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CATS Movie Review
"Movie version of cats has been widely received as the cinematic equivalent of the arrival of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst New Jersey. Busy in one thousand nine hundred thirty seven joined now by somebody who has actually seen it and has leave thousand yard stare to prove monocle. Twenty fours Ben Ryland Ben. Ah How bad is it really. It's the kind of bad that you'll only see once in a lifetime and why I am actually quite excited Generally speaking android. I'm not one of those critics who delights indignant clause ha ha into things The critics do and there have been a lot of people especially all over twitter. Who are absolutely Louis just outdoing themselves in writing the most scathing review? That's not an art form. I enjoy however on this occasion. I'm willing to make an exception. Because of the thing is with bad films bad inept incompetent they usually just boring. It is quite special for film to be so bad that it becomes James kind of mesmerizing. Is that the kind of bad. We're talking about here. No and there is a problem there as well. So yes what you're saying is that we're not even a bad movie. No it's not it's it's a cl- it's absolutely a fascinating study of what can go wrong when you're talking about a massive David Studio film because as you say films that are legitimately legitimately bad a boring and dull and they go away quite quickly and everyone forgets about them I was riding a peaceful the globalist for this morning here on on on Monaco and I use an example of the snowman which is a film that came out in two thousand seventeen starring Michael Fast Bender it was directed by Thomas Alfredson. It had various Production problems scripts didn't work the short half the film it didn't realize until they went to editor though missing entire portions that that film doesn't work for the obvious reasons and that is a film that everyone has forgotten by. Now this is the cats is not that kind of bad. It's its own wound kind of bad because it's so the top. It's so strange. The idea from the very beginning was so bizarre to have humanoid cats that are going to be. CGI to look sort of real like real human cats is not like on stage. Where you know that there are people in in costumes? I mean you know the the kind of expectation when you have when you see something on stages that you are going to suspend your disbelief anyway in spectacle can be enough in itself. The film doesn't have that because it's made these people look like such authentic alien type mutant cat people that it immediately off putting the biggest problem cats has however aside from all Lasana as if it were just bizarre and entertaining it would be okay. The problem it has is that it's known entertaining. It's dreadfully dull. Everything is told in Song after the song after Song it spends about twenty five minutes of people. Just jumping around going well. I'm the JELLICOE COD on the jelly coca rhyming words with with jellicoe that's it. It's a really a long time to have a rhyming. Exercise that leads ultimately nowhere. The question I guess is could it have worked because on paper and I'm not a fan of the musical cats largely because I love that book old possum's book or practical cats as a kid. I can still recite yards from memory. It took years to be able to enjoy again. I'm having got the songs out of my head and the fact that it keeps coming back means I have to cleanse myself of this all over again but leaving my own prejudices aside what you have. He is is the template of a musical which is obviously popular the the soundtrack albums sold billions of copies. The musical is being a hit in cities all over the world. You had an enormous normal budget and a cast certainly not lacking in talent. We'll say away. This could have been turned into an enjoyable cinematic experience. Yeah and I think and I think most of us who left the cinema earlier this week were thinking of ways that it could have been improved and the list is as you might imagine quite long it. Certainly when you're talking I mentioned earlier. That stage and screen Different mediums. Now that is that cannot be Expressed enough because when you're on stage it is okay. Just be a spectacle. There are many musicals. That don't have a very strong storyline but it's okay okay because they are spectacular. Watch on the stage when you're in a theater it's a more intimate setting when you're at the cinema. You do need something to keep you drawn in so cats could have been better if they'd written a storyline and I don't just mean a stronger. Storyline I just made a storyline. needs to have something to keep it going thing for for two hours and it also needs to have a little bit more talking as well when you're telling the entire story of whatever is happening on on the screen and this is essentially a shall we say twenty different vignettes old cramped together but you don't really know they've in yet because it's just song to song after song to song the the only way to follow them is to know the lyrics and you can't follow every lyric to every song that's playing constantly at you so it ends up just being this big kaleidoscope of confusion Asian so yes they would have been many different ways to make this a better film. But I'M NOT GONNA come out with some sort of ingenious idea that they could have followed it really. Just this comes down to have a story and make it somehow
Martini celebrates the festive season with a limited-edition Negroni chocolate collection created by Paul A. Young
"The beloved Italian Coktail Negroni is one hundred years old this year and the Shuki pull a young has been asked by Martini to concoct brand new chocolate to mark the occasion. Well Uncles Ben. Ryland sat down with Paula. littler Elliot to talk about the creative and practical processes of marrying chocolate with such such a famous drink. Plus they enjoyed a little bit of tasting along the way I have the great privilege of being approached by fantastic brands And a half to love the brand and all I have to love the product that the brand of created and for me it has to be natural. Ashby pure and ask interesting. And I've known the Martini brand for for decades. I remember adverts in the nineteen eighties with a particular on roller skates. trae Martini and the any time any place. Any were to have a Martini so so it was. It was always a happy memory for me. So when they approach and said we've got these new reserve special and brought on Rubino for Moose my East pricked up because I'm not a beer drinker. Call volume alcohol drinker. Let one night champagne and spirits. But I like Negroni old-fashioned says bitter sweet flavors because you can have them over ice on their own stop blending them and for me. Obviously I have to blend into the chocolate. So the challenge for me was taking the two commutes on brought her which is a a number color and the Rabin which is this ruby color from youth and taste them dilute pair them with chocolate. Let's try and find a combination that celebrates negroni because the centenary celebration of Negroni without the chocolate distorting the flavors and characters in the botanical in the two Moose but also the vermouth are very complex. And they've got that distinct bitter sweetness to they