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Golden Globes are back on TV, but are reform efforts enough?

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 weeks ago

Golden Globes are back on TV, but are reform efforts enough?

"The Golden Globe Awards are back on NBC tonight after celebrities boycotted last year's event amid accusations of ethical and financial lapses within the Hollywood foreign press association. I'm Archie Sara letta with the latest. The question with this year's Golden Globes, who's going to show up. Last year's show had no celebrities, no TV deal, and winners were announced on Twitter. The Hollywood foreign press association has put in new rules and edit diversity to its membership since then, Michelle Williams says that shows progress. This organization has really done a lot of work to reform themselves and that we can support we can support change. Seth Rogen Judd Hirsch, Jamie Lee Curtis and baz luhrmann planned to attend Brendan Fraser nominated for the whale will not. Are you standing by your decision to knock out? Correct.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:32 min | Last month

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of the average customer Bill. Aaron real reporting, James Cameron will be looking for a repeat of his avatar success at the Golden Globes. He's nominated for best director for Avatar the way of water more than a decade after he won the award for the franchise's first film. Other nominees include Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner for everything everywhere all at once, baz luhrmann for Elvis, Martin McDonough for the banshees of and I'm Doug prisoner at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York. Let's check this hour's top business stories on the markets as you heard Sam bankman freed the founder of the defunct crypto exchange, FTX has been arrested in The Bahamas. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is expected to unseal criminal charges against him Tuesday morning that would be tomorrow in the U.S., bankman freed was scheduled to testify before a House committee Tuesday in a hearing to probe the collapse of FTX, however congressional aides no longer expect him to testify however even so FTX current chief executive John ray the third will likely still appear before that committee. Earlier on Bloomberg radio, we spoke with Laura Davidson Bloomberg congressional reported to share how the FTX case is also impacting the political scene. Here's part of that conversation with Bloomberg's Rashad salami. This is really a sort of a surprise for everyone. They were expecting to hear from him and now obviously that won't happen, but we should learn more about what charges the U.S. government is bringing forward. You know, a lot of probes in not just, of course, FTX is local clients withdrawing during this whole FTX implosion as it were, but also we've got a political dimension too. Yeah, so he was obviously a very large democratic donor, other FTX executives were a very big Republican donors. That is something both that has kind of created this into even more of a fiasco that has been because there are lots of his people who supported who are now the people who are going to be overseeing him and regulating him and the industry. As well as this has really been awkward, but also that the donations could be clawed back as part of the bankruptcy proceedings so you have some big political action committees trying to get out in front of this and distance themselves and either donate the money or somehow try to create some space in between what they see is wrongdoing and themselves. That is Laura Davidson Bloomberg's congressional reporter joining us earlier. We check markets every 15 minutes here on Bloomberg after the bell in the U.S. Oracle reported adjusted revenue for the second quarter above the average estimate these results illustrate a strong effort and results from the Cerner digital health records unit of Oracle shares were up about 2% in late U.S. trading. We check markets every 15 minutes right now in Hong Kong, hang seng is up. Let's call it 7 tenths of 1%, although on the Chinese mainland Shanghai composite is down about a tenth of 1%. The nikkei is better by four tenths of 1%, the cost be up a tenth of 1% and the ASX 200 better by two tenths of 1%. Bond yields remain elevated in front of tomorrow's CPI data in the U.S., the ten year treasury now with the yield of 3.59%. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts. This is Bloomberg. Today on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts, this is Bloomberg

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:08 min | Last month

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

"It's more weighted. I think banshee is gonna do very well at both of these awards. It's one of the very few films this year that very few people are split on. It's not super controversial. Most people like it. So that's always notable. Best director. Yeah. Big Jim. James Cameron, avatar the way of water. I wonder if big Jim's win is coming this year. Certainly feels like it's possible. For director for director. Yeah. Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner for everything everywhere all at once. Baz luhrmann, for Elvis, I guess, Martin McDonough for the banshees have been a Sharon and Steven Spielberg for the fable and some notable snubs here, particularly Todd field tar, I feel wounded by that, no Sarah poly women talking, no Gina prince by the wood for the woman king, no women nominated in this category, which is historically not. I mean, listen. The HFPA is, quote, improved. But across the board, I would not say that this is whether you're talking about women nominated or black actors, black actors of color. It's not. I mean, okay. All right. I think I might have failed to mention that Daniel dead wyler was also not recognizing best actress who is considered pretty tightly in the top 5 in that category for the academy race. So yeah, I mean, we'll see whether or not the HFPA has changed. Women talking and she said being the ones that were left out. Do we notice anything? Anyway. Yeah, no, I think you're right. And then, you know, I don't think we need to talk about every single category here. I think it's on the one hand it feels like a refurbished HFPA on the other hand, old habits die hard and that's true in all voting bodies and especially this one. We'll cover the show. We're going to be there the night that it happens. Not because I have a necessarily an enthusiasm for this program, but what else are we going to do on a Tuesday, right? So we're going to cover it. I mean, be with our children. Well, they'll be asleep. Actually, that's not true. No, they won't. Yeah, it's the worst time, and it's going to be really dark out. And we can't take them outside, Zack. You excited? Well, let me ask you guys another question about this. So

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The New Movie  'Elvis' Is an Oscars Shoo-In

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:39 min | 4 months ago

The New Movie 'Elvis' Is an Oscars Shoo-In

"Kind of tell you guys, I saw the Elvis movie. Damn, was that a good movie? You know, the director baz luhrmann has a very stylized way of making movies. If you saw the famous one he did, I mean, you know, Romeo and Juliet, moulin rouge, Gatsby, he has a certain way of making movies, even though Australia, which wasn't my favorite kind of movie. It definitely has a certain look to it that you can't mistake. It's like, you know, when you hear a certain guitar player, you can tell if it's Aerosmith, you can tell if it's The Rolling Stones, YouTube, you can hear slash them all away, you can hear, you know, Keith Richards in my way. Same thing with bosler and you always know when you're watching one of his movies. But I'll tell you, Elvis, the movie just built and built and built. It kept getting quicker and quicker and quicker until not no spoilers here. Elvis develops a drug, a pill habit, and, you know, he starts to lose, lose it, and just an amazing, amazing portrayal by Austin butler, this guy was born to play Elvis role, music was great. They even like patched in like some rap ish music into Elvis songs or I can't explain it. They took the old, the music of down south, you know, the black music, the gospel songs and infused it with some contemporary singers from today, and it really sounded amazing. Austin butler's gorgeous. I don't think Elvis had eyes that blue, but the weird thing is the way Tom Hanks plays colonel Parker, you might find that odd 'cause he has this accent he used it. I always thought colonel Parker was like a southern gentleman kind of guy. You know, like, I just assumed he was that guy. Even though he did live down there, he had this Dutch accent apparently. And it was a Dutch accent that I've learned he used that also had the hottest speech impediment, so Tom Hanks really went out of his way with prosthetics you can't believe. You can't believe it's Tom Hanks. The accent, the prosthetics, the acting, there's no question he's going to be up for best actor. I've even put Austin butler up as well from the same movie. It's that good.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

