avalon PhD but they're going to some sort of years long freeze out the to the freeze that goes for two years it maybe even up until including a deathbed yeah no I don't so I as I said in about like the C. you don't know me like this this was maybe the topic but the real problem was something underlying once you you know the C. was just an excuse for people to get into it to start making that up and that's a thing like we're also ready to fight at this point we're also ready to snap it's like waving blue I said green it doesn't even matter what the topic is at one point I laughed at something on TV and she didn't even look up from her phone she just said that wasn't funny wow you don't like it was funny from this seat you know I change the channel has attacked us off on something else let everybody out there we just wish you god speed to all of us and got to get back with we tried to use our families together maybe you just need to walk over some honey baked ham all right the problem during the dog nipping his kidney love his coaches laughed at a movie syndicate when you left and I think that was a funny do you love to get our.

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Top Five Mark Wahlberg Movies: Say Hi to Your Mother for Us | The Big Picture

The Big Picture

15:27 min | 2 years ago

Top Five Mark Wahlberg Movies: Say Hi to Your Mother for Us | The Big Picture

"Unfortunately this Shithole has more fucking leaks in the Iraqi navy. Fuck Yourself. I'm tired from fucking your wife. How's your mother good? She's tired from fucking my father. You have a job Tom. I'm a firefighter. Oh God bless you a hero. I'm not hero. We'd all be here. We could use the petroleum. No excuse me Christmas. Utah a lot of fucking money. What did you do? I mean if you take away nothing else for my class from this experience let it be this. If you're not a genius don't bother right. The world needs plenty of electricity and a lot of them are happy and they can help. It really can't be that we can always do. Better let me keep trying. If you guys keep trying I'm shawn fantasy and this is the big picture. A conversation show about Mark Wahlberg. This episode may break the all time record for big picture dissonance later in the show. I have an interview with Kelly. Reichardt the writer and director behind independent film classics. Like old joy. Meek's cutoff in the new film. First cow which might be the best movie of Two Thousand Twenty so far. I hope you'll stick around for that but I were joined by the frog. Sheriff Chris Ryan. I heard that Mark. Wahlberg actually dropped out of first cow. He was gonNA play the cow Alao. But you're already doing animal. Humor here on driver too is calling. Chris. You're here because you're a fan of Mark Wahlberg work. He's The star of a new movie. That is hitting Netflix. This Friday called Spencer confidential. I think gets his fifth film with Peterberg. The actor turned director of such films as lone survivor and deepwater horizon. This is a very strange movie but I think it's going to be a a very watched movie because the corona virus is scaring America into staying inside their house. And so I think that there's a potential for a lot of viewership of this movie. So we're talking about Mark Wahlberg one of the most resilient and persistent movie stars. I guess of the past twenty five years so let's just start with WHO is Mark Wahlberg. How did this happen? That Mark Wahlberg became one of the signature figures of movies in the twenty first century. I would not say I'm a fan of Mark Wahlberg as like I'm a I'm agnostic as a citizen. Yeah I would say that. I am very interested in the way that he has conducted his career. Which is kind of a weird throwback to a studio systems our he makes three to four movies every eighteen months somehow and just releases them at like a hugely prolific rate at. I'm fascinated by all the little pockets of his career that he has created where he repeats. You know he goes back to these little micro genres that he and he works a lot of people over and over again by the way he kind of has conducted his career to me is almost unique among Hollywood movie stars anymore. I mean most of the time when people achieve a certain level success. They just like see in three years for my next blockbuster or award fodder and he's just like nope. I'm grinding out. Family movie violent action film and then every once in a while Raunchy comedy and it's just like pretty pretty like unique among all Hollywood stars so I'm fascinated. What do you make them Amanda? I was fascinated when going back to you. Remember how many great directors he's worked with and how many actually excellent movies he's been in. Chris was asking me how much we watching I had to do for this podcast and the answer is a lot. Because I wouldn't say that Mark Wahlberg stays with me besides certain shots that will certainly be discussed on this podcast but he especially I guess in the first decade of this century just goes on a tremendous run. I really from Boogie nights on and works with a does a lot of really great movies and then kind of decides to just become like the Peterberg comedy guy in the second decade of the century. And I it's a really interesting shift. He just Kinda decides no. I'm going to do this now. And it's very fascinating to me I can't really make sense of. I also is Christmas talking about his efficiency. Just pulled up his daily schedule. Do you guys remember the days? Will he wakes up. Like four o'clock in the morning posted this on his own instagram typical daily scheduled to thirty. Am Wake Up. What don't you forty five prayer time. Three fifteen am breakfast. There's a lot of work work. He's golfing from seven thirty to eight. Which is the golf people? And there's a chamber recovery at nine thirty that takes more time than golf workout number two lunches and our so our meeting slash work calls also an hour and he goes to bed at seven thirty PM and which in Los Angeles for. I'd say six at least six months of the year. That is still broad daylight. Yeah Yeah Su. There is real efficiency baked into this. He's clearly very deliberate guy. He's making choices. And I think that pertains to his daily life and also his his career. There is clearly thought going into this. It's not a type of thought. I can access. I still don't know why you would wake up at two thirty and I don't know why you would do like five deep water horizons. There's a rumor that he has a routine. I think you. I'm speculating here. But I think he's a member of Wilshire Country Club here in Los Angeles. My husband told me this last night and he likes to play alone. He likes to play. And that's why he's playing so early in the morning and he's trying to get in like a quick nine or quick eighteen. I don't know five days a week which I'm who among? Us would love to do that if I could wake up before five. Am I would do it. I'll tell you I would love to do that. I'll tell you something else I am. I find golf to be social and I get crippled like when I play by myself. I'm like all the neurosis is creeping like. Should I take another shot now like it really playing golf? If you're not playing with anyone can just tell you. He's got three snacks on the schedule. Including one that takes an hour and a half from eight to nine thirty. Am is snack after seven. Thirty to eight am golf. Probably a euphemism. Oh Okay so you think. His sessions are ninety minutes. So you're saying to jump off something. Amanda said You know who? He reminds me of a bizarre way Cruz. Where it's like that run. Where cruises like I'll just work with Barry Levinson Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg and every great director at it seems like I'm just the most important factor in the whole world and then one day he wakes up and says I'M GONNA make action movies for the rest of my life? It's very unlikely though. I mean his origins restraints obviously member of this very well known family. He's from Massachusetts. He starts out as a a rap artist and ultimately becomes a Calvin Klein M. C. An. Mc Yes we watched the vibrations video. Recently I took my top five twenty two. Would you make of good vibrations? And and how did you feel about the funky bunch all these years later? It's just really bizarre that this was a thing that we lived through. Who is the funky bunch? I I still don't know who's in it. Were you in a Chris? Thought it was the backup