can easily distort the chocolate as well so it was actually an opportunity for me to work with them on getting that balance. Absolutely right Let's take quite a long time. We always think about the delicacies Kasese that can go with a glass of wine for example. What it it's fairly common knowledge that certain foods should go with a glass of wine? Don't sit down to a lovely gloss of red wine and then and and then tuck into a box of chips not good idea that we often don't think about that same sort of methodology when it comes to pairing something something we chocolate. How do you know what goes well with chocolate? It's a really good question in two parts to it. When I when I first started in chocolate a quite few years I would be guilty? If you've ever analyzing and I think it it's the way some people take chocolate which is if you're doing it professionally or academically you do have to have a process of pinpointing and finding all of us delicate compounds flavors and tastes to the point where you're deciding whether this chocolate is fine. Quality with beans have been fermented well of picked well or and so on and so you really digging in Bolt for me when it comes down to it. I have to take it back to base level when I smell it smell texture to like the taste from beginning middle and end and Roy after the after taste does it work with ingredients and now you get people who will say what wine and chocolate hard to pair. I find it very easy to pair. That's because I've tasted a lot of chocolate and a lot of wine and I can think about those flavors starting out and you taste piece of chocolate. How would you know which one to pick their hundreds if not thousands of them on the shelf to boy Oy? It's really difficult and all I say is by and tastes and eat what you like. Try It if you think it doesn't work. You're probably right because you own your tongue on your taste spots. And if it pairs well great. An I have always with all my tastings and events set to people if you prefer eating or milk white or dark chocolate with a cup of tea fantastic few think it works for you. It probably does but when it comes down to do you like if you do great no matter what anybody else says because you a half to want to eat again and again and again I'm almost runner of the cadbury cream egg at with the woman dipping hurt chips into a cream egg. Yeah well salty and sweet is massive business. The chocolate industry tree lady is not as crazy as she looked. She has no But I I do have a box of beautiful chocolates in front of me and you just pulled me a gloss of the move which was very kind of you for this time of day. A little SIP exactly Tell me tell me first. What vermouth measuring? This has gone brought us. This is the amber colored very light fresh smell wise. I've got fruit and it has to me sympathy botanical. Medicinal that's not meant to be a negative Tiv- term. I remember as a child having buttercup Syrup as a medicine and Dundee Line serapis kind of things those botanical can pass over very successfully into a Moose yes and drinks and this has that element of bitter sweet to it which if you think about bittersweet flavor dark chocolate is bittersweet already got a really good foundation and having having having a taste It's light on the tongue but the aftertaste is really really long It's beautiful sweet as well. But not over not overpowering only switch cleverly made it very sweet not overly sweet at the beginning and then this kind of botanical bitter dryness comes in the end and the chocolate made with it is the blue and gold marbled finish which represents the best colors on the buttocks. It's a beautiful bottle. Ferry Italian design obviously and sticking with Martini brand absolutely. I think if you are familiar with the Martini a line of Vermouth e you probably would be impressed by this particular RESERVA SPATULA pull. Educate me on how I should be eating the chocolates with the truth. We've had a drink of Mussa. Still got the flavor. There have a bite of one of the chocolates list. It's the blue and gold when it has a very soft center of white chocolate. We've got some Bombay Sapphire Gin. We've the VERMOUTH in there. Got Some Madagascans chocolate. which is thought delicate fruity chocolate? And very little else the predominant ingredient in that is the vermouth because I wanted that flavor to to last on the tongue. And it's it's a gorgeous balance. The dark chocolate is just bitter sweet enough like the vermouth. Once you've had the first bite and it's melted and swallowed. I have a bit more. Vermouth just passed me. A A glass of Rabin now I suppose that means that well to be polite I would have to try some of this. You would have to try that one as well this array of full of flavor for me I get kind of a smell of time leaves and herb Leary is very very very smooth. A little a bit Rich in feeling flavor and that's represented in the chocolate as well. We've got that lovely Madagascar chocolate again. But they could nash the filling inside. I just heavier more full needs a bit more impact. Bit more strength to it. So it doesn't get lost in the Renault so now that we've had some of the redeem we should be tasting some of the chocolate or I'd have made the chocolates a half dome a very smooth surface and a dark chocolate can inside Very very different indeed this one. Yeah very dock inside and a much more pungent hit it take. It took a long time to find the right chocolates to work with the to the most because Kosta so complex for example. If you choose orange which I love chocolate and orange you instantly got. I honestly know which chocolate to put with it to get that nostalgic fail. I love chocolate orange. What this it was? Try again try again try again. It's absolutely fantastic. The opportunity to have something that is quite unusual all to work with both familiar. It's funny how I haven't had either the Vermouth to start with but the familiarity and some of the botanical in. I don't know where that's from. I'm from my many years past of tasting and eating but there is something in them and all my team who tried to. There's something in recognized but I don't know what it is. I think a lot of people might say I've I've never had vermouth on its own. I've had a Martini Shaken oster Martini or I've had it as a mix of had it in an aground. Have I had it with chocolate would would I tried it if it wasn't in the chocolate maybe not so my job and my responsibility is just to inspire people to try something different. Because that's what I've had the opportunity. It's due to create the chocolates. I think you've done very well. Thank you so much. That was really
Imelda Staunton on the New 'Downton Abbey' Film