04:58 min | 6 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Business Wars

"The past, the pass three or four movies that my kids have asked me to take them to. Dutifully gone online, right? And when I got finally to picking seats for the film, I couldn't. It was like scheduled out two, three days in advance. Now, we're talking about the movies, Batman, minions, all the seats were gone. Are in theater movies back and did the studios make the right bet? I've always been a big screen, guys. So this is I was always gonna go back to the movies. And I think that a year inside watching things on laptops and on televisions reminded people, you know, even beyond the idea of community and getting that energy off of seeing something with an audience or whatever, but just flat out the best sound and the best picture quality is going to a movie theater. So people who care at all about how a film is presented to them, I think we're excited to get back to the theaters like you, clay. I think ultimately the theatrical movie business is back and it's probably going to be back for a while. The summer is dreadfully slow. Now, until the until September until Oscar movies start kind of trickling in and the fall blockbusters, but it's helping these movies. Everything is event ties. That is key. And I was kind of alluding to this with Netflix. All of these movies seem to have event status. And I'm not just talking about the ones that are all sold out. Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise, bless them, was like, there's no way in heck. I'm putting this on paramount plus of streaming service. We have not even mentioned on this call. That's how that's going. Paramount came out of greed. And they agreed, but they followed that example with scream and a couple of other movies earlier in the year that were all of them hits, paramount has had four or 5 hits this year because they waited. And paramount being a studio that may have sold itself to Netflix, pre-pandemic. It was in dire position. It just was not producing any movies that people wanted to see, has now, yeah, and clay, you make a great point, which was, it's not just these big, big event ties, obvious movies, the superhero stuff that's hitting this year. It's things like scream, making 80 plus $1 million, or the black phone, little horror movie that just released a few weeks ago that's made 65 million, or an Elvis biopic that is just out of control from baz luhrmann that has, when I went to see it in a regular Joe theater here in Jersey where I live, was just full of young girls, like that's because the guy Austin butler who leads Elvis who plays Elvis in the movie was like a Disney Channel star for like the last ten or 20 years.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Popcast

Popcast

08:28 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Popcast

"For a lot of the popular music developments of subsequent generations, the long history of pop music is often the history of negotiated tensions between white and black communities between white and black performers, often with white performers popularizing styles that were innovated by black musicians. This is a persistent issue. It's not something that the film necessarily wants to engage with at a high level, it more wants to let you know that Elvis operated from a place of reverence and appreciation, and that he was in turn appreciated by his black peers. Again, we're going to get into that a little bit later in the episode. But it is a complicated legacy and this is a film that potentially is more interested in fantasy than true legacy. Before we pivot into the conversation, I've been getting a couple of emails about challenges, finding the Discord. And to be completely fair, I have been sent a link. I have a link saved. I know how to find the Discord, but it's not easy to find maybe on your own, and maybe if you're searching for it, it's not coming up. I also saw there's a 900 people in Discord now, which hello, incredible. So let's get that number jump in. I made a tiny URL for both the Discord and the Facebook group and hoping it'll be easier to find. It is tiny URL dot com slash podcast Discord, tiny URL dot com slash podcast Facebook. The first will take you right to the Discord. Landing page, the second will take you to the Facebook group, sign up page, or request page. Hopefully that makes it easier for folks. I will try to, on subsequent episodes, remind everybody that there is a smoother path. So that said, let us get into the episode. AO Scott is here. AO, how are you, John? Tony, he's been on the show a bunch and Tony reviewed the Elvis movie and I should just come right out and say it, Tony, which is I've really enjoyed this film. And before the people are just like, oh, how could you? The problems, the historical inaccuracies. Yes, I get it. Obviously, don't come at me. Don't at me about this, but as an entertainment experience in a largely empty, bam theater. Maybe 5 other people in the theater. For someone who has not been to the movies a bunch in the last two and a half years, maybe this is like the second or third film I've seen in the theater, I actually found myself largely enraptured overjoyed. I could feel my cheekbones rising. I could feel the sweat coming out at the right moment. It was, did you feel your temperature rising? It's rising right now. If I'm being honest, just talking about it. I thought it was a success and I felt like it could have gone another half hour and I would have been fine. I found it tactile and vivid and I'm generally mixed on baz luhrmann, but an apt match of director writer and subject matter. I know you felt a little differently about that. I felt a little differently, but I agree with what you just said. And I have to say that in the context of the musical biopic genre, this has a lot going for it because the thing about buzz lurman is that he's not literal minded. He is not a realist. So the idea of getting back to the real biographical authentic Elvis Presley and showing what his life was like and where he came from and putting that in a whole arc of ruin and redemption is not interesting to bosler. And what is interesting to buzzword is sensation is what it felt like to be Elvis and to see Elvis and to live in this imaginative world that Elvis constructed around himself. And so it's very theatrical. It's very operatic. It's very over the top. And when it's doing that, when it's in the mode of high camp supercharged spectacle, it's really fun. And it's really good. And it also, I think, gets at something important about its subject. It is the correct medium, literally, the correct medium for this subject. I was trying to imagine a Elvis biopic made by a great but perhaps more conventionally minded director. I was thinking, man, it would play as pure tragedy, or it would play as pure farce, or maybe it would even play as pure sex. Who can say. But the baz luhrmann approach, as you say, not reliant upon the inconvenience of reality. Turns it into hyper real theater. It's we keep seeing in the film, we keep receiving like the outside of the casino, right? The outside of the international casino. And you think about the falsity of Vegas and kind of self invention, Elvis didn't need the casino for the self invention that Elvis is the casino. He is the invention. He is the Las Vegas of human beings. That's how this movie plays. Exactly. And also shows where that came from in a way, 'cause the precursor to Las Vegas is the world that colonel Tom Parker comes from partly of the carnivals of these sort of low rent, very cheesy traveling shows. And the thing that baz luhrmann absolutely gets right. There are some things that he doesn't in my view quite get right. But the intense vulgarity of American popular culture. And I don't mean that in a judgmental condescending way, just the excess of it is something that he's really tuned into and that he really appreciates and that he really loves and that he tries to match with his own aesthetic, which is fascinating to me because he's from Australia. He comes out of a different cultural and pop cultural tradition, but he locates the energy, both The Rock and roll energy and the Las Vegas energy, and the whole crazy americanness of Elvis Presley, which many people have written about and mused upon and analyzed in a way that I don't think filmmakers who felt more responsible about the material would have been able to do. It's nice to be irresponsible sometimes. And I should say, I have historically been mixed on lerman projects. I wrote about him for that Netflix hip hop show that he engineered the get down, which did also have this kind of like blend of fantasy and reality, but I think maybe he struggled with the part where he felt like he had to hew to the reality. That didn't necessarily telegraph as much in your review, you liken this film to a vampire movie, which is funny to me the comic book touchstones I thought were the moments of comic book referencing were important because it did play like more like almost like a conventional superhero film albeit with a sad ending. Talk to me about the vampiric aspects because in a way that is Elvis superpower. Right, right. It's constructed around his relationship with colonel Tom Parker, who's played by Tom Hanks under a mountain of prosthetic makeup with this bizarre accent because colonel Tom Parker was not actually a colonel and his name was not Tom Parker, and he was not as he claimed sometimes to be from West Virginia. He was from the Netherlands and had emigrated during the war and was a very mysterious and dishonest and corrupt character and so he's the monster in this movie. It's also a kind of a Faust story with him as mephistopheles. If Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads, Elvis Presley sold his soul to colonel Tom Parker. The gist of it. He's the nemesis. If Elvis Presley is the superhero, then the arch villain, the nemesis, the Lex Luthor to his Superman, is colonel Tom Parker. And there is just in the colors and tones and moods of the movie, there's this sinister lurid. It almost looks sometimes just with all of the deep saturated reds and the dark shadows. It almost looks like an Italian