dancers. I mean yes. That's who they were but like do you know anything about them and where they are now. I was pretty. Yeah I was pretty. I was pretty authentic back then so I was. I was already listening to deep deep newer. Grab I love talking about the early nineties with you. Can we talk about the Calvin Klein ads for a second really really important? You're almost put these on my list. And it's and my honorable mention boxer briefs. Yeah I was still a boxer sky back then that was not interested in the product. Would you just tear the ads out of the magazine? Crumpled them up and throw them in the garbage. I think that the those are the signature moment in his career without the advertising campaign he would not have become weirdly Tom Like sub Tom Cruise but he you know. He soared to a of fame on that ad campaign. They're just extremely important. Ninety s imagery obviously came as also in them. And that's where the whole K. Moss thing starts Them Hating each other. Great early celebrity feud they're very important that's all and also it looks great. I mean he and his image was of basically like a tough guy with a bad attitude whether that was true or not he obviously got into some altercations and his his personal history is pretty complicated. We're not gonNA spend too much time talking about on this show. But I think that he basically leveraged his complicated persona in the public into a movie career and if you look at the first few movies that he makes replays these kind of like weird intimidating Undeveloped YOUNG MEN. You know in the basketball diaries in. Ryen Russillo favorite movie fear And even in boogie nights. There's something like violently adolescent about his his persona which is very different from the kind of actor and movie star that he is right now so a lot of times. I think that we could. You could write like a series of essays about how much actors of his generation have attempted to mimic the kind of like rough and tumble blue collar upbringing. That Walberg apparently had like how how often like DiCaprio Damon or these guys have tried to be like no I'm Jim Carroll and he's just a function Carol I'm the real thing but it's weird like even in his authenticity. If you WANNA call it that he still lacks like any kind of emotional intelligence or psychological depth to portraying those things and you could write all these essays. But you could just watch the departed. Because that's what this does that. Do you need that from an actor? Do you need to feel like this person is like in control and has that depth that Chris was talking about? I think I do ultimately. I think that there is a reason that I gravitate to Matt Damon instead of Wahlberg. And I think that you not just because of the departed and the Boston. Bill will talk about that a lot as a comparison but I like I said I really remember a lot of Walberg performances. Even though he's been given a lot of great ones and I think that's because they have a I don't WanNa say surface level. That's unfair. They're actually a lot of depth but they aren't the emotional depths and I think I personally don't hang onto those. I think I'm always wondering how in command of the Ark of his career. He is because you pointed out he makes he's. I mean he's just been a lot of great movies a lot of movies that are going to stand the test of time and it always seems like he's being cast the way that a lot of young actresses or cast as the. Nayef as the like the naive and innocent who gets corrupted when put into a system and like did someone in a room. Say That to him. This is your lane man will early like you think so. Well I just don't think that he I think he's largely in charge of the movies that he makes. Now he's like. I think that the movies that we see our movies that Mark Wahlberg once made for the most part and my suspicion is the reason he made that transition. Amanda was referencing about just mostly doing action. Comedy movies now is because those movies are more fun and easier to make for him there either like a physical challenge there like a day on the set whereas making boogie nights as hard Russell Smart. Yeah I think that he is both like sinking very strategically as the schedule would suggest and also like not over thinking it i. That's the VIBE. I guess sometime at the end of the day he's going like it very much is what it is. He is a very Surface level or just immediate actor. That's that's what you're getting and so I think he wants. He gets to produce the movies himself and make the decisions. You just kind of like. Yeah action comedies. Got There before we get into our top fives and I think we should figure out what we mean. When we say top five if it's five performances or his top five movies because there's some complexity. There is a very strange celebrity. The the nine eleven thing is you're staring right at. It's just hanging over my head as I think about him as a public person. So in twenty twelve Walberg was quoted in a magazine interview regarding. What would have happened if he had flown aboard American Airlines Flight? Eleven on September eleventh. Two thousand one. He'd been booked on a flight on flight. Eleven but his plans changed the day before the scheduled flight and he cancelled his reservation. Walberg received public criticism for stating quote. If I was on that plane with my kids it wouldn't have went down like it did and there would have been a lot of blood in that first class cabin and then me saying okay. We're going to land somewhere safely. Don't worry Warburg apologized for those statements. But they're actually the sort of thing that kind of inform his public persona and when we watch him in an action movie. We think that he's the kind of guy who's like I would have kicked some ass on nine eleven which I don't know if you like complicates the quality of the films that he makes but I can't get stuff like that. Outta my head once I've read or heard about it and I feel like we've referred back to it even in a joking fashion over the years right. Yeah it is definitely one of the top three things that I think about. When someone says Mark Wahlberg schedule yeah nine eleven yeah and the last night of prosthetic but like you know. I'm human beings. It's the point of the movie full movie as leading to that so yes I agree. It's funny he is both. I think very funny as a comedic actor like entirely humorless and it's that some things he's in on the joke on some things he's just kind of being like no I would have save. I would have stopped nine eleven. Which is just a ridiculous thing to say. And that's the joke of Andy Sandberg's say Heidi Mother for me. Yeah you know portrayal of him is this is like he's kind of total rube but also not. There's something very elusive about. Whatever's going on with an entourage thing it's like. Do you watch entourage because you think it's completely ridiculous or do you watch entourage because you think it's like six awesome representative drama and I dare to say that Mark Wahlberg is like Yup? That's how it went. I you probably think you're right. Insulin entourage Ari comes on and it's really like Whoa but most but he's like that's accurate me. Like Vince is very much living my experience. He's like we should make a show about it. I think. I think that you guys are right. Do you think that this should be five performances or top five movies I choose? I don't know I don't know where I landed. I think I did I tried to be interesting here but I I wouldn't say that any of these performances leap out at me except for my number one and number two as like excellent performances. They're more like movies. I really like was he ever given a truly great performance. Yes I I think. There's one and a half great performances on this movie and it's just a half is the end of boogie nights. No no I. Well that might be the case now. There's another movie I still did performances but I think they are. They are a little bit also an award for the movie knowing how best to use him right. Okay well then let's get into it. Let's go into our top five Mark Wilbur performances slash movies number five Amanda. Why don't you start us off? This goes out to Bill Simmons and apparently to right who I still have never met. Hello Ryan. 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Priyanka Chopra To Play ’80s Guru & Convicted Bioterrorist Ma Anand Sheela In Barry Levinson-Directed Drama ‘Sheela’ For Amazon Studios