"Today today after making a name for herself on the West End Stage Imelda Staunton shot to international fame when she started in the Mike Leigh Drama Vera Drake in two thousand and four it earned her an academy award nomination for Best Actress. Imelda Staunton is also the winner of three Olivier Awards for best actress in a musical for her roles in into the woods sweeney any told and Gypsy in two thousand and sixteen. She's back on screens this weekend. Joining the cast of the feature film version of Downton Abbey she spoke to Monaco's has been Ryland for me joining it now because I'm not in the series and although my husband who plays Carson isn't the series or do feel. I've lived but I think that's that's very interesting to think. NCA- about. Should we want things to stay the same and yet I also think within the story that Julian fellowes has given the female characters. You know I've could a very interesting story line because I come into it but women questioning there. Should I be living in this big house with servants. What what what's happening with the world and yet the audience crave costs and someone steady. They want things to be steady and safe because we are going to hell in a handcart hot. Let's face it to cling onto something that has got tradition. If you like and that's why I dare say we're all obsessed with the royal family or just something that is stable because it's all over the place and I think it stability that people want and yet we have to sort of we have to move within that the big question of course is which tradition should we hold onto and which ones should we move on from and we all collectively need to make this decision and in a microcosm sort of way that's the the dilemma faced with many of the characters you'll your character wants to make a decision without giving anything away that would be quite untraditional it would be against the idea of what what people do you and there are other characters such as Maggie Smith who looks at this and says no things shoot remain how they've always been and it's it sort of feels like a wider dilemma that we just don't know which ones we should hold onto to know but in film terms that's tension and that's what you need to make a drama. There's no point of us will sit making a film that everything's fine or everything's terrible you have to the tension is like the tension between Maggie Smith Skirt and Penelope Wilton character which yes you think about it. She doesn't belong to the House and so her role throughout the series was almost almost and I'm a I'm quoting her now but she was the window from the audience into Downton again will is that right and she could question on behalf of us. You know what was going on on and I think you have to be malleable with all these traditions and you have to move all family of how to move with the Times with you will in Kate and and how it has to move on and I think Downton has embraced that the film you know the fans just desperate for the film and I think they'll be delighted with it but I think they'll be delighted with it because although it's a chocolate box and it's a fantasy they're serious points in the film and I think you know for what it is. I think people go uh no. I think that's that's quite true if the made the cooks assistant questions. Why are we having to do all this the king and Queen or why are we having to you know just just questioning just putting things out there. I think it will make people listen to more than just oh what we have tea and dinner served. Well absolutely it's. It's such a cozy film but also you know we were talking about traditions and in a way the film is about nostalgia isn't it. I found myself coming out of a wondering whether it really is a love letter. Tunis eligible naught because there are so many elements of the film that while very much of the time that he's being depicted here. It's also making it clear that time is moving on culture is moving on whether these people choose to understand it or not the the king and Queen that come to visit wouldn't have any idea about this secret secret gay club. That's happening without anyone's knowledge behind these on March doors you know there is an element of a coach is moving on even if these people are living all all alone in a happy little place in their own little bubble at the end of the film it did make me one east this and affectionate love letter to nostalgia all has more of a reminder that all things will eventually end even Downton Abbey the series the film perhaps the structure itself yeah. I think it's both I think it's it you can give and take away and I feel that you know Downton. Abbey was Sunday night fair and it's not political to cope with a big P. It's as you said it's cozy television and it's feel good and that's that's what this is. We must pretend as any different than the there were few little ingredients. It's in their little bit risky. You know and that's within its remit. I think it hits all those marks and yes you know anything about the old days. It's no style Jake and and Britain does that quite well. I Suppose Julian fellowes you know with Gosford Park for goodness sake all those years ago he knows how to do that. So you see you can push the boundaries so fall with film right Downton Abbey and I think he's done it and I think he's served the regular characters. I'm aware on the periphery of at the end of the regular characters are who the fans want to see and this is a film that has been made because of the demand of the popular you know how many people one hundred twenty million people watching it so he's given them what they want. I think Imelda Staunton they're one of many stars of the new feature film version of Downton Abbey Speaking to Ben Ryland Downton Abbey is out in cinemas
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Very Brazilian trait when he was asked about his the attack that he had doing his campaign last year. And he said, oh, he was he was only thinking about his daughter. He also said, you know, because people say that his quite inning, former president, he used he wears like football shirts quite often. He says some kind of off color jokes all the time, but he said, you know that's my style. I'm not kind of a very formal man anyway, has he convinced you anymore that his latest Evine chart of Bill. I mean no. As it can see by my love here. Okay. Monaco's. Safaga telling it like it is listening to the briefing. Finally. Tone on picks guitar numb Cuba, who while millions over. Meru siege to. For those of you who not entirely gross, what just happened that, that was parasite, the first South Korean film to win the palm in Cannes. It's become a massive success in its own home country. Topping the South Korean books office and accounting for as much as seventy percent out of the market share in the weekend. Critics, according to crowning moments in Korean cinema. Mongols. I'm Ben Ryland has seen the film and he turned to in the studio. Now, then it sounds thrilling, visit absoulutely thrilling. It's would argue that it's probably just about everything you want from a movie. It has a certain weight of importance that comes with, with the, the story, and it has a little bit of a political allegory here, this something they're happening. It's being said about the their politic relationship between north and South Korea beyond all of that. It's actually a hell of a lot of fun. What's it about so authentically? It's about a. South Korean family living in Seoul, who quite poll, and they stumble upon this paternity too. Shall we say be employed.