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Which are the best songs on Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits?
"So there are eighteen songs on greatest hits cd you want to just go through them in order and then you talk about whether you think it's a good song or not and then you said you have some addition a better not on this list that i would include. Yes looking at number one born to run. Obviously that's a first ballot right. Everybody acknowledges that went when you think of for springsteen and the music videos era. This one didn't have like one of those choreographed music videos but it was one of those concert video and i will say there's things about music are especially likable to me. I'm a big sent guy which doesn't use a lot of sense except for dancing in the dark has a lot of it which is probably why. It's one of my favorite songs his. I'm big on piano. And i'm big on horns. So born and ryan has a big horn section of the great clarence clemenceau. Yeah we're gonna run became on the radio. I wouldn't immediately change it. I bled it at least get through a couple of seconds before i said okay. I've had enough of that even before this recent awakening you would have said. Oh yeah. I knew the song. It would've been one of the five that i would given you as an original bruce springsteen number next to read thunder road is a song that resp- eurest adore. But i don't know if it says big and the general population. What do you think i. I had not really been familiar with the song until after we had our discussions. Yeah i do remember it coming on like radio back. In the olden days on classic rock and the ad like that it would get played every once in a while. But i never really paid attention to it. So once we started having our bruce discussions as you force fit it into how many episodes yes i did. Listen to it a little bit more. And i it kind of fits into the born to run that. That's one of the things about bruce springsteen that i don't like yeah he has acdc syndrome okay. We're a lot of his song. Sound almost exactly the same guy now. The musical arrangements don't necessarily sound that way. They will usually have some kind of piano. They will usually have some kind of porn section. For which is which i like. Yeah but you know what it is. It's his voice. His voice brings the band but only in certain songs. There's some songs for. He's entirely understandable. And then there's other times where it's nonstop own. He's basically doing fake. Bruce springsteen from the ben stiller show which was a great show by the way won't be wing. Linda would agree with you that his i don't understand what he say and he has said. It's like a hard mumble that somebody is doing while they're on the toilet trying to push one out. That is that he asked him to make. I've just lost my not necessarily that. That's always a bad thing. Don't forget all of the music surrounding the horrible. Singing is enjoyable. One of the questions. I ask in every week. Bruce does mary get in the car. So have you listened to the song enough to answer that question. I would need to actually read the lyrics because they are so unintelligible so near basically telling me that it's a song about people running away. Yeah and there at the end of it. There's a decision to be made or the girlfriend is deciding. She's going to run away. With bruce right kind of like you know the end of inception when the puppets that's exactly what it is so was that a yea or nay. Oh thunder road. Yeah when we go through this list. There's going to be very few that i would say. Don't count okay. not necessarily that. I think they're great song. But they are acknowledged consensus hits among just a masses. When i listened to that song it's so similar to born to run. I almost have a hard time separating. They almost feel like one really long song. And they're both from the same album and i think that was the theme. He was going through all right badlands. I like that one. I want to be rich for. Expend king teen is a sci-fi till he rules again another one that has really difficult lurks to understand. But i love the dignity. Ding ding ding again piano. I love really hard said piano music. Which is why. Even though bruce hornsby only has like three they are in great. Three one of the things that bruce wanted from the beginning and he still does is. He has a piano player and a keyboard player onstage with him. So you have the view cynth- and piano yes classical piano. That's that's really good combines. Both things that are really enjoy music. If you can get them both going at the same time. I like giant mashes of different kinds of sounds which is one of the reasons why i was drawn to wrap so much because rap samples so many different things at once inside a one song to a lot of people that would just sound like noise and are just a mess. I me i don't know how my brain processes things. But i love that kind of chaos within a song jokin. Good one of the other things as a sports fan when he does. Badlands live the fans. They start chanting almost like if you're in a soccer match so the river was a big hit. Yes buying knowledge that one. Although it's an extremely long song difficult to get all the way through depressing yes it. A lot of these songs are about people down on their luck yet. Town is closing the mill down. And i don't know if we're going to survive as a couple all you know. Is it time to budd dwyer off ourselves or should we go somewhere else. Yeah they all have that similar. Theme jon stewart. Talked about it that. When you listen to bruce springsteen you're no longer just the loser loser in an epic tale. Brian one of my favorite stories about the river. Think of his at the national show and someone held up a sign. Saying it's my nineteenth birthday. Will you play the river. And there's the line for my nineteenth birthday got a union card and a wedding coat. Burma i gotta union. And we're going do not ever heard the song just because adventures birthday. This is not a song. You play to celebrate Any and he was gonna play it anyway right every concert. There's a certain group of songs the river. Wow really yeah. I would think if you're going to pay that much money to go. See bruce springsteen he would understand okay. There is at least ten or fifteen off of my greatest hits that i know i need to give to the masses or else they are gonna revolt. Always do hide the fans. Think of that like Like if you go to springsteen concert and he doesn't do born to run. Do you feel disappointed. You've been like thirty concerts. So would know sam lison one of our poker buddies and one of our friends our podcast. He would gladly give a born to run to hear a different song. And my point is every show is someone's first show. And if you go to your first. Bruce springsteen show and he does it do born to rhyme. You're going to go. What the hell.
Sarah Cooper is getting a Netflix special
"Netflix. Lisa G. Report Cooper Game fame during the pandemic by lip sinking impressions of President Donald Trump that she posted on TIC Tac and other social media platforms. Her how to videos of earned tens of millions of views and garden support and re tweets from Ben Stiller, Chrissy Teak and Jerry Seinfeld and Seth Meyers, among others. Sarah Cooper. Everything's fine is set to premiere this fall. According to Netflix, the variety special feature vignettes dealing with Politics, race, gender and class. Your voice. Your
11 Trivia Questions on Dodgeball the Movie
"All Right Dodge ball the movie. Let's dive into this quiz. From Mike. It says see if you can dodge any wrong answers in this quiz from the two thousand, four dodgeball movie. Here's question number one. What is the name of the gym that is threatening to go bankrupt at the start of the movie number one what's the name of the gym that is threatening to go bankrupt at the start of the movie number one number one. Question number two according to the movie. If you can dodge what object, you can also dodge a ball according to a line in the movie. If you can dodge what object, you can also dodge a ball number to. Question number three on your list, what is the name of White Goodman's competing? Jim Number three what is the name of White Goodman's competing Jim Number? Three. Number four in the instructional thirty five millimeter film. What are the five ds of dodgeball number four in instructional film? One of the five Ds dodgeball. Question Number Five, one of Peterloo floors, dodgeball team members Steve had a unique accent and dress code. What was it? What was Steve's unique accent Andress Code number five. Number six. What is the nickname given to the ESPN channel that televises the International Dodgeball Association Finals Number Six, the nickname given to the ESPN channel that televises the international dodgeball. Association finals. Number seven patches Houlihan was played by what actor number seven patches. Oh, Houlahan was plagued by what actor number seven. Question number eight what animal represents Ben Stiller's team in the dodgeball matches number eight. What animal represents Ben Stiller's dodgeball team in the matches. Question Nine. How did Patches Oh Houlahan die right before the final tournament number nine how did Patches Houlahan die right before the final tournament? Question number ten what actress Played Owens German love Interest Fran number ten what actors played owens German love Interest Fran. And the bonus for two points for one point each what were the first names of the two color commentators at the dodgeball tournament for one additional point or their last names or their first names for one point and what their last names for the other point.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
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"ben stiller" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Been a few weeks since we've had one because frankly we can't get into rooms with people and sit down and talk the way we usually do for our Sunday conversations but this week we have a special treat for you the Great Ben Stiller. Who has been on this podcast before and who has been a guest for interviews on Sunday today. We wanted to talk to him about his father. The late Jerry Stiller the late great Jerry Stiller the late hysterical Jerry Stiller who you probably know by now passed away at the age of ninety two just a few days ago. Ben Was Very Gracious. He said Yeah. I'd love to come on and talk about my dad. Ben Doesn't have a movie to promote. Didn't WanNa talk about charity or anything else he said. Can We talk about my dad? And of course the answer was yes so the way this went was. I walked across the driveway to my garage. Sat Down we set up a camera. You'll see the full interview on Sunday today this weekend on NBC. And I talked to him into a screen. Basically on zoom. Like you've been talking to people or maybe doing your job so we got together just to talk about his POPs. Of course his DAD got. Its start in comedy with an Mira who would become his wife. And Mira's Ben Stiller's mother they were known as Stiller and Mir they appeared on Johnny Carson. They appeared on the Ed Sullivan. Show many many times one of the great early comedy acts of the nineteen fifties and sixties and of course. Jerry had a resurgence when he came back in the nineties. As George Castanza's father on Seinfeld and Ben Talks about. What a rebirth that was in Jerry. Stiller career was a really sweet conversation. Ben. Stiller's at home. I'm at home. Just two guys talking to over zoom about the late great Jerry Stiller. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ben Stiller. Right now on the Sunday. Sit down. Podcast ben thanks so much for doing this night. I really appreciate you taking the time we we're GONNA get together about a week ago and little did I know that Our conversation interrupted by such sad news. How are you doing asking your father? thanks really done okay. You know. It's it's sad sad when you lose a parent And he was a great guy. I do feel very fortunate You know right now this time that we were able to be together. There's so many people who are not able to be with loved ones and losing them and not being able to have that connection at end. I was fortunate the could be at home. So I really grateful for that But you know. He was a kind of replaceable person. Is it a strange thing? Have to imagine that the entire country is served grieving. And you're dealing with this public grieving and people saying that adults is to you and why people like me want to talk to you about it when for you. It's your dad. It's a very personal thing. It's not like that yeah. I say it's been really heart warming to see how much he touched people. How beloved by people he was. I knew that but you know really when something like this happens you really feel it and And I know that for him. He loved doing what he did and he loved connecting with people and I know this would have made him feel great. You know that as a kid from the lower east side Grew up very poor during the depression. It was his dream to be in show business to be a comedian. I mean he really worked hard for it so I think for him. All of his success was sort of like he kind of he took it in. He never saw him. He was never blase about it. He never took it for granted. I think he was always that kid who You know grew up really Not necessarily knowing where their where they were going to be living in the next few months and moved the thirteen or fourteen times news. A Kid and his dad was a bus driver. They never you know they. It was tough so this was all kind of a dream for new really. Yeah I don't think most people realize that because he came into their lives either Seinfeld King of Queens or with Stiller Mirror but his personal story is incredible Incredibly Humble Beginnings served in the army during World War. Two the guy has degrade American story for sure. I mean you know is a Jewish kid from the lower east side Who is taking the law? Bill shows? We'd see Eddie Cantor in or the Morris brothers and he wanted to do that. You wanted to be Be Funny and And he followed that. His parents didn't have any connection with show. Business wasn't the Happiest House. All there's a lot of fighting when he was a kid in when he was sixteen he He kind of lied about his age when he joined the army. I think because he wanted to both patriotic and he also wanted to kind of figure out a way forward in this life and so he got the GI bill. When you is a funny story he. He wrote a book by the way about his life which I have here Mary to laughter that he spent a lot of time on all these stories in there and one of the stories when he was in the army he played football on his intramural team. In Italy there were occupying army in Italy. And there was this one. Mp That was not nice to him and had said some kind of the mean antisemitic. Things as being a guy in the army that time. There's lots of segregation. There was no it was it was complicated and he got to play. This guy knows the ball game at Emmanuel Stadium in Caserta Italy which was as big stadium and this. Mp was playing against him and he got to tackle him and he was so you know had so much inside of him. Guy Downey broken ankle. Entire Stadium cheered when he went off at. The end of the game was eighty eight. They're chanting within. And I just think about that because I think he was so in realized he was so quiet and and sweet But underneath he this you know a a lot of I think You know he was kind of like this volcano underneath that had a lot of motion. And that would come out on on. Seinfeld these characters but it never really came out real life And so it was SORTA like his outlet. Thank in house himself unless he was playing football incident. T the two times SEINFELD FOOTBALL GAMES DURING WORLD WAR. Two so has he been from World War Two GI bill to a life in show business. Because that's a wildly for someone. Who has you say had no connection? Show-business didn't have errands in the business. How did we get? I think it was pure will drives He went to Syracuse. 'cause he knew they had a theater program there on the GI bill and he had a teacher there named Sawyer. Faulk that That he felt that blamed him. I think and Was a tough teacher. But he Supported him and put them in plays at Syracuse and reviews and then he went out and tried to get work. You know like the way actors would in the fifties In the end up at In Chicago at the State Fair Railway Fair where he got a job a pony express show and got a job south or cinnabon expression forces and he said of course you know kid from natural and got and from then he got you know you got a pardon another. Play a little part. And then he just went to the orchestra making the rounds with you know people like John Cavity is in You know Other actors that time would go and You know just give the picture John Agent and say hey you know think about me for Martin they get a call and he just kept on working at met my mom that way and they fell in love and Lipton. Little apartment in the village and then weren't making any. We're starving for for a long time. And my dad had this idea to do a comedy.
New York - Jerry Stiller, Comedian And ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, Dies At 92
"Veteran comic actor Jerry Stiller not younger generations of course as Ben Stiller's father and of course George Castanza's father on Seinfeld has died. Natural Causes US ninety two years old born in one thousand nine hundred seven in New York Mary to end of like I said father to Ben Stiller He was not just known for being Frank Costanza but he was also Arthur spooner on King of Queens. You might remember that as over eighty film and Television appearances it And Mira died in twenty fifteen and stiller is survived by Children Ben and Amy and two grandchildren.
Jerry Stiller, veteran comic and Ben's father, has died at 92
"One of America's best known comedic actors has died Jerry Stiller who along with his wife started making audiences laugh back in the nineteen fifties died from natural causes correspondent Steve Kasten bomb says his son Ben Stiller announced his father's passing on Twitter he's remembered most as Frank Costanza allowed father of George Costanza with a short temper on Seinfeld me George festivus is
Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says
"And yeah we gotta start with veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller of being remembered for his a long career in television and the movies Broadway his son Ben Stiller did confirm his father's death at the age of ninety two early this morning on Twitter after very long career performing in comedy routines with his wife and mera a Stiller became known for his role on Seinfeld as Frank Costanza and as Leah Remini's father on king of
Jerry Stiller dies of natural causes at 92
"Legendary funnyman Jerry Stiller has died his son actor Ben Stiller tweeted this morning that his father had passed away from natural causes at the age of ninety two while his career spanned many decades Jerry Stiller may be best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld Jerry Stiller first became famous doing comedy routines with his wife and Mira she was tall and Irish Catholic he was shortened Jewish they played up their differences for laughs how
Jerry Stiller, veteran comic and Ben's father, has died at 92
"Or Jerry Stiller a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice has died at the age of ninety two dollars death was confirmed this morning by his son actor Ben Stiller to tweet who said his father died of natural causes Mr still as accomplishments as an actor were considerable recently he was best known as George Costanza's father on Seinfeld my George isn't clever enough to hatch a scheme like this you got that right the hell does that mean
Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says
"Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died his son Ben Stiller tweeting about it saying his father died of natural causes Stiller played the dad of George Costanza on Seinfeld a little bit was born this is Jerry Stiller also played Arthur Spooner on the CBS show the king of queens Stiller grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan married and Amira and the two teamed up as a comedy duo Stiller and mera mera died in twenty fifteen Jerry Stiller was ninety two years
Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92
"Comedian Jerry Stiller has died at the age of ninety two of natural causes according to his son Ben Ben Stiller Stiller also also an an actor actor and and comedian comedian Jerry Jerry Stiller Stiller began began his his career career opposite opposite his his comedian comedian wife wife the the late late and and Mirek Mirek in in the the nineteen nineteen fifties fifties among among other other accomplishments accomplishments still became an icon on the TV show Seinfeld as the high strung Frank
"ben stiller" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
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"ben stiller" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
"We have music in here my God straight. What's I mean? Jeb was do you know what the strangest send it to. Why not weird questions on? I think the strangest question anybody ever ask you is one of masking okay. I'll take that one. I mean that's a great a question. Yeah it's training in the. US me the strangest question I ever got was from a six year old in a hotel restaurant and he looked up at me for a long time mini said how did you get out of the TV. Oh Okay how do you stop a compulsive talker. It's hard to stop I. I find that people who are compulsive talkers usually. Don't listen. Yeah so it's you can stop them for a second all right but they're really kind of just waiting for you to stop talking so they can start talking. Usually I find it really hard to interact act with people like that because they have such preconceived idea of whatever it is. They're thinking so they can be interesting and I'm thinking of a couple of people I know who are like it's really like really actually like very famous people are incredibly names now and I'm not gonNA say names but but incredibly and And then stop. They won't stop talking about themselves or about an experience. Yeah but it's all interesting and I enjoy listening to it because they're telling you these stories that you go. Oh my God. I can't believe you know he's person's telling me that story but they're they're not as interested in hearing what you have to say I I've been around people like I. It's not a necessarily a bad thing because I find they'll be like that with almost anybody who's put in front of them that kind of when you get that feeling kind of diminishes your send yes rolling. Exactly it's just the human being that's in front of all right the next one. How do you like to start up a conversation with someone who you don't know it a party? Wow that's a tough tough one to because I'm not good at that at all like dinner right next to them. I usually would probably say like. Hey how you doing Probably introduced myself right and There's a tend to lag after that dinner party stress me out. I'll say that cocktail party. Fresh meal yeah well cocktail parties. At least you can like move around to somebody else if it's not happening right and that's a very awkward like I'm just going to I'm just going to get away. Walk Away I'M GONNA or. How can you do that without insulting? The person like you know this is pretty good. But I'm GonNa go see something better. That's basically what it you can't do that a dinner party. I find it so stressful Like we were at that birthday party and that was a dinner party and sitting across and it was like you know I feel like oh I have to be interesting. I have to you know more than you know. Worrying about what they're gonNa tell me it's like how do i. How am I interesting to you? Know who that whoever it is this cross from me well. He's really interesting answers. Here's here's one one. And what gives you confidence.