Donna and Steve

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Priyanka Chopra To Play ’80s Guru & Convicted Bioterrorist Ma Anand Sheela In Barry Levinson-Directed Drama ‘Sheela’ For Amazon Studios

"Priyanka Chopra will portray convicted bioterrorist ma not Sheila in an upcoming film by Amazon studios according to reports the actress will star in the film Sheila his words title it's directed by Barry Levinson if you don't know Sheila we all know Sheila she was a former spokeswoman of the Russian each movement she was the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh love what a blast from the past nineteen eighty to nineteen eighty five to my college which is the same remember you mention yes if you if you don't know

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"barry levinson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:29 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Think the president was doing the proverbial wag the dog wags the dog the construction dates back to the eighteen sixties but it took on a new meaning in the nineteen ninety seven Barry Levinson film called wag the dog just kinda strange two weeks world would do that the end of the world I'm working on the movie president is embroiled in a sex scandal amid a tense reelection campaign so to change the subject his handlers stage a fake war with Albania knowing that in wartime the public and press will line up behind the commander in chief so yeah of course movies are pretend a real war with Iran promised actual catastrophe but administration hawks and their media proxies nonetheless got busy trying to win the hearts and minds of the American public using the same techniques deployed in the run up to deadly fiascos in Vietnam Afghanistan and Iraq certainly Nathan Robinson and editor of current affairs magazine had seen it before beginning with the government making misleading claims and the media running with some of us remember that the New York times was widely criticized for this reporting in the lead up to the Iraq war because the New York times would run headlines like Saddam intensifies his quest for a bomb parts of nuclear weapons parts says US technically there's nothing wrong about that headline the US does say that but of course we trust the media to have vented the information that they've actually got some reason why they think it's credible enough to put it in the newspaper unfortunately that's often not true so I just saw an example of this box was writing an article that was very critical of what a US Iran war would look like it to be a disaster but they said as a fact Iran has killed six hundred Americans will when you click the link it's a military times article saying the Pentagon says Iran has killed six hundred Americans but the Pentagon says part then disappears in the repetition and that's what you saw on vox and it was pointed out to them and they've now changed it to say the Pentagon says but you really got to watch out for this stuff but it doesn't take someone in trump land to confuse the issue here is democratic congressman Gregory Meeks on CNN I have not seen any strategy on behalf of this president that's what bothers me that's what bothers him not the assassination per se because on both sides of the aisle of the conversation begins with the presumption that if it serves American interests it is our right and duty to kill him but you dispute that calculus you have to go deeper and asked well strategy for what America presumes that the press you of nothing more than its own self interest with no regard to the interests of other countries is a reasonable objective and I don't think that's self evident a lot of people are going to be saying well the president was impulsive he didn't follow the right process they should have been strategy but they need to ask a deeper question which is is it acceptable for the United States to assassinate foreign officials and what is the standard can anyone do this under what circumstances is it reasonable to take an action like this most of the democratic presidential hopefuls seem to be criticizing trump but he said this is the only candidate who did not lead with Soleimani was a terrorist are a bad guy of some kind but laid with I voted against Iraq I knew what would happen in a rock we're not going to do that again judge gave a nothing statement it's set it off I have questions about how this decision was made well you could say that about pretty much any decision ever made you could say that the crisis was triggered when the US bombed and killed a some Iran sponsored militias in Iraq which resulted in the storming of the embassy compound which provoked the Solomonic assassination which provoked the around missile attack and whatever happens next a but didn't begin there there's history to be reckoned with it's impossible to understand this at all without understanding how we got here for a long period of time that the United States overthrew the democratic leader of Iran who was moderate within the lifetimes of presently living people right and installed I hated authoritarian leader and supported him and also supported Iraq during the Iraq Iran war and so because the deaths of countless Iranians during that war and also shot down an Iranian civilian airliner and killed hundreds of people and then refused to apologize for it so it's very bizarre when you hear Iran talked about as a place that just has this pathological hatred of us without any consideration of the contact any consideration of the fact that we made it very clear that we intend to have nuclear weapons and we intend to allow Israel to have nuclear weapons but we we don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons and from their perspective obviously that's incredibly menacing and threatening you suggest a sort of turn it around exercise to imagine how everything would sound if the other side had said it so imagine that everything in the car the other way around Iraq had invaded the United States rather than the United States invading Iraq they done so because we have weapons of mass destruction which we actually do and the people in the United States had started violently resisting the occupying force would we classify that as terrorism we probably wouldn't we would classify that as legitimate resistance now neighboring country if Canada had come to assist us and then the top Canadian general had been assassinated right we will consider that an unlawful assassination terrorism an assassination look very very different when they're seen through the other perspective now there was something else that you pointed out that I've actually noticed myself and it was a different sort of revisionist history using the power of suggestion to make a relatively anonymous villains solemn money into a long standing Osama bin laden Antichrist I mean there are some profiles that appeared of him from time to time and in fact they you know they were very complimentary right mainly because so the money was known for providing valuable assistance in the fight against ISIS well you also I mean just to be fair here he also did create and fund proxy