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Live from London. This is Midori house. I'm Ben Ryland on today's show the US gets a new congress tomorrow, but that government shutdown. Well, it looks at to roll on for a lot longer. Also ahead blows my mind that it took the killing of a Washington Post journalist for everyone to go. I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim person, you know, was like, yeah. No shit. He's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, the American comedian Hasan. Menage catches the eye of be Saudi government, but shoot net. Flicks have pulled his comedy series. Joining me full analysis of the former diplomat join Everard and the journalist Michael Goldfarb, plus China makes its plans for Taiwanese unification bluntly clear, and if you want New Year's resolution was to finally right that screenplay. Well, we'll tell you why twenty nine teen could be you'll year. That's. Oh, come on Midori house starting now. And welcome to the Dory. House. My guest today. John Everard, the former British diplomat who's held posts in Belarus, Uruguay and North Korea and Michael Goldfarb, an author and journalist based right here in London. Happy new year to you both and welcome to ALPHA's program for twenty nineteen as well on a day that also happens to Mark the conclusion of the one hundred and fifteenth US, congress the one hundred sixteenth congress will arrive tomorrow to a government in the midst of a shutdown as fiery debate continues of President Trump's plan for a border wall. I must say a plan. That's not looking too good at the moment. Michael. It's always a blame game isn't at one suspects. Trump thinks is all hurting the Democrats at the moment is Iran. Probably not I one of the things that happened in the last month of twenty eighteen is that a lot of key staff kind of just left. Left and they had basically checked out over the previous sixty days. So the last quarter. He's had no good advice. Not that he listens to much. Good advice. This was a fight. He didn't need to pick. The wall is this thing for his base. Everybody knows there's not going to be a wall. There might be new stretches of barrier and to shut the government down with a new democratic house of representatives coming in leg by woman now to Pelosi who actually knows how to use the legislative process to get what she wants. I think it's a fight. He didn't need. So what we're going to see over the next week? Or so is they'll be I mean haggling, and whether there's actually going to be some kind of funding. This is the critical thing that in a budget Bill continuing resolution to keep the government open. There will be money for funding the wall, my guess is there won't be as much as he wants. It'll be 'cause medic and they'll all get back. To work eventually. But for now, it's a useless waste of time. But then what's the Trump presidency in a word, a useless waste of time. Well, join ever I suspect the Donald Trump might say that there's no such thing as a bad fighter picking fights is really a hallmark of his leadership style. If you could call it that and at the moment, at least, he seems to be dictating the terms of the discussion, even if that discussion isn't necessarily a positive one is it baps still doing him some good to four Trump to be seen to be out there packing. Some punches. I don't think it's true that there's no such thing as about fighter bad fight is one in what you look stupid to your own base. And I think Trump runs a real risk of society that happening he has to deliver this wall. He's staked his political credibility on it. And every time he has these great Nuremburg style rallies. The base bay for the wa-. All they don't care. What it looks like whether it's a fact or anything it says, it's become iconic, which means the Nancy Pelosi, mice cut, right? I mean, Nancy pleasant knows all about how to use rules. She can hold into ransom..
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Hold your horses them August, it's Christmas Eve here in the U K. This is the day for breaking out panic buying last minute gifts and building up a bit of Dutch courage for the family affair of Christmas day itself. Would I know a very different story in your neck of the actually the draws sticker different the same panic. There were the deadline is close because you're actually you actually get your presence already in the evening these day. Now, what about innocent of aftermath? That's things are winding down. There's nothing certainly in the Edwards. Household that we like more than gathering around the TV and watching a bit of a Christmas classic is at the same story. Finland side or gosh. I haven't been there for so long. So I'm watching television during the Christmas. I know it's the Phoenix Christmas is psychologically, slightly different. Because we get the press in Santa Claus visits. The households already in the evening on the Christmas Eve. So then Christmas day. Boxing day. All those days are wondering what to do you spend a lot of time of your family. You you you eat so much you wouldn't believe. And there is something on television. Tiffany for some reason, I almost feel like saying that is funny Christmas tradition of having police academy on TV. But I'm not sure it may just be one parrots who'd be Lino just like watching their own films. They've been recording. Or maybe that it's actually board cost Eric Christmas day. But yeah, that's my analysis of what's happening in the Finnish television Christmas time. Well, to spare any of our listeners, the privation indignity of watching police academy any edition, or home, alone, etc. Etc. Monocle twenty fours resident film buff. Ben Ryland has put together a guide of his top tips. A little bit of a guide to festive films for all the family. That's listen. Curing a film full Christmas day or Christmas Eve can be quite difficult simply because for a lot of people. They are surrounded by people various different age groups, various different backgrounds, various different tastes. And so for that reason, I tend to think that it's usually best to go back to some of the tried and tested classics of decades gone by usually the further away the decade the better when it comes to festive classics generally Drouin towards the thirties. Forties nineteen fifties. Because that's when films they really had to appeal to a very broad market. And so you had this very wholesome family oriented entertainment now a of people will hear that and go that doesn't sound like my couple of tape thought. I would challenge you not to watch some of the films that I'll list right now. One of them, probably my favorite Christmas movie would be the shop around the corner from nineteen forty now this film stars James, Stewart and. Margaret Sullivan, and it's a romantic comedy, one of the early romantic comedies, certainly being in nineteen forty talking pictures at any being around for just over ten years, but it's a beautiful film. It started out as a Hungarian play. And it was turned into a picture by the great and Lubitsch oddly. It's actually still set in Budapest. Even though the whole thing was filmed on a back lot in Hollywood. But it's still maintains that sort of distant Chile feel it's a snow covered scene. And the classic story has James Jewett end. Margaret Sullivan exchanging letters with each other and falling in love with each other via the post without realizing that they actually both work in the same gift shop and in real life both have tended to hate each other up until the Christmas season forces them to have a bit of a rethink. I just finished a novel about a glamorous bridge. Actress from the coma de Ross's that's a fear in France..