Emmy Special: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
"Welcome to the frame emme special from KPCC in Los Angeles. I'm John Horn the host of the frame and I'm Lorraine Ali television critic for the La Times Save. We'll hear from a lot of nominees. It's about their work and their shows and we'll talk about. Emmys can tell us about the state of television right now. which is a really really interesting state? Yeah and one thing I want to talk about is he is late night. Talk shows I mean I know. We think that that's a place to go for humor and some jokes. I'm finding some of the best documentary reporting on television right now is happening on shows like John Oliver Samantha B so we'll cover that I am really looking forward to the limited series category this year because it is dumbass about stuff that has been on television talking about Chernobyl when they see us Fussy verdon escaping down more these are excellent shows and the limited series category used to be kind of like now. It's like that is the place that we're looking at it. I'm looking forward to see what happens with that but we're going to start with a comedy series and that Atas veep its lead actress could make some Emmy History Julia Louis and the emmy goes to even Julia Louis Dreyfuss. Let me try to annoy drivers now for most emmys one by performer and the same the same series peaches came back for its final season. There is another big final season it rhymes with game of thrones it is getting thrown and so on but before veep wrapped up its final season. I had a chance to speak with Julia Louis Dreyfuss. There's a lot of grief around the end of a series assuming the series has been a a good thing and a happy thing which in our case it has been and that has an incredible bitter sweetness to it that can really got you and it did. Let's talk about the final season running for President and she is asked a basic question of very early in the season which is why and other people are curious but here's a conversation. I bet she has with Gary who's played by Tony Hill because it is my God is was the game changer. I took bombed the glass ceiling. I shave my in the sink of the Old Boys Club for three years. He kept me chained to a radiator some basement in Cleveland. So as far as I'm concerned America owes me an eight year stay in the White House at this time. I want a war yeah. What is it like listening to that. It's gobs of fun. I think that's so well written so I was just sort of listening to the language you you know she's not a great candidate. That's not under state but I appreciate her her bitterness and her struggle when you are playing her. You'll have some way of saying okay. I know that this is a character and and I know that what she wants is not something that she's able to express but that's the actor plane her. I have to believe what it is. She wants here's how I would answer that. She's he's a very horrible human being and hideously behaved and really has no leadership skills whatsoever or no point view even other than her own narcissistic endeavor but when you player you have to come at it from well bill why and once you start to humanize that horrible nece you can find a way in to play it with a certain amount of well in a weird way. I say empathy and even though I'm not necessarily asking the viewer to be empathetic. I just want the viewer to laugh off but it just perhaps that keeps her from being hated by the audience right. What are the greater kinds of compliments. You can get from people who work in politics. I I hear time and time again. This is what it's really like in Washington and you know. I- winces I say that too but yeah that's that's what we hear. I had the great good fortune into meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once and she told me that she got together with Justice Scalia. When veep was on on the air every week to discuss the past week's episode because there were both fans imagine that are can't? I know I would do anything thing to have those conversations. Let's hope somebody recorded them. I know maybe the FBI
News in Brief 1 May 2019
"This is news in brief from the United Nations. The UN agency mandated with protecting sexual and reproductive health or UNFPA turned fifty these weeks celebrating its role saving millions of women's lives in protecting their futures in a video message to Mark this milestone secretary General Antonio tales congratulated UNFPA on its work improving the wellbeing of people around the world warning that today the world needs UNFPA more than ever your efforts have been particularly instrumental in enabling women and couples to access the sexual and reproductive health care, they need he said in in preventing gender-based violence, tackling female genital mutilation in child marriage practices. UNFPA supports reproductive health care for women in use in more than one hundred fifty countries home to more than eighty percent of the world's population briefing, the UN Security Council the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday that United Nations Security force for ABI known by the acronym. Unicef remains essential. To stability into disputed border region between Sudan and south Sudan JEM alachua proposed. The creation of civilian unit to support progress towards a political resolution and requested a six months extension of UNICEF as mandate this modest shift in the missions role is necessary to match the reality on the ground. He added explaining that a civilian competent with enable the mission to support the party's the African Union high level implemention panel in the African Union Commission to provide daily solutions stressing that while the situation generally remains calm amid efforts by the Dinka in Missouri communities to preserve peace through dialogue, Sudan, south Sudan. If made no progress on the issue of ABI, actor and director, Ben Stiller, testified on humanitarian impact of the eight year war in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday. The brutal conflict has displaced over five point six million people since two thousand eleven the Hollywood star. Appeared before the United States Senate foreign relations committee in his capacity as goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency or UNHCR highlighting the desperate circumstances faced by Syrian families. He had met in refugee camps. You reminded US politicians that behind the numbers. There are real stories in real people. Mr. Steeler shared the story of Syrian twins resin and yet Zan who left Syria when they were four months old eight years later has an works selling vegetables in Lebanon to help his family make ends meet. We all want the same things to see how children grew up and achieve their dreams. He added Syria accounts for the world's largest number of forcibly displaced people. According to NHCD are Mrs Stihler has traveled on mission to Guatemala, Germany, and Jordan to meet with refugees who have fled their war-torn homes and a carbon UN news.
"That's eight hundred two one five fifty one forty one former vice president Joe Biden, the democratic presidential candidate out and about into buke Iowa yesterday warning friendly crowd that President Trump wants to cut the social safety net to reduce the federal deficit by saying he won't let it happen. Mark my words if he's reelected and the Republicans gained control kit control, the Senate, this has gone to battle of our live. And if I'm president it will not happen will not a new study suggests that autism can be diagnosed in children as young as fourteen months. The finding is much earlier than the typical diagnosis of autism. When children are three or four specialists who treat kids with what's called autism, spectrum disorder, say earlier diagnosis can being can mean earlier intervention and actor Ben Stiller will testify on the massive refugee. Crisis in Syria before a Senate panel today and for USA radio news. I'm Chris Barnes May Day protests, prompting heightened security efforts in major cities around the world is made I is international workers day. And it's a national holiday in over eighty countries. Security is much higher in France. That's
"ben stiller" Discussed on Conan Oâ€™Brien Needs A Friend
"Who you are. And then you add to it. People are going to know who you all right? If they get into the other factor that yeah. Then you can sort of like this kid gave me the finger today. Singer. Wait. Eating a college with my daughter. Yeah. Yeah. I can talk about this here. Yeah. This kid. I was just just was relieving the college. It was like it was a nice visit. And this kid is like maybe nineteen didn't have wasn't edgy looking or anything. He just sort of looked like this gave you the fan. Yeah. And I I did like a double date was like, oh, okay. There is no reason for someone to give I represented Ben Stiller represented something to and I literally like didn't know how to react because I wasn't expecting it. And I sort of leaned into it a little bit because I was walking. And I said, hey, hi, hi. I just wanted. I guess my connect hackles went up though a little bit. I was I wanted him to know that I wasn't with me bribery scam. Wondering I don't know what he was styled. As was he thinking, oh, I felt Hollywood titled act to guessing getting their kids something like that. But he wasn't edgy. He looked like a Lacoste shirt. And then so I said, hi how you doing? He's and he's still holding finger up and then he's like. And I could tell he got nervous and he said he started kind of badly. I just wanted to be able to say that. I did that. And then he said, but I also want you to know that I'm a really big fan of your work. Thank you. And. Yeah. And I think he did probably went back to friends and said, you know, that he gave me the finger. I don't know if he said the second part of it. I think he added it first of all it was it was one of the things I couldn't take it did hurt me a little bit. I have to say, of course, he's also like why what is what is he what do I represent to him? Maybe I'm like the man like, maybe I'm I'm the guy from this thing or that suck. I don't know. They will always going to hear this and go I don't think you'll hear that he might. And then he's going to go like, that's why did this. Now, it's legs. Now. Now the fingers if he was wearing a shirt eventually you'll hear this. Yeah. We'll be like, oh, I want to tell people like Ben Stiller the finger. Yes. And they don't know that you're going to spend if you hadn't had that conversation with him and guessing you would have thought about that many times over the next few months. Yes. And you would have thought people starting to guess what? Right, right. My do I represent that my bad thing. We did completely silly harmless reference joke once on our show, and I'll actually use the real name because I love the guy Nathan lane. This was maybe I don't know fifteen years ago or something it was the old late night show. And we did some just completely silly joke where we just need the name of anybody and a writer just threw a Nathan lane. But it was nothing bad about Nathan lane. It was nothing. It was just we needed a name for something and someone threw in. Oh, yeah. Nathan lane still attractor, you know, something that was completely random and the next thing. I heard later on I heard well. They went to book Nathan lane, and we heard from his people that will he thinks Conan's mad at him. And I was like what? And what happened was someone had just seen that? I just mentioned Nathan Lane's name on my show and just thought that it was in a snide way. So the next thing I knew that they had told Nathan lane that who's a lovely guy. And I admire Nathan lane. So I called him up. And he was like, Well, I I guess people are, you know, I got hurt your shows doesn't like me anymore. Maybe people are turning against me. And I was like no who's turning against Nathan lane. It was just made me feel so bad that things get worked through a prism time. We're all we're all insecure. I don't think it has to rule your life. But like when it there's it's.
Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo
"Filmmaker. I think the last thing is. What is it? The article experience is what is the definition of it? Now is it five hundred people in the theater is it a hundred is it fifty is a two people on a Friday night in front of a flat screen to me. It is that's the theatrical experience to me if it's one person. I mean, I think that the experience is the definition of it has changed. It's going to have to that's the world we live. Yeah. And your movie to you you have movie stars. And it has the feeling of kind of like an event movie in some ways from the eighties of the ninety s very sort of mid budget. Hi, Jan rutta, and that we were talking about others movies have disappeared from the Cineplex. And Netflix says obviously making strides to bring a lot of those kinds of movies back. Is there any part of you that will miss the kind of like boxoffice quality around some of this stuff or just sort of the pomp and circumstance that comes with the theatrical. It's to me it's always enjoyable to watch a film in theater or other people are laughing and join in crying, but we live in a world where where the traditional studios have centered much of their energy on Brandon, entertainment and. I'm not judging. That's what they're doing. That's their business model. And I think as you just sorta pointed out they've left behind an enormous narrative entertainment world that many people want and Netflix, God bless them have stepped in. And with great care and love has are fostering Roma. It's my favorite film of the year. Yeah. I I'm going to vote for the award people may not agree. But I feel it is. And I would like to think that when they win the Academy Award. This argument of whether net flicks makes films or not will be put the bed. It's that arguments over they make films they make films that are worthy of any award. That people are giving you this. I'm you know, if Roma wins and other films win, I think in the year two is this not even argument discussion is going to be ancient history, which it should be at this point. There's other aspect of this too. So interesting to me, I feel like there's a new part of the equation with a Netflix movie where I don't know how much of the bird box kind of phenomenon valid, but is it is it relevant to you. If you're movie kind of becomes like a mean or something on the internet that is significant because I feel like one. Felt buzzsaw has a lot of things that people could pull out and could become very memorable moments. But to is that like a new barometer for success in a way, if people have creep are creating content around the story that you've told I certainly I'm aware of the marketing of a film in these days memes. And and things taken from films are part of the marketing, so it's relevant on that way. I would like to see that for Netflix sick. They they entrusted me with some of money. And and and I respect that. And I hope it does. Well for them. I'm not really that interested in it. I hope people like it. I at this point, I'm sort of making movies as much for myself as for other people, and I've sort of turned a corner a little bit for better or worse. Hopefully, I don't stray too far that sounds like a really peaceful place to be in while you know, where it came from. I dive discussed this few times before but I worked on superman lives, which was the debacle of all time. So so epic that they made a documentary about it. I've seen it as fascinating. Right. So I I worked for a year and a half on Soumailla's. And as we getting down the wire they pull the plug two weeks before. A lot of money. But I went into the office. They pull the plug and it was living. My worst nightmare for a year. Like, this was gonna happen. I got my car job down Zanu Monica. I'm sitting on the beach, and I'm just processing everything that just happened over the last year. And I'm and I suddenly realized watching the ways that I could have written the words on the sand and the waves could have just washed away. That's how relevant was. And that was a shocking concept. And then I don't know a half hour later. I'm still singing I thought it doesn't matter. I got something that is process. I this was something I did as much for myself. This was not an invalid thing that just happened. And when I finally stood up its onset, I resolved. I was in at this point doing this as much for myself as for other people in these notions are in velvet buzzsaw the end of valid buzzsaw ends with Jewish John Malkovich. Which is literally what I experienced the idea that there is an outsider artist who's who's who's creating art as a cathartic experience for childhood trauma. Art can be as much for the artist as it can be for the audience. And I think in this film, I was really interested in the relationship between commerce and art in today's world. And the relationship is a very rocky won the quality of a work can't be judged by the number of clicks, reviews or dollar paid. I'm not saying that success diminishes the work. But it didn't no way defines it some. I'm sort of speaking to two different groups are speaking of people monetize art, saying art is more than a commodity assign ever forget that. Because I think sometimes we do. And I'm also speaking artists if you can become a brand you can beat yourself become a brand. God bless you. If that's what you want. That's fine. I don't judge that at all. But I think they're I I look at creativity as sort of a knife edge, and you can blunt it if you're not careful with repetition, and these are themes that are in the film. So I'm sort of I'm throwing ideas at their amidst the satire that you've experienced. Yeah. It's so interesting. I wonder if you have heard from anyone in the art world since you've started showing the film to people and what their reaction to it is. I haven't heard yet. I feel very secure in our research and all the almonds, and I'll tell you last week. I finally watched the price of everything on HBO. I was gonna ask you if you've seen it. I saw it a week ago and everything that these titans in the industry talk about are things that are in our film. I find that. I really asked down in my notes here. I it's so. Eerie how so much of what you are hitting on, you know, essentially, mocking there are people doing in real time in this documentary. It's fascinating. And Jake's character one point says when Toni Collette is asking about money, and where where it's all going in Texas on the money question. It's on everybody's talking about it. And in my research. Everybody is talking about what they're time at the present anything. Everybody knows that something's wrong is somehow it's not like they don't know what I don't think it can be stopped when he can't be stopped the more money the more fuel. It's like trying to stop a bonfire. It's not gonna stop. But people are trying to figure out where it's going. What is it? What does it mean? Does it diminish? Does it do this? It's a very interesting time for contemporary, art, anything. Yeah. I mean, do you see some of the same struggles for yourself as a filmmaker do feel any kind of crunch, even though you're in this peaceful moment, the only the crunch. I feel is is is that I'm an industry, which is which is in a transition phase because of the traditional studios going one way, and Netflix and other people coming in Philly that that's interesting to me it the idea as as as somebody who creates. It's that like I said I'm trying to create more for myself now than for other people. I'm trying to turn my back a little bit on all the noise, and China, I feel that if you create if look night took me a long time, but a night Carl I feel like I've found my voice, whatever my voice is a night crawler. I believe it's enrollment. I believe it's an so I'm just trying to follow my voice, I'm trying to create things that that that are relevant to me. And that brings its own piece it at this point, tell me a little bit about Roman because I don't think that there is enough conversation about it. I think it was a little bit overlooked, even though Denzel was acknowledged. And he's really interesting movie. Really well made what's your sort of? How do you look back on it? Now a few years removed from it on tremendously proud of it for myself and for all the people who worked on particularly for Denzel. I mean, I mean, I discuss this when it was out, but really Roman to me is is the story of the burden of of belief. It's it's it's he's a character. Who's carried a a sort of symbolic cross for so long, and he can't hold it up anymore, and he's going to drop it into me. That is the most of all things we are all going to not meet our standards at some point. And the ultimate message Roman is about redemption. It's it's not about failure. It's about finding a way out of out of something when you can turn when you turn your back on everything you believe in and you suddenly say, oh my God. How could this have happened? Where can you go and forgiving yourself and forgiving circumstances? That is an elevating experience that I was interested in. It's I'm very proud of the film when you're writing does the theme comforters. Does the the idea this setup confide? He always comes. First father is a writer told us from a very early age never bore you cannot bore. So I honestly think the first and foremost job of any artist on some level is to engage you can put slash entertain. But you have to engage people, and I'm looking for vehicles at engaging audience, and that become sort of Christmas trees that I can hang ideas on let me ask you a it struck me as I was watching this movie, you have a real knack for name. Tmz you your character names are very creative in this film in particular, they're sort of really elevated, but we're does stuff like that. Come from. Do you spend a lot of time trying to grab something that will really while people or puts, you know, kind of knocked him off their feet. The idea comes from. I I am an enormous Charles Dickens fan and one of the things I loved about dickens was he saw he saw a name as a vehicle to tell you something about the character. So I could spend a day on a character's name, and I have spent eight is been days on a character's name. I have lists of names. I have files of names, I'm put names one name. And I'm always experimenting looking more Vanderbilt. John Don, Don, reduce your Hayes. I just these these are names that I like, I just love names yen. I find the characters are saying those names frequently in the film, you know, it's so much fun. Not to have to ring out in some way. I find that you miss. That's great Dan couple more questions one. I'm curious. What's the last movie you've seen that you're jealous of I am jealous? Of roma. Yeah. What what was it about that? He is reminded Koran reminded us that there's nothing more dramatic than human small events framed in the right way that threw me there are scenes in Roma that rival any spectacle being made on any budget level. It just I was grossed in that film as it went as anything that I've ever seen. And and these are these are these are deep undercurrents that are not evident. They seem like they shouldn't be so important. But, but when you frame them the way he's framed them, so masterfully they become so powerful. And I just think it's it's it's a reminder of of the of of the potential for drama among people away from spectacle. And I'm only jealous in the sense that I'm not jealous. I I I'm at Meyer that he picked up the mantle and said look people life. This is this is this is really dynamite stuff if you can look at it the right way. Don't forget about it. Do you have a checklist of the kinds of films that you want to be able to make future in your career? None. Do you figure out where to go it all just an idea it just suddenly ideas on these seems really relevant? I have ideas for really dumb broad comedies that