militias yeah all over the region that were quite deadly into stabilizing and he came to the aid of a side in that brutal grossly immoral regimes a civil war yes he did and that's important because actually what it really shows is that we don't care about things like that until we do right Saddam Hussein was committing horrible atrocities right throughout the nineteen eighty he's in the United States was supporting him but all of a sudden a switch flipped and you said all of us at Hussein became public enemy number one so then we go back and we go look at all the atrocities he committed so you often see that this revisionist attempt to take someone who was always committing indefensible acts but was our friend and then when they're not our friend suddenly we go look at all the indefensible acts so all of the things you mentioned individually skew the reporting an issue public perception but the most pernicious effect you say is the aggregation of them causing the public quickly to if not accept the facts as presented by the government as gospel but to accept the inevitability of war yes that's what's very dangerous you get so far away from the underlying questions so far away from the evidence how are we going to respond is the question and you don't say I don't think we should respond because if you say that then you're saying oh yeah well you think that acts of terror can go unpunished and with Iraq if you go back and you look through all the media accounts during the build up to rocky see just how warped the debate became it became what should we do about Saddam Hussein not do we need to do anything about Saddam Hussein but how much should we do and then after the invasion it became is the invasion being manage well and all of the questions became practical questions of once again strategy so beware of the questions being framed there was some general on M. S. N. B. C. saying our should appropriate response and what appeared to be a new phase of attacks on the embassy are Americans in Iraq so ice I think was a great move so that was Barry McCaffrey and not and I think general David Petraeus said something very similar yeah you'll hear it over and over no over what follows you say is a kind of sloganeering that takes hold so it it became almost inevitable that a Republican congressman would show up on cable news saying this Nancy Pelosi does it again in her Democrats fall right in line one there and what would terrorists we see that they they morsel of money more than they more our goals for families who are the ones who suffered under stole money I mean if you watch fox news you really see like let's go kick but never on let's goes show these people what we're made of because for a certain class of people in America who it won't affect a war actually would be satisfying because they'll be shielded from all the consequences they're not going to die in it and so it's just an opportunity to feel powerful and win a game that's how you see it talked about on fox news and that's what's really gross and upsetting I shouldn't even say fox news alone because it does problematic everywhere but what what's left out of that kind of mentality is then what happens well what happens is twenty years trillion dollar war hundreds of thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and ISIS coming out of the misadventure in Iraq yeah I mean that's absolutely true the bush administration had no plan whatsoever they it their job was to depose Saddam Hussein and when he was deposed it was mission accomplished it was all completely improvised with no knowledge of Iraqi culture are Iraqi government Iraqi economics nothing they were thinking single mindedly of that one objective of removing Saddam and if you do that I mean it really does cause a disaster so that's why you have to get away from this kind of looking solely at the moment or solely at one fact like so the money is a bad guy and start to think about historical context and what happens if you do something.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:26 min | 2 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was doing the proverbial wag the dog wag the dog the construction dates back to the eighteen sixties but it took on a new meaning in the nineteen ninety seven Barry Levinson film called wag the dog just kind of strength two weeks till election world to do that the end of the world I'm working on the movie president is embroiled in a sex scandal amid a tense reelection campaign so to change the subject his handlers stage a fake war with Albania knowing that in wartime the public and press will line up behind the commander in chief so yeah of course movies are pretend a real war with Iran promised actual catastrophe but administration hawks and their media proxies nonetheless got busy trying to win the hearts and minds of the American public using the same techniques deployed in the run up to deadly fiascos in Vietnam Afghanistan and Iraq certainly Nathan Robinson editor of current affairs magazine had seen it before beginning with the government making misleading claims and the media running with some of us remember that the New York times was widely criticized for this reporting in the lead up to the Iraq war because the New York times would run headlines like Saddam intensifies his quest for a bomb parts of nuclear weapons parts says US technically there's nothing wrong about that headline the US does say that but of course we trust the media to have vetted the information that they've actually got some reason why they think it's credible enough to put it in the newspaper unfortunately that's often not true so I just saw an example of this vox was writing an article that was very critical of what a U. S. Iran war would look like it'd be a disaster but they said as a fact Iran has killed six hundred Americans will when you click the link it's a military times article saying the Pentagon says Iran has killed six hundred Americans but the Pentagon says part then disappears in the repetition and that's what you saw on fox and it was pointed out to them and they've now changed it to say the Pentagon says but you really got to watch out for the stuff but it doesn't take someone in trump planned to confuse the issue here is democratic congressman Gregory Meeks on CNN I have not seen any strategy on behalf of this president that's what bothers me that's what bothers him not the assassination per se because on both sides of the aisle the conversation begins with the presumption that if it serves American interests it is our right and duty to kill him but you dispute that calculus you have to go deeper and asked well strategy for what America presumes that the press you of nothing more than its own self interest with no regard to the interests of other countries is a reasonable objective and I don't think that's self evident a lot of people are going to be saying well the president was impulsive he didn't follow the right process they should have been strategy but they need to ask a deeper question which is is it acceptable for the United States to assassinate foreign officials and what is the standard can anyone