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
"Well, if I went out into the street and collected a group of people and ask them what they. Thought of time. She looked like I suspect that the majority of them would think it looks like a flying car. So I thought well, that's what our hero would do to make a time machine that looks like a flying car. You've basically invented the popular notion of what a time machine looks like. Yeah. And of course, it was it was designed to be this final grace note joke at the end of the first back to the future movie. And now here we are. And so, you know, I had no idea that was going to happen. But here we are. Well, I wanna look back with just one more time because there is also being talk of you being the man who's going to make the witches happen bullet again, I very much loved book, especially in this part of the will roll dull classic is there any truth to the fact that you might be putting you a direct to'real skills behind that. It's a project that I've got into velopment, and it could very well happen. I mean, it's an early development. Now, I've got a notion of how to do that film in a way that you know, could be quite an interesting. And again, we. Now have the technological tools to realize that story in a way that it would be extremely elegant to see and done in a way where you could actually, you know, have the creatures as described in the role doll book, actually, come to life. The way that it is in the in the book. Of course, we ought talking. Just a few days off to the director of the first version of the witches nNcholas house away. He was ninety left an extraordinary legacy Olivia filmmaking. How do you approach that challenge of adapting something I once remake because I think what you describing isn't really a remake. It's another adaptation of the book. Does it play on your mind when you'll approaching something that has been previously adapted, even if you are going to adapt it your own way, I suppose there is still lingering fact that this has been done and viewers will probably have that early in the head as they going into the cinema. They're. As I mean, I think that I definitely thought about this long and hard when I did a version of the Christmas Carol because it'd been done like maybe twenty five times. But I do think that it's exactly the way you described it instead of doing it sort of as a remake you do it as a modern adaption, and it's not like, you're taking the original adaption that was the film version and changing that in any way, it's going back to the original source material and just read Rian vision unit for the time that it is right now, I'm not ask you one more question. And it is because I've been asked by multiple people to put this to you originally share had been approached to play the grand high witch in the nineteen ninety version and she couldn't do it. Would you consider her full the grand high witch annual vision? Sure, she's a great actress pefect dancer. Robot? Is speaking Ben Ryland there and robots new film?.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"This is the globalist the time. Now, just come out to thirty seven minutes past the top of the hour. I'm Georgina Godwin over career spanning four decades few filmmakers have challenged the possibilities of blockbuster movie making quite like robots the meccas with hits including romancing the stone who framed Roger rabbit death becomes her on the legendary back to the future energy. So Mike is films have helped redefined the art of special-effects wizardry, but there's Malta's meccas film than smoke and mirrors. He won the Academy Award for best picture and best director among other accolades for Forrest Gump in nineteen Ninety-four his latest film. Welcome to Mohan, which is based on a true story. See Steve carrell taking on the role of a celebrated artists who after a violent tuck retreats into the world. He built in his backyard. That's inhabited by Dole's one calls. Ben Ryland split to Robertson Micheals about the state division effects in today's movies. I think that everything. That you can be your greatest strength can also be greatest weakness. And I think that you know, when when a new technology, I think in the history of movies when a new technology is invented or or comes to fruition it's generally misused and it's used to show itself. But then after a while what happens is is that filmmakers, you know, understand how the tool should be used and they use it in a way that makes it invisible. Which of course, is always what you want the technique of filmmaking to be. So I think you're right to say that CGI is coming of age in the best thing that will happen is when the audience gets to a point where they're not sure or don't care anymore. How the technique is done because that means then that, you know, the audience never thinks about I wonder where they have the microphone, you know. They never think about that in movies because it doesn't matter anymore. There assume..
Kanji of the year reflects disasters that battered Japan in 2018
"Into the next year because I mean, given that this one means disaster or misfortune, that's sort of feels like a bit of an unfortunate way to start off the new year. Summing up of the year and Japan is had an extraordinary year. We've had typhoons incredible heat wave in the summer. And there have been financial scandals the economy contracted, I think people just felt this this current to really either let's put that year to bed. It's it's not about looking into the future. You know? I mean last year's character was north Kita and that was about North Korea, which dominated the news agenda at that point. So it's just really a reflection of what what is being about people being talking about an and and it's been a succession of sorry to say, but has been a succession of disasters. So I mean, you've this one's obviously not not a great one last year's also contents. Have we seen many is chosen that have actually been quite positive quality? Cheerful. They didn't have to be cheerful. I think there's something quite sort of poetic about it. You know, people are not afraid of the the the disaster. It it sort of some things up quite nicely. So I don't think people will see it as a bad thing. And you know. In fact, I think really it means that we're looking forward to the next year and every year people get quite interested in this thing. And I think you know, across Japan, people do want to know, you know, I think they did vote for it. So they they also agree. So for them, it seems quite as sort of a positive and the early well facing the facts copy such a bad thing. Then as long as that's what we're doing monocle Tokyo bureau chief Yona Wilson, thanks for joining us here on the briefing that does bring us to the end of today's program. It was produced by Reese, James and researched by your lingo fan Gabrielle, della Santi, a Nick money's I'll studio manager was Sarah miles. Now, do join us full the briefing at the very same time tomorrow, I'll be back with you for that program as well. And due to union to Midori house today that's live at eighteen hundred here in London thirteen hundred if you're listening in New York, I'm Ben Ryland. That's the briefing by for now.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"This week on call it twenty four. We had dusting off the history books and considering why certain people places and moments feature very prominently while others might not receive the attention. They perhaps deserve. We start today at the cinema Monaco's Ben Ryland unearths some of the lost stories of the silent film, making era. We've probably all seen short snippets of old silent movies, whether it's a British pathway newsreel from the nineteen twenty s or a couple of scenes from Fritz Lang's metropolis, perhaps the most famous silent film from nineteen twenty seven few of us, however, have actually seen a silent movie all the way through. I started as a collective from the age of eleven, and I bought a number of silent films abridged for home movie us back in the twenties. They were very cheapen fit my project that's Kevin Brownlow. One of the world's leading film historians and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award quite startled high. They look was I expected silent films to be what people told me they were badly made hopelessly photographed just and teacups and not very interesting. Antiques. And what I saw completely. It's completely the opposite of that. So I became a one man evangelist trying to make people watch these films. And even in those days, the national foam who would run very occasionally a silent film, but it would generally look terrible just to confirm people's prejudices because the prince have been badly made by the laboratory. And when you took something to be printed at the labs, they would say, let's that's how old you lucky to get anything off this. But in fact, the quality will superb right from the beginning and. So. I began to us why? So how is this possible that this prejudices built up? And it turns out that when talk his came in the producers were desperate, the people wouldn't want to go back to silence. So they used to take very primitive films and put funny voices on them and cook in called commentaries and honky tonk music and make them look ridiculous. So that people felt was that's what we fell in love with. They wouldn't let you see the great films..