that. I once in a while I threatened to do I haven't I should write an action film. I wanna do I have I it's just an idea comes to you. I like I remember watching Slumdog millionaire, and I thought man that writer 'cause I based on a book, I must have been so excited the day. They came up with the idea of the game show quiz that became a vehicle to tell a story in flashback. That's like if I come up with that idea. I just wouldn't. That's just too cool. An idea ideas are have the shapes to them, and and you and if you look at them relevant to us on the you can see them other people can't see them. But but ideas, suddenly just leap out and go look at me, they sort of have structured to them, and and you become on my God. That's just like cool little thing. I could it's like a toy you can play with. So what are you doing next? I'm writing in original spec. Another one set in Los Angeles. At night. God help me at night s another night move in LA thought you would have learned by now. I will you. It's funny shooting at night in LA's fantastic after ten o'clock. There's no traffic. I noticed there were a couple of very good LA moments in in the new film as well. Yeah, we we shot, but I love shooting Elliott night. It's empty it's deserted. It's got this cool energy to it. It's cooler, literally, cooler, it's really interesting wild energy. Let's get dinner. I end every show by asking filmmakers. What's the last? Great thing they've seen. So maybe not that you're jealous of. But just a great thing that you saw I am an enormous fan of Ben Stiller as as gave him down tomorrow. Yeah. Guy was blown away. I I heard that he took two years on it. Then if you're listening, it was a really well spent two years, it's an incredible piece Patricia and Paul and Benito these performances are one of the writing was great to six six or seven parts on the did you see it? I did on the fifth or sixth episode when that thing happens, and you all my God, this was because it structurally, so brilliant to put that they're not in the front where it would have so differently affect. The peace, and I would have been so proud to do that piece. I thought it was remarkable. That's a great answer. I had so much fun watching Belva bus ident-. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate. Thanks so much, Dan Gilroy. And thank you to you. For listening to this week's episode of the big picture, please tune in next week when we will have a brand new Oscar show that we've dubbed the wife of palooza, Amanda Dobbins, and I finally saw the wife, and we are ready to talk about it. And we have so much to say what we'll see you next Tuesday.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The first time you walk on stage as Michael Cohen, and here, the audience's response, the audience goes crazy. I mean, there's nothing like being on Saturday Night Live and the craziness of it. I mean is really there's nothing like that feeling of I don't that feeling in the pit your stomach, and it's just you know. Tonight Connex show, and it's live, and I I was actually just talking to one of the cast members last night about how that's a gene that certain performance have which I don't I don't enjoy that. I don't sort of, you know, live for that. I I'm much happier. Doing multiple takes, you know, making a movie or you know, not having a few shots at it. But there's certain performers who are so brilliant at it at doing that live. I think a lot of the cast members that are on now. But so, yeah, there's nothing like that feeling I find it incredibly exciting slash stressful. And then it's really fun. I mean, it's really really fun when you know when something works, and and you're in that, you know, it's a cycle one of kind sort of experience. I know what season is mostly movies and the. The Emmys are in the full, but is escape at Denham more. Does that qualify as a movie for award season? We qualify for like for the Golden Globes. We were nominated for best limited series. And for the Emmys will be in the best the best limited series category. And and then there's there's other there's all sorts of categories. You can stress out over. But. Yeah, that's what it'll be under this stressful season for you. You know, I've never really been in the mix in terms of award season for things I've done. Honestly. I mean, we want an EMMY back in I guess ninety four for the sketch show, the Ben Stiller show that the Judd appetite night did and we won that nine months after we were cancelled. And we were most anybody. So after that, you believe anything is possible. I guess, but you know, over the years, it just hasn't really been in been my thing. So it's very nice right now, like the fact that we're nominated for a couple of Golden Globes and the Patty one who so I was so grateful to be in the mix with all all of those shows which were so accomplished and so good. And so, you know on on that level. I'm proud that we've gotten some other nominations, and I'm just, you know, it's really fun. It's all sort of feels like, okay, great. You know, this is happening for the show. I'm very proud of the work. We've all done. Well, best great to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Ben Stiller directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is available on demand. Yesterday Stiller was nominated for a directors guild award tomorrow on fresh air. I'll talk with Rachel Maddow and Mike yard. It's about their podcast bag man, it investigates, the bribery and extortion scandal that led to the resignation of Nixon's first, vice president Spiro Agnew, the podcast reveals some new twists in that story. It's a story that has important parallels and lessons that relate to the current investigations into President Trump. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producers, Danny Miller, our interviews and reviews produced an edited by EMI salad. Phyllis myers. Sam brigger, Lauren crendall, Heidi Simone. Theresa Madden lose eighty Challenor and Seth Kelly. I'm Terry gross.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The first time you walk on stage as Michael Cohen, and here, the audience's response, the audience goes crazy. I mean, there's nothing like being on Saturday Night Live and the the craziness of it. I mean is really, you know, there's nothing like that feeling of I don't that feeling in the pit of your stomach, and it's just, you know, it's an iconic show, and it's live, and I I was actually just talking to one of the cast members last night about how that's a gene that certain performance have which I don't I don't enjoy that. I don't sort of, you know, live for that. I I'm much happier. Doing multiple takes if you know making a movie or you know, not having a few shots at it. But there's certain performers who are so brilliant at it at doing that live. I think a lot of the cast members that are on now. But so, yeah, there's nothing like that feeling I find it incredibly exciting slash stressful. And then it's really fun. I mean, it's really really fun when you know when something works, and and you're in that, you know, it's a cycle one of a kind sort of experience. I know what season is mostly movies in in the the Emmys are in the fall, but is escape at down a more. Does that qualify as a movie for award season? We qualify for like for the Golden Globes. We were nominated for best limited series. And for the Emmys will be in the best. Yeah. The best limited series category. And and then there's yeah, there's other there's all sorts of categories. You can stress out over. But. Yeah, that's what it'll it'll be under says this a stressful season for you. You know, I've never really been in the mix in terms of award season for things I've done. Honestly. I mean, we wanted an EMMY back in I guess ninety four for the sketch show, the Ben Stiller show that Judd appetite night did and we won that nine months after we were cancelled. And we were most anybody. So after that, you believe anything is possible. I guess, but you know, over the years, it just hasn't really been in been my thing. So it's very nice right now, like the fact that we're nominated for a couple of Golden Globes, and the Patty one was so I was so grateful to be in the mix with all all of those shows which were so accomplished and so good. And I so, you know on on that level. I'm proud that we've gotten some other nominations, and I'm just, you know, it's really fun. It's all sort of feels like, okay, great. You know, this is happening for the show. I'm very proud of the work. We've all done. Well, best been crazy to talk with you. Thank you so much, Terry. Thank you. Ben Stiller directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is available on demand. Yesterday Stiller was nominated for a directors guild award tomorrow on fresh air. I'll talk with Rachel Maddow and Mike yard vets about their podcast bag man, it investigates, the bribery and extortion scandal that led to the resignation of Nixon's first, vice president Spiro Agnew, the podcast reveals some new twists in that story. It's a story that has important parallels and lessons that relate to the current investigations into President Trump. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producer is Danny Miller. Our interviews and reviews produced an edited by EMI salad. Phyllis myers. Sam brigger Lauren criminal Heidi Simone to recent Madden. Moods. Eighty Challenor and Seth Kelly. I'm Terry gross.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Cohn. Speaking tell you anything you want. Mr trump. I'm not supposed to be talking to you. Mike, I'm going to get in trouble. But my Mikey cocoa and cocoa puffs. Okay, fine. I can't say no to my Donald Trump. You gotta give me out of this. Who can I give up to the feds? What if I put my son, Eric it's old age makeup in a fat suit and say, it's me, not sure that'll work. Just be Eric will never catch on. Sorry, Mr. Trump. It's over. Michael list? There are some things that can never take away from us. Our late night talks. It got him on tape vacations to Moscow sees the records. What about hairstylists blind with the shaky hands? He died like months ago. I'm sad. You're going to prison Michael you were like a son to me. Then why did you make me do so much illegal stuff because you were like send to me? Alec Baldwin and my guest, Ben Stiller and Saturday Night Live. How did you become Michael Cohen on us? I got a call from an Email from from Lorne Michaels actually was emailing Lauren to tell him that. I wanted to bring my daughter to the show for the first time who's sixteen and and it was the week. I guess this came up, and he sent me back an Email and said, oh, that's great. Yeah. Definitely you can bring an oath, by the way. Do you have a Michael Cohen lying around? Meaning do Michael Cohen impression lying around which I of course, didn't and that was that. And then, and then I, you know, I tried to YouTube him and trying to come up with some version because he didn't really talk that much talk that much and and that was it. You know, that's the way it works on SNL. They'll write the the piece, you know, maybe on Thursday if you're lucky, but usually on Friday or even being written rewritten on Saturday up till the show. So sometimes I would get the call like on Friday night. But that's how that happened the first time in your New York. So. Are you in York? Yes, I'm yes. I'm in New Yorker, and and it was pretty convenient. And also, I was in the sort of like in the midst of editing, Dan Amora, so it it was a pretty funny experience to kind of jump into basically, the the opposite experience of editing editing where you're sitting in a room with an editor. And just kind of, you know, not in any mode other than sort of watching and looking and and then all of a sudden, you're like being thrown into live performing in front of a national audience, which is not my favorite thing to be so much fun for you..