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

05:43 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

"The king. That was John C Reilly and Jack White in 2007s walk hard the Dewey Cox story written by Judd Apatow and Jake kasdan and directed by kasdan. That scene was part of a show a couple of weeks back when we shared our top 5 movie summers, which was either 82 or 1999, depending on who you ask. I also shared a few thoughts on baz luhrmann's Elvis. So, why that scene from walk hard? Here's Peter docker in lura, New South Wales, Australia for the first and almost certainly last time. I knew the name of this week's massacre theater movie even before action was called. As soon as Adam and Josh began talking about channeling the spirit of Elvis Presley, I was certain we would be getting Josh's take on Jack White's delightfully unhinged portrayal of the king and walk hard the Dewey Cox story. I know Austin butler is getting a lot of love for his hips swiveling performance and Elvis, but I can't help but wonder how differently the movie would have turned out if baz luhrmann had cast a mumbling, karate chopping white in the lead role instead. Thanks for all your wonderful work, Peter says. I mean, Peter, it could have been roused about. There were a lot of Elvis movies to choose from, but you knew we were gonna do walk hard, probably smart. We also heard from John Barry and Boise, Idaho. You were upfront about the connection to luhrmann's Elvis, but there was also a reference to John C Reilly's step brothers in Josh's description of the summer of 2008, which was the same year as luhrmann's Australia. I tried to forget that Brandon candidate in hirosaki, Japan says the tie in would be walk hard came out in 2007, the best movie year, if not summer in recent memory, there will be blood, No Country for Old Men. Michael Clayton, and if you'll forgive me superbad, top a long list of amazing films from that year. Yeah, Brandon, you forgot Juno, you didn't mention atonement. There's a few more in there. And 2007 was in fact on my top 5 best movie years. So we have a lot of connections, our listeners found them all as always and some that we didn't think about at all. Josh reach into the film spotting hat and pick out this week's winner. Our winner is Dylan DOM from Blair Nebraska. Congratulations Dylan, email feedback of film spotting .NET, and we will set you up with your very own film spotting T-shirt. Now you understand the scene, you're not sure if you still love Keith, but you're offering yourself to him in order to save the planet. Right up here. We're starting here. And up. Ten rules. Time now for this week's edition of massacre theater and Josh, I'm just gonna be full of hints here, at least for maybe three people in the audience who actually get any mileage out of this. I'm going to be playing the actress who starts the scene off, and that's because I have met this actress, so I think here we go. Only I can appropriately channel her. Now I've set myself up for failure. I'm only gonna believe it if I see a photo where you're like 20 feet away looking in the wrong direction. Yeah, that's a good inside joke there, Josh. 7 other people will get that one. Here's your other hint. I don't think of either of the women in this scene as women who have particularly dainty voices. In fact, they're a little smoky. So this is gonna be tough for me. What are you gonna do? I don't know. Probably just sound like me. No, I don't think that'll do it. I think you're gonna want to vary that up a little bit. One more clue, which, again, may not be all that helpful. A movie I vastly underrated when it came out. This is one of those I look back and I must have been ill or Debbie and I had like a huge fight before I had it out to the screening. I mean, it's really a mark of shame on my review record. I didn't even realize you didn't like this film. Here's another hint. We haven't talked about it on this show. And you mentioned that in our slack this morning and you really could have just kept it to yourself. Now I know that you have this terrible mark on your review record, Josh, because this is me. I know. This movie's great. Well, and you could tell I was conflicted 'cause I think I gave it two out of four, but everything I wrote was negative. So it was clearly my issue. Okay. Let's now perform the scene, as I said. I'm going to start it off so you're going to give me the action. And action. That boy from yesterday just dropped this off for you. Well, put it in the pile of gifts from my other suitors. He seems like a nice kid. He seemed a little incredibly gay. Died in the wool homosexual that boy is. I just want you to know your father and I are totally supportive. We love you no matter what the sexual orientation of your opposite sex sex partner is. We're not dating mom. And don't worry about not making us grandparents, although we were kind of hoping you'd get knocked up, so we'd have a second shot at raising kids, really do it right this time. By now. I know I nailed that last line because I may hear it a couple times a week. So it's kind of a bad bet you do. In the subconscious. And I also love how your alteration of your own voice was just to slow down. Yeah, probably. That gets it. Okay. If you know what film we just massacred, email the movies, title, along with your name and location to feedback at film spotting .NET, tell Josh when you do it, how wrong. He was about this film, the deadline is Monday, July 18th. The winner will be selected randomly from all the correct entries and announced in a couple of weeks. I want to go where

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:05 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on WTOP

"Want to make sure what you're getting is legal in the area. So make sure you're buying from a reputable source. Doctor Praveen cache with mid Atlantic permanente group says some things to keep handy. Very old school, but you should have a bucket of water, a garden hose. So you can stray down the fireworks or any spark with anything. You could call them into the bucket of water when you're done. And a first aid kit. Also goggles, there's a lot of those sparks that can hit your eye, and cause a corneal abrasion, a corneal burn that can be not only painful, but long term effects. And while this holiday favorite may seem benign. A stark le burns at roughly two to 3000°. I mean, that is very, very hot. Las Anderson WTO news. Entertaining for burning love this weekend for the king, Elvis is back on stage on the silver screen. That is. I wish to promote you on mister Preston. Are you ready to fly? I'm ready. Ready to fly. Tomorrow. We'll be talking about it. This morning Walter critic Jin Cheney joins us with her take. Well, I think the main thing that makes it different is that it was directed by baz luhrmann. It's important to remember this is a baz luhrmann film going into this. He has made movies like moulin rouge and Romeo and Juliet. He has a very specific style, and this is a very bad lemony movie. It doesn't do what the traditional biopics often do. Some kind of stream of consciousness, some of the music he uses. Obviously it's Elvis music, but he has modern artists, in some cases, performing the songs. So it's not what you would normally expect from a movie like this. So we have this younger groups who heard of Elvis, and we've had the story of Elvis still not leaving the building. Does that group of audience, the younger generation? Do they need this movie? When I saw it, there were actually some teenagers in the theater and I was excited to see that. I think it might really spark their interest in Elvis Presley because the movie is so well done in certain parts and Austin butler does such a great job of playing him that it almost feels like you're seeing Elvis for the first time. And I think young audiences may really respond to that. All right, let's turn to streaming Stranger Things is back. The kids from Hawkins, Indiana, two more episodes are dropping from the second part of season four. What about these two? These two episodes are very, very long Mark. If you haven't heard, the first of the last two is 90 minutes and the second one, which is the finale of the season, is two and a half hours. It's almost as long as Elvis. Wow. So it's building up to this big climax where they face the villain, but there's a lot of filler to get there. So just prepare yourself to be sitting through a lot of scenes that we probably didn't need. There's no business like show business. Let's look for you to watch this long holiday week and ultra critic Jin Cheney talking there with Mark and Xi Jinping. You are listening to one O 3.5 FM and WTO P