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"It's eight, twenty three in Venice, seven. Twenty-three here in London. Now this week on the globalist were dusting off the history books for look at the people places and moments. The pups were given the attention they deserved we saw today at the cinema as Mongols Ben Ryland reexamines the largely lost art of silent film making. We've probably all seen short snippets of old silent movies, whether it's a British pathway newsreel from the nineteen twenty s or a couple of scenes from Fritz Lang's metropolis, perhaps the most famous silent film from nineteen twenty seven few of us, however, have actually seen a silent movie all the way through. I started as a collective from the age of eleven, and I bought a number of silent films abridged for home movie use back in the twenties. They were very cheapen fit my project that's Kevin Brownlow. One of the world's leading film historians and the recipient Elvin honorary Academy Award quite startled and how they look was I expected silent films to be what people told me they were in badly made hopelessly photographed, just antiques and not very interesting. Antiques. And what I saw completely. It's completely the opposite of that. So I became a one man evangelist trying to make people watch these films. And even in those days, the national foams would run very occasionally a silent film, but it would generally look terrible just to confirm people's prejudices because the prince have been badly made by the laboratory. And when you took something to be printed the labs, they would say, let's that's how old you lucky to get anything off this. But in fact, the quality will superb right from the beginning and. So. I began to us why? So how is this possible that this prejudices built up meant? It turns out that when talk his came in the producers were desperate that people wouldn't want to go back to silence. So they used to take very primitive films and put funny voices on them, and could you know called commentaries and honky tonk music and make them look ridiculous. Say that people felt was that's what we fell in love with. They wouldn't let you see the great films..
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Week in two thousand seventeen the medicine of blend of teen romance. Duck intrigue and mafia thriller is based on a story by Maka Manca Sola who was inspired to write the tale after reading a real life, kidnapping multiples. Ben Ryland asked him how those harrowing chew events informed his book and the new film. Of course pussies. In a way the show story Detroit, which eventually inspired the film was a middle stage process because I came the true story. The happened in Italy in the nineteen nineties, a story, the new from a distance because I'm not Sicilian and probably didn't hear about it when it happened, but it came to know it later and kind of started to obsess me. So Venturi I wrote a story about it in a book that was made of stories that were all kind of senior as in inspired by through events, but re invented through literature. So this story about this Sicilian story takes the two events of the kidnapping. Over young boy. The mafia could not him, you know, a crime that shocked Italy because it was really, really grim to terrible. The mafia in theory shouldn't touch children in theory. And it took the story and I add a layer to it layer Ray invention because when it comes to just telling the truth story, probably they're better people who can do that journalists witnesses, people who do that. But I'm a right, I'm a novelist. So I thought, how about I tried to tell the story, but I put something more in it. So add are the Carters and the fictional bought the book was published. The directors of the fin fobbing Tonio happened to read it and to get very interested in that specific stars because they are decision and they were very obsessed with stories well in their own way. So eventually that's the way my story became the stage of the process from the from the real through crime story to the film that is now being released and the mafia stories of the Maulvi. Here we, we hear about them. We see them on the screen quite often, but I find that often these stories romanticized in a certain way in that they may not be pleasant, but they have some sort of a grisly attraction to them. And that's often Weiwei drawn to. These stories is not often that it's told in a away that that you'll story. Cents itself, which has elements of fantasy elements of fiction. And of course the stable characters children yet mobsters than to be fascinating cardis right in fiction, but not reality. It's interesting because if you read what the witnesses of the real story wrote life, for instance, people who are part of the gang who the mafia gang who then started Quebrada with Justice with police and a few them through a couple of them ended up writing a book about the real events as a sort of for them. And if you read those books that don't usually is yes, we were very bad. Maybe I wasn't that bad in Yan maybe was still human now and all the books then to show you the the leaders were there. You Manitoba was the in fact, if the money was there will have been doing that full stop like keeping a boy imprisoned for over two years. And eventually killing him. And that's a very adult thing trying to find excuses trying to say that in a way or another, where all implied trying to say, well, I'm not as guilty as Luke, whereas from from a child's point of view, actually his different adults are actually all corrupt another world. And that's how it goes in the story in the film older adults. All the figures are one way or another corrupt, but you have a now that way through ca thinks another kind of innocence. And maybe besides because their children gray young people, they can go beyond and that beyond his defensive element that you mentioned. I think fantasy in the case of this film is a bitter stretch their no unicorns dragons around thing. It's more about very subtle in gray area.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Top business headlines to right here on on the briefing with me ben ryland britain's prime minister theresa may we'll today publish the most important document yet on the way to the uk wants to leave the european union the contents of the white paper were agreed by ministers last week at chequers the prime minister's country residence however the plan has enraged supporters of a socalled hard brexit and there's now mounting pressure for a rival white paper to be published on joined now by lunch price political writer and commentator and former director of communications for british prime minister tony blair lance what's got the brexit is so upset basically they're upset because the white paper the due to see any minute now on the statement in the house of commons allows the european union to basically set the rules all trade in goods between the european union and britain we've agreed to a common rulebook but really that means a rule booklets been written by the european commissioned by the european union and its distant were so there's a question mark over what happens when those rules change when new products come on the market but new safety regulations health regulations and so might be introduced how much of the site of the british parliament will actually have over that the british government is saying we'll have a say most people that actually when push comes to shove at we will have to sign up to whatever brussels decides and bats for many brexit is people who genuinely wholeheartedly audit of brexit isn't really brexit all and there were reports this morning that they're now coles full the rival wide paper to be published this is this is something that theresa may's said to have considered but then ditched before deciding on the terms that that we have something about after that meeting at check is what is the intention of releasing the rival white papers that mealy designed to undermine the prime minister and maybe we can her a little bit well i'm not so intelligent because the biggest weakness the hotline brexit is always had all the way along is that they've never put forward an alternative plan they talked in generalities and platitudes to illness about how britain could prosper completely outside the european union not taking any rules from from brussels