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Did you give him any suggestions or any insights into? What you wanted him to bring out? Yes. Because I'm going to tell Benita they'll Torah how to be intimidating and scary. I really felt like he hadn't achieved that and I could help him out with that. You know, he I I loved working with him. He had so many specific ideas about how to approach this character and make, you know, make him a full character that was obviously very very manipulative, and and able to intimidate and operate in that world, and so I relied on on his instincts a lot of the time that I would then kind of go back and forth with him on and insert scenes. I'd have more of an instinct of what I felt should happen. But he always had a very very strong point of view. I mean, one of the things that he suggested that I I thought worked really well was in the first episode. We originally had him doing something violent to somebody on the north yard to show that he was a dangerous guy because violence happens out on the north yard people. Get shaved, you know, people get beaten up things happen out there and. He suggested that we cut that scene and not show Matt being violent until the sixth episode when we see the flashback, and I thought that was a really bold choice on his part. Because what he was basically saying is I can be intimidating and scary without having to show any violence. And I think our show is probably like the least violent prison show ever made. You know? I mean, it's really except maybe for stir crazy or something, you know. I mean, it's not there's no there's really there are no scenes of you know, there you don't see any except for you know, obviously in prison. Outside of prison in that one episode episode, but that one episode but other than that one episode there there really isn't anything else. And so that was his choice. You know, he said, I think this'll be much more effective to see the violence of this guy. You know that deep into the story Patricia Arquette gained around forty pounds t play the prison employees. And what what issues does that create for you as director because there was also, you know, the scenes that are shot when she's in prison or jail, and so her weight changes depending on what the time is that you're shooting. So it takes time to gain weight and it takes time to lose weight. So just as the director in that situation is supposed to being the person who has to eat a lot or stop eating. What what are the issues that you have to deal with? Well, I was concerned about it. First of all because those shoot was so long the shoot was eight months long, and I really felt like she needed to gain the weight too. You know, you can't just wear sort of, you know, a suit to make you look heavier. I, you know, it changes her face and all that and she was also wearing teeth and and contact lenses to make is Brown because she has these piercing blue eyes. And so it was a whole bunch of things. But the weight was really really important. I felt because she has such, you know, she's very classically beautiful woman who has these movie star looks, and it was just trying to sort of get away from that for this character, and it was tough because I kept on encouraging her to to eat so and Paul dano was working out with a weight coach because he he's, you know, not as built as David sweat was David sweat built up in prison because he was. Afraid of getting beaten up so all of them had to commit to to changing their bodies. Let's take a short break here. And when we come back. We'll talk about playing Michael Cohen. If you're just joining us, my guest is Ben Stiller and he directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is based on a real prison escape from twenty fifteen. We'll be right back. This.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"But then one day a stranger called a home phone is in my ear, and he's saying your fathers. Did you know that the story of a fallen hero? And a mysterious obsession that drove him for decades this week on hidden brain. Let's get back to my interview with Ben Stiller, he directed the seven part Showtime drama series escape addendum, Maura based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in two thousand fifteen so some of your shoot was at Clinton correctional facility with a story actually happened. And you were I denied permission. Then you got a personal meeting with governor Andrew Cuomo, and he gave you permission. What did you have to do to convince them that this wasn't going to be another version of Oz? I didn't have to do anything. I mean, we reached out and talked to his chief of staff and she. Talked to him. And and we told her I told her what we were doing because we were able to get access to any any prisons in New York. And I felt that as the governor and the New York state film commissioned. They would want us to have at least a chance to shoot more of the show in New York just for you know, for the revenue for since two New York story. And so I think that was part of it. And he was like, yeah, we want you guys to be telling the story here, and and to bring bringing the business to New York, and and he was also really fascinated by the story. So when I talked to her she got us in touch with the department of corrections. And I think they talked to them and ask them to be helpful to us. And the they said they would open up the manhole for us, and let us shoot outside the prison. And then he said do you want to have a meeting because I'd like to hear what you're doing? And so I sat and talked with him. And he wasn't in any way questioning me as to what we were. You know, what was going to be in the store you never once? To see the script, or you know, you know, make sure that they approved of what we were doing. He surely wanted to. I think just here what I was interested in the story. And then he at the end of the meeting he said, well, what can we do to help you? And that was the moment where I was. I was thinking of the hundred people back at the production office who were you know, we didn't have a location in a as like, well, can we shoot at the prison and he lifted his teeth savage. You gotta shoot you gotta shoot at the prison. Right. And I was very happy. But really the fact that they allowed us to shoot like any of those scenes were Tilly and Lyle or going to work, and you see people going in and out of the prisoner or even just shooting the prison itself and all the exteriors the aerial shots. And the manhole that they unsealed the actual manhole for us during the O C, you film, the escape with the real manhole we filmed him when he comes it when they come out of the manhole that's the actual manhole, and that's the actual street. And that's the actual. Let's basically what happened when they came out of the manhole and episode five when they walk around the block and decide to walk down the street, and you know, have a cigarette that that's according to sweat. Exactly what happened, and that's the place that happened in. Vinicio del Toro play. The convicted murderer and prison escapee as both charming when he wants to be and just really terrifying and crazy at other times threatening out of control..
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"But then one day a stranger called their home phone is in my ear. And he saying your father's did, you know that the story of a fallen hero. And the mysterious obsession that drove him for decades this week on hidden brain. Let's get back to my interview with Ben Stiller, he directed the seven part Showtime drama series escape at dente Maura based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in twenty fifteen so some of your shoot was at Clinton correctional facility with a story actually happened, and you or I denied permission, then you got a personal meeting with governor Andrew Cuomo, and he gave you permission. What did you have to do to convince them that this wasn't going to be another version of Oz? Oh, I didn't have to do anything. I mean, we reached out and talked to his chief of staff and she. Talked to him. And and we told her I told her what we were doing because we weren't able to get access to any any prisons in New York. And I felt that as the governor and the New York state film commission. They would want us to have at least a chance to shoot more of the show in New York just for you know, for the revenue for since a New York story. And so I think that was part of it. And he was like, yeah, we want you guys to be telling the story here, and and to bring bringing the business to New York, and and he was also really fascinated by the story. So when I talked to her she got us in touch with the department of corrections. And I think they talk to them and ask them to be helpful to us. And they they said they would open up the manhole for us, and let us shoot outside the prison. And then he said do you want to have a meetings because I'd like to hear what you're doing? And so I sat and talked with him. And he wasn't in any way questioning me as to what we were. You know, what was going to be in the store you never once? To see the script, or you know, you know, make sure that they approved of what we were doing. He he surely wanted to. I think just here what I was interested in the story. And then he at the end of the meeting he said, well, what can we do to help you? And that was the moment where I. I was thinking of the hundred people back at the production office who were you know, we didn't have a location in a as like, well, can we shoot at the prison and elected as chief of staff is it'll you gotta shoot you gotta shoot at the prison. Right. And I was very happy. But really the fact that they allowed us to shoot like any of those scenes where Tilly and Lyle or going to work, and you see people going in and out of the prisoner even just shooting the prison itself and all the exteriors the aerial shots. And the the manhole that they unsealed the actual manhole for us during the O C, you film, the escape with the real manhole we filmed him when he comes it when they come out of the manhole that's the actual manhole, and that's the actual street, and that's the actual. That's basically what happened when they came out of the manhole in episode five when they walk around the block and decide to walk down the street, and you know, have a cigarette that that's according to sweat. Exactly what happened, and that's the place that happened in. Vinicio del Toro play. The convicted murderer and prison escapee as both charming when he wants to be an just really terrifying and crazy at other times threatening out of control..
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The first thing I thought about was getting out that was you know, I'd like I was so happy to leave at you know, after a while it was fascinating. Or even when we were shooting at the end of the day. I was you know, I felt so fortunate to leave. So I it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out. Even if you know, you knew that it was the odds were against you. I mean, I think you have to have a certain type of personality to actually say I'm going to go for this. Because the, you know, the flip side is if you get caught, you know, you're in worship. But these these guys were aware of Shawshank, Redemption, they actually even made a joke when they got to the outer wall where sweat saw the wall. And he said, you know, this is like Shawshank, Redemption, it's going to take us. It took them twenty years. And like Matt says what's going to take us ten or something? And we actually had that dialogue in the show. And I took it out because it just seemed too self referential, but that actually that. But sweat says that that interaction happens. I think they definitely knew about, you know, I mean, they they knew you know, movies and pop culture and all that. But I think they just had a desire to to really get out of that place. And they did, you know, the other thing is that sweat. Did do this dryer on the night before when he finally cut through the pipe on the other side of the wall and got out and he got to the manhole cover at about three thirty or something in the morning on. I guess it was Friday night before Thursday night before because he left on a Friday night, but he could have left without Matt. And he didn't. And when I asked him he said that well they just had this plan because till he was going to meet them. But he said if if if he hadn't have waited if you had left he could have just stolen a motorcycle, and he probably would have gotten very far, and he could he could easily have gotten to Canada in the middle of the night and gone through. And it would have been much tougher to find him. So what are the ways they escaped is the David sweat found? This like giant hot water pipe that was turned off for the summer. He cut a hole in that crawled out out of that it led to a manhole cover that he was able to open and that sort alter mentally led them to escape there were a lot of steps along the way. But did you literally shoot in that pipe? What we shot in a pipe. We shot in eighteen inch pipe, which is what they were in. We'd it wasn't that pipe. But we basically recreated the the the set based on the actual dimensions of the of the area that they were where they got to that. They basically he went down through that catwalk got down into the bowels of the prison and found his way underneath all the buildings to the outer wall. The base of the outer wall of the prison, and they're in that going into that outer wall was a steam pipe that was coming from the power plant that was about I don't know about a thousand feet away from the prison. So he knew that that steam pipe led to the power plant. But this wall was in the way, and it was a seven foot thick wall. So that that we recreated that that pipe in that area where the outer wall was where he did all the cutting. And then we've found we found locations. We've found a prison in Pittsburgh that was about one hundred and fifty years old even older than Clinton, and we shot in the actual underground area of that prison, and we also shot in waste treatment facility tunnels in Yonkers New York. And then we also built and built pipe sections. Also. So it was a combination of all those. Is Ben Stiller? He was just no monitored for a director's guild award for directing the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora. We'll talk more after a.