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:45 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Program we are going to take a closer look at the week in cinema with the film critic and regular monocle 24 contributor carrying some of it. Thanks for visiting me Doritos again. You know Marcus, I love to be here with you. It's great. Well, a film many people have been loving recently is the new Top Gun: Maverick. A massive success. How much money has it made so far? Well, it has topped 1 billion. It's the first this this season this year, and in fact, it's beaten all of Tom Cruise's previous film records, which you think is amazing. Mission Impossible didn't barely reach 800 million. So it's a big, big deal. Considering this film has been sitting around and it's been released at just the right time, and people are ready. It's like they knew. How much did you like this? I liked it a lot. I didn't expect to like it at all. I'm just gonna go in and see because you know, it's not Tony Scott, Tony Scott didn't fantastic job with the original. But it hits all the marks. And I also think that the timing is particularly right. And I think with something this big, that was key. Well, Johnny Depp has been making a lot of headlines recently. Now something may be more positive for him, Disney reportedly wants him back. Tell us more about that. Okay, well, I don't know if you've watched all of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but a lot of people like to imitate Jack sparrow walking forward while his arms are circling backwards. And apparently, Disney is not official, I've reportedly approached Johnny Depp with a $300 million deal, not only to star in the 6th episode of Pirates of the Caribbean, but also a Disney+ spin off series of his own. And what do you think about all those plans? We didn't know without a complete reboot how they would ever bring pirates back to the screen without him. Let's continue them with news about the disgraced actor Kevin space. He could now find him himself, the focus, often you two part documentary by channel four. Yeah, it's really strange. It's almost as if we're looking at canceled particularly male actors and directors. For example, we had yesterday we had Alec Baldwin interviewing Woody Allen over Instagram and the Wi-Fi was so bad. I'm not even going to talk about it. But channel four is planning a two part documentary. This is not a biopic called Spacey unmasked about the sex crime allegations against the actor. Now, don't forget the actor's two time Oscar winner 11 years success for run at The Old Vic. And so this is supposed to be sensitive and also journalistically sound. And this, again, plays into the trend at the minute of examining the forbidden, we're examining Woody Allen. I'm Alec Baldwin. We're examining Kevin Spacey. And of course you think about the staircase, which was that this series that ran in America about the suspected murderer that was based on a documentary. Well, you mentioned Woody Allen a couple of times, sorry, already. I like Baldwin has been interviewing him. Tell us more about that. What's going on? Well, Ali Baldwin suddenly decided out of the blue that he was going to interview Woody Allen. Now, Alec Baldwin spent under a lot of pressure for the problems with rust for the death on the film that he's a producer executive producer of. And Woody Allen, of course, is used to make a film every year. And this discussion, Baldwin said, you know, I'm not going to bow to anybody's pressure to talk about child abuse allegations or the rust shooting. So they were talking about woody's career. And he was saying, he doesn't think that he's his next film, might be his last. He's been having trouble getting financed, but also it's not so much the pressure from other people not going to the movies. It's the fact that this cinema experience for Alan, so he says, has changed. He said, I'm used to having 500 people watch my movies all at once, and now it's not like that. And I'm not sure I want to make movies in this environment. Well, just finally looking at, for example, the massive success of Top Gun do you think will get a new Top Gun film anytime soon? It took quite a few years to soon. Not soon, but I think that baz luhrmann may be bringing us a four hour Elvis as it has done so very, very well. So expect that. Fair enough. Karen, thank you so much for joining us today. That was the film critic Karen Greece. And that's all for this edition of the briefing. It was produced by Reece James, our research show was Isabel Rosen and our studio manager was Kelly maclean. The briefing is back tomorrow at the same time at midday in London 7 a.m. Ian Washington, D.C., meanwhile, remember the monocle daily team will be here with vistas, other main news stories that 1800 London time are Marcos hippie goodbye and explosive..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:31 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Will both have to make sacrifices. Hank snow, the popular country singer who helped discover Presley, is one of several formative figures who pop up early on. We see Elvis as a young boy in tupelo Mississippi, where he spends time in black churches, and experiences a spiritual and musical epiphany. To its credit, the movie acknowledges the black musicians, like B.B. King, Little Richard, and big mama Thornton, who influenced Presley. But luhrmann's filmmaking is finally too broad in its strokes. To really tackle Elvis as much contested legacy, as a white musician, who helped sell black music to white audiences. Where the movie does succeed, and it's no small thing. Isn't conveying what an exhilarating performer Presley was. When a still unknown Elvis performs, baby let's play house on stage. The movie lingers on the young women in the audience, screaming and swooning and ecstasy. Parker and others later try to keep Elvis gyrating pelvis and line. By enforcing a no wiggle rule at concerts. To no avail. Luhrmann piles on the visual flourishes, sometimes rendering the performance footage and sizzling black and white, and sometimes splitting the screen into as many as 8 separate images. It's overkill, no question. But it also has an undeniable verve. As usual, though, luhrmann's flair for spectacle tends to overwhelm his basic story sense. Much of the movie rushes past in a shapeless blur. And while butler's performance has its poignant moments, there's two little sense of the human being, beneath the slick hair and zany suits. The workman like script lurches between high points and low points, with little connective tissue. Elvis is mostly undistinguished movie career, is quickly glossed over. Olivia de Jong makes a striking Priscilla Presley, but nothing about their unhappy marriage feels distinct from all the unhappy marriages that we've seen in countless other celebrity biopics. Through it all, colonel Parker keeps plotting behind the scenes. Manipulating Elvis image at will, and ultimately scoring him a lucrative birth at Las Vegas new international hotel in 1969. Elvis will remain a fixture of the hotel for the next 7 years. Performing show after sold out show. Until just a year before his death. During that time, he gradually wastes away. Ravaged by addiction, haunted by his failures as a husband and father, and exploited at every turn by a manager he can't shake off. No matter how hard he tries. There's a lot here for Elvis experts to debate and debunk. But however much historical truth there is in luhrmann's film, there's no mistaking his anger at Parker. For using Elvis massive fame to pay off his many gambling debts and fund his extravagant lifestyle. Luhrmann's portrait of Parker is damning. But it also distracts from the story he's trying to tell. The tragedy of Elvis is that he never breaks free of colonel Parker. The tragedy of Elvis the movie is that it never does. Either. Justin Chang is the film critic for the LA times. He reviewed Elvis directed by baz luhrmann. On Monday's show, comedian actor and writer Joel Kim booster. He wrote in stars in the romantic comedy fire island, which is now streaming on Hulu. He has a new comedy special on Netflix called psychosexual anti costars with Maya Rudolph and the.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