and and the european institutions and going it alone but no one has ever spelled out how that would work in practice they didn't do during the referendum they haven't done it since the river and even when they davis and for his johnston resigned from cabinets spectacularly as today the of this week they still haven't sent out how they would do things differently in detail so if there is a rival why pay bill which which explains or that then let's see if we certainly should be able to to to the competitive but the view the government is that there is no workable alternative and and i think that if an alternative what people were to be published it would be seemed to be completely unacceptable to participate in this a genuine right to two jobs on a large scale to the prosperity of people in the united kingdom and we'll be locked out of cool one imagines the from the seat of the prime minister it might also be a symbol of something that could potentially threaten her position even if you have a look at the way that all of this is being covington nationally a load of the focus is placed upon whether the current prime minister will be the one who is eventually sitting in that office once brexit day finally arrives if that rival wide paperwork to be published would it be reasonable for two reasons to look at that as as an indication that perhaps there's another faction that engine its way towards where she sitting right now well it depends on the contents of that wipe it would have to be very convincing white paper a set of proposals and for it to get sufficient suppose even within the conservative party never mind the parliament all widely to be a real threat to theresa may's position and the interesting thing is some of the most hardline members of parliament who really are out on the fringes of the brexit debate because they are so extreme in that news on on brexit have said it don't want to challenge her for the.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"At all that network would want to cancel something like this because roseanne the person decided it was her own conscious decision to make racism one of her values and she started using that she's used it before as well she's on she's being racist on her twitter feed before so this wasn't the first time there was always going to be that that sticky question as to how the network would handle someone who they knew from the outset was a loose cannon the the very modest they knew that she was on controllable she was uncontrollable when she was on tv the first time you know she's only got crazier over the years so this was always going to be a question that they grappled with but i think it surprising that a big network would want to make a very clear statement that actually racism is not something that we stand for and well good on them for doing that we're going to take a short break now you're listening to madari house with me under malone with ben ryland deafening counties unfort under augusta per shaker more after very short break i very own monocle library is growing into a robust collection of wellturned out titles for an in depth look into our core theme of quality of life why not delve into our first ever book the monocle guide to better living for any would be business leaders entre preneurs or even established companies in search of fresh ideas there's the multiple guy to good business in how to make a nation a monocle guide we looked at the small and the big things that can help make our nation's work better and in the monocle tied to drinking and dining we bypass the foam and the fuss to uncover the makings of a truly great meal monaco's handsome books are published by our friends dalton in berlin and offer a world of new experiences between the covers so spruce up your shelves today and by some of our titles online at monaco dot com or from any good bookstore.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Arts Review
"Schmidt's you let me jack you mentioned premium well in just one moment duta visual topic to love or markle's ben ryland met up with the stars of the film that don't show and visit cost on the waterfront at canny started by asking about the intensity of the films drama i felt like just i wanted to be on the set everyday i was right in place i found blessed to win this movie honored and so proud to share it with people and proud to to accompany of noli in competition because here is like window case for a movie to be shown as soon as you go to ken official competition nobody watches the feel the same way so for us it's very big pride to be among the four french movies in competition and to be choosen among one thousand nine hundred movies that the committee so so that's what i feel and i heard you speaking in the press conference after the premier and speaking so highly of a when you stepped on bold the film you really didn't have to think about it at all you happy to take the role but i i wonder did you have any antiseparation that it would receive the response that it has received here in cannes my impression is that when people saw this film they really knew immediately that this is something quite profound that was being said here did you feel that way while you were making the film was it only after useful the finished product that you started to to really get an idea of what you taken part in well it's hard for me to be objective because i'm a huge fan of honore's works of almost always movies i love his his movies and it wasn't a dream of mine to be in one of his movies one day this is the perfect movie for me to be working with him so i didn't know it would been ken but when i saw it one and a half month ago i didn't realize how good it was until i saw it again in ken in the official spinning because i was it was okay so myself.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"We find a cask with thirty two bottles in it we can make that work release and it's a wonderful thing to be able to be that flexible so i think everybody has a favorite some of the reasons will be emotional some of the movie do the taste of the product we'll get very emotionally attached what we do i think we are the two of us are particularly proud of the fact that we work with our fathers and we're taking what they started taking it on that's very sort of evocative position to be in stories that hundred dollars tell you but you also earlier about how we find things we find them in a number of ways but we also we have a very flat tasting process so that there are a lot of very old but not very delicious spirits out there and you can be very easily seduced by the moment the environment the sunshine the atmosphere to everything is also tasted narrow fish which is a very boring office in in london by everybody and it's only if we all agree that something is really superb that we would ever release it as ostro release rebecca j go and vinegar sp from the last drop distillers talking to marcus hippie there's more in the new edition of the menu you can hear it in full nineteen hundred london time tomorrow here on monocle twenty four now the news industry moves quickly and that means that some stories never achieved the prominence that they perhaps deserve warm is taken up in a new documentary film called cambodian spring a portrait of three people caught up in an at times violent land rights dispute that study built into a national movement monaco's ben ryland spoke to the film's director chris kelly the story is about the human cost of being an activist it's a film about activism as opposed to activist film and the people that are in the fellow the venerable survive is a really unique individuals a really brave character i met him at a press conference implem pan in two thousand nine he was there with a little camera phone knock and seventy or something like that pre smartphone days filming his community as they were delivering a petition he was artist actually he painted the story of buddha on the walls of pagodas around the country and when.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Schmidt's you and me jack not twickeham you mentioned opinion what can be just one moment malaysian duta visual topic cooed to love sabana the sound of sorry angel well monaco's ben ryland has met the stars of the film pl diller don't sean and van some lacoste on the ken waterfront and he started by asking about the intensity of the films drama like just i wanted to be on the everyday i was right in place i found blessed to win this movie honored and so i'm now proud to share it with people and proud to to accompany of in competition because here is like window case for a movie to be shown as soon as you go to ken official competition nobody watches the film the same way so for us it's very big pride to be among the four french movies in competition and to be choosen among one thousand nine hundred movies that the committee so so that's what i feel and i heard you speaking in the press conference after the premium area and you were speaking so highly of a when you stepped on bold the film you really didn't have to think about it at all you happy to take the role but i i wonder did you have any anti pation that it would receive the response that it has received here in canada my impression is that when people saw this film they really knew immediately that this is something quite profound that was being said here did you feel that way while you were making the film or was it only after you saw the finished product that you started to to really get an idea of what you taking part in.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Arts Review