do this under what circumstances is it reasonable to take an action like this most of the democratic presidential hopefuls seem to be criticizing trump but he said this is the only candidate who did not lead with so the money was a terrorist or a bad guy of some kind but lead with I voted against Iraq I knew what would happen in a rock we're not going to do that again to judge gave a nothing statement it said you know I have questions about how this decision was made what you could say that about pretty much any decision ever made you could say that the crisis was triggered when the US bombed and killed and some Iran sponsored militias in Iraq which resulted in the storming of the embassy compound which provoked the Solomonic assassination which provoked the around missile attack and whatever happens next up but didn't begin there there's history to be reckoned with it's impossible to understand this at all without understanding how we got here for a long period of time that the United States overthrew the democratic leader of Iran who was moderate within the lifetimes of presently living people right and installed I hated authoritarian leader and supported him and also supported Iraq during the Iraq Iran war and so because the deaths of countless Iranians during that war and also shot down an Iranian civilian airliner and killed hundreds of people and then refused to apologize for it so it's very bizarre when you hear a Ron talked about as a place that just has this pathological hatred of us without any consideration of the contact any consideration of the fact that we made it very clear that we intend to have nuclear weapons and we intend to allow Israel to have nuclear weapons but we we don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons from their perspective obviously that's incredibly menacing and threatening you suggest a sort of turn it around exercise to imagine how everything would sound if the other side had sent it so imagine that everything in the car the other way around Iraq had invaded the United States rather than the United States invading Iraq they done so because we have weapons of mass destruction which we actually do and the people in the United States have started with violently resisting the occupying force would we classify that as terrorism we probably wouldn't we would classify that as legitimate resistance now neighboring country if Canada had come to assist us and then the top Canadian general had been assassinated right we will consider that an unlawful assassination terrorism an assassination look very very different when they're seen through the other perspective now there was something else that you pointed out that actually notice myself and it was a different sort of revisionist history using the power of suggestion to make a relatively anonymous villains Alemany into a long standing Osama bin laden Antichrist I mean there are some profiles that appeared of him from time to time and in fact they you know they were very complimentary right mainly because so the money was known for providing valuable assistance in the fight against ISIS well you also I mean just to be fair here he also did create and fund proxy militias yeah all over the region that took were quite deadly into stabilizing and he came to the aid of a side in that brutal grossly immoral regimes a civil war yes he did and that's important because actually what it really shows is that we don't care about things like that until we do right Saddam Hussein was committing horrible atrocities right throughout the nineteen eighty he's in the United States was supporting him but all of a sudden a switch flipped and you said alma said Hussein became public enemy number one so then we go back and we go look at all the atrocities he committed so you often see that this revisionist attempt to take someone who was always committing indefensible acts but was our friend and then when they're not our friend suddenly we go look at all the indefensible acts so all of the things you mentioned individually skew the reporting and SQ public perception but the most pernicious effect you say is the aggregation of them causing the public quickly to if not accept the facts as presented by the government as gospel but to accept the inevitability of war yes that's what's very dangerous you get so far away from the underlying questions so far away from the evidence how are we going to respond is the question and you don't say I don't think we should respond because if you say that then you're saying oh yeah well you think that acts of terror can go unpunished and with Iraq if you go back and you look through all the media accounts during the build up to rocky see just how warped the debate became it became what should we do about Saddam Hussein not do we need to do anything about Saddam Hussein but how much should we do and then after the invasion it became is the invasion being manage well and all of the questions became practical questions of once again strategy so be aware of the questions being framed there was some general on M. S. N. B. C. SAG are should appropriate response and what appeared to be a new phase of attacks on the embassy are American Generac so ice I think was a great move so that was Barry McCaffrey and not and I think general David Petraeus said something very similar yeah you'll hear it over and over and over what follows you say is a kind of sloganeering that takes hold so it it became almost inevitable that a Republican congressman would show up on cable news saying this Nancy Pelosi does it again in her Democrats fall right in line one there and what would terrorists we see that they they morsel of money more than they more our goals for families who are the ones who suffer under stole money I mean if you watch fox news you really see like let's go kick but never on let's go to show these people what we're made of because for a certain class of people in America who it won't affect a war actually would be satisfying because they'll be shielded from all the consequences they're not going to die in it and so it's just the opportunity to feel powerful and win a game that's how you see it talked about on fox news and that's what's really gross and upsetting I shouldn't even say fox news alone because it does parmi eight everywhere but what what's left out of that kind of mentality is then what happens well what happens is twenty years trillion dollar war hundreds of thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and ISIS coming out of the misadventure in Iraq yeah I mean that's absolutely true the bush administration had no plan whatsoever they did their job was to depose Saddam Hussein and when he was deposed it was mission accomplished it was all completely improvised with no knowledge of Iraqi culture are Iraqi government Iraqi economics nothing they were thinking single mindedly of that one objective of removing Saddam and if you do that I mean it really does cause a disaster so that's why you have to get away from this kind of looking solely at the moment or solely at one fact like so the money is a bad guy and start to think about historical context and.