02:56 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Very awkwardly arranged series of cultural explanations of our last 50 years of our history, and it just seems like flashing the buzzwords as opposed to actually connecting any of the, yeah. Anyway, it does not make a lot of sense, and I imagine that if you're under the age of 30 and coming to this for the first time, you're like, you guys did what? This happened, how? Really? I'd like to know. I mean, I'm very curious to see how this film performs because it's obviously designed, I think, for older audiences who have a bigger relationship with Elvis older audiences, little hit and miss at the box office recently, baz luhrmann is a very successful filmmaker, you know? Actually, every single one of his films has made more money than the last that was released. And this is going to be a big test of that success because it's not going to get great reviews, and it's two hours and 40 minutes. Definitely does not need to be that. Is it the rare case where it should have been a TV show? Would that have been ridiculous? Well, did you want to sit through ten hours? No, I don't. Tom Hanks voice? I feel really sad about it. I love Tom Hanks. I just, this doesn't work. I think it reminded me a little bit of cloud Atlas, where he's like, I want to have some fun. I'm going to try something new. And it might not work, but it's a big bold swing. He did this in the terminal. Anytime he goes into the accent zone, it's always a little bit dicey. That's not really where he excels. He excels kind of in the opposite lane, which is the extremely familiar version of him. Sure. But I agree with you that I'm not totally sure why he wanted to spend his life. And this is, of course, the film where he contracted COVID. So while he was making this movie, so it'll be an fascinating bullet point on his career CV. Very, very strange movie. I definitely will never watch it again. But maybe I'll watch a couple of clips on YouTube. Did you have a bad time, though? I needed it to be over. Sure. I needed it to be over. I did actually. We were at the same screening. We didn't know this, and I did watch you just leaving with alacrity, even for you. It was like, well, I guess I'll see Sean later because I'm not going to catch up with him today. I didn't know you were there and if I had known I wouldn't have done that too, but like I said, I felt it's length, even though I agree with you that it feels like it's moving so fast. I'm not sure quite sure I've ever felt that in a movie where it was absolutely endless and yet was so frenetic that I was exhausted. So anyway, that's Elvis. You mentioned walk hard. Let's bring in our pal Adam name and let's talk.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:18 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Made. I could feel the effort watching the movie. It's two hours and 40 minutes. It feels every minute of that runtime. And there is an extraordinary amount of things accomplished in the movie, but I really didn't love the movie at all. And I think it's an interesting Rorschach test for your taste because you can't say the baz luhrmann isn't talented, but it's so hard for me to get out of his own way. What did you think of this movie? This movie is a lot in every sense of that cultural phrase now. I mean, there is so much packed into it. You noted that it's two hours and 40 minutes long feels like it's forever. It also moves so quickly. And the pace is frenetic, doesn't even seem to do it justice. You can miss entire plot points. Of his life. Quite literally, I missed the graceland was purchased as graceland, you know? Like two hours in the movie, I was like, oh, that fancy house that they're all living in. That's graceland, you know? Which is his own cultural icon moment. So there's so much happening, baz luhrmann style is maximalist Jim's everything in and he almost seems to be commenting on his own style in this in terms of like the montages and the different like the references and the musical genres. It's not just Elvis music being played in this. And it's zipping through decades and time. I mean, it's just like trying to fit literally everything, not just about Elvis, but I guess what Elvis has meant pop culturally. And I guess in terms of America from the last 60, 70 years into one movie. So in one way, it's not surprising that there is reportedly a four hour cut. On the other hand, just like yikes, it's a mess. It's a mess in the literal, not well organized and hard to hard to follow or it's maybe not hard to follow because you're just on the ride, but it just does kind of feel like a zipline through Elvis's life. And history. And then it is also just a mess in terms of the storytelling decisions if you can even call them decisions. Because some of it is just like, well, I'm not going to make a choice. I'm going to do this and this and this and this. I think that there are some just absolute failures, including the Tom Hanks character, and which is really how the story is ultimately organized to the extent that it is organized, which is around the character of colonel Parker. Who's played by Tom Hanks, and the frame and the perspective of the story is from the perspective of this manager, svengali figure. And that turns Elvis into almost a supporting character and also makes you spend a lot of time with Tom Hanks. Truly baffling accents and choices. And I don't know that I don't know why Tom Hanks wanted to do. This role and this movie, but none of it's really working. And that, and that character in that narration and that primary storytelling choice always seems to interject itself. Just when you forgotten that they did it and just when you were like on the wave of Elvis and you're like, you know what? This is kind of a mess, but baz luhrmann is like a huge stylistic visionary, really understands like pop music and music as performance..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