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Lose my job. Should you? Ben Stiller, welcome to fresh air, and congratulations on escape at ten or more with their aspects of this story that most interested you. Well. Yeah. I mean, there was the actual escape part. And I really was into that. And as I learned more about it and read more about the the prison itself. What really interested me was how they were able to do this how they were able to get away with this in twenty fifteen. It seemed like such an old fashioned sort of escape, and I thought, wow, that, you know, how can that happen in in today's prison system, which you know, when you think about the prison system in the United States, you think of it as being sort of it's not it seems sort of depressing, obviously. But at and you think of these institutions, they don't seem like they're state of the art. But to actually, you know, have people be able to do something like that was fascinating to me. Me that they could get away with it in this day and age, and so that part of it, and then the relationships that developed a guess in the prison that allowed them to be able to get the tools, which led to Tilly, and the fact that she was actually having this interaction and relationship with these two guys, which then led to the environment, the tailor shop, and what exists in place, and how that works which was really really interesting and something I'd I had no idea existed prison tailor shop where both of the inmates and the woman who helped them escape work and they make prison. Uniforms. They're so what was so surprising to you about that? Just the fact that it was so I don't wanna say loose, but open in terms of the just the way the actual physical setup of it which was forty or so inmates. Who are in a maximum security facility for you know, committing violent crimes in a room with one civilian supervisor and one corrections officer, and that's it. And these these men are, you know, working with scissors and shears, and you know, all sorts of instruments that could be used for bad things. And it's just sort of like an honor system that's going on in there. And and how low tech it was really low tech. You know, really novato cameras. There's that back room that they would go into that Tilly would go into Lizzie add with covert sexual relations with the inmates. Yes. Yes. And and just how how the whole thing was sort of kind of like operated. Its first of all it's a business core craft is a for profit business. That's so, you know, the civilian supervisors overseeing these inmates who are working for. Or something like thirty five or forty cents an hour, and they have to meet a quota, and it's kind of a strange situation. You know, it's just it's because you know, when you think about that that these, you know, the the civilian supervisor has to fill quotas, and these workers have to be motivated to do that when they're prisoners who were working for basically, hardly anything. It's just a kind of a screwed up dynamic. I think you were able to actually shoot at Clinton correctional facility. Indiana Maura where the story is set. Did you have any protection when you shooting in there? Did you feel like you needed any did the correctional facility feel like you needed any? The first trip that we took in there. We got shirt into a little trailer that sort of a permanent trove of ahead setup and a meeting room in there and the superintendent and the deputy superintendent and a bunch of people who were administrators at the prison gave us a talk and told us what what we're going to be doing. And that the tour we were going to be taking, and you know, basically said this is a dangerous environment. And they were going to do everything they could to keep us safe and keep things as low key as possible. But the reality is, you know, you're in a prison. And so you don't know what could happen and. They tried to walk us through spaces at times when prisoners weren't there in the spaces. So like we were actually ushered into the sort of this small little office area. When you first walk in where the corrections officers can lock themselves in to turn on lights and things like that..
"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air
"From WHYY in Philadelphia. I'm Terry gross with fresh air today. Ben Stiller talks about directing the Showtime series escape at Denham Maura. It's based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in two thousand fifteen with the help of a woman who wasn't Floyd. There some scenes were shot in that prison going into that prison. The first thing I thought about was getting out that was like I was so happy to leave. So it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out, even if you knew that the odds were against you this series stars Benicio del Toro, Paul Dino. And Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. Whilst killer was editing the series. He started playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. Attorney at law in also sometimes not law that's on fresh air. You probably know my guest, Ben Stiller for his work acting in and directing film comedies and lately for playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. But now he's getting praised for directing the seven part Showtime drama series escape it down Amora yesterday. He was nominated for an award from the directors guild in the category TV movie or limited series escape from Dan Amora is based on the true story of two inmates who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. And twenty fifteen the series is not just about planning and executing the escape. It's also a character study of those two inmates and the woman who worked at the prison who helped them escape both inmates. Richard Matt played by Benicio del Toro and David sweat played by Paul deneau worked at the prison tailor shop where prison uniforms were made they convince the civilian employees who ran the shop Joyce Tillie Mitchell to get them the tools, they use. Used to dig through the basement walls and steam pipes of the old prison to escape there were able to manipulate her through sexual relationships with her they told her they wanted to be with her after they escaped with a really wanted was for her to be with them just long enough to get the getaway car and get them to safe place. She's played by Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. The series opens with our cats character Tillie Mitchell in jail this time as an inmate not an employee. She's being questioned by the New York state inspector general who's investigating the escape. The inspector general is played by Bonnie hunt is to meet you Joyce. Rebate calls me, Tilli Tilli. It is choices of my mother's name. When you call me joy, I feel like you're talking my mother. Does your mom's still with us? Oh god. I love Noam. My mom's just a phone call away. Thirty talk to the cops. Four times in seven days. I understand. Yeah. So what is this? What's not getting any details until this Tanaka forgets here? I mean, even though it's all taped. It's actually more accurate. This girl specially should done with me fifteen years. I did a comparison. I was right. You would to state police, please. Now, I'm the inspector general for the state of New York. Oh, so a post office. No the post offices, federal I'm state. So if there's any corruption in the state agency, it's my job to find it and stop it. Whether it's a state park or the port authority, and I report directly to the governor. No, the Mike lose might jar. Should you? Ben Stiller, welcome to fresh air and congratulations on escape ten Amora. Whether aspects of this story that most interested you well. Yeah. I mean, there was the actual escaped part, and I really was into that. And as I learned more about it and read more about the the prison itself. What really interested me was how they were able to do this how they were able to get away with this in two thousand fifteen it seemed like such an old fashioned sort of escape, and I thought, wow, that, you know, how can that happen in in today's prison system, which you know, when you think about the prison system in the United States, you think of it as being sort of it's not it seems sort of depressing, obviously. But at anything of these institutions, they don't seem like they're state of the art. But to actually, you know, have people be able to do something like that was fascinating to me. That they could get away with it..
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"There. And we crossed it at thirty two thousand miles an hour marks draftsman CBS news, a court stenographer from Montgomery County is getting her fifteen minutes of fame as she was a featured extra in limited series now airing on Showtime KYW suburban bureau chief, Jim Melwert reports. Emily positives. A court reporter in the Montgomery County courthouse. She says one of her friends as an actress and Senator a casting call for a real stenographer for a limited TV series on Showtime escape it down Amora about the thousand fifteen prisoners scaping, upstate New York. She sending some photos and her info and got a meeting with director and executive producer, Ben Stiller her and six others Tenaga for all of us there together like sitting he comes over. I just felt like he. We had like a good connection. Vibe. She got a call on the way home saying she got the part with filming the next week her scenes with Patricia Arquette a prison guarded was implicated in the escape and Bonnie hunt playing New York inspector general, it was I was very nervous. But I just Ben's Stiller just wanted me to type it was like, I do every single day my life. So it wasn't like a strategy or anything, and I just typed away. She says it was a great experience, but not one she's likely to try for again. But she says the feedback from this the Nagasaki community has been very positive and overwhelming. At the suburban bureau, Jim Melwert, KYW NewsRadio. Getting in shape is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. But as KYW's Zan Monaghan report series, a rare, but serious condition that can occur from too much exercise. It's called Raboteau mile ISIS or RAB DOE is a structure of your muscle tissue your muscle, fibers die. And then the stuff
Police say there's video of alleged Kevin Spacey sexual assault
"Said lights out now. Critics are raving about escape it. Dan, Amora the show chronicling the infamous twenty fifteen prison break in upstate New York. That's already up for two Golden Globes, including best actress for Tricia, our cats dramatic transformation into prison worker. Joyce Mitchell and into anything wrong, but the real life. Joyce Mitchell is fighting back at the Showtime series calling director Ben Stiller Aligarh Mitchell, pleaded guilty to helping convicted killer, David sweat, and Richard Matt escape and was sentenced to seven years, please allow me to start. Sorry Mitchell claimed the end makes threatened to kill her husband. If she didn't help them admitting. She smuggled into inside hamburger meat, including hacksaw blades, chisels a punch and a screwdriver that Matt and sweat and used to cut their way through their cell walls. But in the series, then fifty one year old is portrayed as more of a willing co conspirator drawing Mitchell's, I are in a new interview with the New York Post in which she slam Stiller saying he doesn't care about the truth. All he cares about is making millions off me. He's an idiot. Mitchell takes particular exception to how the hit series depicts her having a sexual relationship with both inmates something she and sweat both denied, but Stiller is fighting back defending the series telling deadline. My guideline was to try and tell what I thought happened. She can dispute it, but the reality is she was kicked out of the tailor shop for inappropriate conduct for going in the back room with David sweat. The director told variety how he personally convinced New York governor, Andrew. Cuomo to grant permission to film at the Clinton correctional facility where the events took place, even filming at the actual manhole cover the inmates daringly escape through escape it down and was a real commitment for Ben Stiller as a director he devoted about a year of his life to filming the project in evidently in any of these true life true crime stories, they're going to be people that come and say, no, no, no, that's that's not my version of events. Ciller also said he was trying to tell the story as real and hopefully as entertaining as possible without exploiting, adding it can't be fun to be in prison. So seems like no love lost between those two ABC's. Janai Norman with the story. Some people are calling this next story Christmas day miracle a nine one one dispatcher helped save the life of a one year old child in Florida. The frantic call came in on Christmas day, a one year old had fallen in a pool in central Florida and had no pulse. A neighbor trying to perform CPR. Pump. And he doesn't know. Okay. Just tell him. I need him to lay him fight on his help is on the way. But the Orange County Fire rescue dispatcher waste new time. She starts instructing them on CPR over the phone. I need him to place his hand on his forehead the other hand under the neck and tilt the head back. Forehead and Nathan neck back. Closed and completely covering his mouth with your mouth and blow to. Into the lung moments later, gargling gurgling. Okay. But the boy wasn't in the clear