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Filmmaker Barry Levinson on Ukraine scandal

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

05:12 min | 2 years ago

Filmmaker Barry Levinson on Ukraine scandal

"We have an email from Oscar winning director and screenwriter. Barry Levinson. Who writes if this hearing was a fictional oh piece of material it would be presented in a totally different manner? One of the democratic players would ask this question. How is it possible? That president trump was looking into corruption in in Ukraine. Suddenly he is crimefighter has the president has has the president ever tried to end corruption anywhere at any time in his his life over the years he's been found guilty of stealing from his own charity. Also the president has been found guilty of running fake university and stealing money from people who believed in him. The president has paid off women because of his sexual aggressive behavior. Now out of the blue. He wants to clean up corruption in Ukraine not Russia where Putin has killed off opposition players poisoning them in far off countries. President trump has no real problem with the Saudi prince. NBS having his butcher's chop up a Washington Post Post reporter not a real problem or turkeys aggression against Kurds not a big problem but the Ukraine is corrupt. That needs to change. Are we supposed to believe this. Donald Trump wants to clean up corruption. Starting with Biden's son. In Ukraine the Democrats have not yet emphasized this absurdity at the center of the Republican defensive. Donald Trump might that moment. Come in the house. Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings or art in the impeachment trial in the United States. Senate we are joined now by one of the jurors in the possible impeachment trial of Donald J trump if he is impeached by the House of Representatives. Senator Amy Klobuchar is a Democrat from Minnesota and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is also a candidate for president of the United States. Senator and it's because you're candidate for President United States Florida. I believe you have all you already have the strength but have built up the strength to deal with the kind of frustration. Australian that Barry Levinson is feeling and people all over the country my feeling about this movie person. He knows that truth has become stranger than fiction. I think makes that point. The second thing yesterday member is you can't that long of a question would take your time. The third thing is I think that Adam Schiff I was trying to focus and did a very good job of this on what was in front of him and I think these arguments will be made later but remember this phase of this was gathering offering me evidence from career diplomats career military. I will never forget. Seeing Fiona Hill today I saw snippets of it of course and just her STOIC STOIC nature and the thought of her my favorite story that I read today about her was when she was a little girl in school and some boy behind her set her pigtails on fire and she doused it out with their own hands there. She was and she was focused on what was before her. And that was what Russia did the Ukraine didn't do and I learned from going to Ukraine twice now and once with Senator McCain and Graham I mean Russia tried to influence as as we know in a big way Ukrainian elections they put up a puppet and not only that they invaded their country an annex Crimea so this this thought that it was Ukraine that was the bad actor is absurd and I was really glad that you pointed this out. It's not to say they don't have problems in their country with corruption option but I loved how she explained today that for the president corruption in this case was code word for going after getting dirt on by I they had a different introduction for this segment tonight until I got this email just minutes before the show and what what I thought it captured was the kind of viewer frustration. That there is out. They're in watching this and just to clarify we know that in a courtroom. That wouldn't be admissible if if Donald Trump is on trial for ex. You couldn't bring up all these other things you know that. Art The About his life but this is a different arena. Would we hear something like that said for example in the Judiciary Committee when they're considering impeachment or could that be said that kind of thing be said in the Senate impeachment trial. This is example of evidence because the fact that In this case he was allegedly that corruption crimefighter and when you have other countries and other things that happened including the murder of journalists Jamal Kashogi he showed no care Really absurd relevant. I would think it would be but I think again a lot of this is going to depend pen and what our Republican colleagues do and this is their moment to decide. Are they going to put their country first or not. What would your reaction to Mitt Romney Susan Collins and others having lunch with the president today it disappoints me It's legal or anything like that. I could see if they were going over there on a major issue. That of course would be fine but instead this is what's happening and I just hope that they listened to the evidence and that they remember what this is really about. It's putting private interest partisan interests in front of our

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"barry levinson" Discussed on The Documentary Life

The Documentary Life

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on The Documentary Life

"We wish that we had had this. Oh you're kidding. I'd be dead or in prison so I'm almost glad I didn't have it but but you know to quote uncle Ben with great power comes great responsibility you happy you have to yield it responsibly but we are all old documentary filmmakers now all of us and we were all citizen journalists and we all have this power and we all have this responsibility to capture the world around us to to speak truth to power to <hes> to to share the stories are around us in our families in our lives and I think that's the only way really to kind of put yourself on the map is to have a calling card is to say this is what I'm GonNa do is my point is look for these stories and these opportunities this access around you and and come up with you know you WanNa be the Miami filmmaker you WanNa be that that was part of our gamble here we were best in our geography as being part of our brand building and you know we wanted to be like Kevin. Smith is in New Jersey like Shamlan is in Philly like a Barry Levinson and and David Simon and John Waters are to Baltimore Robert Rodriguez and Rick League ladder awesome like Spike Lee in Scorsese and New York and so I think look for these opportunity to be smart about it take some chances. They're not always going to pay off. A God knows on but it's really it's almost like what did they say. The the only way to win is to play you know and so you you gotta take some some chances in order in order to do that and it's not easy. I totally understand that to get to just to where we are. You know almost twenty years in where we're making a living doing this and I'm acutely aware of what a blessing it is to be in America in the twenty first century making a living doing something that you that you love you know but but I but we got here by by taking by taking some chances is and identifying what we thought were good stories things that we could reach out and touch that we that we had access to and coming up with being I hate to be sort of like SA- sound cynical about it but to say like I want to build a brand for myself self and builds a name for myself you. Can't you have an opportunity to make. It's what you books used to be. Unfortunately you know you you people now. Look for the set for the documentary about something as opposed to go into the library to look for a book so you have a chance. That's the CEO I'm going to make a documentary underlying capital T. Capital H. Capital E. The documentary about a subject that people are going to pursue and and in order to do that it has to be something that you have access to it has to be something that you're close to that. You understand that that is accessible and that you know how to tell and so that's why saying look in your hometown. Look in your community looking in your own family you know and and hopefully you'll find something that will that will help to <hes> to to put you on the map and that'll be most importantly were hustling for. We've been speaking with DOC filmmaker Billy corgan filmmaker behind the likes of raw deal a question of consent cocaine cowboys and the thirty for thirty the U. and of course his latest documentary screwball billy. How can we see screwball available now video on demand so wherever you rent or buy digital video itunes Amazon etc brilliant and we will have links to those up of course in the show notes for this episode as well as links to trailers for the films that we've spoken about in the episode Man Billy? Thank you for taking the time to come on the documentary life. This is Ben an incredible conversation that I think is going to. Let's just say inform and inspire a lot of filmmakers. That'll be listening to <unk>.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:45 min | 3 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on KGO 810