04:12 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

"There's a young singer from Memphis, Tennessee. Give him a warm hey ride welcome. Mister Elvis Presley. That's from the trailer for Elvis directed by baz luhrmann. Of course, the Australian impresario who gave us Romeo and Juliet 96, 2001s moulin rouge, The Great Gatsby in 2013. I noticed our producer Sam didn't list Australia there in his credits. It's been almost ten years since we've had something new from lerman. Based on the trailers Josh, it appears to be a biopic in the traditional birth to death mold. But lerman doesn't really do anything in a traditional way. And that for the most part has worked for you over the course of his career, you are a baz luhrmann defender, does Elvis help make your case or heard it. First off, Adam, I'm going to absolve you of any association with what's about to happen because I can hear the resignation in your voice. I see you're getting a little nervous that people are going to are going to start saying things like, did Elvis really get a positive review on film spotting? And then they're going to think maybe it was you and this is just going to give you a night sweats. I'm making it official. You have nothing to do with this. But I am recommending. This was quite the experience primarily to the good. There are some significant issues, which I will get to. But man, was it fun to be in a lerman movie, this maximalist over the top, insane style, you know if you don't like it, stay far away, right? It's just, don't even bother. But if you are a fan of this, it was sort of a welcome return. There's an early scene that is in a carnival funhouse. And that's what the whole movie felt like. It was just rocketing through a fun house with all of these colors. The design you would expect, the costuming is fantastic. The makeup, Elvis, even when he's young, you know, and just this guy on the sideshow circuit is wearing heavy eye makeup and lipstick. It is all out all luhrmann and it was fantastic. And the other thing that really made this work, which I did not expect at all. This was the sort of stuff I thought having seen the trailer. I might be able to get into this. Reticence about music biopics, notwithstanding. If it's going to be another lerman experience, I might be able to get into this. I had no expectations for Austin butler who plays Presley. He is incredible. Just incredible Adam. The concert scenes are electric. It's almost as if he's been possessed by Presley. The voice is good enough. I'm sure there are bigger fans of Presley who will have quibbles. But it worked for me. It's the gyrations that he nails, and mania behind them. I mean, it is almost as if the spirit of Elvis has possessed this guy in terms of the movements. And the camera, of course, luhrmann's camera is just swooning beneath these reverberations. So the concert scenes and there are plenty of them, maybe four or 5 significant ones are an absolute thrill. Now, why is this a mild recommendation? I don't know what Tom Hanks was thinking. I don't know what motivated him to take this part. As colonel Tom Parker, it's not only the prosthetics, which are very Jabba the hutt esque, but it's the weird framing device where he bookends the movie on his deathbed and at times he's like the unreliable narrator, but then there will be long segments where it's just following butler's Elvis, and they forget about Parker. So there's no consistency to that. It could have been an intriguing way to frame Elvis's life, but they don't commit to it. And Hanks is just helpless underneath these prosthetics and accent too. I mean, it's one of these like I just kind of default to Transylvania because I don't know what it is or where it's going. So that's.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:07 min | 7 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Finding out what's making waves on the big screen now, let's hear from the film critic Karen krasnov, who joins me in the studio. You're having a fight with a pair of headphones, aren't you? I am. It's so much fun. It's quite fun to watch, but I do, it's not much fun to do. I forgot my ball of string this morning. It's good fun. Right. Okay, Karen, tell us what's happening in the world of film. Ah, okay. You may not think this is a big deal, but paramount plus the plush. There we go. There's a Freudian slip. Paramount plus is launching in the UK. Today, he actually, what is paramount plus? Paramount plus is I'm not going to go into the whole backstory. But it is a new streaming service because we need a new streaming service, don't we? No, but this one. This one has a lot of really high quality content. It's going to be stuff on this that you're going to want to see. And it's going to have a different flavor, different Tang to Netflix and all the other offerings. It's going to be a competitor with HBO. And if you are a sky cinema subscriber, you can get this at no extra cost. So you get 30,000 more hours of content. And I know that doesn't sound like a big deal. Like, oh, it's just going to be more serious. It's going to be stuff for kids, but also some really great content in some of it shot in the UK. Let's go back to this initial thing that you sort of half jokingly said, do we need another streaming service? Genuinely current, do we? I mean, the fact is, is that we are now having to get it something in my inbox and The New York Times every day. I think it's really hard to work out what to watch because there's so much stuff out there and it's difficult to navigate. And one is beginning to think that this is rather overwhelming. It is overwhelming, but it's good news. And that's why you need critics. He will tell you what to watch. So for example, this was such a stark on Monday. They launched with Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, and also three of the stars of the manifold to earth, which is the sequel to the movie with David Bowie. Wow. So it's wonderful. It's a shot here. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris and Bill nagy. And the visuals are astonishing. But also, there's something with Miles Teller called the offer, which is all about the making of The Godfather. I've seen it. It is incredible. Okay. All right, I'll sign up. Let's move on to the other great biopic. You mentioned David Bowie. He's been the subject of a film in the last few weeks. We now also have our focus on the Elvis biopic and Austin butler taking on Elvis and many people saying absolutely doing a very, very good job. Tom Hanks going on as a featuring highly as well. Genuinely what's it like? It is long. It's very long, it's almost two hours, 40. Baz luhrmann said there's a four hour version, but he's cut out Richard Nixon. So there you go. It's an incredible bombastic, full on Elvis without the deep fried peanut butter sandwiches. This is Elvis from his start to his finish at the age of 42. Austin butler does an incredible job. And if you don't know Elvis, you will love this. If you do know Elvis, you may find some problems. Why? What kind of Elvis are we being shown here? Because it is a biopic Elvis. It is not a documentary, so somethings are swapped around. Songs are out of sequence. There are some condensations and other things that if you want strict fact, there are some artistic license here, but overall the arc of Elvis life and what he did for popular culture is quite intact. It's had the blessing of the family, though, hasn't it? Yes. Ish, but it would. It would really why because Elvis were several generations away from Elvis me died in the 70s. So generations away from when people really saw him and knew his career. I mean, I knew him from rock and roller to Las Vegas. We went to Vegas. He thought I was washed up. He's a legend. He is a legend and that's what we're looking at with Bernie. It allows that element of fiction to creep in, doesn't it when you have that space and of time? Yes, very much so. And that happens quite a bit because we can't just we can't just go. I mean, you have to say at the end of the movie, which is the sucker punch. You do see the real Elvis, and at that point in time, you've been watching Austin butler. You see who he was playing and it's a stroke of genius. Finally, Karen, fathers and daughters. That astonishing film by Francois ozo, where a father is asking his elder daughter to help him die. That's an astonishing film by all accounts. Tell us what's happening in terms of cinema and relationships. Right. The Francois ozone film is astonishing, I encourage everybody to see it. It's called everything went fine. There is a trend throughout cinema of fathers and daughters, but we've only just started seeing it really. In fact, the father of the bride, which came from an Edward streeter novel in 1949, has been remade three times, and the most recent one stars. Stars Andy García, who's a Cuban exile, not an immigrant he stresses, and also with Gloria Estefan in a new Cuban take on a father of the bride, which is a story about art man who doesn't really want his daughter to get married. The Cuban element, how much of a departure is this? Because how many Cuban films are we have we have been exposed to human centric films? Well, with Ana de Armas, I mean, it could be anything. It's addressing a portion of the Latin market. So there's going to be a lot of Spanish speakers, of course, across the world, Cuban adds a bit of a style twist. I think, but also it's focuses on sort of the Floridian crossover as well. So it is very American, but it is still very, very Latin LatinX. And I think that that's an important part for marketing this kind of father daughter drama comedy. Because it has to not just be geographically relevant, but it has to be relevant to everybody who's ever been part of a family. Well, pretty much. I mean, it's also bringing this story. It's a universal story for as long as there have been fathers and daughters and the daughters getting married. This story has been around. And in fact, one of the great things about this film that I like a lot, which also has been the number one streamed movie on HBO, which is incredible. They have a fight about whether they're going to fight in English or Spanish. So there is a crossover there. It's not as charming as previous iterations. It's quite it's quite how can I put this quite slapstick quite bullying in a way, but it's really a sensational move to take drama and comedy to a whole new market. Thank you so much for that. That was Karen Krasinski. Joining me in the studio for today's film review. And that's all we have time for today's program. Many thanks to our producers Emma sir and Sophie monaghan coombs are researchers with lilian fawcett and Isabel Rosen and our studio manager at Chris a Blackwell. After the headlines, more music on the way, the briefings live at midday in London and the globalist is back at the same time tomorrow hope you can join me for that. But for now, from me, Emma Nelson, goodbye. Thank you very much for listening..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