"Let's move on from palm passes to the chem film festival we've been getting updates through the week on one of the most important events in the film distribution candidate is a place where some lucrative deals struck monaco's ben ryland is in can covering the festival forest he spoke to foam critic jason solomons discuss what's happened scifo i think this is very different can ever came to sort of say that the new decade trenna reboot reshift gopher a younger feel to this kind so it's less starry in a way that over the years can make stalls of otas you know he's made stars of i'll motive our it's made styles of directors like his kids have on the jury here it's based michael to join some new older filmmakers and is really having a look around the world and try and see where the cinemas that it's a battle this year between netflix rather famously and can you know can is a theatrical curated experience netflix is kind of algorithms on your on your computer and it's battle between that and it's it's interesting to see kind of happening here all the quasi so i think it's a very different kind it's a can that's been affected by me two times up so the women's debates kind of always on here on the quiz at i remember ephron before she died said one of the things she wouldn't miss panels about women in film well laura i gotta tell you a few listening up there there's a lot more of them at the moment but it is acting the way things kind of conduct on the quad people nervous about showing the flesh and being the glamour of the old chauvinistic french ways that's kind of down this year the hollywood stars quite know how to deal with here in big numbers there are a lot of people.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Statistics say that nothing's changed people still behave the way they used to before even though they can stay open to laser the soho perhaps we'll see how the people behave this summer should those bars get those applications marcus hippie joining us here in studio thank you marcus and finally today the cannes film festival gets underway tomorrow on the french riviera monaco's ben ryland jetting there early tomorrow morning ben is in studio with us now ben what are the highlights from this year's festival daniel lovely to be here i've taken time out from pacoima bags to to give you an update on what to expect look there are plenty of highlights coming up at the festival which takes off tomorrow one of those will be the film under the silver lake this one is it's a bit of a throwback to the old film wa day so it set in los angeles it stars andrew garfield and it's from the director david robert mitchell some people might recall that he had a film at ken a couple of years ago code eight fellows which was quite a hit so a lot of people will be looking forward to seeing what he brings to the nuwara format an another director making a return to ken wilby spike lee he's got a film premiering called black klansman which a lot of people have been talking about it's actually produced by jordan peele who recently won an oscar of course and look you might be aware of this daniel bit of the opening night film at cannes an always so good a lot of a lot of the time ten is famous for having us pedigree of cinema and then for some reason the opening film can quite often be very flimsy in a bit wake with had grace of monaco a few years ago famously disastrous film starring co kidman his grace kelly not long after that we had cafe society which was a very weak and watery thing for him woody allen this year looks set to be a bit of a difference though we've got everybody knows which is from the two time academy of woodwind as a haughty he's putting a film abair starring penelope cruz and heavy bottom which it say spanish film so a lot of people looking forward to that me included.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Did you feel as though there was some sort of pre existing expectation maybe that you had to live up to how did you deal with that to me was more than an honor because door films since ernie ninety the f a wisdom their immaturity there for entertainment value they have an origin ality within vate japanese boundaries retired my and i'm not alone in my profession most of us know their films and have seen the many times so yes to degrade was don't take day are a doctor's fills orientated does how they were studio the director decides and for someone outside film in street at may be well yeah obviously of course detector starts it's not there's a culture especially in california to decree also in europe depends on the film and distribution where basically producers decide about project was to look like which audience to targets and they hired are actor to fulfill vape particular responsibility which is used but it's the producers baby when you make a doctor's film its directness baby deductor can say the produces listen i know i can't explain it but i feel this should be an account deviate from that i waited wanted to be this way and it's an intuitive decision sometimes and the doctor he or she can talk around it but can't really justify it and produces have to accept that as to jimmy works like that and i knew that's when they asked me to make film they confirmed it they said it will be directors film under french law which respects directors filled space stormy and please propose story please proposes style and good luck and that worked for me hundred percent that's exactly the kind of respect that i find stimulating their attentions were very high but so we're my own i'm a difficult with myself i'm not saying it's perfect vais much onto make that perfect film so it wasn't that don't team because we were alarmed we both wanted to be perfect that was my speaking monocle ben ryland over more on the death of teke hasaan.
"ben ryland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Cinema Show
"Nordic hawas has been slashing its way through paperback novels and small screen adaptations but it hasn't quite made its way to the big screen just yet ease the snowman the film to change that from the dory house in london i'm ben ryland and this is the cinema show also ed i discover of his boop two lives of the tweens and i really enjoyed it i thought it was funny succeed and to a i will take frieda and the was something i wanted to make for a long time as a finn french filmmaker france was on unleashed his psychosexual thriller lamb on do blair on audiences at this week's london film festival he'll tell us how a novel by joyce carol oates inspired his absurdly twisted tale and this is not about technology or sifi is basically about how we live our lives and what they made up of particularly memory she began her career starring opposite james dean 1950 fives east of eden now eighty six year old lowest smith he's playing opposite john home in the cleverly touching science fiction tale marjorie prime that's all the head on the cinema show on more cool 24 tell him i think it's the falling snow that sets the care of than who does he laid the snowman for building snowmen cuttings up into little pieces that's what a child does to establish.