"Let me curl your hair a little there's a balance there. I think that usually there's a balanced. I think you don't have to be abusive as what these people are saying that she was to them. You can also be like, no, I need it done this way and be firm on that. There's ways of doing ours nuance as you like. Right. Let me step into it here. My I'm guarantee that's not guys nuts of women and the women are thinking like, oh, she's acting all uppity now. But she's got. That what I'm like guys would be like, I quit. I'm not gonna take that from abroad. That's what they would say. Right. Those guys alley. Are intimidated by that would just quit. They wouldn't go anonymous. It's probably women that she was tough on. And she's like I thought she had my back because I'm a I don't I don't know if it's necessarily just speculating entirely there. I saw this story. Sounds like what a woman with all the reaction that people had in. It's like what do you want? Geez. It's just. Yeah. I mean, obviously, the story running your put his hand up to your ovaries. And this woman puts a post it note on your computer, and we're paying attention to this. Oh, I hear you about that. This is not the biggest. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. I mean, I really I I sent out a tweet tour saying, oh, you did whatever you're doing keep it up. Double the effort. Well, I mean that might be a gamble for you, man. She might be a completely crazy women should make. No, no, no. No. No. No, no. That. I wonder if no been following her for a few years. I remember when she could be closely crazy Franken was talking about her five or six years ago, and she's got brilliant. She is and how what a great management style. She has. And this is what you always complain about about that. We're not focusing on the right stuff. Exactly. And I don't think that her treatment of staffers. But it tells me something about her listen, a president needs to be a leader. You can be hard on your staff because you your standards are high. But if you are so abusive that no one wants to follow you. That's a problem is abusive. Okay. Abusive is standing in front of somebody and screaming at them and saying. That would have led not emails and post it notes if you were screaming at people and harassment and in person, that's the lead part of this story. She's they're accusing her of Amine, Email me males females mean or hours. I don't know. Brinkley scanning this article by I was very Levinson director. He directed. Tin, man. Right. And the oh Barry Levinson did Rainman. Okay. So I got to be on a set with him. Once I was what you call production assistant, and I met him before the whole thing and very nice, man. He did some beautiful movies in the past. And the the biggest movie was Rainman muscle pill. So I was on the set, and I'm supposed to my job is to stand here and make sure these people don't cross this line because it could be possibly on the site of a camera and a guy didn't get close line, but he came up, and and he was ready to shoot. And he turned to me goes. Hey, hey, Blondie anymore. My name is any point you'd like to get him back. And I was like what like me. Right. But he's doing a movie, and I wasn't doing my job. Right. And afterwards. He was nice. He goes sorry. I forgot your name. He goes. But it's probably just what name it everybody laughed about it. But he was right in the middle. Something really important about to happen. And I wasn't doing my job. And I get that. I get your argument there. But if it's every. Every time and it's consistent abuse. And I don't know if that's what happened to the club HR, but you want people to want to follow you not feel like they're forced to. I don't want to. You know, be filed have my leader be a tyrant. I want to be inspired by you all follow..

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"barry levinson" Discussed on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

05:03 min | 3 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

"But still be close to my mom, and you had learned to prepare. Yes. At that point. By the time, you go to that learned that lesson the lily Tomlin again. No, I didn't. I don't even remember what I did. That's perfect. All right. No clue. Yeah. And so shortly after that you start working for this organizing charity benefit. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. While auditioning for things during the day. Yeah. I mean, I wasn't getting very many auditions. I was fortunate to get an agent very quickly through like, you know, those remember those commercial workshops where you would pay money to go and do like fake commercials in front of the camera. I did that and got actually my first agent from there who I ended up then being with for ten years. Yeah. Yeah. And so I was going out it not a lot, and I didn't really start working until like five years of trying and those were the five years, I was doing the benefit coordinating stuff. And then all of a sudden, I don't really know what happened, but I just started booking commercials like a crazy person. And then I became that person. Everyone said, oh, my God, the Rite Aid girl is on Seinfeld. You know? It was like everybody knew me from commercials in the nice started integrating into television shows. But everybody was like, oh, that's the girl that was in that all those car commercials. And now she's on a television show. And so that was that. Yeah. And that's not bad. No. It was great. Do remember any particular mentors or two Gers along the way? I mean, I studied with Stella Adler while she was still alive did her masterclass, which is pretty. Amazing and intense, and I saw her break a lot of people's dreams. But I got it. I mean, I got it. I understood what she was saying in what she was teaching and how she was trying to guide these young. Pretty much that if you're bullshitting me your bullshitting everybody else, and you're bullshitting yourself and being an actor doesn't just mean putting on bullshit. It means being more real than you've ever been in anything you've done in your life. And you could see some actress go like. Just their brains would freeze up, and they're like, but this isn't me, it's a character. And she was like everything is you, and you know. You just is that we are because we all as actors, I think wanna slip into characters which we do. But there are you an eight Lii, and but she just said she could tell when somebody was flat out just bullshit. Just that's on acting. That's just layering. And there's a difference. You know, right. And so I learned from her, and then I studied with Arthur Mendoza who was like her. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. And so the bat what I learned from him was also kind of a same of wet like Stella talks about but his was very specific to me. And he just told me one day when I was like performing a monologue and play that we were doing he like stopped me in the middle of it. And he said, I'm gonna tell you three words, and then I want you to get off the stage and comeback with that information in your brain. Don't stop, and I said, okay. Okay. And this was a play that we were already in rehearsals. So I'd worked with him already for years. And I said, okay what? And he said you are enough. And a burst into tears. It was you know, those moments that I can put myself right back there. And I mean, I burst into tears these like get off the stage clue. Yes. Kleenex right there. And you are enough. You are. Stayed with you. Absolutely. Yeah. It's pretty astonishing. Yeah. To connect. Connect perfectly and. Yeah. Because it feels so simple. But it's the hardest thing to do. Yeah. I don't know why that's all I knew to do. And and made that up. I mean, I came from stand up comedy. I don't have didn't have any formal training. And I was insanely fortunate to work with Barry Levinson at the beginning of my career in that. He also came from stand up comedy, weirdly, he and Craig t Nelson, we're comedy team in the coffee houses of the sixties crazy. But he's a great writer, and he's great at casting the new sort of a phantom director in that he doesn't really give much direction, but he also hates rehearsal, and he hates to see actors acting. So for my first experience, I remember..