05:24 min | 8 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Long. After a full year of being marooned on this planet. Our first test flight is a go. Let's get everyone home. Good luck, captain. Roger that. There's been a little skepticism expressed about this new light year movie Josh on film spotting. It does hit theaters next weekend. As of right now, we are not going to make time for a full review. And to be totally honest, I'm not sure either of us have fully committed to seeing it yet. We may need some encouragement from listeners and other critics, but it has inspired our latest film spotting poll question, which asks, what is the best original non sequel non light year Pixar movie from the last decade? That gives you 8 original Pixar films to choose from. So we're looking at everything from brave in 2012 to this year's turning red. Currently, in the poll, it looks like 20 15s inside out has a big lead. That's followed by 20 17s cocoa. Every one of those 8 films, though, has gotten at least one vote, even less love titles like good dinosaur and onward. How about that? A little bit of a surprise, but maybe it truly is only one vote. I haven't glanced at the results yet bravo to our listeners so far who have voted for my favorite of the bunch inside out. You can vote in that poll and leave a comment at film spotting .NET. Next week, for us, we have a producer Sam original here. Instead of watching light year or Jurassic World Dominion two of the big summer tentpole movies, we're going to look back at the summers of yore with our top 5 movie summers. Now explain this, Josh, this does not mean that we're doing our top 5 summer movies, which I'm pretty sure we have done at some point over the 17 years plus of doing film spotting. No, it's something different. Top 5 movie summers. And yeah, Sam gave me some clarification on this this morning. And I was on the right track when he first pitched it. I thought I knew what he meant. Sounded great, and he did clarify. Imagine you're on a desert island. We like to do this a lot. On film spot. And you're out of desert island, so the sand, the heat, the palm trees, everything. Is there an incinerator? I don't think we have an incinerator this time. So this is a more positive take on things at them, all right? What we do have, though, we've got a movie theater, air conditioning, if gets a little hot on the island, you can go in for the AC, all you can eat popcorn, all the stuff you love, about summer movies. What we're gonna do is choose the 5 movie summers. That are essentially plain in this theater. So the summers that had the best slate of movies released. From May to August. So looking at those slates over history. What came out in the summer of 75 when jaws did, for instance, what other movies were out? Would that rank as one of our top 5 movie summers? Already, you can sense. This is going to require a little bit of research. So it's time for a production assistant Betty lavendaire who's been doing a great job for us. We're really going to be putting her to work on this one. We are. Now, based on that description, it sounds like we're basically Charlton Heston in the omega man, except instead of dystopic LA, we're on a lovely desert island, and instead of just having Woodstock the movie to watch, we've got possibly up to 25 movies to watch. I mean, yeah, you could pick the whole summer if you, I guess you could pick the whole summer. Yeah. I think 50 movies. You could, if they were all that good, I mean, and if you're stuck on the island, you might need them. But we're probably going to end up talking about the handful that we see that jump out at us that and I think we're going to be surprised. Can you believe we got these movies in the same summer? That's kind of what I'm expecting. You know, it'll be kind of cool to look back and see what happened in different eras. And talk maybe a little bit about how they stack up to recent eras that we've had. Looking forward to that. And here's one, Josh, I know you're looking forward to. Another free movie opportunity. Can't see it in advance, but once the new baz luhrmann film starring Austin butler and did you know he was an Oscar winner Tom Hanks? Elvis, once that hits theaters on June 24th, we've got free passes. You can get a Fandango code to see that movie in theaters. All you have to do is go to film spotting .NET right there at the top of the page. There's a link to enter for your chance to win. If there are half as many pelvis shots in the actual movie as there are in the trailer, it's going to be fantastic. I mean, this is the favorite trailer that ever comes on TV in our house right now because we just can't believe how many intense close ups there are and baz luhrmann, I think he's probably going to deliver in that area. Yeah, I think baz probably will. This week on our sister podcast the next picture show, it's part two of their once upon a tune in Hollywood pairing..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:43 min | 8 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"King, Kelvin Harrison junior, shops there. We see him succumbing to the dangerous manipulations of colonel Parker, and later kicking against them, most notably, as he mounts his 1968 comeback special. He was supposed to put on a garish Christmas sweater and sing Santa Claus is coming to town. Not become the stuff of legend in a black leather suit that you just know would be hot to the touch, if only you could get close enough to it. But as we know, Elvis loses that fight. Colonel Parker sends a quack known as doctor Nick to pump him full of drugs to keep him on his feet even as he's going out of his mind. The tragedy escalates. Does luhrmann show us the real Elvis or is he just re embroidering the Elvis who already lives in our imagination? The answer seems to be that luhrmann sees equal value in fact and myth. Though Elvis more or less follows the facts as we know them, there are moments of invention that are piercing. When Elvis long suffering wife Priscilla, played by Olivia dejonge, finally leaves him, he chases after her, rushing down the staircase at graceland in pants and a purple robe, a drugged out mess. She can't take it anymore, she's got to leave, and she's taking little Lisa Marie with her. Elvis stands there in bare feet, begging her not to go. And when he realizes he can't stop her, he says more in defeat than in hopefulness, when you're 40 and I'm 50, we'll be back together, you'll see. Even if Elvis never really uttered that line, its map of romantic longing had long been written in his voice. In Elvis, when butler sings, its Elvis voice that streams out in lustrous ribbons of recklessness of ardor of hope for the future. That voice is a repository of every joy and misery that life could possibly hold. When the trailer for Elvis was released a few months back, the responses on social media and among people I know ranged from that looks unhinged. I'm dying to see it to I can't even look at that thing to what accent exactly is Tom Hanks trying to achieve? The movie incidentally explains the unidentifiable diction of this man without a country and probably without a soul. In the movie's last moments, luhrmann recreates one of the saddest Elvis remnants, a live performance of unchained melody from June of 1977, just two months before his death. Butler, his face puffed out with prosthetics, sits at a grand piano littered with Coca-Cola cups and a discarded Terry cloth towel or two. The song, a swallows, swoop of longing, begins pouring out of Elvis's wrecked body. But as we watch, luhrmann pulls a mystical switch and footage of the real Elvis, replaces the magnificent butler as Elvis doppelganger we've been watching. For a few confusing moments, the real Elvis is no longer a ghost. He has returned to us an actor playing himself and we see that as good as that butler kid was. There's no comparison to the real thing. But the feeling of relief is fleeting, Elvis now gone for more than 40 years a ghost, no matter how passionately luhrmann and butler have tried to reconstitute his ectoplasm. The only consolation is that when a person is no longer a person, he is at last free to become a dream. In the final moments of Elvis, luhrmann returns his beloved subject to that world, like a fisherman, freeing his catch..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

05:28 min | 8 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Baz luhrmann's Elvis is an exhilarating maddening spectacle, but one made with love by Stephanie zakaric. Baz luhrmann's movies, even the great ones, like his 1996 Shakespeare via Tiger beat romance, Romeo and Juliet, or The Great Gatsby from 2013, a fringed shimmy of decadence and loneliness are loathed by many for what they see as the directors garishness. His adoration of spectacle, his penchant for headache inducing mince meat and glitter editing. But in 2022, in a culture where long form series storytelling reigns supreme, luhrmann's devotion to two and a half hour bursts of excess is pleasingly old fashioned, like a confetti blast from a cannon at a county fair. It's true that his movies don't always work or rarely work all the way through. And that's certainly the case with Elvis. His sequined jumpsuit of a biopic playing out of competition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. At times, it's barely a movie. The first hour or so is exceptionally fragmented and frenetic as if lerman were time traveling through a holographic rendering of Elvis Presley's life, dipping and darting through the significant events with little time to touch down. But through all the arty over indulgences, one truth shines through. Luhrmann loves Elvis so much, it hurts, and in a world where there's always supposedly a constant stream of new things to love, or at least to binge watch, love of Elvis, our American pauper king with a cloth of gold voice, feels like a truly pure thing. Luhrmann and his co writers, Sam bromell and Craig Pearce used the story of Elvis supremely crooked manager, colonel Tom Parker. Tom Hanks lurking beneath prosthetic jowls to frame the larger, more glorious and more tragic story of Elvis. Though he was born in tupelo, Mississippi, his identical twin, Jesse garon, died at birth. Elvis grew up poor in Memphis, adoring and being adored by his mother Gladys, Helen Thompson. Luhrmann shows us Elvis as a preadolescent splitting his time between a juke joint and a revival tent down the road. Too young to get into the former, he could only peer through a crack in the wall and tranced by the black blues guys performing inside. These are the twin poles of young Elvis life. The foundation for all that came after and luhrmann connects them in one extremely stylized shot. In Elvis world gospel and blues are literally connected by wonder road..