"ben stiller" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"So it was a took the money as making the play which was not allowed money, and I put it into making the short, and then we have the short. We didn't have anywhere to show it again because it was no u-turn. If only had been right now. Do you who you are? So you had to take your can of film around literally, you know, it's pretty crazy or like your video cassette at a had a three quarter inch in and VHS and John love. It's come to see the play, and I called up Jon lovitz. And I said, hey, because he was on us and said, hey, do you think you could maybe to made this short? Maybe do you think it could get it up to them to look at? And he literally like said meet me in the lobby of thirty rock, and I went and I met him, and I gave him cassette which was like what a great thing to do. You actually did that I didn't know him at all hardly. And then I got a call next day that they were gonna put it on a Thursday and Friday got a call. They wanna put it on the show on Saturday. And they'd never done that before they'd never put a short on. It didn't have any buddy from the cast in. It must have been a head trip for a variety of reasons. Not At least the least. of which is like that's like you're in the realm of Albert Brooks who I'm sure it was like, you know, who did all this yet. That's what that's what I wanted to do that was my dream was to to be Albert Brooks. And and yeah, that was they called me. And they said, hey, can you cut like two minutes out of it? And so when the editing bays there and. And then just sat in the green room. I remember when it was on and watched audience kind of laugh, they're kind of like the wilder. But it was really Jim Downey who is the head writer who who's guy who said. Yeah. This is funny and. That's amazing. So in early days of your career, like even thinking like pre Ben Stiller show, pre kind of reality bites the acting career was the acting career feeling like it was going somewhere where you struggling to kind of get. We talked about him part of the song. Like, it's it seems like to me looking back. It took you kind of like the Ben Stiller show. And then putting yourself in reality bites to aggravate sort of starts kind of make some headway on the acting front. Yeah. It was it was a strange sort of balance. I was. I was doing my own things like that like making those shorts and then I would get a pardon a play. Right. And then I would get a small part of movie. I remember when I got on SNL, which I was brought on as a writer, and I did want to be Albert Brooks. And they didn't really need anybody making short films of that time. I had this opportunity to do. I did a little part in this movie Stella with midler and I had had previous commitment. I had to go and do that for week which was like, you know, if you're on SNL, you don't go. Hey, I gotta go to the movie I'll see you later with somebody who's an apprentice rider. Which I totally I get that. So I was like sort of like one foot out the door. Anyway, trying to figure out what I was doing. And then made a commitment. I also had this opportunity to MTV show called. It's your our which was which was the precursor. Ben Stiller shown MTV got it. Which was they give an hour to somebody. They thought was worthy to do whatever they want to do, you know, not big budgets, and Jeff Kahn who is my writing partner, and friend and roommate at the time, and I did a we started doing this little act together. We're like I do like bottom impression. We'd he do Bob Dylan. And we've kind of put together is the closest thing to stand up comedy that ever did. And it wasn't stand up comedy like sort of semi sketch comedy at we did at the China Club in New York because I think he had a friend there. Let us go on..
"ben stiller" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Today on happy set. Confused. Ben Stiller goes dramatic with escape at data Maura. Hey, guys. I'm Josh Horowitz. Welcome to another dish of happy. Sad confused. The man of the hour today. It's not me. It's not you. What's put the focus where it should be? Mr Ben Stiller is making his debut on happy sad confused today. And I could not be more thrilled. People always ask me who have an I had on than I always draw blank. And I never know. But come to think of it. Ben Stiller was one of the top people, frankly that I've always wanted to have on the podcast, I special I knew I I appreciated and enjoyed the work of Ben Stiller as we all do. But when I really dug into the research and went back and thought about it. I realize his work, frankly is a huge part of my wealth of film and comedy of the whilst twenty plus. Years even further back the Ben Stiller show Zululand or tropic thunder. The cable guy so many great things. Those those are just the film directed not to mention all the amazing work. He's done in front of the camera. So this was a real great pleasure to have been on the podcast. He couldn't have been more open, and honest, and funny, and smart, and all the all the things you wanted to guest. So super proud of this conversation with the great actor, and filmmaker Mr Ben Stiller, and as I said the reason for him coming in is not a comedy, and certainly he's balanced dramatic work with comedy over his career. But he's never done it behind the camera. His directing work has always been deciding the sidedly comedic, and that has changed with his newest project. It is called escape at Dan Amora, and it is a seven part miniseries on Showtime at abuse November eighteenth, check it out. I've watched the entire thing, and it is an arresting fascinating true-life tale. If you don't remember. If it doesn't ring a bell back in twenty fifteen upstate New York. There was a prison break. This isn't ruin anything helps to have a little bit of context than it. Kind of is introduced in the opening moments of the series, two inmates escaped, and they skipped with the help of someone working on the inside. And the three people were talking about here are played by some of the best in the business. It's benishi del Toro, Paul Daino and Patricia Arquette and special points. Ben Stiller for casting Patricia Arquette retaining after their previous work together on for disaster. I mean, come on doesn't get better than that. So exceptionally well acted wonderfully atmospheric, and well paced Stiller clearly has the chops as director, but clearly can commit himself to dramas if he wants like if you wants to just totally commit to this. For the rest of his career. He'd be I think one of our better dramatic directors too. So what a jerk for being talented in all aspects of his career, but kudos to him on this new this new venture escape down more as I said, it's November eighteenth is the first of seven episodes premiere on Showtime, definitely well worth checking out other than that other things to mention gosh, we very busy here at MTV..
'Blade Runner' actress Sean Young returns 'stolen' laptops
"When did we hear the, Sean, young stuff last week Sean. Sean young who was the original? Issue was in maze. Runner not mazer what he's been sure blade runner She's a replicant yeah ace Ventura as well Hatter day. She's older lady now I you know we'd heard that she'd. Stolen some laptops from a store like a retail it, sounds, like she's, had a history of drug addiction she stole these, laptop laptops from the set of a movie So she was supposed to be in this movie and then? They fired her she went. Back and said. Well take it some laptops she. Said that they were her laptop she thought they. Were her laptops. They, said one of them. Had a. Russian keyboard yet. To close, it to, how did you not see the Russian characters on the, keyboard like they're. Calling Bs on she's returned them this is a queens. Movie set the set was for a movie called Charlie boy The director says. She's flat out lying they had videotape of her And. She they they. Agreed not to punish her she returned. The stuff so she did We wish on the best of luck. I'm glad we. Can finally put. This behind us I. Wish her all the best price she gets help
"ben stiller" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Three after the hour kaby show recurring cara with a focus on ben stiller so why are we playing this song you remember this song being at that gross moment in that movie ben stiller was in now this at the end of the movie everybody's dancing and singing okay what's the music when cameron diaz realizes that that gross i don't know i don't think there is music is there is there gross gross is just gross something about mary's movie ben stiller's latest role has him advocating on behalf of refugees he's been named a goodwill ambassador by the un steelers appointment comes on the heels of a tribute to guatemala where he met with people who have been forced to flee their homes because of all the violence there i don't know how many people realize what a mess central america's el salvador guatemala these areas down there completely overrun with drug lords they've been pushed out of mexico and they keep going south so it's a mess down there he said quote here in guatemala the families including children that i met experience fear and violence that's beyond imagination they are vulnerable have suffered immensely they need help so he added in the statement there's never been a more compelling reason or greater urgency to show solidarity and support for these refugees so that's he said do i have diplomatic immunity i'm sure you made reference to what the current political realities are when it comes he wanted just get a license plate on his car and he can that to be all right twenty five past the hour music time here on the djba show beyond say not new to things going wrong on stage taken some tumbles in her high heels or here's getting stuck on a fan on stage you that was unbelievable when that happens she just kept singing she was crouched down with the fan pulling her hair and she kept singing wow she's amazing she i've seen her in concert she falls she's in heels it looks like he's going to break an ankle but she keeps going once again demonstrated fearlessness after a stage malfunction left her and jay z stuck in the air after ending his set with ajay on they're on the run to tour in warsaw the flying stage malfunction leaving them stranded in mid air as the credits roll behind them fans who are kinda confused by all this continued cheering hey thank you photos until it became apparent something was wrong as the house lights remain dim because ajc were forced to vamp for the audience eventually the stage grew appeared with a ladder help beyond say take offer costume that feature along train and help the couple down bringing the show to a very unique watch the video of this it was just yeah yeah it's almost funny yeah then things get you think about it wow a lot can go wrong with intricate sex stages that are flying in the air and see some of this stuff that they like madonna madonna's show my god the things that she her stage shows woo very swift and her new tour she has to get on a little shuttle and and she goes and she they push her and she slides underneath the steelers from one end to another and a lot can go wrong with that too it's like being on a luge next musically annie lennox has made the chancellor of scotland's glasgow caledonian university first woman to occupy that post a ceremonial thing was the voice of the eurythmics he said he was humbled and odd by her appointment i love her music i love this stuff fabulous is got a weird lady i i think i told you she and dave stewart husband at one time they were together that wedding i went to geller got remarried and he was in an outfit he looked like elton john big glasses polkadot soothe very and she sat in the back of the room with us and he was up front she very quiet kind of a slight woman and very much to herself not at all expressive exactly the opposite of dave stewart which may be attractive i anyway she she became the chancellor admitting that she'd never earned a degree as she could be considered an honorary graduate from the school of life she says now she said she comes from a long line of hardworking scott's grew up in a narrow when young women from working class backgrounds gained university degrees were rare is kangaroos in the arctic sea i think that probably.