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"barry levinson" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang

Comedy Bang Bang

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang

"And then what in there and slip into the thing about the job? Oh, he's called the joker. But he's dressed like a clown. I made clowns don't do jokes. I mean. Has a face sort of like the joker on the plane cards is that what he's supposed to dress. Like, you think he's supposed to have like the hats with the three bells on it. And just like a motley Justice motley, exactly motley is out. Yes. That's right. That's the outfit of the I'll defer to alimony gestures monthly toady weird Alamoudi. Tony. I wish they would. But no one does. I wish they would call me weird a motive Alabama. Well, I will weird ammonium Oni Tony to sell to that. It looks Tamaki. Tell us about some of your other hits or your other at least parodies if they're not hits. Well, they're not hits knows that. I do this. It's a really is this your debut, put them on YouTube public debut. Oh, really, yes. Would be a private view doing it around the house for yourself or you and your loved ones. Oh that was so beloved one seven outing. I've been married seven of the twelve months. Oh, okay. Each each ex-wife buried into differ, both of the year, which ones have you not been married. I have not been married in January. Okay. Sub october. All right. July. Okay. One more may may. Wow. To get married in every month. Is that? Want to do that is what I want to do at. Of course, you know, what you're getting married. You say to Japan perspective wife, I'd like to get married this month that she says, well, I always hope for this month. And that you could bring out the big guns say, we'll another wife, I married we got married in that month. I will. So you're not telling them I hope to get married in every month. Because I would think the next four of your wives would know that the marriage would be over soon. Will they have it? I made that mistake once and only ask a question alimony, Tony, of course, you I've been married for certain number of years at all ready forget, and it's been a while in my secret family. I I'm the son of the secret family. I'm not the I've been in the secret family, right Watson's. I've been on the market independently wealthy novelty song writer without a particular audience. Find find a future wife. Well, it's you gotta put yourself out. Okay. And a lotta times I find that. I take the advice of a movie I would saw the supermarket. Movies is Billy was Barry Levinson's, ten men. How ten men and what I will do is I'll go up and down the aisles looking lonely and sad. That's very attractive to women Yuk lonely and sell to double of it. That's true. Certain type there's someone out there for everyone. And I found seven of those. You're hoping for the full dozen. Yes. From your lips to God's is. And then if you get five more, you'll be paying.

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"barry levinson" Discussed on The Flop House Podcast

The Flop House Podcast

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"barry levinson" Discussed on The Flop House Podcast

"John Gotti the Teflon, Don the Depres done, Donald Duck. Don johnson. Yeah. Well, I guess that's he had a penis. Prove me wrong. Okay. I gotta do the math. Checks out. Now Godley had the the was in the Twenty-eight teen hall of shame as it topped the list of many people's worst movies of the year. Do we feel the same way? Well, let's just say that it was directed by e from the TV show and leave it at that. That's who it was. Yes, I knew I recognize that fucking name. But I didn't know after many years being attached as possible Barry Levinson project. This book was finally handed into the equivalent hands of e from entourage whose name. I I can't remember I'm sure he's a fine human being I don't know. But it seems like he was not as up to the task as say Barry Levinson. Now, let's say one thing about Godley this movie wants to be goodfellas co badly. Like, it is like it's so wants to be goodfellas everything about it is Abe and goodfellas. And I think it's missing out on what just to spoil. It misses out on the main point of goodfellas, which is out the mafia life is very seductive for good reasons, but it's also very self destructive, and it will ruin your. Life. Whereas it feels like somebody watched only the like only watch goodfellas once while it was screening on like TBS, and and miss the end. They watched the first half of it. And then got a phone call, and the and all they saw were helicopters and him getting a nice new house at the end looks pretty cool because this movie is about how the mafia life is very seductive because it's great. And sometimes you meet really wonderful people like John Gotti. Now guys going into this movie. What was your level of knowledge about John Gotti? I knew he was a mafia kingpin, okay? Now, I I was pretty sure he was dead. Okay. So Stewart similar I mean, I watched this movie with my with my wife who had a much larger knowledge base of John Gotti having grown up in and lived all her life in Brooklyn. Yes, now because this movie really seems to assume a very large amount of knowledge about John Gotti and his life on the part of you're and also a real desire to connect with John Gotti. There seems that come up in the movie where you're you're supposed to be like, oh, this is what's going to happen? And I was insulate mentioned people's aims. Okay. Who let like this bunch of scenes just mentioning the Dame's of other real life mobsters, and it was like at this point. And this is what it must feel like what I'm talking about Star Wars in front of certain people. I'm just like. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Well, you got Mohmand aide on and you got up onto babe, and they're just like syllables. Yes. That's what some of the movie loves to introduce new characters loves it. And it's and it's a mix of it's a mix of that. You know? Almost William Gibson ask disregard to people's knowledge of the situation. But also there'll be scenes where they'll explain everything so explicitly that you're like Stacy Keach, John Gotti would know the names of the five different boroughs. You don't have in the greatest scene in the movie that movie is where say John Gotti, it will just giving head John Coty is plotting to murder his own mob boss, and he's talking to under- boss played by Stacy Keach. It's as you're gonna have to have the heads of all five families, and the heads of all five boroughs, Manhattan. Brooklyn, the Bronx queens, Staten Island. John Gotti is absorbing this information like Pat Amman at the feet of jet. I master. You're like. You think it would be shorthand? He would understand. But okay. So let's start with the movie we open John Gotti is standing next to which bridge was that was that the was that the fifty ninth street bridge, or I couldn't reckon order Manhattan bridges, say next to reduce imports detail for us to get correct or else. People will disregard our opinion of the movie. I know they'll be like that was the ridge when it looks as if he just whacked Woody Allen and Annie hall and standing next to the bridge. They were looking at the addresses the camera, and he talks about how he's from New York..

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