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

05:49 min | 9 months ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Pandemic hangover type thing or what, but I'm, you know, mildly excited about the Thor, love and thunder. So I'd put that at number 5 for me. The Elvis movie from baz luhrmann, I'm still really intrigued by I know you have your skepticism when it comes to lower men. But Elvis, I'm going to see what I'm going to see what we've got there. Could be interesting. Here's a really under the radar one that popped up only to me on in my research. And it's Neptune frost, which is coming to theaters June 3. I'm just going to read this description from IndieWire Jude dry. Again, writing on IndieWire, the experimental afrofuturist musical from multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams and anasa Yemen defies categorization, which is what makes it so exciting and confounding. Part contemporary operetta part anarchist sci-fi saga, the dream like tale follows a gender shifting soothsayer and an off the grid hacker enclave as they Dodge the ravages of a senseless resource war. So after I've recovered from men, hopefully I will be ready for Neptune frost, which just sounds possibly quite dazzling. Crimes of the future, the new cronenberg, that's my second most anticipated, of course, which we've mentioned, I think, comes out in June, and then Jordan Peele's nope is at the top of my list. Can not wait. Okay. Well, you said anything could be great, and I was all in on that bubbly optimism, Josh. I was going to adopt it. It was going to be my whole new mantra. Not your right movies on life. Really? So struck a chord and then you mentioned baz luhrmann's Elvis and does not hold does not hold. No, I know I can't go there. My top 5, well, I've got a top four and we've mentioned all of them. So I don't really have a lot to add. If I was going just strictly in order of the movies I most want to see, at number four, I'd have the Miller, 3000 years of longing. Number three men, the Alex Garland film, we're going to talk about next week. Number two, or no, it's really number one. Okay, fine. I'm going to go nope at number two. And yeah, damn it. I'm going Top Gun: Maverick at number one. I mean, at this point, you kind of have to. Yeah, I have to. My number 5 might either be the cronenberg though. Oh man, we talked about horror earlier, body horror makes me makes me squirm even more of course. So I'll be watching that with my eyes closed. I am, of course, very curious about the new Claire Denis as well talked about that a little was Steve procope last week as it's playing the Chicago critics film festival here coming up. The music box is called both sides of the blade. All I need to hear is that Juliet bonos is in it, but then Vincent London in it as well so good in teton. Last year, but maybe Josh, I would go with a little more populous choice. I am intrigued by the gray man, July 15th theaters, streaming on Netflix on the 22nd. I'm seeing some things about how it's supposed to be like Netflix's big tentpole movie of the year, their most expensive movie to date, which doesn't usually give me much confidence, but it comes to us from the Russo brothers and really why I'm excited is that it's a spy movie, which I'm usually a sucker for. Starring Ryan Gosling. You throw in Chris Evans and their former assassins or they formerly worked together at the CIA and now they're tracking each other sort of a cat and mouse game. I like those performers a lot. Add in on a day armus, Regé-Jean Page, who many may remember from the first season of Bridgerton. I have a feeling I will be plopping myself down on the couch if not in the theater around July 22nd to see the gray man on Netflix. And I suppose I have one other question. I'll stick in the art house here and I'll give you one more question, which is, am I ready for a Peter Strickland comedy? Peter Strickland. The filmmaker behind barbarian sound studio behind the duke of burgundy. There might be some elements in both of those films you would describe as humorous. I don't know what they would be, but if I remember someone could possibly pick out a few interesting scenes and then he's got a new film out called flux Gourmet, this is the description. Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance. A collective finds itself embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas, and gastrointestinal disorders. So going to be a little bit of a head scratcher, as you would expect from Strickland, seems like it might make you a little bit uncomfortable at times as we talk about stomach problems in those gastrointestinal disorders. And yet it's supposed to be funny, Josh. Summer blockbuster sounds like stereotypical summer blockbuster to me. Apparently so those are our top 5 summer movie questions. We would love to hear your most anticipated summer movies and the questions you have, you can email us feedback at film spotting .NET. Josh, that's our show. If you want to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and letterbox, you can do so at film spotting and at Larsen on film. In the show archives at film spotting .NET, you can find reviews, interviews and top 5s going back to 2005. You can also vote in the current film spotting poll, which looks ahead to the summer movie season. We're asking what summer movie are you most anticipating? Jordan Peele's nope or nope, something else. Torture show t-shirts or other merch, visit film spotted dot net slash shop, and you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at film spotting .NET.

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"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

Trivia With Budds

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"baz luhrmann" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

"And number 11 for two points, which character on the hit series entourage was a sneaker head, which character on entourage was a sneaker head. Those are all your questions for famous footwear, thanks for playing along. Go lace up your boots and get ready for the answers after this. We're back with the answers too famous footwear trivia. I have never been a big shoe person. I buy them when they're on clearance. That's all I could tell you. I started off with air walks as a kid. I don't even know if they make those anymore. But these days, usually when I'm buying shoes, I'm looking for comfort, and I'm looking for inexpensiveness. So I do need to get some nice dress shoes now that I think of it. Although I don't go anywhere, I have nice dress clothes, I bought right at the start of the quarantine. I was like, this will be the year. And then of course everything shut down. And I have so many of those shirts from express for men that still have the tags at them. So who knows if I need dress shoes? Number one, which Disney film features a main character who becomes who comes from a family of cobblers that is coco. Miguel in coco, that is the Disney film with the family of cobblers. Number two, in what decade where Crocs first released, the 2000s, it was in 2002 and Fort Lauderdale, I believe, that the first croc shoe came out. Number two. Number three, gillies are specialized shoes worn for what type of routine. Irish dancing. Irish dancing shoes, gillies. Number four, 1917, which brand of sneakers became the first to be mass produced, it was keds, keds. Did you have a pair of kids growing up? Maybe you did way back in 1917. Although if you did back then, you probably wouldn't be listening to this podcast at age a hundred and 5, that seems crazy. I wonder if I have any a 105 year old listeners. That can't be true. Maybe if you're a 105, let me know. Number 5, and what video game would you first hear a commentator yelling? Is it the shoes? I think it's Dick Vitale in NBA jam. Number 6, what fat of the 80s were made of colored plastic, jellies, or jelly shoes, not a lot of support in the shoes. They could sell those at the dollar store. Number 7, who originally sang about blue suede shoes, Elvis, new biopic coming out in June. I'm excited for it. Baz luhrmann, I like his movies, and I like Elvis, so that'll be cool. Number 8 boots was the name of a mischievous monkey on Dora the explorer. Swiper no swiping and boots and the whole gang. Number 9, what store used urgency to push sales with a worker barking deals into a microphone. I've never shopped here and it's still around. It's shoe carnival. Get it like a carnival Barker. They're like, ah, we got a deal I'm kids. Jellies, I half off. Number 9. Number ten, what company was founded on January 25th, 1964 by Bill bowerman and Phil knight that was Nike. Can't do a round on shoes without mentioning. The kings, Nike. And the bonus for two points, what character on entourage was a sneakerhead. There's a whole episode where he's trying to get these shoes turtle. The entrepreneur of the group. That's turtle for two points. And that's where we end things today. Thank you so much for playing and listening along to this show. If you want to support it, go to Patreon dot com slash trivia with buds and get in the mix. Shout out to my friend Tori prothro who just signed up to be a Patreon subscriber at the $5 level tour. He gets to pick different topics every month now and there's some great ones that will be recorded later this week on 80s TV shows saved by the bell, Mardi Gras Super Mario and tons more. So keep on listening and hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode. Your fact of the day is in 1924, half the cars in the world were Fords. In 1924, half the cars in the world were Fords. There you go. Thanks for listening. Thanks for telling a friend. We'll see you next time for more trivia with buds. Cheers..

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Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus at hospital in Australia

America Tonight with Kate Delaney

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus at hospital in Australia

"To Hollywood stars announced they have the virus Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are down in Australia right now for the production of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley film that is so far untitled and Hanks just tweeted out we felt a bit tired like we had colds and somebody and some body aches to play things right we were tested for corona virus and resound to be positive fox's trace Gallagher Hanks and Wilson will go through

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